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Today's News

  • Jeffco CSAP scores put spotlight on writing

      Jeffco students generally are exceeding state averages on standardized tests, but last year’s results indicate a need to improve writing instruction.

    The 2009-10 results from Colorado Student Assessment Program testing show steady or slightly declining performance in many academic categories, prompting the Jeffco school board to consider ways to nourish student growth.

  • A camera here, a camera there

    At what point will we finally have enough surveillance cameras? It’s hard to go anywhere without being watched by at least one, and often several, closed-circuit eyes in the sky. On a typical five-minute walk in downtown Denver, you don’t have to look very hard to find 20 or more cameras. They’re on lampposts, the sides of buildings, on ceilings, atop traffic lights and along walls.

  • Rebels, McDondle run all over Lobos

    FORT COLLINS — Cameron McDondle had what many would consider a career game and that was just in the first half.

  • Roundup: Hoehler, Chargers get on winning track at GJ-Central

     

    GRAND JUNCTION — Anthony Hoehler threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Chatfield evened its record to 1-1 with a 35-14 win over Grand Junction Central on Sept. 10 at Stocker Stadium.

  • Chargers’ mishaps prove costly

    At least Nicole Janssen could find something to laugh about in the aftermath of Chatfield’s varsity softball game with Mountain Vista on Sept. 1. But, as for the game itself, it wasn’t much of a laughing matter.

  • Eagles, Greenstreet stop Pueblo West late

    LAKEWOOD — Certainly, Dakota Ridge didn’t want to start the 2010 varsity football season  the way it did, giving up a game-opening 91-yard kickoff return for a score. But the way it finished the season opener was plenty satisfying.

  • Powered by heart, hands

      Racers roll up to the Bandimere Speedway starting line, waiting with sweaty palms for the staging-tree lights to turn from yellow to green. Then they break from the start and travel 60 feet in about eight seconds. In wheelchairs.

    Bandimere for the first time hosted the Craig Hospital Motor Sports Day and Wheelchair Drag Races on Aug. 26, with all proceeds benefiting Craig’s Paralympic Sports Programs. Some 20 participants ages 10 to 72 competed not for prizes but for fun and thrills.

  • Keillor charms local crowd with tales from Lake Wobegon

      Garrison Keillor delivered his unique brand of folksy charm to a South Jeffco audience Aug. 30 at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens, along with a little taste of life in Lake Wobegon.

    The revered radio host and author, along with Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, sound effects man Fred Newman and musician Sara Watkins, gave thousands of fans of the radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion” an hours-long performance that included staple sketches such as “News from Lake Wobegon” and “Guy Noir, Private Eye.”

  • Chatfield grad Robinson grateful for shot at NFL

    EDITOR"S NOTE: Zac Robinson was released by the New England Patriots just days after this story went to press. He was picked up Saturday off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Roundup: Teague, Chargers shut out Rebels

    Jensen Teague scored a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Columbine’s Leo Geoghegan and Chatfield rolled to a 7-0 boys tennis victory on Sept. 2.