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Today's News

  • Baseball roundup: Rodgers’ masterpiece lifts Chatfield over Abraham Lincoln

    Tommy Rodgers threw a complete-game two-hitter as host Chatfield stunned Abraham Lincoln, 100-0, on April 15.

    Jordan Crites and Rand Good each had two hits for Chatfield (6-4). The Chargers broke open the game with six runs in the third inning and scored four more in the fifth to end the game on the mercy rule.

  • D’Evelyn teacher arrested in connection with photos of female students

    A D’Evelyn High School music teacher was arrested April 15in connection with photos taken of female students.


    Matthew Taylor, who teaches instrumental music and coaches the school’s marching band, was scheduled to appear in Jefferson County court on April 16 at 10 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor, 38, on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor, in connection with photos that allegedly contain inappropriate images of clothed students.

  • Benefit exchange a healthy idea

    Editor’s note: This column was written before Rep. Stephens suggested an amendment to SB200 that Colorado’s health exchange law not take effect unless Colorado requests a waiver from the federal health care act. The suggested amendment is opposed by both Gov. Hickenlooper and Sen. Boyd and makes passage of the bill unlikely.

    It’s good that virtue is its own reward, as that may be all Betty Boyd and Amy Stephens get from sponsoring legislation to establish health benefit exchanges in Colorado.

  • Roup focused on 2nd-place finish at Mullen Invitational

    LAKEWOOD — Austin Roup didn’t waste much time. He didn’t have much to waste anyway. It was prom night after all. 

    But the Dakota Ridge discus thrower wasn’t thinking about that until after he left Jefferson County Stadium on April 9 near the end of the 14th annual Mullen Runners Roost Invitational. Instead, he was just focused on placing as high as he could. For him, on this day, it was second place with a toss of 159 feet, 3.5 inches. 

  • Speed, defense propels Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Speed kills, and the Columbine Lady Rebels have speed.

    Never was that more evident than on April 7 at Trailblazer Stadium when the Columbine girls lacrosse team used its speed to trounce the Golden Lady Demons, 16-6.

    Junior Paige Amme and senior Lauren Snow used their blazing speed to gut Golden’s defense, scoring five and four goals, respectively.

  • Chargers rally, tie state 4A champs

    It should be no surprise that the Chatfield Lady Chargers came out a little flat against Wheat Ridge. After all they were playing their third game in four days.

    But Lady Chargers regrouped after allowing an early goal and evened the game to finish with a 1-1 tie against the Lady Farmers on April 8 at Chatfield High School.

    Wheat Ridge scored in just the fourth minute off of a corner kick as Brooke Livingston got a shot past Chatfield goalie Sarah Schnetzler.

  • Roundup: Robbins, Eagles shock Cherokee Trail, 11-8

    AURORA — Cooper Robbins drove in four runs and Dakota Ridge scored seven runs in the third inning before holding off host Cherokee Trail, 11-8, on April 7.

    Robins, Ryan Latham, Ben Nutsch, Preston Fugita and Keaton Greenstreet each had two hits for Dakota Ridge (4-5). A.J. Valerio struck out seven over six innings for the win.

  • All-Foothills Conference hockey team

    Following is a list of the 2011 Foothills Conference ice hockey team:

    FIRST TEAM
    Forwards: Lance Osrom, Steamboat Springs; Nick Davis, Regis Jesuit; Trevor Knoll, Chatfield
    Defense: Tanner Ottenbreit, Regis Jesuit; Kyle Metzger, Summit
    Goalie: Matt Lechner, Regis Jesuit

  • Jeffco puts projects on back burner

    Jefferson County tabled funding last week for numerous multimillion-dollar projects, including a long-sought work-release facility designed to ease congestion at the county jail.

    Though more than $116 million in construction had been proposed, only $76 million in potential loans could be issued, mandated by the county’s 2009 approval of certificates of participation, a complex financing mechanism that leverages existing assets — such as the Taj Mahal — to pay for new projects.

  • $83 million in projects planned for Jeffco airport over 20 years

    Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport could see nearly $83 million in new projects over the next 20 years, a revision to the facility’s master plan indicates.

    The revised plan, which the county was set to approve Tuesday, calls for runway enhancements and other projects that will help Jeffco’s airport accommodate an anticipated surge in traffic from large corporate jets over the coming decades.