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Today's News

  • Eagles, Chargers fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — Twice, Chatfield fell behind by a goal and twice, it came back to tie the game.
    Megan Selanders’ goal in the 71st minute capped the Lady Chargers’ second comeback of the game as Chatfield played rival Dakota Ridge to a 2-2 tie on April 19 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Chatfield (2-7-2, 1-4-1 5A Jeffco League) snapped a three-game losing streak.

  • Carter shatters invite records as Chargers place second at Meyers

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys’ swim and dive team took second place at the Jeffco Invite, hosted by Arvada West at Meyers Pool, on April with 20-21, finishing with 267 points overall. Arapahoe took first place with 402 points.
    “I think today was a good test,” Chatfield head coach Ron Johns said. “Obviously, there were some great swims by a couple of the guys and were still making some mistakes, but I think this is a good test (for them) so they know what they are capable of as well as what the other people are capable of.”

  • Rebels pick their spots, blank Eagles

    Ryan Earnest knew what he was facing. After all, as the Columbine left-hander hurler put it, Dakota Ridge isn’t the second-ranked 5A team in the state for nothing.
    But Earnest’s pitching and Columbine’s defense certainly didn’t let the homestanding Eagles show that on April 18. Earnest pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Columbine scratched out two of its three runs with two outs in a 3-0 victory.

  • Bill paving way for Jefferson Parkway on hold

    Controversial draft legislation that would have granted the power of eminent domain to build the Jefferson Parkway has been put on hold so the parties can return to the negotiating table in hopes of reaching a friendly agreement.

    Nicknamed BEEP, or Beltway Economic Enhancement Project Act of 2012, the draft bill was praised by Jeffco authorities as a way to relieve traffic congestion and promote business by completing the highway loop around Denver.

  • Reporter saw the best and worst of Jefferson County

    After a 12-hour day spent making bone grafts in October 2009, I was in a small locker room changing out of a pair of sweat-soaked long-sleeve scrubs. The day, exhausting, had been routine until I sat down on a stainless-steel bench to check the single message on my phone left by the man who is now my editor, Doug Bell.
    Since no one was around to enforce my self-congratulatory inhibitions, I jumped up and did a little dance, a moment to which I happily confess but remain glad no one else had to witness.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Mixed messages

  • Poll gauges views on Open Space parks

    The most visited of the 25 parks in the Jeffco Open Space system are Crown Hill Park in unincorporated Jeffco between Lakewood and Wheat Ridge and Lair o’ the Bear Park on Bear Creek.
    For those seeking peace, quiet and solitude, it might be interesting to know the least frequently visited open space areas are Pine Valley Ranch, Windy Saddle and Centennial Cone parks.
    Children are most likely to be visiting Lair o’ the Bear, Deer Creek Canyon and Apex parks.

  • Think tank to help fuel Littleton’s economic future

    Littleton is assembling a volunteer think tank to envision the city’s future economic development.
    Over the course of six months, professionals in business, development and banking will hash out a plan the City Council would use for guidance — a step some council members said is necessary to help boost the city’s economic prosperity.

  • Clothing boutique weaves a way with customers

    A little boutique at Wadsworth and Chatfield has a big commitment to the community — and its owners hope that translates into a loyal customer base.
    Trendz Boutique, a small clothing store originally based in a basement, has moved into a retail storefront but still offers its unique line of women’s clothing and accessories. And it still emphasizes a philosophy of giving back to the local community.
    The boutique was the brainchild of Nancy Marquez and Jennifer Tiell, two Shaffer Elementary moms who met one year during the school’s talent show.

  • South Jeffco couple convicted of child abuse

    A Jefferson County jury found Christine and Randal Arnold guilty April 18 of multiple counts of child abuse related to the alleged malnourishment and physical abuse of their 6-year-old adopted son.

    When first responders found the boy at the couple’s home in 2010, he weighed only 30 pounds, was semiconscious and was covered in bruises similar in shape to a belt buckle found in the home, prosecutors said.