Today's News

  • Jeffco library director takes job in Seattle

    Jefferson County Public Library Executive Director Marcellus Turner announced his resignation May 12, accepting a position as the Seattle Public Library’s city librarian.

    Turner will be leaving the Jeffco position on July 15.

    “I truly do enjoy and love this library system,” said Turner, a soft-spoken man who openly notes that though he frequently listens to audio books, he seldom reads the hard copies. “I’m going to miss it.”

  • Wheat Ridge ends Columbine's boys lacrosse season

    LAKEWOOD -- Wheat Ridge didn’t just rain on Columbine’s parade it poured on it, literally.

    With a constant rain falling May 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, the third-seeded Farmers utilized a balanced offensive attack to thwart the Rebels, posting a 12-2 victory in the second round of the boys lacrosse state playoffs.

  • Chatfield girls lacrosse team scores playoff victory

    LAKEWOOD -- Katie Larson scored four goals and Shelby Piper added a hat trick as the Chatfield Lady Chargers scored a 14-6 first-round victory over Grandview on May 11 in the girls lacrosse state playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The win was the first playoff victory in school history for 14th-seeded Chatfield (12-4), which advances to face third-seeded Kent Denver (11-4) on May 13 at 5 p.m. in the second round.

  • Value of average Jeffco home down 1 percent

    The average Jeffco home lost 1 percent of its value during the two-year period that ended June 30, 2010, according to an analysis of 149,000 homes by the county assessor.

    Notices of valuation went out to homeowners May 1.

    Median values are down nearly everywhere across the county as follows: South Jeffco, minus 1.2 percent; Lakewood, minus 1.2 percent; and Golden, minus 1.4 percent.

    The exception to declining value and lower tax bills will be homeowners who made significant improvements or additions. They are likely to see increases in actual value.

  • Dakota Ridge open girls soccer playoffs with victory

    LAKEWOOD -- Kelsey Loupee scored one goal and assisted on another as third-seeded Dakota Ridge opened the 5A state girls soccer playoffs with a 2-0 win over Fruita Monument on May 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    Junior midfielder Kyla Jamison opened the scoring when she deflected in a Loupee corner kick in the 21st minute to give the Lady Eagles (13-1-2) a 1-0 halftime lead. Loupee added an insurance goal in the 54th minute when she booted a shot into the top right corner over the outstretched hands of Fruita Monument goalkeeper Kylie Goetz.

  • Thoughts on a post-party world

    If you think the political atmosphere has become more complicated lately, you’re right. A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that fewer Americans are willing to call themselves Republicans or Democrats than ever before, leaving our once-binary system in a state of multilateral flux.

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  • Falcons bound for regionals

    PARKER — A lot was on the line for the Front Range Christian Falcons heading into their District 8 semifinal match-up with Denver Christian. Win and the Falcons move on to the finals and play for a seed in the regional playoffs, but lose and their season ends.

    The spectators couldn’t have asked for a better game with so much on the line, but in the end John Ross came through for the Falcons, pitching a complete game and providing three RBIs in the Falcons’ 9-8 win over Crusaders on May 6 at Double Angel Field.

  • Chatfield charges through regionals

    Katherine Ross had good reason to be nervous about her final-round match with Bear Creek’s Alex Martinelli at the 5A Region 3 championship on May 5 at the Ken Caryl Ranch House. After all, it was Martinelli who soundly defeated her just three weeks earlier on the same court.

    But that was then and this was now. My how things changed in three weeks.

  • Columbine takes down Lions, again

    LAKEWOOD — On April 23, Columbine defeated Littleton, 8-2, at Invesco Field at Mile High to win the Littleton Cup tournament. Two weeks later, on May 6, Columbine and Littleton squared off again in the first round of the state boys lacrosse playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium with Columbine coming out on top again, this time by a score of 9-2.