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Today's News

  • Eagles’ wheels fall off in 2nd half

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a problem that has reared its ugly head time and again for Dakota Ridge.
    Three times this season the Eagles — against Green Mountain, Denver South and now Wheat Ridge — have had their 4A Plains Conference rivals on the ropes. And three times they’ve let them off.
    The latest — a 21-10 loss to the Farmers on Oct. 26 at Jeffco Stadium — likely sealed Dakota Ridge’s postseason hopes.

  • Rebels get on track in time for postseason

    LAKEWOOD — Reality had already stared the Columbine Rebels in the face.
    “We’re not going to win a conference title. We understand that,” Columbine senior quarterback Michael Burns said. “Right now, we’re working to be the best team we can be going into the playoffs and seeing where we can go.”

  • Spillar completes comeback with 7th place

    COLORADO SPRINGS — It was a sprained ankle that threatened McKenna Spillar’s senior season. But the Dakota Ridge cross country runner, if she had anything to say about it, wasn’t going to let that happen.
    Spillar rehabbed the nagging injury until she finally returned to the course a month ago. Then on Oct. 27 at the 5A state championships at the Norris Penrose Event Center — coming off a 5A Jeffco League championship and third-place finish at regionals — Spillar completed her comeback with a seventh-place finish in 19 minutes, 23.2 seconds.

  • Late lead slips from Chargers

    Anyone who left the game early Oct. 26 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium because it was too cold to stay until the end missed quite an amazing ending when the Arapahoe Warriors defeated the Chatfield Chargers 40-28, claiming the 5A Super 6 conference title.
    In the first half, the ninth-ranked Chargers (6-3, 3-2 5A Super 6) looked like they had a chip on their shoulder as the dominated the field. Chatfield scored on the first play of the game when Chatfield junior Austin Steinhoff ran 72 yards untouched.

  • Chargers keep footing to advance

    LAKEWOOD — Heavy rain pelted the Lakewood Memorial Field and made it somewhat slippery for both Chatfield and Rocky Mountain players in their 5A boys soccer state playoff opener Oct. 24. But  the pre-winter storm that turned to snow late couldn’t rain on the Chargers’ parade.

  • Fitness fanatics take part in Pumpkin Boot Camp

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    If you heard goblins and ghouls a-groanin’ on Saturday, perhaps you attended the Pumpkin Boot Camp Festival at Arapahoe Community College.

    Now in its sixth year, the event, presented by Camp MissFits and the ACC Foundation, is a fund-raiser for ACC’s fitness center.

    Priscilla Friedlander, the boot camp director who’s also connected with Camp MissFits, said the event is key for maintaining the fitness center.

  • Boggs in line for second school board censure

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs has once again angered other board members with her comments, this time agreeing with a radio host that the district superintendent “should be shot” for having a full-time employee to update social media.

    Boggs likely will receive her second censure at the Nov. 1 board meeting. The board censured her in 2010 for a variety of behavior, including linking the words “school” and “stupid” on a classroom white board and telling Superintendent Cindy Stevenson she would “tear this county apart.”

  • Romney, Ryan rock supporters at Red Rocks

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre felt more like it was hosting a concert than a political event when presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters there Tuesday evening.

    The thousands packed into the Colorado landmark had enthusiasm to spare, as the appearance by the GOP candidate and running mate Paul Ryan was reminiscent of highly produced entertainment.

  • Littleton shooting victim is identified

    The 18-year-old man who died at the scene of a shooting Friday night in Littleton has been identified as Da Von Flores of Centennial.

    Littleton police are continuing to identify and interview witnesses and evaluate evidence from the scene. A 17-year-old, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

    The investigation has revealed that an altercation began at a house party in a residence in the 5400 block of Fox Street. Police responded about 11:11 p.m. and  found two males who had been shot and were lying in the street. 

  • Everett’s hat back in the ring, this time in HD 22

    Editor’s note: An earlier story profiled Mary Parker, Democratic candidate in state House District 22. Justin Everett, her Republican opponent, is profiled here.

    After Justin Everett was defeated in the 2006 primary election in state Senate District 22, he swore he would never run for office again.