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Today's News

  • Lexie deep sixes CSH

    LAKEWOOD — Fans have come to expect an interesting game whenever Dakota Ridge and Chatfield face each other in any sport.

    Their girls lacrosse game on April 22 at Trailblazer Stadium was no exception.

     The game was marred by a lightning delay of nearly 40 minutes before Dakota Ridge came away with an 18-11 victory.

    Dakota Ridge junior Lexie Chavez led all scorers with six goals and senior Ashley Behabets picked up three goals for the Eagles.

  • Former Jeffco inmate sues sheriff, claims he was held illegally for 47 days

    A former inmate at the Jeffco jail is suing Sheriff Ted Mink, claiming he was held illegally for most of his 49-day stay.

    Luis Quezada, who was living in Lakewood when he was arrested for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge, is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.

    “While Luis was locked up illegally, his sister was trying to do something about it,” said ACLU lawyer Mark Silverstein. Quezada’s sister contacted the civil-rights group, which filed a lawsuit April 21 against Mink.

  • Rivals settle for OT draw

    LAKEWOOD — After 71 minutes and no goals, it looked like Chatfield and Dakota Ridge were headed toward a scoreless tie.

    Looks, however, can be deceiving. The next minute and a half saw two goals — one by each team.

    The rest of regulation and the two overtime periods would see a lot of action, but Dakota Ridge would miss on two great scoring chances in overtime and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

  • A day to remember

    Columbine High School is closed today to remember the 12 students and a teacher slain there by two students on April 20, 1999.

  • Survey shows more Jeffco residents pleased with quality of life

      Results of a recent county-funded survey indicate Jeffco residents are increasingly content with the county’s quality of life, though the majority of respondents show signs of being civically disengaged.

    Results from Jeffco’s 2010 National Citizen Survey, which had a 45 percent response rate for the 3,000 surveys mailed, show that more residents view the county as a good place to live, compared to results of a 2004 survey.

  • Young Chargers feeling pretty good despite loss to Warriors

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team is admittedly rebuilding this season.

    On April 13, the Chargers met an impressive wall in Centaurus goalie Kari Koga.

    “Early on, I think it was important for us to get a lot of shots,” Chatfield coach Adam Everett said. “We didn’t convert on the shots. That goalie is really good … We just didn’t convert down the stretch. We didn’t keep up the pressure that we should have.”

  • Roberts heats up; Rebels rally

    Matt Roberts was Frosty the Snowman with a blowtorch April 15.

    Somehow, it all worked out.

    “I do my part out there, stay frosty and help the team out,” the Columbine pitcher said after the Rebels defeated rival Chatfield 4-3.

    “I needed to stay down in the zone a little more,” he said. “The hits they got off me, I made mistakes, left the ball up a little bit. I kept it low more and kind of warmed up during the game and felt better.”

  • Jeffco airport lands federal funds for projects

      Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport stands to receive almost $900,000 in federal funds this year for projects such as a wildlife study and runway maintenance.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is spending more than $700,000 to help fund a wildlife hazard assessment, a new landing-path system for one runway and an environmental assessment that would ultimately extend a safety area beyond a runway.

  • Rebels get back on track with win over Conifer

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team faced no shortage of challenges before and during its game with Conifer April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels were coming off a 10-3 loss to rival Chatfield and then lost freshman goaltender Evan Hartman to an undisclosed injury after a collision with a Conifer player early in the first quarter. Columbine was able to overcome all the adversity to defeat Conifer, 11-4.

  • Former county administrator Moore sues Jeffco

      Former county administrator Jim Moore filed a lawsuit April 5 against Jefferson County and its three commissioners, alleging the county violated provisions of his employment contract and wrongfully fired him.

    The suit, which puts forth six claims of relief, also notes that Moore was terminated shortly after county critic Mike Zinna won a lawsuit against former county commissioner Jim Congrove. Moore testified during the lawsuit, saying Jeffco officials attemptedto silence Zinna in 2005. Moore’s complaint alleges his termination on Dec.