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Today's News

  • Norris stands up at league

    EVERGREEN — Aaron Norris had built a three-point lead and before he knew it the Chatfield senior lost it. An illegal hold and a reversal by Bear Creek’s Hammer Morton had evened the score in the finals of their 215-pound bout at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling championships on Feb. 5 at Evergreen High School.

    With Morton in control and time winding down, Norris knew what had to be done.

    “I just had to stand up. I knew what I had to do. My coaches showed me,” Norris said. “I did what I had to do.”

  • Kuhr wins twice at Jeffco meet

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next week’s state finals.

    In the 5A division Ralston Valley took first place in team points with a score of 436. Columbine took third place with 338 points, Chatfield fourth with 298.5 and Dakota Ridge sixth with 154.

  • Roundup: Davis, Knoll carry Chatfield to victory over Dakota Ridge

    Kyle Davis and Trevor Knoll scored two goals each and Nate Grush, Jeff Dawkins and Kurtis Youse also netted scores as Chatfield defeated Dakota Ridge, 7-1, on Feb. 4 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    The Chargers (15-2) have won 10 straight. Dakota Ridge (4-13-1) got a first-period tally from Ross Brauer.

    Rebels’ losing streak reaches five in 3-1 defeat at Aspen
    ASPEN — Ben Ripperton scored Columbine’s only goal in a 3-1 loss to Aspen on Feb. 5 at the Lewis Ice Arena.

  • Judge weighs request to move Eastwood trial

    A request to hold the trial of Deer Creek Middle School shooting suspect Bruco Eastwood outside Jefferson County is being considered by District Judge Christopher Munch.

  • County moves ahead with public-private venture at airport

    Jefferson County inched closer Feb. 1 to an unprecedented $40 million deal that would develop nearly a third of its airport’s land, signing a semiformal agreement with a private three-member firm based in Denver.

  • School board a study in dysfunction

    Approving a nearly $1 billion annual budget, evaluating schools for potential closure and facing ceaseless rebuke from frustrated parents are all challenges facing the Jeffco school board. But the board’s biggest hurdle seems to be overcoming its own dysfunction.

  • County proposes upgrades to crosswalk where girl was injured

    Jeffco officials are proposing $20,000 in safety improvements following a months-long traffic study of the crosswalk near Dakota Ridge High School where student Dallas Vosburg was injured last October.

  • Engineering teamwork

    When Dakota Ridge High School graduate Abe Ng approached a teacher about establishing a competitive robotics team, he probably didn’t expect the program to be flourishing six years later.

    Ng, now a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines, also had no idea he would find himself back in the same laboratory using his electrical engineering expertise to guide students through the programming of a complex array of light sensors on an autonomous robot.

  • Water line ruptures, floods some county offices

    A water line rupture caused by subzero temperatures closed Jeffco’s administrative offices Feb. 4 at the county courts and administration building, though all offices were expected to reopen on Monday.

    A crack in a 2-inch-diameter pipe above the county attorney’s office on the building’s fifth floor was noticed about 6 p.m. Feb. 3, after a steady stream of water had begun to flood offices on all floors of the administrative wing.

  • School board wasting money, time

    By Mike arnold