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  • Lady Chargers returning to state

    It went without saying that 2013 was going to be a challenging season for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. Last year’s team rode Rebecka Mintz’s pitching and Carlie Sexton’s hitting to a 5A state tournament berth. But both of them graduated, and this year’s squad had to fill those spots through a handful of players. With the perseverance Chatfield showed Oct. 12 at the 5A Region 3 softball tournament, the spots have been filled quite nicely.

  • Eagles can’t catch Pomona, RV

    Dakota Ridge cross country runner Cameron Mattson put into perspective quite clearly what the Eagles had to do Oct. 11 at Clement Park if they wanted to reclaim their position as the top boys team in the 5A Jeffco League.

    “Sometimes you have to beat the other teams rather than each other,” Mattson said. “Our overall goal is to beat the other team.”

  • Making a statement at 5A boys tennis

    The 2013 5A state boys tennis championships saw a number of firsts. For Adam Rivera, he was the first Dakota Ridge player to qualify for state in eight years. For Columbine’s Andy Wright, he was in the field as a singles player instead of as a doubles player. And for Chatfield, it was time for the Chargers to score a pair of third-place finishes at No. 1 singles and doubles en route to a fifth-place team run. The following vignettes highlight this year’s tournament, held Oct. 10-12 at Denver’s Gates Tennis Center, for nine local players.

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    By Jim Rohrer
    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

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  • PTA president appointed to school board

    Jefferson County PTA president Michele Patterson has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Jeffco school board.

    Board president Lesley Dahlkemper made the appointment after the school board deadlocked in trying to name a replacement for Robin Johnson, who resigned from the District 1 seat in August after moving out of the county.

    Patterson's stay on the board will be short — the District 1 seat is up for election next month, along with two other seats on the five-member board. 

  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.

  • School board divisions erupt at meeting

    Recent divisions in the Jeffco school district related to data-storage technology led to charges of “blackmail” and a brief physical confrontation at last week’s school board meeting.

  • Crawling with zombies

    Littleton is known for its genteel small-town ways — even the walking dead obey the traffic laws.

    About 300 zombies weaved their way through downtown Saturday, led by a Dixieland jazz band playing a funeral dirge, as part of the fourth annual Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast. 

    While most zombie hoards tend to cause mayhem and destruction, this band of undead stuck to the sidewalks and obeyed the traffic lights. 

  • Point of light douses pumpkin pilferer

    Students at Montessori School at Ken Caryl have learned the hard way that sometimes Halloween can be more about tricks than treats. 

    A 40-pound pumpkin that the students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten had grown in hopes of raffling off to raise money for classroom activities was vandalized in mid-September.