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Today's News

  • Chatfield’s George rules at 182

    LAKEWOOD — Wilson George liked his chances early on at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling tournament, but the Chatfield 182-pounder also understood that winning a conference title would be tough at the same time. He also knew that while a league championship would be nice it’s just a warmup for what lies ahead at regionals.
    “Next week is work, work, work,” George said.

  • Rebels hold off valiant Eagles

    Everywhere you looked Feb. 8 there was pink. Even the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ basketball team donned pink socks to show their support in the fight against breast cancer as they faced the Columbine Rebels.
    But Columbine may have left the Eagles feeling a little blue after sneaking out a 63-61 nail-biting victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The last time the teams met Columbine (14-4 overall, 9-2 5A Jeffco League) won by only seven points — 60-53 — so the Eagles were ready for the Rebels to bring a big game. And they did.

  • Chargers keep playoff hopes alive

    Brian Vits knew just how big of a game Chatfield had coming up against rival Columbine on Feb. 8 at the Edge Ice Arena that he took a nap beforehand. The extra rest helped.
    Vits’ second hat trick of the season and two goals from Tyler Seltenreich were part of a six-goal outburst from Chatfield in a 6-1 victory over the Rebels.
    “It was a big game. We needed this win to make the playoffs. If we didn’t we would’ve lost out. All day at school today I was preparing,” Vits said.

  • 9/11 changed more than we think

    My 10-year-old recently asked me what exactly happened on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Rather than try to explain it, I searched YouTube and found a video of a newscast that relayed in real time the violence of that awful morning.

  • Gun bills have high-power profile

    A month into the 2013 session of the Colorado General Assembly, majority Democrats announced their package of gun-control bills at a news conference at the state Capitol last week.

  • Bus carrying Littleton church group rolls in Grand County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a rollover accident involving a bus chartered by Foothills Bible Church in Littleton.

    The bus was heading to the Crooked Creek Young Life Ranch near Fraser when it rolled while taking a turn in the westbound lane of Grand County Road 50, west of U.S. 40. 

    The bus flipped onto its passenger side and came to rest in a snowbank. The State Patrol described the road conditions at the time as being snowpacked.

  • Cat burglars pounce on four South Jeffco homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes last weekend in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Items taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

  • High tech goes old school

    Evergreen Middle School is using new technology to teach old-school shop classes.

    With the help of video-making software, along with iPads and laptops, seventh-graders are learning how to use drills, lathes and other tools to create wooden cars.

  • C-470 Coalition recommends tolls in new lanes to fund expansion

    The C-470 Coalition will decide this month whether to move forward with a recommendation to fund a two-lane expansion of the highway between I-25 and Kipling with a toll on the two new lanes.

    The coalition, which formed in 2011 and includes Jeffco, has been trying to decide on the best funding model to finance the expansion of the 26-mile highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation has identified the beltway as having significant rush-hour traffic congestion. 

  • Foothills, county discuss future of Clement Park

    Clement Park isn't getting a face-lift — it's getting a whole new life. 

    Currently the park, built in 1987, needs about $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the Foothills Park & Recreation District. Foothills, which leases the park from Jeffco Open Space, has been in discussions with the Open Space Department about trying to figure out the best path for the park, not just for 2013 but for 2038 as well.