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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Eastwood appears in court; hearing delayed until April 28

    Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, facing charges in the shootings of two students at Deer Creek Middle School, appeared in a courtroom for the first time April 6, at a preliminary hearing that was ultimately continued until later this month.

    Public defender Katherine Spengler asked for the continuance in light of nearly 2,000 pages of discovery presented by the prosecution. Many of the discovery documents, which include 600 pages of Eastwood’s journal entries, are illegible, she said.

  • A perfect start to prom day

    LAKEWOOD — No one wants a bunch of drama to overshadow prom night.

    Hair. Nails. Hair. Makeup. The dress. Hair. Young love. Shoes. And hair.

    The Columbine Rebels survived plenty of drama the morning of April 17, ensuring that later that night, prom had to be a little more enjoyable.

    “I did not want to play this game on prom — are you kidding me?” Rebels coach Alise Steiner said, laughing.

  • Mr. Biggs’ liquor license revoked

     

    The future of Mr. Biggs remains uncertain in the wake of a marathon hearing before Jeffco’s liquor-licensing authority that ended with revocation of the entertainment center’s liquor license.

    The two-day hearing featured all the histrionics of a courtroom drama, with lawyers raising their voices during cross-examination of witnesses. The proceeding ended with two board members thoroughly chastising the troubled facility’s former management.

  • County eyes parcel in Wheat Ridge for new services hub

      Jefferson County could soon be relocating several large offices to a new building that would be built in Wheat Ridge.

    The county is sending a letter of intent to the city of Wheat Ridge indicating a desire to purchase a 7-acre property near West 44th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, where a county-services hub would be built.

  • Chargers find zero offense in dour draw

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers know they have the talent to be one of the top soccer teams in the state, and that’s why head coach Brock Blume wasn’t terribly pleased with his team’s performance on April 9 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It’s kind of a little bit of a regression. We had players that were making mistakes and kind of missing assignments and were maybe a little bit surprised by the pressure. We’ve been training with that stuff all week,” Blume said.