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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Teen invasion

  • Chatfield dominant against Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — After a disappointing 2010 season in which Chatfield went just 5-10, the Lady Chargers are looking like a force to be reckoned with in 2011. Already sporting big victories over Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek‘s No. 2 team, Chatfield showed Evergreen it’s ready for a big year with a 24-4 victory over the Lady Cougars on March 24 at Trailblazer Stadium. 

  • Sebald’s early goal all Eagles needed

    LAKEWOOD — Damon Smerchek thought his Dakota Ridge varsity girls soccer team could’ve played better, that the Lady Eagles didn’t play to their potential. He felt that his team left a number of goals out on the field March 24 at Lakewood Memorial Field against Lakewood.

    But the one goal it did get from junior midfielder Hayley Sebald proved to be just enough. Her first goal of the season just 13 minutes, 16 seconds into the game was all Dakota Ridge needed for a 1-0 victory against previously-unbeaten Lakewood.

  • Chargers nearly blow Rodgers’ pitching outing, win in extra innings

    When your pitcher has a dominant performance you expect to win. But you don’t expect to need extra innings to do it.

    Yet that’s exactly what happened to the Chatfield Chargers, who got five superior innings from Tommy Rodgers, only to see their lead evaporate against the Arapahoe Warriors after Rodgers left the game. The Chargers turned it around, however, and eked out a 6-5 win in eight innings on  March 26 at Arapahoe High School.

  • Roundup: Dakota Ridge baseball team scores win on Arizona trip

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — A.J. Valerio pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out eight as Dakota Ridge continued its Spring Break play in Arizona with a 6-1 win over Desert Edge. 

    Two days earlier, Dakota Ridge scored a 12-0 win over Ketchikan (Alaska) High School.

    Shane Romero doubled twice and scored two runs and Nate Fishel hit a solo home run.

    Dakota Ridge led 2-1 before breaking the game open with two runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh.

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    Become a Naturalist program at South Platte Park

  • Winds help stabilize Indian Gulch Fire

    A wildfire near Mount Galbraith west of Golden stabilized overnight on Wednesday at about 1,200 acres as high winds caused the blaze to burn back on itself, keeping the fire perimeter about the same size, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    On Tuesday the Indian Gulch Fire grew to 1,200 acres from 850 acres overnight as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze to the area south of Golden Gate Canyon Road. The fire was first reported about 10:15 a.m. Sunday. It covers an area south of Golden Gate Road and north of U.S. 6.

  • Our Readers Write

    State needs more revenue to avoid devastating cuts
    Editor:
    As a parent and taxpayer, I am saddened and outraged by the ill-advised path that we are on in the name of reducing spending.
    We are in a race to the bottom — to become last in the nation for education funding. Colorado is 48th in funding K-12 education, 49th in funding higher education, and we are falling faster every day.

  • Chatfield State Park enacts fire ban

    Chatfield State Park has implemented the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stage 2 fire ban due to the continuing high fire danger.

    The fire ban prohibits any open burning, including campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fireworks and any other type of open flame. Smoking is also prohibited, except in an enclosed vehicle or while stopped in an area of at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.

  • Batter up!

    By Chelsy Woods Klein

    For the Courier

    Pete Van Gulick is a big hit with his daughters — because he has given them a year-round training facility to practice their hitting.

    Van Gulick realized that his daughters’ passion for softball was being hindered by two things — they couldn’t practice year-round, and typical batting cages did not provide a realistic hitting experience. His solution was to insert a new option into the lineup: RALI Fastpitch at South Kipling and West Bowles.