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Today's News

  • Website offers discounted deals while supporting local schools

    For student clubs and teams, trying to raise money for activities can be a frustrating, time-consuming and sometimes-futile effort. And, families and friends often find their supplies of gift-wrap and chocolate bars overflowing.

    But what if friends and family could donate money to help pay for student activities and actually get something they want or need in return?

  • DA seeks more security for office

    Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir has asked the county commissioners to help increase security for the attorneys and citizens working with his office. 

    Weir referred to the recent slaying of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements along with the killings of two Texas prosecutors as indications that the criminal justice system is experiencing a heightened level of risk. 

    “We’re in a dangerous business,” Weir said. “Recent events have highlighted that danger.”

  • Three Area principals joining team to improve district schools

    The Jeffco school district has tapped three area principals to take new achievement director positions at the district level.

    They are Mike Freeman from Powderhorn Elementary, Terry Elliott from D’Evelyn High and Wanda Hamilton from Red Rocks Elementary. Searches already are under way to find new principals.

    “(The principals’) strengths, skills and knowledge will help (the district) be better overall,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

  • Promotions bittersweet for principals

    For the three South Jeffco principals leaving their schools next year to become achievement directors for the Jeffco district, one word sums up their feelings: bittersweet. 

    Powderhorn Elementary’s Mike Freeman, D’Evelyn High’s Terry Elliott and Red Rocks Elementary’s Wanda Hamilton will begin serving in the new positions next school year. Each will work with 10 to 12 schools to provide support and coaching for administrative staff and teachers. 

  • Lessons born on the battlefield

    It was a melding of old and new as students from Coronado Elementary School and Littleton Academy helped re-enact the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Saratoga on Friday at Bear Creek Lake Park.

    The old: Students marched in formation wearing costumes of 18th-century British and American soldiers, participating in battles, firing their mock weapons and pretending to die on the battlefield.

  • Epic Spring Cleaning Event planned for Littleton

     Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal — and for emptying closets. Yet what's to be done with the clothes, electronics and other items area residents will decide to toss this spring?

    Instead of throwing out your old radio and leisure suit with the trash, donate them instead to the Epic Spring Cleaning Event on April 27. The drive, which will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is seeking gently used clothing and household goods and non-perishable food items.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Dakota Ridge snaps slide, tops Highlands Ranch at Coors Field
    DENVER
    — Jack Kotarba tripled twice and scored a run as Dakota Ridge snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Highlands Ranch at Coors Field on April 11.
    Kaylor Greenstreet and Nick Carland each drove in a pair of runs. The Eagles pounded out 10 hits.
    AJ Valerio and four relievers combined to hold Highlands Ranch to four hits. Valerio pitched the first three innings, facing the minimum number of batters. He walked one and struck out three.

  • Lady Eagles get on track with offensive onslaught

    LAKEWOOD – It looked early on like Jessica Tobey and Samantha Sherman were trying to one-up each other. In some ways, they were. That was a good thing for Dakota Ridge and not so much for Conifer.
    Tobey and Sherman traded goals back and forth in the game's first 9 minutes, 21 seconds as the Lady Eagles took an early lead in a lopsided 18-5 girls lacrosse victory over Conifer at Trailblazer Stadium on April 11.

  • Lisella, Rebels put up brick wall

    LAKEWOOD — Julia Lisella recognized what a tough team Ralston Valley is, so the Columbine girls lacrosse goaltender was doing, as she said, her best to contend with the Lady Mustangs. Boy, did she ever.
    The 5-foot-9 sophomore made 23 saves, and Columbine was never seriously challenged in a 9-4 victory over host Ralston Valley on April 11 at Trailblazer Stadium. Taylor Campman, Emma Von Feldt and Maggie Burns combined to score eight of the Lady Rebels’ nine goals.

  • Chargers’ Smyrnios finding his footing again in the 800

    LAKEWOOD — Panos Smyrnios came off the track with a frustrated look. The Chatfield 800-meter runner had hoped that his race April 13 at the Pomona Invitational at Jeffco Stadium would’ve gone better than it did. And this was after he finished second.
    In his first 800-meter run since missing 12 days due to inflammation in his right knee and just his second run overall, Smyrnios picked off most of the field to finish in 1 minute, 59.87 seconds. He finished more than three seconds back of Arapahoe’s Jonathan Johannsen.