Today's News

  • Eagles leap into control of Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — Kelsey Loupee admitted that Dakota Ridge’s morale was suffering after Bear Creek scored the game’s first goal. On a penalty kick at that. But, no worries, the Bears’ Cheyanne Lowery provided a helping hand, literally, and that’s all the Lady Eagles needed.

  • Chatfield finds self in early hole

    ARVADA — Tommy Rodgers, with exception of one tough inning, had Chatfield in its game at Arvada West on April 21. But, unfortunately, that one inning was all it took to put the Chargers in an early-season hole.
    The host Wildcats sent seven batters to the plate in the third inning — the first four scoring — as Arvada West, behind outstanding pitching from Ian Fleming, toppled the Chargers, 6-2. The loss dropped Chatfield to 6-7 overall, 0-2 in the 5A Jeffco League.

  • Lodden returns to old stomping grounds

    Jeff Lodden knows all about Columbine girls basketball. He should. He was only an assistant coach for 10 years. Now, he’s taking the next step as the 45-year-old was named the team’s head coach last week by school athletic director Ed Woytek. This is Lodden’s first head coaching position.
    He replaces Sam Murillo, who resigned for personal reasons after two years at the helm. Murillo led the Lady Rebels to a 23-26 record, including back-to-back 5A state tournament appearances.

  • Roundup: Bassett’s late goal gives Chatfield a 2-1 win over A-West

    LAKEWOOD — Kaitlyn Bassett scored in the 75th minute off the left side and Chatfield nipped Arvada West, 2-1, on April 22 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “I felt like it was very back and forth a lot of the game. They were very phsyical on us. One mistake from one of the teams and a goal was going to happen whether it was on us or whether it was on them,” Bassett said. “We managed to put one away and we got away with the win.”

  • Bombing suspect captured in Boulder

    Authorities captured Southwest Plaza mall bombing suspect Earl Albert Moore early Tuesday morning in Boulder, ending a nationwide hunt for the 65-year-old that lasted several days.

    Moore was spotted having coffee at 7:22 a.m. at a Starbucks inside the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. A customer noticed the man’s likeness to heavily publicized photos in the local and national media, said King Soopers spokeswoman Kelli McGannon. The customer spoke with a store employee to verify the similarity before calling 911.

  • Suspect identified in Southwest Plaza bomb case

    The FBI on Sunday identified the suspect linked to the bombs found April 20 in Southwest Plaza mall, saying he remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

    The Joint Terrorism Task Force said it is searching for Earl Albert Moore, 65, who has an extensive criminal background.

    Reports on Sunday indicated that Moore had been released from a federal prison a week before the bombs were planted at the mall. He had been serving a sentence for bank robbery.

  • New photos released of 'person of interest' in mall bombs; man is now a suspect

    The FBI on Friday morning released three additional photos of the man named as a person of interest in connection with explosives planted at Southwest Plaza earlier in the week.

    Though still unidentified, he is now considered a suspect.

    The photos show the man riding an RTD bus that left the mall on northbound Wadsworth Boulevard about 8:30 p.m. April 19, the day before a pipe bomb and two propane tanks were discovered in the mall.

  • FBI, Jeffco release few details about investigation

    The FBI is examining myriad leads related to the pipe bomb and two propane tanks discovered Wednesday in Southwest Plaza mall, but the agency is mostly mum about the investigation.

    In a joint effort with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Denver FBI continues to search for a “person of interest,” a man seen by at least two of the mall’s security cameras.

  • South Jeffco schools lockout lifted

    Stony Creek Elementary School was evacuated today around 1:20 p.m. after staff contacted the police about a suspicious man entering the school to use the bathroom.

    Though 25 South Jeffco schools were also placed on lockout, meaning no one could enter or exit the buildings, the information causing the increased security was apparently unsubstantiated.

    “Some guy entered Stony Creek to use the bathroom,” said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer. “There’s no criminal act. We are disassociating ourselves from it.”

  • Lockout lifted at South Jeffco schools

    Stony Creek Elementary School was evacuated Thursday about 1:20 p.m. after staff contacted police about a suspicious man entering the school.

    The man, who was carrying a backpack, walked into the school without checking in at the main office, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer. After being contacted by staff, the man said he needed to relieve himself, she added, and he was escorted to the faculty’s restroom.