Today's News

  • Some mall employees uncomfortable with response to incident

    Southwest Plaza employees had differing reactions to safety precautions taken in the aftermath of the April 20 bomb scare, in which two propane tanks and a pipe bomb were found in the mall.

    Most were shaken by the event, particularly regarding the overlap with the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings, a coincidence virtually impossible to ignore.

    But regarding the security response since the event and a perceived lack of communication from mall leadership, store employees differed when interviewed about how well the situation has been handled.

  • Columbine, Dakota Ridge launch IB programs

    Students at Dakota Ridge and Columbine high schools may soon be designing their own scientific experiments and performing community-service projects for college credit.

    International Baccalaureate programs will be offered for the first time later this year at both schools, which recently gained approval after a rigorous three-year application process.

    IB courses, which emphasize applied knowledge and critical thinking in a multitude of disciplines, are an alternative to traditional and advanced-placement classes.

  • Friends in need

    Stacey Edgar knows the importance of earning a return on investments.

    Eight years ago, the former social worker and mother of three hosted a party in her Ken Caryl home, informally selling a unique array of wares to her friends. Despite her limited market, the $2,000 worth of inventory she had acquired with a tax refund was quickly depleted.

  • Rebels capture Littleton Cup

    DENVER — There’s no question what unit leads the Columbine Rebels’ boys lacrosse team. It’s the defense.
    And that defense has been sharp lately. But perhaps it was never more sharp than on April 23 when the Rebels shut out the Littleton Lions in the second half in their 8-2 win in the finals of the inaugural Littleton Cup at Invesco Field at Mile High.
    Leading 3-2 at the half, the Rebels clamped down on the Lions while upping their offense in the process.

  • 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.