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Today's News

  • Fire ban in effect in Jefferson County

    A fire ban affecting all lands in unincorporated Jefferson County took effect at 5 p.m. Monday due to the three wildfires that were burning near Golden, Soda Creek and Pine Junction.
    The Indian Gulch fire broke out Sunday. The Soda Creek and Pine Junction fires were extinguished Monday. The fire ban remains in effect until rescinded.
    On Tuesday, Jeffco officials issued a disaster/emergency declaration due to the need for outside resources and the high fire danger.

  • Star power: Astronomy class conjures Harry Potter characters to create memorable lesson

    Dusk at Hildebrand Ranch Park brought out fans of Harry Potter dressed in cloaks and coats, and with movie melodies playing in the background, kids and adults alike learned on Saturday night how some of J.K. Rowling’s characters got their names.

  • Littleton business owners receive sales award

    James Paul Palin and Denise Kinrade-Palin, owners of Once Upon A Child of Littleton, were awarded the Sales Excellence Award at the company's annual conference and trade show at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 22-25.

    The award is given to franchisees who achieve a specific level of sales.

  • Principal: Students lose if outdoor labs close

    When David Epp looks around the campus at Mount Evans Outdoor Lab School, he sees a chance for students to learn without limits.

    “Many times kids have thanked me, genuinely and deeply, (because) they have had the best week of their lives,” Epp said. “I can’t imagine taking it away from the kids.”

    Epp is close to completing his first year as principal at the school, even as news came from the district on March 11 that both the Mount Evans and Windy Peak lab schools might be closed.

  • Second-half charge lifts Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD — Casey Kopchik just might be the first one to tell you that winning the season opener, which Chatfield did with a 7-4 victory over Evergreen on March 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, is huge, but you’ve got to keep pushing.

    The Chargers, ironically, made their first push in the second half. Chatfield, a state quarterfinalist a year ago, scored the game’s final four goals — two from Kopchik — to erase a brief second-half deficit.    

  • Rebels tackling learning curve

    It was only one mishap, but early in the season, with a banged-up team and players still trying to get adjusted with one another, sometimes that’s all it takes. That was the case for the Columbine Lady Rebels on March 12.

    Courtney Brady’s goal midway through the first half, off an assist from Whitney Ravan, was all visiting Grand Junction needed for a 1-0 girls soccer victory. The win avenged a 5A state playoff loss to Columbine a year ago.

  • Eagles strike out in opener

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — It wasn’t that Steven Wilson wasn’t throwing strikes — he did. The Dakota Ridge junior just didn’t throw enough of them, especially early in the count. As a result, Cherry Creek took advantage in the teams’ season opener

  • Spring previews: track & field, baseball, boys lacrosse

    TRACK & FIELD
    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coaches: Bret McGatlin and Joe Cox 
    Assistant coaches: Keith Mead, Michael Gordon, Jeff Mages, Todd Meyers  
    Classification: 5A
    Top athletes: Erik Gaytan, Jr., 100, 200, relays; Nick Brown, Sr., discus, jumps; Ben Clark, Sr., shot put/discus;  Juliana Grover, Sr., sprinter; Cassandra Hanna, Sr., 100, 200; Amanda Clements, Soph., jumps, relays

  • Roundup: Rebels rebound, thump Liberty with six-run outburst in sixth

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Michael Burns and Tyler Mohr each had two hits and Columbine broke open a close game with a six-run sixth inning for a 15-6 win on March 12.

    Brandan Glader scored scored three runs and drove in two more. He also tripled.

    Dylan McGraw allowed one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings for the win.

    Columbine, which doppred its opener to Legend, improved to 1-1.

  • Tricky business for sports fans

    I remember being about 10 years old and coming home from the dentist with a sore tooth. Because I was hurting, my mom let me stay up to watch a Nuggets game on our tiny black-and-white TV.
    The early 1980s were good times for the Nuggets — I still remember guys like Alex English, Dan Issel and David Thompson giving the Lakers a run for their money, always coming up a little short but somehow never disappointing the little kid in Evergreen.