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Today's News

  • Jeffco again enacts fire ban

    Jefferson County has enacted a fire ban on selected portions of the county because of high fire danger, and fire restrictions already in place will continue.

    The fire ban applies to unincorporated areas west of C-470, west and south of the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and C-470, or west of Colorado 93.

    The ban, which applies to all unincorporated county land as well as a section of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road, will remain in effect indefinitely.

  • Dakota Ridge ace Wilson drafted by Phillies

    Dakota Ridge graduate and right-handed pitcher Steven Wilson was drafted with the last pick of the 35th round — the 1,088th pick overall — by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2012 amateur draft June 6.

    The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder went 7-1 with a 2.66 earned-run average for the Eagles this past season. He struck out 70, while walking just 15. The 17-year-old signed a letter-of-intent earlier this year to play Division I baseball at the University of Santa Clara (Calif.).

  • Don’t forget to say thank you

    The every-other-week nature of this column sometimes makes it difficult to be timely, so let me apologize in advance for the lateness of these Memorial Day sentiments.  But I hope late is better than never to offer gratitude to those who have given everything for our country, and those who continue to make sacrifices day in and day out.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    … And a window to throw it out of

  • Spring all-conference teams: Boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys swimming, girls tennis

    The following are all-conference lists for the 2012 spring season:

    BOYS LACROSSE
    FOOTHILLS CONFERENCE
    FIRST TEAM
    ATTACKMEN: Ryan Kelly, Columbine; Dalton Sierra, Columbine; Jake Gonzales, Columbine; Reilly Fletcher, Evergreen; Pete Aplet, Wheat Ridge; John Roach, Wheat Ridge
    MIDFIELDER: Ryan Schneider, Chatfield; Jack Stebbins, Columbine; Brandon Atwood, Columbine; Braden Olson, Evergreen; Scott Crews, Evergreen; Jacob Gladfelter, Wheat Ridge; Josh Kaufling, Wheat Ridge

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Dakota Ridge hosting speed and agility camp throughout summer

    Dakota Ridge High School’s football team is conducting a speed and agility camp through July 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
    The camp is open to students in grades 2-9 from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. and for students in grades 10-12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brochures are available at Dakota Ridge High School or can be found online at http://dakota-hs.jeffco.k12.co.us/dakota/html/index.htm.

  • Eagles squeeze out win in eighth over Farmers

    The Dakota Ridge baseball team rounded out three days of play in the Kyle Blakeman tournament June 3 with a 6-5 extra-innings win against Wheat Ridge at Dakota Ridge High School. The Eagles concluded the tournament 4-1.
    “I’m happy with (all) of them,” Dakota Ridge head coach Jeff Legault said. “It’s a new group and they are getting their confidence going in this tournament. Overall, every single person has done something to help us be 4-1 to this point.”

  • Littleton rider finally has Saye

    LAKEWOOD — The scars on Tucker Saye’s left elbow are a reminder of the pain he’s endured the past few years. It is where he had a stainless steel rod placed to repair a serious injury in 2009 at Thunder Valley.

  • Youth career search open house slated June 13

    Jeffco YouthWorks is holding a Job Safari Open House from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Jefferson County Workforce Center, Laramie Building, 3500 Illinois St., Golden.

    Job Safari is a free summer camp for youths ages 14 to 21 that provides an opportunity to explore different jobs and industries. Tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizations include Flight for Life, Golden Fire Department, Jeffco Sheriff's Office, Golden Water Treatment Plant, Sports Authority Field and others.

  • South Jeffco GOP ‘statesman’ Spielman dies at 83

    Charles Richard "Dick" Spielman Jr., a prominent figure in Republican politics in South Jeffco for more than 40 years, died unexpectedly May 28 at Littleton Adventist Hospital at age 83.

    The cause was undetermined, his wife said, although he had previously had some respiratory problems. He was born in New York, N.Y., on June 27, 1928.