Today's News

  • Athlete of the Year: Woody Kincaid

    Woody Kincaid just crossed the finish line, placing 11th at the Foot Locker Cross Country national finals last December in San Diego, Calif., when he ran into University of Colorado head coach Mark Wetmore. The words that Wetmore spoke were never so true.

    “When I finished the Foot Locker race I knew something was different. He said to me ‘your life just changed in 15 minutes.’ He’s right. It definitely did,” Kincaid recalled.

  • Coach of the Year: Bradd Markusch

    The puck came flying by Bradd Markusch’s head, just nicking the helmet the Chatfield hockey coach was wearing. The protective gear wouldn’t have been on if he hadn’t been diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor last October.

  • Eagles add program to athletic itinerary

    Dakota Ridge High School is adding boys lacrosse to its athletic program, replacing the void left when the school’s wrestling program failed to secure enough grapplers to compete this past season, athletic director Matt Heckel announced.

  • Spring sports all-conference teams

    Corky Patton, Bear Creek; Ryan Reno, Bear Creek; Parker Clough, Columbine; Mike Thill, Columbine; Preston Fugita, Dakota Ridge; Nathanial Fishel, Dakota Ridge; AJ Valerio, Dakota Ridge; Steven Wilson, Dakota Ridge; Zach Perez, Pomona; Nate Olinger, Pomona; Mike Safranka, Pomona; Nick McCasky, Ralston Valley; Jimmy Coleman, Ralston Valley; Jake Sawaya, Ralston Valley; Ben Yokley, Ralston Valley; Kristopher Swanson, Standley Lake

  • Sports briefs: Bergman, three others hit hole-in-ones at Foothills

    Carl Bergman aced the No. 4 hole on the 18-hole championship course at Foothills Golf Course on May 23.

    Using a 4-iron, Bergman hit a hole-in-one on the 129-yard hole. Steve McKean and Glenn Lance witnessed the shot.

  • Did freedom or government come first?

    I recently overheard a conversation that went something like this: “Where does the right to free speech come from?” “The right to free speech,” came the reply, “was given to us by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
    Is that accurate? Would our founders have agreed with that formulation? Take a closer look at the language of the First amendment itself: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A little birdwatching in the ‘hood

  • Man dies after being restrained by deputies

    A 34-year-old South Jeffco man died early Tuesday morning after police restrained him and loaded him into an ambulance.

    The man, who the Sheriff’s Office said appeared to be under the influence of drugs, stopped breathing at about 4:35 a.m. and was taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m.

  • Kids helping kids

    Nine Girl Scouts from Powderhorn Elementary School spent a year collecting donations to help kids entering Denver’s foster care network. And when they delivered the goods recently, the Scouts also imparted a message: “There are people out there who love you.”

    Those are the words of 11-year-old Skylar Lotus, a student at Powderhorn and a member of Troop 2035, which braved heavy rain and waterlogged streets on May 18 to deliver 250 care packages to the Denver Department of Human Services.

  • Former reporter seeks school board seat

    Former Colorado Public Radio reporter Lesley Dahlkemper is running for the Jeffco school board, and she says she would take the district in a more decisive and cohesive direction.

    Community dialogue should be given more emphasis, Dahlkemper said, and the board needs to take a hard-line stance on cost-saving measures — even if it means closing more schools.