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Today's News

  • 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.

  • GOP contenders in House race face off at library forum

    The two Republican contenders in state House District 22 unofficially kicked off the race with a forum sponsored by the Foothills Republican Club on May 29 at the Columbine Library.

    The winner of the GOP primary in the South Jeffco district will face Democrat Mary Parker in the General Election on Nov. 6.

    A crowd of 60 people nearly filled the meeting room to hear political newcomer Loren Bauman face off against community activist Justin Everett.

  • A little night music

    Break out the blankets and the picnic baskets — it's time to kick off the first of 13 free summer concerts at Clement Park beginning Thursday, June 7.

    A tradition for 22 years, the series is produced by the Foothills Park & Recreation District and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

    The first group in the lineup is Chris Daniels and the Kings, an R&B and swing group from Evergreen that has had international exposure.

  • Normandy Elementary kids create haven for butterflies, birds

    A hummingbird feeding center, a butterfly rest stop, a wind sculpture and an improved rock garden are part of a year-long beautification project at Normandy Elementary School.

    On May 29, groups of kindergartners were busy working on handmade steppingstones decorated with pieces of broken pottery and glass. The stones will be used to form a solid surface around a magnificent 25-foot wind sculpture by artist Lyman Whitaker of Utah.

  • Merchants make magic

    Littleton’s merchants are joining forces for a night of fireworks and magic as they prepare to turn four blocks on Main Street into a giant party venue with food, live music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

    Festivities will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 9, when Main Street is closed from Rapp to Rio Grande streets. Admission is free; food tickets are available in advance at 10 for $10, including a free beverage coupon, at downtown Littleton stores. The day of the event, food tickets will cost $1 each.