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Today's News

  • Chargers’ mishaps prove costly

    At least Nicole Janssen could find something to laugh about in the aftermath of Chatfield’s varsity softball game with Mountain Vista on Sept. 1. But, as for the game itself, it wasn’t much of a laughing matter.

  • Eagles, Greenstreet stop Pueblo West late

    LAKEWOOD — Certainly, Dakota Ridge didn’t want to start the 2010 varsity football season  the way it did, giving up a game-opening 91-yard kickoff return for a score. But the way it finished the season opener was plenty satisfying.

  • Powered by heart, hands

      Racers roll up to the Bandimere Speedway starting line, waiting with sweaty palms for the staging-tree lights to turn from yellow to green. Then they break from the start and travel 60 feet in about eight seconds. In wheelchairs.

    Bandimere for the first time hosted the Craig Hospital Motor Sports Day and Wheelchair Drag Races on Aug. 26, with all proceeds benefiting Craig’s Paralympic Sports Programs. Some 20 participants ages 10 to 72 competed not for prizes but for fun and thrills.

  • Keillor charms local crowd with tales from Lake Wobegon

      Garrison Keillor delivered his unique brand of folksy charm to a South Jeffco audience Aug. 30 at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens, along with a little taste of life in Lake Wobegon.

    The revered radio host and author, along with Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, sound effects man Fred Newman and musician Sara Watkins, gave thousands of fans of the radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion” an hours-long performance that included staple sketches such as “News from Lake Wobegon” and “Guy Noir, Private Eye.”

  • Chatfield grad Robinson grateful for shot at NFL

    EDITOR"S NOTE: Zac Robinson was released by the New England Patriots just days after this story went to press. He was picked up Saturday off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Roundup: Teague, Chargers shut out Rebels

    Jensen Teague scored a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Columbine’s Leo Geoghegan and Chatfield rolled to a 7-0 boys tennis victory on Sept. 2.

  • Roundup: Torres, Rebels fly high in season-opening victory

    LAKEWOOD -- Aaron Torres 

  • Ex-Bronco Van Heusen focused on new business

    Billy Van Heusen will tell you that he liked Denver so much that he never left. The former Denver Broncos split end and punter has made the Mile High region his home, even now some 33 years after his playing days ended.

  • Summers evasive about group's attempts to 'convert' gay men

    A Christianity-based addiction program headed by state Rep. Ken Summers also attempts to “convert” gay men to heterosexual lifestyles, a controversial practice that Summers failed to reveal in an initial conversation with a reporter.

    Teen Challenge of the Rocky Mountains, a local chapter of a national organization, claims it “provides hope for life transformation to those with life-controlling problems,” though its website does not mention “treatment” for homosexuality.

  • Advice for teens and parents

    Young people today have to navigate a complex world and a complicated social scene. As law enforcement officers, we want to mitigate the dangers so that teens and young adults can safely enjoy their free time. We urge parents and teens to join us in doing so. Here are some issues to consider

     

    Unsupervised parties