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Today's News

  • Couple search for cat that fled house fire

    A strong wind gust was all it took to destroy almost everything Cherrie and Dan Denbeste had.

    Following a week filled with gale-force winds, a 35-mph gust jostled a thick electrical wire above the Denbestes’ deck on March 5, just enough to spark and ignite a fire that incinerated the South Jeffco couple’s home of 27 years on South Carr Street.

    No people were hurt in the blaze — the couple’s adult daughter was home vacuuming when she smelled smoke and escaped through the front door.

  • Amme, Columbine has their way with Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Everybody loses sometimes. It's just a matter of how people deal with it whenever they lose. Dakota Ridge had a tough time accepting its 18-10 loss to Columbine on March 10 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    With one second to go in the game, Lady Eagles senior Amy Franks was given a penalty for dangerous play. She was then ejected from the game for vehemently disagreeing with the call. Dakota Ridge coach Kimberly Peyrouse declined comment after the game and wouldn't allow anyone on the team to comment either.

  • Spring sports preview: Girls lacrosse

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Adam Everett
    Assistant coaches: Neil Mellberg, Cliff Allen, Shiloh Nicols
    League: Jeffco
    2011 record: 12-5
    Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Kent Denver, 24-9, in the second round
    Players to watch: Shelby Piper, Soph., attacker/midfielder; Rachel Walker, Soph., attacker/midfielder; Kendra Lanuza, Fr., attacker/midfielder; Savannah Mellberg, Soph., defensive midfielder

  • Spring sports preview: Boys lacrosse

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Kevin O’Brien
    Assistant coach: Clark Woodward
    League: Foothills
    2011 record: 7-10
    Last playoff appearance: 2011, lost to Mountain Vista, 15-4, in the first round
    Players to watch: Garrett Cox, Sr., attacker; Casey Kopchik, Jr., attacker/midfielder; Drew Erickson, Jr., goalie; Mike Banich, Sr., defenseman; Ryan Schneider, Soph., midfielder

  • Resilient Rebels surprise Regis

    LAKEWOOD — If there were any questions just how resilient of a bunch the Columbine Rebels can be those were answered right off the bat.
    Ryan Kelly scored the game-winning goal late in overtime after Regis Jesuit had tied the score in the closing seconds of regulation as Columbine upended the defending state champions 8-7 in the boys lacrosse season opener March 9 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Ball finally bounces Russell, Evergreen’s way vs. Littleton

    LITTLETON — It’s not like Evergreen didn’t have it chances earlier. It did. But it took a free kick and subsequent Kylee Russell goal to finally put an end to Littleton’s winnning streak against it.
    Russell’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the game’s only score as the Lady Cougars toppled host Littleton 1-0 in its season opener at Littleton Public Schools Stadium on March 10. Evergreen snapped the Lady Lions’ three-game winning streak in the series.

  • START OF A NEW ERA

    Tyson Butler, no matter what happens from here on out, will forever go down as a part of Dakota Ridge history. And it only took the Eagles sophomore 23 seconds to do so.
    Before March 10, Dakota Ridge High School has never played a boys lacrosse game much less hosted one. But not only did the school host its first game, but it was against fellow first-year program Clear Creek.
    And Butler, a sophomore attacker, punched home the first of a bevy of goals scored by Dakota Ridge in a 15-1 victory.

  • Nita the goose has met Harry and Sally

    Nita the goose is lonely no more.

    The 7-year-old goose, who lost her mate two months ago has found two new friends, a mated pair named Harry and Sally.

    Harry and Sally also are white Chinese geese like Nita, and they came to Nita’s owners, Marie and George McLaughlin of Morrison, through a High Timber Times subscriber.

    “She didn’t want her name used in the paper,” Marie said. The woman had rescued the two geese but she already had chickens, so she didn’t especially want the geese.

  • Of the teens and by the teens

    The Jeffco Public Library is relying on a logical approach to help young people stay engaged with books and other library offerings: Teens trust teens.

    The portion of the library’s website that features teen-targeted and teen-authored blogs experienced a 50 percent increase in traffic from 2010 to the end of 2011, teen services librarians say.

  • Littleton may ease penalty for late sewer payments

    Residents would be granted a five-day grace period for late sewer and storm-drain payments under a measure the Littleton City Council is considering.

    Late fees would also be reduced from 25 percent to 15 percent, or by about $23 for Littleton residents outside of sanitation districts, a change driven by customer complaints about unusually high fees and an unforgiving deadline.