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Today's News

  • Late goal seals Columbine’s fate

    ENGLEWOOD — The fourth-ranked Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse team had its best season to date ended by No. 1 and nationally-ranked Arapahoe 10-9 in the state semifinals May 16 at Englewood High School.
    The pressure was intense for the Rebels, and they knew it. So did everyone else. Nevertheless, from the moment the game started Columbine was on fire. The Rebels fought to control the ball, knowing that doing so meant controlling the game.

  • Penalty kicks turn out to be Lady Rebels’ lone weakness

    LAKEWOOD — Ember Albertson pulled up her white Columbine Lady Rebels jersey, wiped away the tears from her eyes, and then led her teammates in one last cheer for the season.
    The finality of a season in which Columbine sandwiched a 16-game winning streak between a pair of penalty-kick defeats was sinking in. But these Lady Rebels had nothing to hang their heads about.

  • Eagles come up short in extras

    DENVER — It took 10 innings, but when all was said and done the Dakota Ridge baseball team left All-City Park on May 20 knowing that second-ranked Grandview, not it, would be advancing in the 5A state tournament.
    The heartbreaking 3-1 10-inning loss was a tough blow to the Eagles’ nine seniors. They, like everyone else, thought this was their year to go all the way. Making it to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed is no small feat. Holding a competitive team such as Grandview to one run for seven innings was practically colossal.

  • Carter-led Chargers take 8th

    FORT COLLINS — The Chatfield Chargers took eighth place with 112 points at the 2012 boys state swimming championships at EPIC Pool on May 19.
    The excitement had been building in anticipation of this meet all year. For Chatfield senior Bryce Carter, this year’s state meet was the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. Carter, an All-America contender, took third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.40 seconds and fourth in the 100 freestyle in 46.68.

  • Nagging hamstring injury spoils Gaytan’s state quest

    LAKEWOOD — This was definitely not the way Erik Gaytan wanted to go out.
    The defending 400-meter champion re-aggravated a nagging hamstring injury May 17 in the boys’ 100-meter preliminaries at the 5A state track and championships at Jeffco Stadium which would hamper him throughout the weekend.

  • State title a surprise for Spillar

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar practically surprised herself. The Dakota Ridge junior, with 100 meters to go in the girls’ 3,200 meters May 17 at the 5A state track and field championships, was in the lead. She couldn’t believe it.
    But the first-year state qualifier also knew, since Pomona’s Alaina Anderson and Rangeview’s Rikki Gonzales were nipping at her heels, that she had to remain focused. She, as Spillar said, gave it everything she had.
    That’s why she’s now a state champion.

  • Historic Preservation Awards honor renovations, renovators

    Some of Littleton’s well-preserved structures and several people who contributed to preservation efforts were honored May 9 at the fifth annual Historic Preservation Awards.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

    West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.
    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • Grads will leave an empty place behind

    “As soon as you walk out of our door … everything’s going to change, and it won’t change back. Not to the way it is now. I am so happy for you … and I am so proud. … Sometimes I want my sweet little (child) back. I’m going to miss you a lot.”
    — from the TV show “Glee”