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Today's News

  • Arapahoe mail ballots not affected by sticker mishap

    The “I Voted” stickers sent in mail-ballot envelopes won’t affect how votes will be counted, the Arapahoe County clerk says.

    After it was discovered Tuesday that the stickers left a slight impression on some ballots, Doty said in a news release late Tuesday the ballots had been tested and the scanner counted the votes correctly. 

    Election officials also ran a test witnessed by officials from the secretary of state’s office, party officials and the Denver Post. The votes also were counted correctly.

  • Key election information

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Mother may I … move!

  • Top scores tough to be found at Jeffco meet

    LAKEWOOD — Gymnastics in the Jeffco League is like a stacked deck, loaded with highly skilled, competitive gymnasts, which makes for a great show at state. But at league competition it makes for a downright spectacle.
    The Jeffco League gymnastics championships was held at Bear Creek High School on Oct. 20. The conference finals are just a primer for regionals, which will be held Oct. 26. Teams have to qualify their gymnasts at regionals if they want a shot at state, but there are so many variables that make getting to state nerve-wracking.

  • Overholt, Chargers prep for playoffs

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — It was like a movie that took a little too long to get going. But, boy, once it did, there were fireworks. Chatfield and Dakota Ridge played a thrilling final 25 minutes in the regular-season finale, won 2-1 by the Chargers on Oct. 17 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    The two squads combined for three goals in a five-minute span late in the second half, including two from Chatfield sophomore Ben Overholt that ultimately proved to be too much for a pesky Dakota Ridge team to overcome.

  • Eagles girls, boys qualify for state meet

    McKenna Spillar and Vanessa Gonzalez got to experience the feeling of going to the 5A state cross country championships last season, but it wasn’t a completely fulfilling trip. That’s because their teammates weren’t with them. That won’t be a problem in 2012.
    Led by Spillar’s third-place finish in 18 minutes, 35 seconds, Dakota Ridge placed second as a team — one of five teams eligible to qualify for state — with 65 points at the 5A Region 1 cross country championships at Clement Park on Oct. 18.

  • Falcons take advantage of Diggers' miscues, injuries

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Whether it was Clear Creek’s miscommunication on offense or the injuries adding up or just the smash-mouth brand of football Front Range Christian played, it all added up to the same result.
    Clear Creek turned the ball over six times — five times in the first half — and Front Range Christian’s Tanner Matoaba rushed for two touchdowns in the Falcons’ 27-7 victory Oct. 19 at Golddigger Stadium.

  • Loss can’t take away from Chargers’ season

    AURORA — A year earlier, Chatfield’s season, which included a 5A Jeffco League title, ended a week earlier than it thought it might at regionals. And though the Lady Chargers won the same number of games in 2012 as it did in 2011, but didn’t repeat as conference champions they arguably had a better season. A berth in the 5A state tournament, for all intents and purposes, proved that.
    And though Chatfield left Aurora Sports Park with a 4-2 defeat to Rock Canyon in the state quarterfinals on Oct. 19, the Lady Chargers proved that they belonged.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lecker, Lady Chargers post straight-set victory over Rebels

    Sydney Lecker had a team-high 10 kills as Chatfield scored a 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 victory over rival Columbine on Oct. 19 at Columbine High School.
    The win was Chatfield’s fourth straight and 10th in 11 games.
    Megan Bohn added eight kills for the Lady Chargers (14-4, 7-1 5A Jeffco). Rachel Flores had 25 assists and 10 digs, while sophomore Tori Passarelli had a team-best 19 digs.