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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge's Spillar captures state title in 3,200 meters

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior McKenna Spillar, in her first trip to the 5A state track and field championships, won the girls' 3,200-meter state championship May 17 at Jefferson County Stadium by the narrowest of margins.

  • Voters elect 3 to West Metro Fire board

    Residents of the West Metro Fire District elected three new members to four-year terms on the board of directors in the election May 8.
    Pamela Feely won in District 4 with 515 votes. Feely ran uncontested.
    Kristin Moeder won in District 6 with 454 votes. Her opponent, J.B. Robert Espinoza, had 81 votes.
    Wendy Ann Volmer won in District 7 with 465 votes, compared to 69 votes for Gary Philpott.

  • Incumbent Maulik re-elected to Foothills board

    Incumbent Terri Maulik was decisively re-elected to a second four-year term May 8 on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    In the only contested seat, in Ward 5, Maulik soundly defeated challenger Clarence Kissler, 806 votes to 443.

    "I feel like the first four (years) were about learning and emptying out the closets and the clutter," Maulik had said before the election. "The main focus needs to be on capital improvements and repairs and bringing in more revenue.”

  • Civil discourse: a horse is a horse

    As work in the state House of Representatives ground to a halt on the second to last night of the legislative session last week to ensure that no vote would be taken on legislation to create civil unions, I found myself reflecting on the role my hometown of Steamboat Springs played in the debate on same-sex unions way back in 1975.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The perfect crime

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Morris’ second-half goal sends Columbine to state quarterfinals
    LAKEWOOD
    — Ashley Morris scored the game’s lone goal off as assist from Rylie O’Keefe as fourth-seeded Columbine posted a 1-0 win over No. 13 Denver East in the Sweet 16 of the 5A state girls soccer playoffs on May 12 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    The Jeffco League champion Lady Rebels advanced to the quarterfinals where they hosted Cherry Creek on May 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Results from that game weren’t available at press time.

  • Carter, Chargers prepared for state

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys swimming team is hoping to make a splash at state. With three Jeffco League record-breaking performances just one week prior to the big event, the Chargers are looking good.
    Chatfield started off the 5A Jeffco League meet May 12 at Meyers Pool with a dominant near three-second win in the 200-yard medley relay. And with the bar set high, senior standout Bryce Carter didn’t disappoint.
    The University of Wyoming recruit set league records in the 50 freestyle (20.96 seconds)and 100 freestyle (46.36).

  • Mustangs slam door on Rebels’ season

    The host Columbine Rebels baseball team lost to Mountain Range 11-3 in the first round of 5A District 3 tournament May 12, stunning ending their season and state tournament hopes.
    “Columbine is a great team,” Mountain Range head coach Jeremy Lustik said. “We are not better than them, but I think we got a couple clutch hits that we needed.”

  • Guerra’s three-run homer, wild pitch caps district rally for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge took the long way to a district title last May 12 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The Eagles overcame a three-run deficit in the seventh inning to defeat Cherokee Trail 8-7, winning the 5A District 8 championship and advancing to their first state tournament since 2008. Dakota Ridge (17-3), seeded sixth, will play Regis Jesuit (17-4) in the first round of the eight-team double-elimination tournament on May 18 at 10 a.m. at Bishop Machbeuf High School.

  • Vance fires 71, captures regional

    Gillian Vance was so dialed in to her game that the Dakota Ridge freshman didn’t realize what she shot.
    What she scored was a 1-under-par 71 on May 10 at the 5A Metro West Regional at the 5,518-yard Raccoon Creek Golf Course. That was good enough to not only win a regional championship, but to do so by five strokes over Jeffco League champion Shannon Lubar of Chatfield.