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Today's News

  • Incumbent Maulik re-elected to Foothills board

     

  • Contest ignites young imaginations

    Seven Westridge Elementary students who built a drivable vehicle out of scrap lumber, bicycle sprockets, 16 AA batteries, wheels and an electric hand drill are raising money to compete at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals from May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Team NO Limits! won third place April 14 out of 14 teams at the state Destination ImagiNation Tournament at the Auraria campus in Denver, entitling the group to compete at the finals, along with 55 out of a total of 1,000 Colorado teams.

  • At Bert’s, local and fresh are top priority

    Bert’s All American Market is so patriotic it opened on the Fourth of July last year.

     

    Owner Bert Waisanen prides himself on operating a fresh-food neighborhood grocery store focused on Colorado products and, beyond that, all-American products.

    “It’s not that I’m against ethnic foods,” explains Waisanen. “We carry a lot of ethnic-style foods. I’m just pro-local.”

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Columbine, Dakota Ridge draw home dates for districts

    The 5A Jeffco League champion Columbine Rebels (13-5) drew the fourth seed and will host a four-team district tournament May 12.
    Columbine will play 29th-seeded Mountain Range (12-7) at 10 a.m. The second game, set for 12:30 p.m., pits 13th-seeded Ralston Valley (13-6) against 20th-seeded Grand Junction (13-6). The winners will play at 3 p.m. for the rights to advance to the eight-team, double-elimination portion of the 5A state tournament.

  • Chatfield’s No. 4 doubles team of Ohman, Pritekel play their way back into state

    Hannah Ohman and Payton Pritekel played their way into the 5A state girls tennis championships the hard way.
    Chatfield’s No. 4 doubles team, after placing third at the 5A Region 3 tournament on May 3 at Ken Caryl Ranch House, found themselves in a playback match with Mountain Vista’s Alyssa Heiland and Jordan Wade. Then they found themselves in a second-set tiebreak. They won them both.

  • Littleton finally break through, takes second place at regionals

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Getting to state has been the hard part for the Littleton Lady Lions. But they won’t have to worry about that this year.
    Littleton’s No. 3 singles player Katie Pearson and three doubles teams reached the 5A state tournament after placing second at the Region 1 championship May 3-4 at Cherry Creek High School.
    “We’ve been in a drought,” Littleton head coach Kevin Brooks said. “We haven’t been to state in a while, so now to qualify three teams is fantastic.

  • Lady Rebels sending Williams, three doubles teams to state tournament

    DENVER — Columbine took second place in the 5A Region 5 girls tennis tournament at City Park.
    Columbine advanced four to the state tournament this weekend — its No. 3 singles player and its No. 1, 2 and 4 doubles teams. The 5A state tournament runs May 10-12 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver. The Lady Rebels placed fourth last year at regionals and qualifying only one for the state tournament.

  • Lions go out with heads held high

    AURORA — It would’ve been easy for the Littleton Lions to call it quits after Cherokee Trail opened their boys lacrosse state playoff game with six straight goals. It would’ve been just as easy to pack it in at halftime down by that same six-goal deficit with few signs of a comeback on the horizon.
    But that’s not what Littleton is all about, and the Lions proved that on May 4 at Legacy Stadium.

  • Lady Rebels set early tone in shutout of Mullen

    Scoring goals in the first half is a tone-setter for the Columbine Lady Rebels, but they haven’t always come easily. There’s a goal here and there, but not at the frequency they would like with the 5A state playoffs on the horizon. That wasn’t a problem on May 3 against Mullen.
    Ember Albertson and Ashley Morris scored in the first six minutes as host Columbine tripped the Lady Mustangs 3-0 in the regular-season finally for both teams.
    Getting off to an early start was imperative, Albertson said.

  • Jeffco title belongs to Columbine

    A year ago, Columbine made an improbable run to be one of the final five teams left in 5A baseball before losing in the state tournament. This year, the run started much earlier and it came with 5A Jeffco League supremacy to boot.
    Austin Anderson had three hits, Jaxon Mohr scored twice and Columbine scored four first-inning runs and never trailed in fending off host Chatfield 8-6 on May 5. The win sewed up a conference championship for the Rebels.