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Today's News

  • Home at last: GI returns from third overseas deployment to meet son for the first time

    For Army Sgt. Eric Bishop, last week’s homecoming from South Korea — his third overseas deployment — meant seeing his 10-month-old son, Sebastian, for the first time.

     

    For his wife, Charlotte, who spent the last year wrangling a 2-year-old and changing and feeding their new baby, the event held simpler significance.

    "I am hoping to get more sleep," she said.

    Sebastian was born last June 28, and during the past 10 months he saw his father only in photos and on a computer screen. 

  • Jeffco lifts fire ban

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the total fire ban that had been in effect since March 27.
    The following are now permitted in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County:
    • Any fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices.
    • Charcoal-grill fires at private residences or within a permanently constructed grate in a developed park, campground, or picnic area.

  • Ken Caryl Metro District elects three

    Jeff Esbenshade, Ryan Rhinehart and Lauri Lehan-Milan were elected to four-year terms on the Ken Caryl Metro District board of directors in the May 8 election.

    A total of 1,240 ballots were cast out of 6,349 ballots issued to voters, according to the judges' certificate of election returns. The results:

    Jeff Esbenshade, 597

    Ryan Rhinehart, 592

    Lauri Lehan-Milano, 561

    Brooke McGuire, 533

    Ruth Sundberg, 475

    Earl Bohlen, 455

  • 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.