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Today's News

  • ‘American Idol’ run ends for former area resident

    A former South Jeffco resident achieved international fame recently, having made her way to the top 16 contestants in the ninth season of “American Idol.”

    Singer Lilly Scott, 20, whose parents live in the area, won over the show’s sometimes finicky judges and thousands of fans, who sent in text-message votes in attempts to keep her on the show.

    She was cut from the running last week, when the show’s four contestants receiving the bottom rung of votes were cast off.

  • Mr. Biggs property owner hopes business go in new direction

      The owner of the property that houses the troubled Mr. Biggs entertainment center is trying to distance the business from its recent history of run-ins with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Following a March 4 liquor-license hearing that halted alcohol sales at the entertainment center, building owner George Shakiban said a new tenant is being sought and that the business will henceforth cater specifically to families. But even though rowdy club nights and late-night concerts are a thing of the past, Shakiban said, the fate of Mr.

  • Chatfield boys lacrosse team loses in triple OT

      DENVER — It took three overtimes to vanquish Chatfield High’s boys lacrosse team at Colorado Academy on March 18, but the 6-5 thriller showed the Chargers will be a force this year.

    “(There were) two good defenses who just battled it throughout the game. Sometimes things don’t work out, but we played hard and can walk away with our heads held high,” Chatfield head coach Kyle Lambert said.

  • Silver skates on a golden pond

    “It’s a bond that the best players in the NHL have with people like me. Doing it with the wind blowing in your face, and doing it when you’re 10 years old, and until your feet are freezing. It’s just the most wonderful thing I could ever think of.”

    — Fred Haberman, founder, U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

    INDIAN HILLS — The local herd of deer didn’t show up for the final morning of skating on Martin Richardson’s rink this month.

    Lazy beasts.

  • Albertson leads Rebels past stubborn Rampart

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore forward Ember Albertson learned that if at first you don’t succeed, try again … and again.

    The forward was stoned not once, but twice by Rampart goalie Katie Ruff from point-blank range and missed several shots wide of the net, but with just over 18 minutes remaining in the game, she finally got the best of Ruff and fired home the game-winning goal in a 2-1 Rebel victory on March 12 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Legislature focusing on finances

    This week marks the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2010 session. The state’s fiscal woes have dominated the session to this point. The legislature has adopted a package of bills that raised revenues by eliminating a variety of tax exemptions as well as approving a 32-bill package that reduced spending by state agencies for the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

  • Parents, faculty ask questions about shooting response

      About 70 people, including faculty and parents from Deer Creek Middle and Stony Creek Elementary schools, questioned school district staff and sheriff’s officials March 10 about the response to the February shootings at the middle school.

    The community meeting was held to address safety concerns and response efforts to the Feb. 23 shootings, but concern seemed to be focused less on the efforts at Deer Creek and more on the lockdown response at the neighboring elementary school.

  • Marine clinic named for Columbine grad

      A Columbine High grad was posthumously honored March 12 when a Marine Corps medical facility was dedicated in his name. The Charles Luke Milam Clinic in North Carolina will treat injured Marines and serves to bolster the memory of a Navy hospital corpsman who deployed on four combat tours.

    Luke Milam was killed in action in September 2007 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Eastwood affidavit describes '02 mental-health hold

      The arrest affidavit of Deer Creek Middle School shooting suspect Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood indicates he was placed on a mental-health hold by Littleton police in 2002.

    The affidavit, released March 12, also says Eastwood told investigators he heard voices emanating from a Nielson television-ratings box in his apartment and described hearing voices since then, including on Feb. 23, the day of the shooting.

  • Rebels attack Wolves early, cruise to win

    The sight of a Grandview player carrying the ball across midfield was significant March 9.

    Why? It was first time the Columbine Rebels had allowed it to happen, and their game was nine minutes old. And the Rebels were already up 8-0.

    “I was happy with our first game,” coach Alise Steiner said after the Rebels tranquilized, tagged and released the Wolves to the tune of a 17-3 victory. “We ran hard; we went after groundballs; mostly made good passes.”