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Today's News

  • It's hip to be square

    The crowd that had been mingling and eating homemade cookies migrated to the makeshift dance floor at the beckon of the caller.

    “Time to square up,” yelled Jan Hormuth as she joined the new dancers, who were quickly forming groups.

  • Boggs says additional work at school should have been put up for bid

    A Jeffco school board member is questioning the board’s decision to nearly triple the value of a contract for a company doing construction at Westminster’s Standley Lake High School without requesting new bids.

    Board member Laura Boggs says the contract change should warrant a new bid process, while board President Lesley Dahlkemper and district staff disagree, saying the district was within its legal rights to amend the contract.

  • Scholarship, musical talents, leadership are potent package in Dakota Ridge student

    It’s my fortunate opportunity to introduce Dakota Ridge High School senior Abbie Randall. As is true for every high school, DRHS recognizes students leaving positive academic legacies in many ways — including membership in the school’s National Honor Society. Abbie represents the role model by which all other students are compared and selected for this academic program. She daily emulates the primary pillars of NHS: leadership, scholarship character and service.

  • Plans to tighten smoking regulations in unincorporated Jeffco worry commissioners

    A coalition of anti-smoking groups wants to tighten smoking restrictions in Jefferson County, but the county commissioners got a little hot under the collar over infringing on the rights of business owners.

    Jeffco’s Public Health Department has teamed with Healthy Unincorporated Jefferson County, a tobacco prevention coalition, to push for several changes to Jeffco’s smoking regulations and restrictions.

  • Bridge lighting celebrates completion of west corridor light-rail line

    RTD celebrated the final stage of construction on its new west corridor light-rail line, which runs from downtown Denver to the Jeffco government center in Golden, with the lighting of the Sixth Avenue Bridge on Jan. 23.  

    Several hundred people gathered at Lakewood Fordland and along the West Sixth Avenue frontage road near the bridge to watch the lighting ceremony. More than a few photographers set up tripods along the road to capture the first watts to emanate from the bridge’s lights.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    “Think Pink Night” scheduled for Feb. 8 at Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High is hosting “Think Pink Night” as part of  the Rebels’ doubleheader girls and boys basketball game against Columbine on Feb. 8. Dakota Ridge will honor family members and friends who are breast cancer survivors during halftime of the boys game.
    Each  survivor gets into the game free.

    Buchli, Dakota Ridge sneak past host Pomona 43-42

  • Lady Chargers’ offense clicks in 2nd half

    The first half of Chatfield’s 56-43 girls basketball victory at rival Columbine on Jan. 23 was a case of both teams having their share of struggles. The Lady Chargers failed time and again to make crisp passes in to the paint, while Columbine was forcing shots.
    But in the second half it was only the Lady Rebels who struggled.
    Kelsi Lawrence led a balanced Chatfield attack with a game-high 10 points as the Lady Chargers extended their winning streak over Columbine to five games. Overall, Chatfield had lost four of its previous five.

  • Marchese, Rebels stonewall Eagles

    The only person who stood between Dakota Ridge’s Joey Dolce and a sure breakaway goal was Columbine senior goaltender Charlie Marchese. That, unfortunately for Dolce, was the problem. Nothing was going to get past Marchese as he stood between the pipes Jan. 25 at the Edge Ice Arena.
    The stalwart goaltender was a brick wall as Columbine produced its first shutout in more than three years with a 2-0 victory over the Eagles. It was the first shutout for the Rebels since a 5-0 win over Mullen on Jan. 19, 2010, a stretch of 61 games.

  • Chargers take control of 5A Jeffco

    Identifying a go-to player for the Chatfield Chargers is virtually impossible. There isn’t one. Chatfield’s 2012-13 boys basketball team is a collective unit and on any given night anybody could step up and take a leadership role, especially when it comes to scoring.

  • Whole Foods recalling salmon due to possible listeria contamination

     

    Whole Foods has issued a recall for 4-ounce packages of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, cold-smoked and sliced, due to possible listeria contamination.