Today's News

  • Golden resident named to county commission


    Republican John Odom, a former candidate in state Senate District 20, has been selected to succeed Kevin McCasky as the next Jefferson County commissioner.

    Odom, 43, a Golden resident who owns part of Blue Sky Medical, aWheat Ridgemedical-supply distribution company, was announced Tuesday as the Jefferson County Republican Party vacancy committee’s top candidate.

    Odom lost to Democrat Cheri Jahn in the 2010 general election by about 4 percentage points.

  • Old nemesis denies Chatfield

    DENVER — Chatfield’s hockey team has a lot to be thankful for this season.

    The Chargers won 18 games. The Chargers overcame the early-season absence of head coach Bradd Markusch, who was sidelined with a benign brain tumor. And the Chargers reached the Final Four for the first time in school history.

    Unfortunately, for a third straight season, Chatfield’s season was halted by Lewis-Palmer.

  • 3-point barrage sends DR packing

    DENVER — Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball season came to a close on Feb. 25 at the hands of defending state champion Denver East. In a 5A second-round playoff game in the Alice Barron Region, host Denver East outscored Dakota Ridge, 62-47, thanks to a 30-17 advantage in the second half, to advance to the Sweet 16. 

  • Outmanned Columbine can’t hold off Falcons

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The Columbine Rebels boys basketball team was in uncharted waters. Not only had it not won a playoff game since 2005-2006, it hadn’t had a winning season since then, either.

    But even though the Rebels, under first-year head coach Clay Thielking, rectified all that this season, their 54-49 loss to host Mountain Vista on Feb. 26 in the second round of the 5A boys state tournament hurt just the same.

  • Roundup: Front Range Christian girls avenge loss, captures league title

    DENVER — Jennifer Vigil scored a season-high 27 points as Front Range Christian toppled rival Lutheran-Parker, 53-45, on Feb. 26 in the championship game of the 3A District 4 tournament at Hamilton Gym on the campus of the University of Denver.

    The Lady Falcons (20-1) went on a 22-11 run in the second quarter to avenge its only loss of the season earlier in the month to Lutheran-Parker.

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    Top players: Shannon Lubar, Jr.; Marina Beach, Sr.; Rachel Reiling, Sr.
    Season opener: Mar. 22, Applewood Golf Course, Golden, 8:30 a.m.
    Outlook: “I think we should have a really good season. We have some really good golfers this year,” Schimpeler said.
    State finals: May 23-24, Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs

  • Borders starts going-out-of-business sale

    Media retailer Borders began discounting its merchandise Feb. 19 at its large Southwest Plaza store in preparation for the location’s closure.

    After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Feb. 16, the book, music and movie seller is moving to close about 30 percent of its stores. About 200 locations will be shuttered, including six retail stores in Colorado.

    A store manager at the Southwest Plaza location said he did not know when the store would finally be closed and was unsure of how large the initial discounts will be.

  • State tourney roundup: Dakota Ridge, Columbine boys advance

    Derek Vander Velde scored a team-high 17 points and, despite blowing a 10-point halftime lead and 12-point advantage in the third quarter, host Dakota Ridge toppled Pine Creek, 57-48, on Thursday, Feb. 23 to advance to the second round of the 5A state boys basketball tournament.

    The Eagles (13-11), seeded eighth in the Glenn Wilson Region, got 12 points from Brent Terrell. Dakota Ridge advances to play top-seeded Regis Jesuit (18-5) in the second round on Saturday, Feb. 26.

    Devin Kastrup scored 17 points to lead Pine Creek (13-11).

  • Littleton Elks to start Cowboys for Kids programs

    With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Littleton Elks will fund, volunteer and organize multiple three-day adventures for the children of active military personnel, children with disabilities, and at-risk youths.

  • State tourney roundup: Chatfield, Dakota Ridge advance to 2nd round

    Cassandra Hanna scored a game-high 12 points and eighth-seeded Chatfield rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off ninth-seeded Fountain-Fort Carson, 35-33, on Tuesday night, Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

    The Lady Chargers (10-14) trailed 25-24 entering the game’s final eight minutes before advancing to play Monarch (20-3), the top seed in the Kaye Garms Region, in Friday’s second round.

    Kate Kurtenbach added eight points for Chatfield. The loss ended Fountain-Fort Carson’s season with a 10-14 mark.