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Today's News

  • Hamilton leads Rebels to tough win over ’Stangs

    ARVADA — Kristen Hamilton was either going to break something or break free April 30 against Ralston Valley.

    It turned out to be the latter.

    Hamilton highlighted a physical 80 minutes of soccer with a breakaway goal six minutes into the second half as the shorthanded Rebels held on for a 1-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory over the Mustangs at the North Area Athletic Complex.

    “I knew coming in it was going to be a physical game,” Hamilton said.

  • Liquor store worker again accused of selling to minors

    A liquor store employee on probation for selling alcohol to teenagers is accused of doing the same during an April 14 sting operation.

    Van Pham, a 47-year-old Westminster resident, was allegedly caught selling a bottle of Corona beer to an underage person working with police. Part of Pham’s probation from an earlier conviction specifies he is not allowed to work in a liquor store.

    The sale was allegedly made at Alameda Square Liquors, which is owned by Pham’s wife.

  • Chargers till Farmers

    LAKEWOOD — If it were baseball, Chatfield’s Greg Kelsic might have gotten a shaving créme pie in the face from his teammates for his standout performance and subsequent media attention.

    As it were, the senior just had to struggle through the sight of senior Nick Nedeau’s bare chest squished and rubbing up against the locker room window at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “We’re a real loose bunch,” Kelsic said.

  • Eastwood faces arraignment on 15 charges June 14

    A county judge found probable cause April 28 to bind over for arraignment alleged Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco Eastwood on all 15 of the prosecution’s charges, including four counts of attempted murder.

    Eastwood’s arraignment is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m., when he is expected to enter a plea.

    Testimony from the preliminary hearing indicated Eastwood allegedly told investigators he had grievances with the school, which he attended in the early ’90s.

  • Tom Mauser urging Congress to eliminate 'gun-show loophole'

    Eleven years after his 15-year-old son Daniel and 12 other victims were killed in the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, activist Tom Mauser is pressuring the federal government to tighten regulations of gun sales at trade shows. Mauser took out full-page ads in several local newspapers around the April 20 anniversary of the shooting. The campaign specifically targets Sen.

  • Chargers stay undefeated in Jeffco duals

    The Chatfield Chargers swim team is enjoying one of their finest seasons in recent memory.    

    The boys can now add another feat to this year of memories — going undefeated in dual meets.

    In their last dual meet of the year before leagues, the Chargers edged out Green Mountain 159-153 on April 29 at Ridge Recreation Center.

  • Reprieve for Orion program may boost jobs
  • Volunteers break ground at Columbine Community Garden site

    A South Jeffco church is tilling the soil on a patch of untouched land that will eventually blossom into a community garden. The Columbine Community Garden, an ongoing project fueled by volunteer efforts, will grow fresh fruits and vegetables to be donated to needy families.

    Volunteers congregated at the 40-by-60-foot space April 17 at Hosanna Lutheran Church to celebrate the official groundbreaking and sink spades into earth, aerating the soil and mixing up its nutrients before seeds are planted.

  • Big surprises in Colorado Senate contest

    Before Coloradans went to their precinct caucuses last month, it looked like U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and former lieutenant governor Jane Norton were on their way to meeting in a combative and expensive race for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat. What a difference a month makes!

  • Little things become big loss to ‘Stangs

    Looking for a quiet place to relax this spring? Try the Chatfield dugout.

    The Chargers didn’t show much fire, conserved their voices while their teammates batted and were hammered late in the game April 20 for a 15-4 loss to Ralston Valley.

    The skill of the two teams was much closer than the score suggests. What was not close, however, was the spit and fire.

    “They played the game harder than we did on our home field, and I’m more disappointed in that than anything,” Chatfield coach Mike Yansak said.