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Today's News

  • Chatfield rally comes up just short

    Chatfield’s 2009 softball home opener resembled a grand fireworks show.

    Well, almost.

    The Chargers opened their cross-classification game on Aug. 28 with a big bang, cooled off in the middle innings and unleashed the cannons at the end. Unfortunately, the Chargers’ grand finale was cut off before completion.

    Down 4-1 against D’Evelyn, Chatfield mounted a frantic last-inning rally and had the tying run on second base but were unable to push the run across and lost 4-3.

  • Harris takes over at FRCS

    Winds of change have blown in at Front Range Christian School — more specifically, through the Falcons’ football program.

    Defensive coordinator Rob Harris takes over the head coaching duties this year and is excited about reversing the Falcons’ recent fortunes.

    “We have a great opportunity to change the fortunes of Front Range Christian School football,” Harris said. “We have had some tough seasons the past few years and the culture needed to change. The guys are enthusiastic and we will surprise this year.”

  • South Jeffco mom uses her battle with cancer to educate others

    Vicky Sullivan's Ken Caryl house party Aug. 21 featured all the standard fare: a spread of healthy treats, chilled wine and tea, and a large group of talkative friends.

    Mixed in, though, was some education on cervical cancer.

    The group got together to celebrate Kimberly Kopp, a South Jeffco mom known to many as the wife of state Sen. Mike Kopp. To this group of women, she's also a neighborhood friend who recently overcame a scary situation.

  • Jeon looking for redemption

    Front Range Christian coach Greg Blake thought his Falcons were pretty good.

    On Aug. 25, they proved him right.

    In a symbolic tournament victory, the host Falcons won the Mile High League event at Raccoon Creek behind standout senior Min Kyu Jeon and a strong team effort.

    Jeon fired an even-par 72 to be the overall winner, while the Falcons combined for the low score 249. Even better for Blake, the Falcons were better than Jefferson Academy (249) and Alexander Dawson (253), two Class 3A squads ranked in The Denver Post’s top five.

  • Historic win for Eagles

    When you send a girl nicknamed Bam to the plate, certain outcomes shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    How about a two-run, walk-off home run?

    Bam Mammenga got everything out of her one at-bat Aug. 29 as her home run to center field gave the Dakota Ridge Eagles a 10-0 Class 5A nonleague home-opening victory over the ThunderRidge Grizzlies.

    The ball appeared to skim off the center fielder’s glove before all parties were separated by the fence. The ball bounded up the hill toward Easton Park and the Eagles went wild for their sophomore hero.

  • Chatfield opens for classes days after evacuation

    Chatfield High School opened to all students and staff Monday morning after 500 freshmen were forced to evacuate the building Aug. 21 as a result of an airborne irritant.

    Two dozen students and staff were taken to hospitals Aug. 21 after the unidentified irritant made them ill. About 500 freshmen at the school for orientation had to evacuate that afternoon.

  • Answers from AJ: Question: What's going on with all that sidewalk work in Canterbury? The sidewalks seem fine.

    Answer: Inspectors saw some deterioration on certain parts of the sidewalk and gutter system in that neighborhood and chose to have the contractor replace the sections while they’re still under warranty.

    The residents of the Canterbury neighborhood —just north of West Meadows Drive and west of South Kipling Parkway — who regularly walk the sidewalks have probably noticed the replacement work.

    It may seem odd, considering that the sidewalks seemed fine and the work is irregularly spaced throughout the neighborhood.

    What gives?

  • Stretch of Santa Fe now honors fallen Navy SEAL

    The stretch of Santa Fe Drive between I-25 and C-470 now stands as a memorial to a Littleton native who was killed in 2005 in Afghanistan.

    On Aug. 18, that section of road was renamed the “Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Memorial Highway.”

    Dietz was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. According to military reports, Dietz, the team’s communications specialist, saved the lives of three of his fellow soldiers that day. Sixteen other SEALs died in the battle, the single worst day for American fatalities in the war in Afghanistan.

  • Chip with different clubs

    Too often I see amateur golfers chipping with just one club, usually a high-lofted wedge, around the green. I urge you to practice chipping with different clubs and then take these newly learned shots to the golf course.

    Before being able to use different clubs around the green, you need to practice and see what different trajectories each club will give you.

  • Deputy injured after confronting suspected car thief; suspect shot

    A Jeffco sheriff’s investigator who confronted a suspected car thief Aug. 19 was dragged down Santa Fe Drive by the stolen vehicle and suffered serious injuries.

    When Investigator Art Peterson, 52, approached the stolen truck, the female driver sped away, dragging him down the street. Peterson then shot the driver at least once; she was being treated at Denver Health Medical Center.

    Peterson was in serious condition at Swedish Medical Center but had made improvements since the accident, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Jim Shires.