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Today's News

  • Jeffco judge named to state Supreme Court

    Jefferson County District Judge Brian Boatright was appointed Thursday to fill a vacancy in the state Supreme Court.

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment, choosing Boatright over lawyers Frederick Martinez and Patrick O’Rourke, who were also finalists. State Supreme Court Judge Alex Martinez is retiring from the bench.

  • Commissioners take heat over library district

    South Jeffco residents grilled the county commissioners at an Oct. 20 citizen-input meeting over numerous hot-button issues, with a particular emphasis on library funding and efforts to create an independent library district.

    Following the commissioners’ presentation about county topics, residents also expressed ire about the construction of the large pedestrian bridge at Wadsworth and Bowles, the county’s dissolution of its audit committee and RTD’s pending cuts to local bus routes.

  • Foothills board votes to sell parcels at Wadsworth and Coal Mine

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board approved the sale Oct. 25 of two open-space parcels at Wadsworth and Coal Mine, a deal that will raise $1.5 million but has enraged neighboring homeowners.

  • Columbine boys soccer team bounced from 5A playoffs

    FORT COLLINS -- Luke Shepstone scored Columbine's lone goal in the 75th minute, but the Rebels were bounced from the 5A state boys soccer playoffs with a 2-1 first-round loss to Fort Collins on Oct. 25 at French Field.
    The host Lambkins (8-2-6), seeded 13th in the 32-team field, got first-half goals from Jesus Martinez and Ben Walker before holding on to advance to advance into the second round to face fourth-seeded ThunderRidge (13-3).

  • State loss doesn’t spoil Dakota Ridge’s season

    AURORA — It might’ve been a bitter pill to swallow. It certainly wasn’t Dakota Ridge’s desired ending. But considering it had been eight years since the Lady Eagles had reached the 5A state softball tournament, even losing 4-2 to Brighton in the quarterfinals on Oct. 21 at Aurora Sports Park couldn’t diminish the season that was.

  • Cross country: Carney wins, takes regional title

  • Energized Rebels rally past Chargers

    To say Ashley Williams was a little concerned would be an understatement. The Columbine senior did not want to lose, especially to rival Chatfield. Yet things didn’t look too promising for the Lady Rebels after the first game on Oct. 20 at Chafield High School.

  • McDondles, Rebels tune up for Mullen

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being undefeated there were still questions about Columbine entering its game with Bear Creek on Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.
    In its first seven games, Columbine had faced only one team with a winning record in Arapahoe. But the Rebels put most doubts aside with a convincing 38-20 win.
    Columbine overcame injuries to senior linebacker Jaxon Mohr (arm/shoulder), junior linebacker Trent Headley (arm/shoulder), and senior defensive lineman Josh Croy (elbow) in the first half.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Eagles headed to Pine Creek for 6-team district tournament

    Dakota Ridge, seeded 38th, will play in the 5A District 6 volleyball tournament, hosted by Pine Creek, on Oct. 28-29.
    The Lady Eagles (7-12 overall, 3-5 5A Jeffco) will be joined in the regionals by host Pine Creek, Cherry Creek, Rampart, Castle View and Aurora Central. The top two teams qualify for regionals.

    FOOTBALL SCORES
    Chatfield 47, Heritage 27
    Dakota Ridge 35, Prairie View 0
    Lutheran-Parker 14, FRCS 7

  • Providing the ultimate edge

    Sid Broadbent’s ice skates went out from under him during a session at the old University of Denver ice rink in 1977, resulting in a broken bone and ultimately a hip replacement — a life-changing injury he blames entirely on a botched blade sharpening.

    In that same year, Broadbent, who was then designing solar cells for Martin Marietta, began pouring decades of engineering expertise into an invention that would help prevent other skaters from suffering the same fate.