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Today's News

  • Jeffco wants residents to stand up, be counted in census

      Jefferson County is taking steps to ensure all of its 570,000 residents are counted in the upcoming 2010 census.

    The county is operating an informational census website and will be setting up a handful of assistance centers throughout the area staffed by U.S. Census workers.

  • Lady Eagles dish out big win over Chatfield

    An old proverb states that revenge is a dish that is best served cold.

    Well they must have quite a freezer at Dakota Ridge High School on Feb. 11 as the Eagles served an ice cold dish to Chatfield by beating them soundly on the defensive end and moving the ball well on offense on their way to a 54-35 victory.

    In their first meeting, Chatfield lit up the Eagles in the first quarter, scoring 24 first-quarter points en route to a 52-43 win. But this time, Chatfield was only able to manage 20 points in the entire first half as the Dakota Ridge zone gave the Chargers fits.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Swimming, wrestling and hockey

    GIRLS SWIMMING

    Horodyski a real butterfly

    Columbine’s Ashley Horodyski earned a trip to the finals of the 100 butterfly Feb. 13 at the Class 5A state swim and dive championships at the Fort Collins’ Edora Pool and Ice Center.

    Horodyski swam a time of 58.58 seconds to place sixth overall. Cherry Creek’s Kelly Naze won the event with a new state-record time of 54.25.

  • Chargers run away from Eagles

    Musically speaking, the Chatfield Chargers started out as a ragtime band Feb. 11 before blending into one serious five-piece funk group.

    “I thought we played with a great deal of intensity,” coach Gary Anderson said after the Chargers’ 71-46 victory over rival Dakota Ridge. “That’s a good team. Once we got that press and running going …”

    The Chargers found their rhythm.

  • Golden neighborhood suing Foothills over ward voting

      Residents of a Golden neighborhood are suing the Foothills Park & Recreation District over the district’s new ward voting system and are attempting to gain control over an area park currently owned by the district.

    The HOA is also encouraging its residents to sign petitions to secede from the rec district and is seeking an injunction to scuttle the ward voting system.

  • Fire destroys Jeffco kennel; nine dogs die

      Nine dogs died in a fire early Monday that destroyed a kennel about 6 miles west of Roxborough State Park.

    The fire, which burned the Pampered Pets and Doggie Dude business at 13906 Kuehster Road, was reported around midnight and was not completely extinguished until 4 a.m.

  • Cub Scouts collecting food for Jeffco Action Center

    A yellow and blue score of Cub Scouts marched out into neighborhoods Jan. 30 and delivered empty grocery bags to area homes. Pack 554, which is based at Normandy Elementary school, will be returning to the same homes Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. with hopes of collecting thousands of bags filled with nonperishable goods to be donated to the Jeffco Action Center.

  • Wrestling: Pena loses in Jeffco championship

    Chatfield junior standout Tony Pena was upset Feb. 6 in the cross-classification final of the Jefferson County League at Columbine. Pena won the Class 5A 130-pound bracket before facing Wheat Ridge’s Nick Swanson in the final and losing a 4-3 decision.

    Pena was the only wrestler from Chatfield, Columbine or Dakota Ridge to win his 5A weight.

    Wrestlers head to regionals this weekend before next week’s state tournament, which runs Feb. 18-20 at Pepsi Center.

  • Lady Chargers finally lull Bears into hibernation

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers went into Bear Creek High School hoping for an easy win on Feb. 5.

    They got the win, but it certainly wasn’t easy as the Chargers fought a feisty Bears squad 47-38 for their fifth straight win in a Jeffco 5A League game.

    Chatfield (12-7, 6-3) would lead throughout, jumping out to a 9-0 lead, but were never able to extend it as the Bears (5-14, 1-8) hung tough and played the Chargers even the rest of the way.

  • Aspen dims CHS playoff aspirations

    The Columbine Rebels entered Feb. 6’s game with Aspen needing a win to improve their playoffs hopes. They left the game needing a miracle as they fell to Aspen 2-1 at Edge Ice Arena.

    The Rebels will now need to beat No. 2-ranked Ralston Valley on Feb. 9, a tall task in itself, and pray that several of teams above them lose to have a chance at a No. 8 seed for the state playoffs.

    “This was kind of a must-win situation for us to make the playoffs,” Rebel head coach Justin Depretis said. “Now we just have to cross our fingers and hope.”