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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Johnson, Cherokee Trail take advantage of Chatfield’s miscues
    AURORA
    — Quarterback Aric Johnson rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as host Cherokee Trail spoiled Chatfield’s season opener with a 24-0 victory Aug. 30.
    Johnson hit Dominique Grady for a 19-yard scoring strike in the second quarter to give Cherokee Trail a 7-0 halftime lead. After Cameron Currington made it 14-0 in the third wit a 3-yard run, Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Alert, but inert

  • Rebels’ offense flatlines vs. Hawks

    THORNTON — Head softball coach Robin Ortiz stood on the third-base line, soaking in what had just happened. Columbine had seemingly just ran itself out of the fourth inning with two runners on and one out when a Madison Reuter liner dropped in front of Horizon shortstop Lindsay Pritchard.

  • People's playground sparkles in Columbine Hills Park

    The new playground in Columbine Hills Park is more than a neighborhood amenity — it is truly a community project and a source of pride and accomplishment.

    About 150 residents of all ages turned out at West Elmhurst Avenue and South Kendall Boulevard on July 14 for the community playground-raising, which lasted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A resident DJ provided the motivational sounds, and a local deli provided the lunch for free.

  • Rice-led Chargers place second in tri-meet

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.

  • Lobos endure weather, Dakota Ridge

    With the start of the fall sports season, many coaches are uncertain of what to expect. But if Conifer’s 5-2 win over Dakota Ridge on Aug. 30 is any indicator Conifer boys’ tennis head coach Dennis Knopf has a bright season ahead.
    Late August in Colorado brings unpredictable weather, especially in the afternoon. Both teams arrived at the Ken Caryl Ranch House under dark skies and a cool breeze. Coaches and players alike proceeded with the meet with breath held that the clouds wouldn’t open up and cancel the meet.

  • Man found guilty of animal cruelty

    A jury on Aug. 30 found a Lakewood man guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in connection with an incident involving a confrontation between two dogs in Columbine Knolls South II in October 2011.

    A rat terrier named Bubba and a three-legged Doberman mix named Holly wound up in a confrontation, and the owner of the terrier, Jason Michael Sharrett, 41, intervened. The Doberman died a few days later, and authorities alleged that Sharrett used excessive force to break up the dogfight.

  • South Jeffco family supports 5K to honor woman's memory

     Renate Rieker Baldwin of Columbine Knolls South was only 47 and had never smoked a cigarette, but she died of lung cancer in 2007 after enduring many different treatments over three years.

    Lung cancer is an unforgiving disease that attacks non-smokers as well as smokers, although people tend to think of it as a smoker's affliction. Every year, between 20,000 and 30,000 people who never smoked are diagnosed with lung cancer, representing 10 to 15 percent of all new cases.

  • Parker pounding the pavement in state House race

    Editor’s note: Democrat Mary Parker is running against Republican Justin Everett in state House District 22. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Everett.

     

    Mary Parker doesn’t have a piece of pet legislation to push when and if she gets to the Capitol as a state representative. But she has a burning desire to express her conviction that people need to participate in democracy for the system to work.

    A lot of people talk the talk, but Parker is walking the talk.

  • Commission hopeful criticizes incumbents

     

    Editor’s note: Democrat Casey Tighe is challenging incumbent County Commissioner John Odom, a Republican. An upcoming issue will include a story focusing on Odom.

     

    By Vicky Gits

    Staff Writer

    County commission candidate Casey Tighe, a former CDOT auditor, told Lookout Mountain residents last Wednesday night that they might not be happy with all his decisions, but he would do a better job of listening to the community than the incumbent commissioner.