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Today's News

  • Supreme opportunity: State's top court gives Columbine students front-row seat to justice

    Justice may be blind, but Columbine High School students had their eyes opened to the judicial process when the Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases in the school auditorium on Oct. 1.

    The session was part of Courts in the Community, an educational outreach effort started by the Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in 1986. The Supreme Court has heard arguments in high schools twice a year ever since.

  • Poor weather forecasts postpone Pumpkin Festival at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

    Forecasts for poor weather have forced the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield to postpone the annual pumpkin festival for a week.

    The pumpkin festival has been rescheduled for Oct. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    “All the weather forecasting made it look like this weekend was not best weekend to have people come out,” said gardens spokesman Will Jones. “We don’t want people to get caught in mud and snow or whatever else Mother Nature will throw at us.”

  • Camp Invention keeps elementary students thinking during summer

    For the most part, the hallways at Blue Heron Elementary School are exactly as expected during the summer: mostly empty with the occasional custodian working on projects that weren’t possible during the school year.

    But at one end of the school comes a familiar sound: children laughing and talking, and perhaps most importantly, learning.

  • Foundation targets curricular activities at Columbine

    A group of Columbine High parents, teachers and principal Frank DeAngelis have formed a foundation that will raise funds just for academics.

    The Frank DeAngelis Columbine High School Academic Foundation launched Oct. 6 just ahead of parent-teacher conferences at the school.

  • Tigers trip up Eagles

    The most exciting part for the Dakota Ridge volleyball team on Oct. 9 was that the Eagles’ fans came out in grand numbers to raise a raucous in the stands.

    The Lakewood Tigers defeated Dakota Ridge in three straight games, including a nail-biter of a second game.

  • Barber, Eagles crown Cowboys

    LAKEWOOD — Steven Barber might be the first homecoming king of a school he doesn’t technically attend. Can the home-schooled senior do that?

    “The kids love him,” Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said with a shrug Oct. 8.

    It’s good to be the king, or at least the Barber of the Ridge.

    “It’s awesome,” Barber said through an interpreter. “It feels really cool.”

  • Bears topple Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Statistically speaking, Chatfield’s reign as the premier soccer team in the Class 5A Jefferson County League had to end sometime. That day was most likely Oct. 7.

    In a battle of teams unbeaten in league, the Chargers were stymied and stifled at Lakewood Memorial Field in a 1-0 loss to the Bear Creek Bears.

    The Chargers had plenty of chances, some hauntingly close, but in the end it was a slalom run, a deflection and a pounce that put the Bears in the driver’s seat for a higher postseason seed.

  • Jeon cards third-place finish at state

    Min Kyu Jeon’s fortunes changed with the weather at the Class 3A boys golf state championship at Cougar Canyon Golf Course in Trinidad.

    A pre-tournament favorite, the Front Range Christian senior teed it up Oct. 5 against a wind that fluctuated between 25 and 30 miles-per-hour. Jeon carded an 86 and was 10 strokes behind the leader.

    With the winds under control the following day, Jeon dropped 11 strokes to card a 75 and placed third overall for the second consecutive year.

  • Pomona hands Chatfield first loss

    ARVADA — Battered and bruised, Chatfield refused to surrender in its Class 5A Big 8 League showdown with fellow unbeaten, Pomona.

    With quarterback Sam Stratton slowed by a right leg injury in the second quarter, the Chargers’ high-powered offense came to near standstill. Defensively, the Chargers forced four turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble recovery) but also gave up their fair share of big plays.

  • Chargers spike Raiders in three games

    Trailing 23-16 in the pivotal second game against No. 6 Regis, the Chatfield Chargers knew they had to put together a near-perfect run to win. Thankfully they practice this kind of stuff.

    “We practice that a lot,” sophomore middle Grace Newkirk said. “We practice in situations like that. Against (junior varsity), they have a certain lead and we have to come back and win. So, we never give up.”