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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Obama’s school talk draws divergent views

    By Hannah Hayes

  • Bra art exhibit supports double-threat fund-raiser

    “Psst…your bra strap is showing,” you whisper to your neighbor. Then you realize, that’s not an ordinary bra strap.

    You finally find the nerve to ask your friend why she has a black feather boa holding up her over-the-shoulder boulder holder. “Why, it’s to support my Purr-fect Pair,” she replies with a wink.

  • H1N1 flu cancels little league football games

    Officials from the Jeffco Midget Football Association will meet this week to decide how to handle a local outbreak of H1N1 flu that has already forced cancellation of several games.

    Rebecca Schloegl, office manager of the South Jeffco Sports Association and past president of the JMFA, said several games have been canceled because team members have confirmed cases of H1N1 flu " and more cancellations could be coming.

  • No Jims at this gym

    A small South Jeffco gym that opened in April has the typical equipment: cardio machines, weight machines, exercise balls and the like. It has classes for all ages, and it has extras such as a spa room.

    But there’s one thing it doesn’t have: men.

    The absence of men is by design — hence the name “The Women’s Gym.” The gym, at 10151-C-D W. Bowles Ave., is celebrating its grand opening Sept. 11 and 12, offering memberships without the normal fees and an open house.

  • Columbine rallies, tops Dakota Ridge

    The Columbine Rebels used a little emotional judo to slam the Dakota Ridge Eagles on Sept. 29.

    Faced with a loud section of visiting students, the Rebels figured out a way to take that force and flip it.

    “It was a little intimidating at first,” Rebels senior Danica Lawrence said. “At first all we could hear was ‘Eagles, Eagles.’ So we just decided that we were going to use that for us.”

  • Primaries: a double-edged sword

    The year 2010 is shaping up to be one of the most active primary seasons in recent Colorado history. In the U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (who was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter when Ken Salazar became secretary of the interior) faces a spirited challenge from within his own party from Andrew Romanoff, former speaker of the state House.

  • Rebels dominate Wildcats

    LAKEWOOD — After suffering a gut-wrenching loss a week ago to its biggest rival, Columbine looked to set the tone early in its homecoming game against Arvada West.

    Defensive back Kevin Osborne sent the Wildcats a message that Oct. 2 was going to be a long night as he intercepted quarterback Gavin Glanz’s pass on the second play of the game and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown. The Rebels rolled from there and won the Class 5A Big 8 League game 34-10 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Effort to create off-leash dog park founders

    Efforts to establish an off-leash dog park on Foothills Park & Recreation District property apparently are dead in their tracks.

    Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp confirmed that discussions between the district and Lynda Fine, the main proponent of a South Jeffco off-leash park, are on hold at best — or completely scuttled, at worst.

    "We decided to take a break from looking at (potential sites for the dog park) until we could find a viable, collaborative community partner," Hopp said.

  • Church inspires day of service to community

    As 12-year-old Zach Karbach of South Jeffco pulled weeds and trimmed the dead flowers in front of the Peak Community and Wellness Center on Sept. 27, he had that look.

    The look of a kid pulling weeds on a beautiful Sunday morning when it's likely he'd rather be enjoying the time away from school. But when asked if he'd rather be pulling the weeds than sitting in a church pew, the answer was almost instant.

    "This," he said, pointing at the weeds.