Today's News

  • Chargers serve notice vs. Rebels

    Stephanie Lillo will defer the credit to Tarah Sponenberg, Chatfield’s junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity coach. But make no bones about it, the Chargers senior certainly was in a rhythm with her service game.

    Lillo was serving when Chatfield ran off 10 straight points in the second set and again in the third during a 7-0 run as the visiting Chargers posted a 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 win over host Columbine on Oct. 21.

  • Columbine’s Cox places second in all-around; Chatfield finishes sixth

    LITTLETON — Twelve teams from all over Jefferson County, including Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen High Schools, showed off their best gymnasts at the league championship on Oct. 23 at Chatfield High School.

    Bear Creek took top team honors, placing first with 182.150 points, Evergreen was third with 173.7 points, Chatfield took sixth with 164 points and Columbine was 10th with 152.475 points.

  • Warriors weather Rebels’ second-half storm

    It’s not like Matt Marchena didn’t try to put the ball in the back of the net. One shot just missed the lower left corner minutes into the second half. Fifteen minutes later, the junior forward’s shot ricocheted off the crossbar and back out.

    Columbine was that close.

    But while the Rebels couldn’t punch home a goal visiting Arapahoe did. The Warriors scored a soft tally in the first half and added a pair of Matt Korsick goals in the final 40 minutes for a 3-0 win Oct. 21 at Columbine High School.

  • Rebels avenge defeat

    LAKEWOOD — Last October, Bear Creek defeated Columbine in a game in which the Rebels lost quarterback Danny Spond for the rest of the season because of a concussion. This year, the Rebels made sure there would be no such problem with Bear Creek.

    Unbeaten Columbine rolled to a 51-21 victory over Bear Creek on Oct. 22 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Roundup: Eagles' Carney, Appel finish first, second at cross country regionals

    Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney and Austin Appel finished first and second, respectively, in helping the Eagles to a second place team finish at the 5A Region 2 cross country championship on Oct. 22 at Clement Park.

    Carney won the meet with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds. Appel was 11 seconds back.

    Dakota Ridge finished with 66 points, nine back of Heritage for the boys team title. Chatfield finished sixth with 147 points. The Chargers’ lone qualifier was Justin Shaver, who finished 11th in 16:44.

  • Wind gusts blow over semi on C-470

    Lakewood police reported that a wind gust blew over a semi on C-470 at the Morrison exit about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    The highway was closed for about an hour while the truck was hoisted into the upright position. The driver had no life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.




  • Sheriff's Calls

    It takes a thief of little ambition

  • Fund-raising so far in the 2010 election campaign

     By the numbers

    Fund-raising so far in the 2010 election campaign

    (includes monetary and non-monetary contributions)


    Jefferson County commissioner, District 3

                Kathy Hartman, Democrat: $77,827.75

                Don Rosier, Republican: $33,185.53


    Jefferson County treasurer

  • Jeffco schools identify $900 million in needed upgrades and repairs

    Leaky roofs, boilers on the fritz and classrooms lacking smart boards amount to more than $900 million in repair and improvement needs throughout Jeffco Public Schools, a recently completed year-and-a-half long assessment shows.

    Though the study identified about $575 million in repairs or replacements currently needed in the district’s buildings, a five-year maintenance forecast found an additional $342 million in anticipated needs.

  • Wallace sites technology skills in clerk and recorder race

    Kathryn Wallace, the challenger in the race for Jefferson County clerk and recorder, touts her years of experience as a private-sector intelligence technology guru as the ideal job qualification.

    Wallace, 39, began working for Colorado state government while still in high school. After about a decade of public employment, she left, embarking on a series of technology contractor positions.

    What surprised her most about the transition, she said, was the stark contrast in efficiency and ingenuity.