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Today's News

  • Slavin gives verbal commitment to CU

    The love of Kyle Slavin’s life wanted him to gain 20 pounds of muscle.

    Like any young man with passion and drive, Slavin dutifully went to the weight room and put on 25 pounds.

    “They said it looked good, and one thing led to another,” Slavin said.

    It was a match made in, well, the gridiron of the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.

    Slavin was always a CU kid. Now the incoming Chatfield senior tight end is a CU kid.

  • Chatfield grad Sturdevant enjoying time in pros

    All in all, the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft was a special moment for Tyler Sturdevant.

    Of course, the 2004 Chatfield Senior High School graduate was a little disappointed with his draft position (27th round), but just the fact he was drafted alone was reason to celebrate.

  • Young Eagles showing promise

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles strolled down Greenstreet on June 27, all the way to a comfortable victory in their home tournament.

    Behind a five-hit complete game from pitcher Keaton Greenstreet, the Eagles cruised to an 8-2 wood bat victory over the Fruita Monument Wildcats, which sent them into the semifinals.

    “He’s done a great job,” Eagles coach Jeff Legault said of Greenstreet, who stepped on the mound only briefly for Dakota Ridge this past spring season. “We’ve just found the players.”

  • ‘Halfway to Heaven’ a perfect summer read

    Two years ago, I got a call from my friend Mark Obmascik. Mark, a former Denver Post reporter turned author, was working on a new book, and he needed help.

    His previous book, called “The Big Year,” was about hard-core birders who tried to accumulate as many species sightings as they could in 365 days. It was quirky and entertaining, and compelling enough to get me into birding myself.

  • Commissioners approve 25 percent hike in development fees

    A plan to increase Jeffco’s development fees is moving forward after a June 9 hearing that highlighted county leaders' different philosophies on who should be paying development-related costs.

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

  • School officials say new dropout prevention plan is working

    Because of personal issues, Wanda Boyke's daughter had to leave school for a few months during her junior year.

    Boyke, who lives in the Deer Creek area, said her 16-year-old daughter missed so much of the 2008-09 school year that it was nearly impossible for her to be re-admitted at any local high school. Officials at several schools told her they feared her daughter would just be too far behind.

  • State Patrol seeking help in reconstructing June 5 crash

    The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in determining what led to a serious crash the night of June 5 at South Kipling Street and West Meadows Drive.

    The preliminary investigation shows that David Runyon, 60, was driving south on South Kipling Street about 8 p.m. His green Ford Mustang apparently hit the passenger side of a Toyota minivan that was turning left from northbound South Kipling Street onto West Meadows Drive, according to Trooper David Hall of the State Patrol.

  • Branching out: Botanic Gardens at Chatfield getting infusion of plant life from downtown facility

    Residents near the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield might have noticed some new growth at the site in recent weeks.

    And that hasn’t been limited to spring’s usual bounty of fresh green leaves. The additions also include two new greenhouses that soon will house thousands of wild plants from all over the world.

  • Foothills Foundation cancels Red White & You festival

    The Foothills Foundation board of directors has canceled this year’s Red, White & You celebration at Clement Park, citing a lack of sponsors and funds.