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Today's News

  • Streak for the ages

    Broncos fans, be patient. The “Patriot Way” is already working for one team in Colorado.

    The Parrots of the Ken-Caryl girls soccer league have been on a hot streak for the ages.

    In their last 51 matches, the Parrots have yet to taste to defeat; winning the last 39 in a row.

    The key to their success is the same thing that helped guide the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in four years.

    For the Parrots, it’s all about the team.

  • Dakota Ridge poms coach fired amid theft allegations

    The coach of the Dakota Ridge High School poms team was fired June 1, just days after the Jeffco sheriff's office charged her with stealing team money.

    Jessica C. Rosecrans was charged with theft May 29. She is suspected of spending about $500 of team money on personal items, including shoes, sunglasses and clothing.

  • Slow start, soft bats doom young Chargers

    Summer baseball is always about fresh faces.

    For the Chatfield Chargers, who have been among and flirted with the state’s elite the past three seasons, you’ll definitely need a roster to follow along this summer.

    “We had returning experience for the past three years — real good, all-league caliber players coming back,” coach Mike Yansack said Friday. “That gives you a little bit of leadership and gives you those guys who have been there. This is a situation where we are completely reloading, outside of two guys.”

  • Trail of fears

    MORRISON — If running up Mount Falcon makes someone crazy, then running down Mount Falcon makes you … um ... even crazier?

    “You’re probably not going to win a lot of races on the downhill, but you can definitely lose it, as I almost verified today,” Mark Lowe said Saturday after he won the Mount Falcon trail race.

  • Life is precious, in all its forms

    Last night, as I opened the lid of the aquarium to put in food, a little hatchet fish jumped out. Apparently he hit the lid hard enough to knock himself out. I tried to help him regain consciousness as best I could. Yet despite my efforts, there was no skill or technology at my disposal that could save him.

  • Home on the range: Stratton picks Cowboys

    Sam Stratton is a quarterback. Stratton will remain one next year at Wyoming.

    “That was a big deal for me because Air Force was the only other Division I school that wanted me to play quarterback,” Stratton said.

    The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Chatfield senior verbally committed to join the Cowboys of Laramie in fall 2010, which suddenly made his upcoming — and final — season with the Chargers this fall a lot more enjoyable.

  • Does Walmart contribute to poverty?

    By Hannah Hayes

    There was a time when you could market a product based on its inherent value. Lately, low price has become the predominant criteria in the marketplace. The world’s largest corporation, Walmart, shares mightily in the creation of that business ethic. The company is even benefiting during these tough economic times as it draws people in with low prices, while many say it’s Walmart that created the difficulties in the first place.

  • Off-leash dog park lands $125,000 grant

    Advocates for creating a dog park in South Jeffco have been thrown a bodacious bone by the county commissioners.

    The commissioners have approved the use of $125,000 in Conservation Trust Fund monies to develop an off-leash area at Easton Regional Park, which belongs to the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

  • Citizen budgeters finalize recommendations

    Jeffco's Citizen Budget Review Panel is recommending that the county finance several major construction projects over the next 20 years and establish a fund to handle annual maintenance and replacement costs — all without raising taxes.

  • Burglars hit five South Jeffco homes over three nights

    Several South Jeffco homes have been hit by overnight burglaries recently, in some cases while the families were at home.

    Five burglaries were reported in the Columbine Knolls South and Foothill Green neighborhoods between May 26 and 28, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. In three of those cases, the families were home at the time and were sleeping. The suspects never confronted the families.