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Today's News

  • Rebels dominate districts

    LAKEWOOD — Changing things up is sometimes good advice to follow.

    Just ask the Columbine volleyball team.

    When the Rebels’ play started to get stale and they took two big losses to Class 5A Jefferson County League rivals Lakewood and Chatfield late in the season, the Rebels knew change was on the way.

  • Chargers end regular season with another close loss

    LAKEWOOD — The playoffs begin this week for the Chatfield Chargers and it might not take long for things to look eerily familiar.

    Either that or the Chargers will have to call the Class 5A postseason their “Redemption Tour.”

    The Chargers slumped to fifth in the Big 8 League standings Oct. 24 after suffering a wild 39-37 defeat to Arvada West at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Beautiful bargains, 'thrill of the hunt' draw hundreds to Jeffco Action Center sale

    Want to make some homemade soap? A kit was selling for $3. Need to expand your movie library? DVDs were going for a dollar each. Do a lot of your friends have birthdays in November? Greeting cards were 10 cents a pop.

    And those were just a few of the thousands of items for sale at the Jeffco Action Center's 64th Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

  • Chargers wrap up Jeffco League title with win over Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers have shown during the boys soccer regular season that they have plenty of talent.

    The Chargers have solid goalkeeping, a seamless defense, a midfield that can play the ball direct or wide to either wing, and plenty of forwards and attacking midfielders that can finish. So ee

  • Chargers steamroll Rebels

    Columbine held its Senior Night on Oct. 17, but it was Chatfield’s lone senior that stole the show.

    In a Class 5A Jefferson County League volleyball match that featured big hitters on both sides of the net, Alysa Heath emerged as the most dominant force.

  • Rebels fall to eventual state champs in quarterfinals

    AURORA — Run support figured to be Columbine’s biggest challenge at the state tournament.

    It was.

    The Rebels got the usual outstanding pitching from senior fireballer Kelsey O’Brien, but the bats were left in the cave.

    Seventh-seeded Columbine advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals with a nailbiting 1-0 victory over No. 10 Brighton, before being ousted Oct. 17 by eventual champions and No. 2 seed Legacy in a 4-0 defeat.

  • Homecoming a sweet one for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Teams are supposed to win their Homecoming games with relative ease in front of their alumni.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles lived up to that assumption and then some, thrashing Golden 59-3 Oct. 17 at Jefferson County Stadium in a Class 4A West Metro League game.

    For the Eagles it was their fourth consecutive win, all in blowout fashion, outscoring their opponents 259-11 in that span.

  • Foothills' 2009 budget freezes salaries, trims maintenance

    The proposed 2009 budget for the financially strapped Foothills Park and Recreation District marks a "crossroads" for the district, according to executive director Ron Hopp.

    Cuts will be made in equipment maintenance, employee pay and building repairs, but Hopp says the district is only delaying the inevitable.

  • Jeffco feeling the effects of economic downturn

    The recent economic news has been unsettling at best, and Jefferson County isn’t immune.

  • County projects spending boost, lagging revenue in 2009

    Jefferson County's projected 2009 budget calls for $395 million in spending, while projecting only $363 million in revenues.

    The budget,unveiled Oct. 14, could change by the time the final version is approved in December. The county commissioners will be meeting with elected officials, division heads and the public as they fine-tune the spending plan.

    The budget plans on spending $394.9 million in 2009, a 3.3 percent increase over 2008. To balance the budget, the county will have to use $32 million in past surpluses and cash from savings.