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Today's News

  • Bruins sweep Chargers

    Kelsey Brading and the Chatfield Chargers are promoting hard court harmony through better communication.

    Once in awe of Cherry Creek’s mighty tennis program, the Chargers have gotten to know the Bruins through annual Class 5A nonleague dual meets and just really enjoy playing them.

    Consider it the most polite combat since fencing.

    Brading especially, as she faced defending No. 1 singles champion Caroline Schnell, whom she was once standoffish with until they started playing together as 11-year-old doubles partners.

  • Columbine students planning a day without division

    As the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High shootings approaches, two Columbine students want everyone to know that they’re done.

    “We are done with all the drama,” said Beau Loendorf, a Columbine High senior. “We are done with the hate.”

    And so Loendorf and Columbine sophomore Olivia Leyshock are organizing a “Day Without Hate.” The pair hope the event, scheduled for May 1, will inspire students to forgo their cliques, forget about petty conflicts, and realize there’s no need for division.

  • Unbeaten Rebels continue to roll

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine girls lacrosse team played April 9 as if they had something very important planned later in the evening.

    Perhaps it was homework, a good television show or maybe the Rebels just wanted to get out of the cold air at Trailblazer Stadium, but they made short work of rival Dakota Ridge.

    “It was awesome. For sure,” Rebels junior Annie Larson said.

    Totally awesome.

  • 6 indicted in ID theft

    Six people accused of operating an ID theft ring and stealing more than $11,000 were indicted by a Jeffco grand jury March 31.

    The ring used stolen checks, credit cards and gift cards to get cash, and electronics, jewelry and other items were also taken, said Jeffco District Attorney Scott Storey. The thefts allegedly occurred between September 2008 and December 2008.

    The victims include 17 people, Target, King Soopers, Walmart, Lakewood Christian Church, Bellco Credit Union and several banks where stolen and forged checks were cashed, Storey said.

  • Jeffco schools await stimulus funds

    Jeffco Public Schools officials are still waiting for direction on how federal stimulus money will flow to the district nearly two months after President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion package into law.

    But Jeffco Superintendent Cindy Stevenson says the district will be ready to move on several programs once the money hits the district’s coffers, which may be sooner rather than later.

    Colorado's largest school district has several programs it wants to expand once the estimated $23 million in federal stimulus money shows up.

  • Citizen panel favors borrowing money for county projects

    Jefferson County should borrow $60 million to $65 million for projects such as a $40 million jail expansion and a $6.5 million building to house the health department and the clerk and recorder.

  • Chargers remain on top

    LAKEWOOD — Twenty minutes into its April 9 soccer match with rival Dakota Ridge, top-ranked Chatfield found itself playing unfocused.

    They also found themselves down 1-0 on the scoreboard.

    Dakota Ridge sophomore Andrea Johnsson’s goal in the 12th minute not only gave the upstart Eagles a 1-0 lead, it gave them confidence that they could hang with the top team in the state.

    The Eagles continued to outwork the Chargers for the ball after the goal and were arguably the better team on the pitch at that point.

  • Rebels, Eagles shine at meet

    DENVER — Grant Golightly held his hands out in front of his face April 11, trying to visualize just what it was that slipped through his fingers.

    “I had the lead over the third guy,” Golightly said. “I probably ran a good time, probably my best time all year, but I had third. I had it. Except at the end.”

    Golightly placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.45 seconds at the annual Runners Roost Invite at Mullen High School.

  • Eagles slide past Chargers

    Alex Ellison didn’t get many opportunities to swing the bat April 11 in Dakota Ridge’s game against rival Chatfield.

    Walked three times, Ellison spent more times with his bat on his shoulders than he did taking cuts.

    But, when he did get a chance to swing, he made sure his hacks counted.

  • Ambitious artists not over the top

    For several years, a husband-and-wife team of “environmental artists” named Christo and Jeanne-Claude has proposed a massive project near Canon City titled “Over the River.”