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Today's News

  • Rams spoil Chargers' playoff hopes

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield softball team desperately needed to win its game against Green Mountain on Sept. 27.

    The Chargers needed to “up” their Jefferson County League record for a chance to make it into the Class 5A district playoffs.

    Chatfield had won just two league games this season and teams with four league wins are almost guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.

    But, the Chargers couldn’t hold off the Rams and took a 4-1 loss at Green Mountain High School.

  • Experience pays dividend

    To get to where they used to be, and where Columbine currently is, Dakota Ridge softball coach Dave Atencio has spent a good deal of time this season earning his title as coach.

    With a team comprised primarily of underclassmen – third baseman Christa Murphy is the team’s lone senior – the Eagles (1-7 Jeffco, 7-9 overall) have hit hard times in Class 5A Jefferson County League play, losing their last six games, including a 12-1 setback to Columbine on Sept. 27 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Trison Studios matches trainers to clients' needs

    Longtime personal trainers Christopher Cody, Jon Swenson and Bryan Lundstrom know what works and what doesn't in a gym.

    The trio recently opened Trison Studios, a gym where a stable of personal trainers give clients personal and customized attention.

    "It's a place not just for a quick fix," said Swenson. "It can help you in your functional life."

    Trison Studios is located just south of West Chatfield Avenue and South Shaffer Drive, in a new upscale office development just off the Deer Creek Golf Club.

  • Griffin accused of campaign finance violation

    Jefferson County Treasurer Faye Griffin will go before an administrative judge Sept. 30 after being accused of a campaign finance violation in her quest to become the next District 1 county commissioner.

    Nancy C. Johnson, a Lakewood attorney, filed a formal complaint with the Colorado secretary of state's office Sept. 17 alleging that Griffin broke the law by not listing the occupations and employers of 11 donors who gave her campaign $1,550. The donations were listed in a state campaign-finance filing through July 17.

  • In the line of fire: 5 amendments should be defeated

    When witnesses testified about being in untenable situations before legislative committees on which Cliff Bryan served in the mid-’80s, the folksy appliance salesman-turned-state representative from Loveland often said, “It seems like we’ve put these people between the fire hydrant and the dog.”

  • In the line of fire: 5 amendments should be defeated

    When witnesses testified about being in untenable situations before legislative committees on which Cliff Bryan served in the mid-’80s, the folksy appliance salesman-turned-state representative from Loveland often said, “It seems like we’ve put these people between the fire hydrant and the dog.”

    Colorado voters find themselves in the dog’s direct line of fire this fall as unnecessary and competing citizen initiatives have found their way onto our ballot.

  • Farmers take it to Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The two facets of offensive football were laid bare on a sunny Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles passed and ran for small chunks of yardage Sept. 20, moving the ball deliberately and delicately down the field against the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

    The Farmers, however, went for minimum effort and maximum gain – big plays and big results.

  • Karate instructor nabs burglary suspect

    A burglary suspect got a rude awakening Sept. 16 after emerging from Front Range Christian Elementary School.

    The suspect exited the back of the school into an alley, and he was confronted by Kevin Kowalczik, a martial arts instructor and co-owner of ProRank Karate.

    "We were training and getting ready for a competition, doing some extra training for one of the classes," Kowalczik said. "I happened to look out the back door, and I saw a guy walking down the alley looking kind of shady."

  • Correction

    An article discussing early and mail voting in the Sept. 24 issue incorrectly stated the Jeffco elections office phone number. The correct number is: (303) 271-8111. Thanks to the reader who pointed it out. We regret the error.

  • Chargers blank Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — For a little more than 40 minutes, the Chatfield Chargers boys soccer team threw the bathtub, cabinets, a set of dishes and a chair at the Columbine Rebels.

    Then the Chargers threw the proverbial kitchen sink and the floodgates opened.

    The Chargers hammered away at Lakewood Memorial Field before finally breaking through in the 44th minute to spark 3-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League rivalry victory on Sept. 18.