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Today's News

  • Eagles bow out earlier than usual in tourney

    Young arms and quiet bats put Dakota Ridge in an unusual spot.

    Hosting its wooden bat tournament for the 11th season under coach Jeff Legault, the Eagles failed to reach the final for the first time in 10 years after suffering narrow losses to Ralston Valley and Green Mountain.

    Dakota Ridge notched victories over Columbine’s lower-level squad and Centaurus, but the defeats kept the Eagles out of the semifinals and saw them wrap up play June 29 with an 11-3 victory over Silver Creek.

  • Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Chargers win Wood Bat Tourney

    WHEAT RIDGE — The Rogers made Everitt Middle School their neighborhood Sunday, June 29.

    And no, they weren’t playing well with others.

    Mr. Tyler Rogers gave up one run in the semifinal match of the annual Dakota Ridge Dave Schmidt Wood Bat Tournament and Mr. Taylor Rogers tossed a one-hitter in the championship game as the Chargers defeated Wheat Ridge 3-0 on a postcard afternoon.

  • School board seeks Chowdhury’s resignation in wake of guilty plea

    Jeffco school board member and state House candidate Vince Chowdhury should resign his board position after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from accusations that he choked and slapped his 16-year-old daughter, the school board said July 8.

  • Arrest made in robbery at South Jeffco home

    A suspect has been arrested in the case in which a South Jeffco man was terrorized and robbed at his home on June 30. At least one suspect remains at large.

    SWAT teams from the Aurora and Lakewood police departments executed search warrants at two homes and found evidence from the crime in the Aurora home of Garry Martin. Evidence was also found in a Lakewood home, but no suspects were arrested there.

  • Fireworks: the legal and the illegal

    If it leaves the ground, or if it explodes, chances are it’s illegal.

    That’s the advice from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to which fireworks Jeffco residents should enjoy when celebrating the nation’s 232nd birthday this weekend.

  • Botanic Gardens' changes will go through public hearing after all

    After some confusion about whether the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield would submit its amphitheater modification plans to a county approval process, a hearing date has been set, and the public will have the chance to weigh in.

    The plan will be aired before the county planning commission at 3:15 p.m. July 23 at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building in Golden.

  • Crime in county, state declining

    Crime in Jefferson County and Colorado is on the decline, according to the annual Crime in Colorado report released last week by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

    But Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink says fraud and identity theft are on the rise.

  • Commissioners, Congrove face civil trial in harassment case

    County Commissioner Jim Congrove and the Board of County Commissioners face a civil trial in September in a case brought by a woman claiming Congrove harassed her and got her fired from her job.

    Lori Stille, a former employee with Chase Bank, alleges that Congrove harassed her and her daughter, and tried to get her fired from the bank in retaliation for helping longtime county critic and onetime boyfriend Mike Zinna in a civil lawsuit he filed against Congrove several years ago.

  • Rub-a-dub-dub ...

    SOUTH JEFFCO — The temperature in the Denver area reached a balmy 93 degrees on June 22, but things got even hotter in an off-limits hot tub occupied by two lovebirds on June 23. A deputy was dispatched to the Fairways apartment complex on West Bowles Avenue about 2:15 a.m. that morning, after a complex security guard found two young lovers in the hot tub. The male half of the duo admitted that the couple knew they weren’t supposed to be in the tub, and he apologized.