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  • Roundup: Chatfield boys tennis team wins regionals

    Chatfield is sending all three of its singles players and three of its four doubles teams to the 5A state boys tennis championship this weekend after the Chargers took first place in the 5A Region 5 tournament on Oct. 7.

    The Chargers won the regional title with 70 points, 14 points ahead of host Heritage. Littleton was third with 41 points, followed by Thunder Ridge (23), Bear Creek (11), Columbine (11), Rock Canyon (5) and Dakota Ridge (0).

  • Make your vote count in 2010

    While the 2010 general election day is still almost four weeks away, Colorado citizens will begin voting very soon. Mail ballots, which have become the preferred method of voting for election officials and increasing numbers of people, will go out next week. After that, early voting stations will open. In Jefferson County, voters can vote early from Oct. 18 until Oct. 29, except that polls will be closed Sunday, Oct. 24. The polls will then be open for every precinct Nov. 2.

  • Policy muzzles school board members

    All but one Jeffco school board member is barred from speaking to the press about issues related to the board’s activities, a board member recently informed the Columbine Courier.

    Under a policy adopted in 2000, only the Board of Education president, currently former Jeffco district attorney Dave Thomas, is allowed to respond to press queries on all topics not exclusive to a single board member.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Eagles don't get caught in Bears' trap

    LAKEWOOD — Interim head coach Tony Barba knew the Dakota Ridge softball team could be heading into a trap on Oct. 2 at Bear Creek. But the Eagles were ready and that trap was never sprung as Dakota Ridge hit, pitched and fielded at a high level and thrashed the Bear Creek Bears, 16-0.

    “They knew what’s at stake. This is one of those games that’s a trap game so they just came in here and took care of business, got everyone some playing time and got out of here,” Barba said.

  • Couple charged with beating adopted son


    A South Jeffco couple were charged Sept. 29 with multiple counts child abuse and are suspected of beating their adopted 6-year-old son with a belt buckle and keeping him severely malnourished.

    Investigations into Randal and Christine Arnold’s treatment of the boy began on Sept. 17, when Littleton Fire Rescue workers responded to an emergency call at the couple’s home. The boy was found unresponsive and covered with bruises, an arrest affidavit states.

  • Roundup: Monarch’s ground game overwhelms Dakota Ridge

    LAFAYETTE — Cody Schneider and Ryan Muller scored two touchdowns each and Monarch trumped Dakota Ridge, 35-16, in varsity football action on Oct. 1.

  • Emily's Parade rolls out of Columbine

      Motorcyclists who participated in the fourth annual Emily’s Parade on Sunday weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the ride from South Jeffco to Bailey — people lined U.S. 285 and cheered the riders on their way to Platte Canyon High School.

    Nearly 2,000 motorcycles made the 45-mile trip to remember Emily Keyes, who was killed by a gunman at Platte Canyon High School on Sept. 27, 2006. The parade raises money for the I Love U Guys Foundation, a nonprofit headed by Emily’s father, John-Michael Keyes.

  • County facing $531,000 in building repairs

      Damage to Jeffco’s infrastructure will cost the county $531,000 in coming months to cover emergency repairs. Repairs are needed, county officials said last week, in the Taj Mahal’s parking garages and in a section of the Laramie Building, which has shifted due to clay deposits below the foundation.

    The county will transfer funds from a planned software acquisition and a concrete-improvement project at the Taj in cover the repair costs.