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Today's News

  • Eagles dismantle Rams thanks to total team effort

    LAKEWOOD – One would think a 42-game win streak in league play would be all the motivation the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team would need when they step on the court.

    Yet, entering Jan. 25’s game at Green Mountain, the Eagles said they knew they had to play with a sense of urgency against the Rams.

  • Foothills possible tax hike could affect May balloting

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District will hold an election May 6 — that much is certain. Whether it will be a mail ballot or a polling-place election is yet to be decided.

    Three seats are open on the district’s board of directors. A polling-place election will suffice should Foothills’ leadership decide that those positions will be the only things on the ballot. But the pending decision on whether to put a mill-levy increase on the ballot could change that.

  • South Jeffco man arrested in shooting of woman

    A South Jeffco man was arrested early Sunday after a woman was shot during a fight, according to the Jeffco sheriff.

    Erik Shawn Leo Tafoya, 26, reportedly got into an argument with an unidentified adult woman and shot her in the shoulder, a statement from the sheriff's office alleges.

    Deputies responded in the 7700 block of West Glasgow Place about 12:40 a.m. Jan. 26 after receiving a call about a disturbance. When the deputies arrived, they spoke with witnesses who said the victim and Tafoya had left the scene.

  • The Rock gets 60-day delay to modify expansion plan

    A decision on a rezoning request for The Rock of Southwest Baptist Church — a process that began in late 2006 — will have to wait even longer.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission gave the church an opportunity to adjust its official development plan to account for community concerns by granting a 60-day continuance Jan. 23. The Rock will return March 26 with a submittal that addresses sight corridors, the building envelope and other issues that may stand in the way of its proposed expansion.

  • Wheels fall off Rebels

    The way Columbine acted in the third period against Mullen on Jan. 23, one might have thought Dee Snider delivered the pep talk.

    Down by two goals, getting pushed around and playing reactionary hockey, the Rebels skated out at The Edge Ice Arena as if to say, “We’re not going to take it.”

  • Foothills district undergoing re-branding effort

    Suddenly the entrance signs at Clement Park are purple and teal, and The Edge Ice Arena’s east wall has been adorned with 30-inch lettering.

    The signage is all part of a re-branding effort at some of Foothills Park and Recreation District’s more notable parks and facilities. It’s a project designed to increase the district’s visibility and help the public find their way to district facilities.

  • Dakota boys taken down from long distance

    “Automatic” was the exact word to chant.

    The Green Mountain fans knew too well that when Brian Hunt touched the ball, it would most likely make its way into the basket.

  • Crime and punishment: Community weighs in on theft of $125,000 from youth sports group

    Editor's note: After print publication deadlines, the Jeffco sheriff decided to reopen his office's investigation into the theft from the South Jeffco Sports Association. That decision came after a Jan. 28 meeting with representatives of the association and the Jeffco DA's office.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Tigers bring Eagles' 43-game league win streak to an end

    After four-plus years of dominance, the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team finally tasted defeat in Class 5A Jefferson County League play.

    Early feedback from the taste test revealed the Eagles didn’t like it.

  • Unified hoops players enjoy the limelight

    What if Chatfield and Columbine played a basketball game and no one in the stands seemed to care about who was winning, but yet they cheered every basket?

    Or imagine a game when a player making a basket was worthy of celebration on so many different levels, or when smiles and high-fives were pure and without the slightest hint of making the other team feel bad.