Today's News

  • Gators even score in rematch

    WESTMINSTER — When Standley Lake met Dakota Ridge on Dec. 17 at Dakota Ridge High School, the Lady Eagles dominated from the opening tip-off. The rematch on Jan. 28 at Standley lake High School was virtually the polar opposite. 

    The Lady Gators(12-4 overall, 8-2 5A Jeffco) jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and were never challenged in a 54-37 victory.

  • Roundup: Koop’s 17 points leads Rebels over Lakewood

    Alex Koop led three Columbine players in double figures with 17 points as the Rebels rolled to a 76-50 win over Lakewood on Jan. 27 at Columbine High School.

    Nick Carpinello added 12 points and Jonathan Snow scored 10 for Columbine.

    The Rebels built a 23-9 lead after one quarter and 35-18 at halftime.

    Five score in double figures for Dakota Ridge in 68-56 victory
    Derek Vander Velde scored 21 points and had eight rebounds as Dakota Ridge toppled Standley Lake, 68-56, on Jan. 27 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Sports calendar

    FEB. 2
    BOYS BASKETBALL: Lakewood at Chatfield, 7 p.m.; Dakota Ridge at Arvada West, 7 p.m.

    FEB. 3
    GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chatfield at Lakewood, 7 p.m.; Arvada West at Dakota Ridge, 7 p.m.
    WRESTLING: Bear Creek at Columbine, 7 p.m.

  • Pine beetle sickens 400,000 acres of forest in 2010

    The area affected by the mountain pine beetle grew by 400,000 acres in 2010, a decrease of 24 percent compared to the 524,000 acres infested in 2009, according to the latest aerial survey by the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado State Forest Service. The results were released Jan. 21.

    Since the first signs of the outbreak appeared in 1996, the pine beetle has destroyed a total of 4 million acres of forest in Colorado and southern Wyoming. The lodgepole forests in counties such as Summit and Grand have been hit the worst.

  • High school winter sports standings

                           W-L-T  PTS
    Chatfield          14-2-0  18
    Regis Jesuit      13-1-0  16
    Steam. Springs 11-3-0  14
    Standley Lake   10-3-0  14
    Monarch           10-6-0  14
    Ralston Valley   11-3-0  12

  • Jeffco Open Space Division looks ahead to tighter belt


    Over the next 10 years, cities and special districts can expect to get less grant money from the Jefferson County Open Space Division as the agency faces the reality of a not unexpected, but substantially diminished, nest egg.

    A large portion of the $160 million in bond money authorized in 1998 to fund acquisitions has been spent, meaning there is a lot less available for buying up raw land.

  • Foothills golf director pleads guilty to violating protection order

    An assault charge against Foothills Park & Recreation District golf director Tom Woodard was dropped earlier this month, though the former PGA player pleaded guilty Jan. 5 to a misdemeanor charge of violating a protection order.

    The recreation district is not planning disciplinary action against Woodard, who was arrested twice last June in connection with an alleged assault against his wife and the violation of a protection order.

  • Teens tackle tough questions at Science Bowl

    Hundreds of teens from around the state descended on Dakota Ridge High School on Jan. 29, pitting their math- and science-saturated brains against one another at the 21st annual Colorado Science Bowl.

    Students in teams of four or five faced off in short rounds, having mere seconds to calculate the area of a sphere, find the dielectric constant in a vacuum, and recite the functions of a cell nucleus.

  • Robberies double in Jeffco in 2010

    Robberies in Jefferson County more than doubled in 2010, an increase the Sheriff’s Office attributes in part to crime rampages led by small groups of bandits.

    There were 29 robberies last year, including everything from purse snatching to holdups at gunpoint. Only 14 robberies were reported in 2009.

    But overall, crime in Jeffco fell 4 percent last year, the Sheriff’s Office reported. There were 8,228 reported crimes in 2010, compared to 8,563 in 2009.

  • Man gets life in Golden slaying

    An Arvada man was sentenced Jan. 26 to life in prison for the murder of his 31-year-old ex-wife, who was found dead at her home in Golden in December 2009.

    Daryll Brown, 46, snuck into Alisha Brown’s home and bludgeoned her with a wine bottle as she slept, then strangled her.

    A Jefferson County jury found Brown guilty on Jan. 25, following a two-week trial.