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Today's News

  • 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.

  • That was no lady — it wasn't even my friend's wife

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Some fat-fingered dialing called up trouble for a local man who tried to phone his friend's wife and contacted another person by mistake. A woman called the sheriff's office, saying that a random guy kept calling her and pretending to be her son. He apparently called four times and sent her a text message that said, "What's up." During the first call, the man asked if she was going to be home that night. The woman said yes, but that she had to go to be in bed early to get up for work the next morning.

  • Unbeaten Kent tops Dakota

    “We had complete faith in Sean. We know that either Sean or Bobby can get the job done behind the net and Sean really did have a good game,” said Dakota Ridge senior captain Lee Foley after his team’s 3-1 loss to Kent Denver.

  • Cleanup from broken water mains continues

    Residential landscaping damaged by a Jan. 3 malfunction at the Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District will have to wait until spring to be repaired.

    A high-pressure surge in fresh water delivered from Denver Water caused six mains to fail several weeks ago. The surge caused a 24-hour shutdown as Platte Canyon and Denver Water worked to resolve the issue. The affected neighborhoods were in the Leawood Subdivision, the Normandy Estates Subdivision and the Columbine Knolls Subdivision.

  • Chatfield boys grind out win over Columbine

    Like any rivalry worth admission, Chatfield vs. Columbine had plenty of blood, sweat and tears.

    Columbine’s Garrett Hurlbut and Chatfield’s Kyle Slavin both got small cuts early before coming back for more. The two accidentally collided in the fourth quarter opening gashes in each of them and stopping the game for some scrubbing of the floor.

  • Vandals bashing vehicles parked on area streets

    Almost two dozen cars have been damaged in a rash of vandalism in South Jeffco, according to the sheriff's office, and residents are being encouraged to park their cars in driveways or garages whenever possible.

    Seven cars were vandalized late on Jan. 20 and early on Jan. 21 in the Columbine Hills area, and 14 cars were damaged during the same time period the night of Jan. 22 into the early hours of Jan. 23 in the Friendly Hills area, according to Jim Shires, sheriff’s spokesman.

  • Fat City soon to get new owners

    An apparent sale will see entertainment center Fat City changing hands Feb. 8 to a new, local owner.

    Formerly known as Funplex, Fat City was purchased and subsequently renovated by San Diego-based Greenback Entertainment Inc. in 2000. The 140,000-square-foot facility offers bowling, a roller-skating rink, arcade games, dining and other entertainment options.