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Today's News

  • Chargers fall to Spartans

    The Chatfield Chargers are walking the line.

    Faced with a brutal nonleague schedule, the Chargers have seen great teams all season and lost to most of them.

    The Chargers, however, are also proving to be worthy competition, something they are confident will pay dividends down the stretch.

  • Overtime goal propels Chargers past Rebels

    Leave it up to a kid who doesn’t know much about the deeply-rooted rivalry between Columbine and Chatfield to score the winning goal in a game that meant so much to both schools.

  • Fourth quarter rally guides Chatfield past rival Columbine

    LAKEWOOD — Kelly Pickens’ start to the 2007-08 girls basketball season couldn’t have gone much worse.

    On the first day of practice at Chatfield Senior High School, the senior forward broke the metacarpal bone in her left hand.

  • Pendergraft, Branting carry Eagles to big win over Warriors

    CENTENNIAL — After picking up two early fouls, Dakota Ridge’s Jennelle Branting was relegated to the role of spectator as the rest of her Eagle teammates battled with Arapahoe last Wednesday.

  • It will be a cold day in my pants ...

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Nobody ever said that smoking copious amounts of marijuana makes you do the smartest things in the world, and one South Jeffco man played to the stereotype a couple weeks ago. This brilliant pothead walked into the Safeway on South Kipling Parkway, shoved a quart of ice cream into the waistband of his pants, and tried to leave the store. An eagle-eyed security guard saw the cool concoction disappear into the 18-year-old man’s pants and stopped him by the deli.

  • Zamora brothers to be tried together in slaying

    Adam and Aaron Zamora will face a jury together later this year when they go on trial in the slaying of 20-year-old Dylan Newman in a South Jeffco home last April.

    The brothers, 21 and 19, respectively, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Friday to argue that they should be tried separately on charges of felony murder and robbery.

  • Foothills management fills Easton's post on interim basis

    Until the Foothills Park and Recreation District fills the executive director position left open by the retirement of Bob Easton, a team of six of its directors team will take responsibility.

    Responsibility is shared among the district’s directors, with a rotating “point person” sitting in the executive director’s chair during board meetings.

  • South Jeffco crash kills 2

    Alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors in a deadly crash Friday night in South Jeffco, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Brady Kraft, 21, of Morrison and Steven Senter, 23, of Lakewood were killed about 10 p.m. Jan. 11 when the 2000 Lincoln Continental they were traveling in went out of control after hitting a raised concrete median just south of West Belleview Avenue while heading south on South Kipling Street. The car ran off the right side of the road, hit a signal light pole and burst into flames. Kraft was driving.

  • County awaits decision on voting machines

    As state legislators wrapped up the first week of the 2008 session, the issue of what to do about the tens of millions of dollars of voting equipment that has been partially or fully decertified throughout the state looms large.

    But an election official in Jefferson County — which faces the possibility of having to replace all its decertified voting equipment at an estimated cost of more than $14 million — says getting rid of the equipment and starting over is “not an option.”

  • Robotics Club gears for a new challenge

    With its new six-week season under way, the South Jeffco Robotics Club is finding increased experience and the addition of more mentors a benefit as it builds a new machine for competition.

    The South Jeffco team is most spirited in the early months of a new year as it participates in FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The students, from a handful of area high schools, are again tasked with creating a robot to tackle a specific set of challenges.