Today's News

  • Pesky Chargers come up short


    PARKER - Brandon Mikulka homered and Tanner Grabinowski drove in two runs as eighth-seeded Ponderosa held off Chatfield, 4-2, on May 16 in the 5A District 2 tournament.

  • Johnson, Bradley elected to Foothills board

    Judy Johnson and John Bradley Jr. have been elected to the Foothills Park & Recreation District board of directors.

    Johnson defeated two other candidates in Ward 3, and Bradley topped a field of three candidates in Ward 4.

    Johnson received 650 votes, while her opponents, Mike Venturini and John Winn, garnered 415 and 403 votes, respectively. Bradley received 557 votes; the other two Ward 4 candidates, Patrice Thomas and Thomas Dittemore, received 484 and 330 votes, respectively. They were elected to four-year terms.

  • Giving kids an edge


    Henri Darricau stands between two uniform lines of elementary students, who face one another and anticipate their coach’s commands.

    “Everybody, ready now. Face your opponent,” he said. “Put your masks on. … En garde! … Fence!”

  • Eagles win, but Lobos slowly improve

    LAKEWOOD — In the final game of the regular season, both Dakota Ridge and Conifer finished in way in which they can both be proud.

    The Eagles got the girls lacrosse win, 15-6, on May 8 at Trailblazer Stadium to finish above .500 for the season, while an improved Lobos team hung tough for a half before giving way.

    The game was fairly even in the first half as the Lobos stayed within striking distance, but a Marie McDonnell goal with 7.4 seconds left in the half gave the Eagles (8-7 overall, 4-5 5A JeffCo) a three-goal lead heading into intermission.

  • Making a case for full disclosure

    Sometimes the story isn’t as big a deal as the story about the story. How much different would United States history look if, the day after the Watergate break-in, President Nixon had said, “Campaigns make people do crazy things,” instead of getting involved in the cover-up that led to his resignation?

    While there is little doubt there is nothing in Scott McInnis’ tax returns or John Hickenlooper’s charitable contributions that rise to the level of Watergate, the principle is the same. The longer questions persist, the bigger the story gets.

  • Rebels hold on, just barely

    If Columbine could’ve started its first-round boys lacrosse state playoff game with Littleton any better head coach Dan Geiger probably doesn’t know how.

  • County hosts primer on Colorado's Open Meetings Law

    Jeffco’s elected officials and volunteers who serve on the county’s 28 boards and commissions were treated to a primer on Colorado’s Open Meetings Law on April 28.

    Media attorney Steven Zansberg presented the program, which the county agreed to host after two commissioners violated the Open Meetings Law last summer when they discussed public business via e-mail.

  • Stall tactic doesn’t slow down Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t a matter of if Columbine would score. It was just a matter of when.

    And how many times.

    Ralston Valley’s girls lacrosse team held the ball in a watching-paint dry stall to open the May 8 game at Trailblazer Stadium. But like the Rebels had done 14 times previously this season they took control of the regular-season finale — a 14-5 victory over the host Mustangs — which served as little more than a postseason tune-up for Columbine.

  • Teacher who had relationship with student gets probation

    A former South Jeffco English teacher convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage student was sentenced in county court April 27 to at least five years of probation and five years in community corrections.

    Linda Lewis Trabucco, 44, was teaching at Collegiate Academy of Colorado when she allegedly had a relationship with a student, who was a seventh-grader when they met. The relationship began in 2003 when the student was a high school freshman and lasted at least through the time of the student’s graduation.

  • Jill Biden tours community college tech training programs

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spent the day last Friday visiting two community colleges in Denver, learning how they are training students to apply new technologies in old-school job categories.

    At Arapahoe Community College, she examined a 300-volt hybrid battery, looked under the hood of a 2010 GMC Yukon, and encouraged students in their future careers as auto technicians for the 21st century.