Today's News

  • Chatfield captures Columbine Invite

    The Chatfield Chargers had been targeting the Columbine Wrestling Invitational for a year now. Ever since they finished third last year, they were determined that this was their year to win it.

    And win they did, taking first-place honors at the tournament with 173 points, two points ahead of second-place Arapahoe.

    “This is huge. We’ve been shooting for this all season,” Chatfield head coach Jeff Holland said. “We knew this was gonna be a breakout season for us and it was real nice coming out and taking this tournament.”

  • Rebels’ Kincaid runs to All-America status

    There’s not much that Woody Kincaid hasn’t done this season. The Columbine senior won the prestigious Liberty Bell Invitational and the 5A state cross country championship, the first in school history. So why not add one more accolade.

    How about All-American?

    That’s what the Rebels runner pulled off Dec. 11 at the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship national finals in San Diego, Calif. Kincaid was named third-team All-America after running a time of 15 minutes, 27 seconds on the 5km course at Morley Field at Balboa Park. 

  • Chargers skate past Eagles for sweep of local foes

    It’s early in the season, but the Chatfield hockey team is making a statement that it will be a hard team to play. After an easy 7-0 win over Columbine two days earlier, the Chargers picked up a convincing 4-1 win over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 10 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    “I think we’ll definitely be tough to challenge this year,” Chatfield player Kurtis Youse said. “I think we have the talent to go far. It’s probably the best team we’ve had at Chatfield.”

  • Roundup: Ozaki, Chatfield swimmers beat Arvada West

    Sophomore Kirsten Ozaki won a pair of events — the 100- and 200-yard freestyle — as the Chargers scored a 187-117 victory over Arvada West on Dec. 10 at the Foothills Ridge Rec Center.

    Ozaki won the 100 freestyle in 57.28 seconds and the 200 in 2 minutes, 7.27 seconds.

    Other varsity wins for Chatfield came in the 50 freestyle (sophomore Brigitta Games, 27.85), 100 breaststroke (junior Delaney Piper, 1:18.73), 200 freestyle relay (1:51.72) and 400 freestyle relay (4:04.31).

  • Benefit concert to be held for Dakota Ridge student injured in crash

    A group of Dakota Ridge High School students studying sports and entertainment marketing have prepared a benefit concert for student Dallas Vosburg, who was hit by a truck in a crosswalk by the school in October.

    The Capture the Dream concert will feature You Tube crooning sensation Graham Stookey, as well as students Chris Fairbank and Michael Vigil.

  • Colorado’s civil rights icon

    A Colorado governor whose courageous support of civil rights during World War II is now honored with a tall, rose-colored monument on Kenosha Pass.

    Some 264 miles of U.S. 285 was officially renamed the Ralph Carr Memorial Highway on Sunday in honor of the former governor, who opposed the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • Sassy savings

    South Jeffco resident Tobi Reetz is attempting to create a high-end fashion boutique in an unlikely locale.

    Among a mishmash of neighboring tenants — a dog-grooming salon, a jiu-jitsu studio and a defunct marijuana dispensary — is Sassy Seconds, a women’s consignment store, where a pair of lightly used $900 jeans might sell for a 10th of their retail price.

  • Legislature must foster job creation

    By Mike Kopp

  • Little opposition to approval of 2011 Deer Creek Challenge

    Opposition to Jeffco’s approval of the second annual Deer Creek Challenge bicycle tour was almost nonexistent Dec. 7, compared to the vehement objections from canyon residents at last year’s public hearing.

    The ride, with three courses ranging from 33 miles to 106 miles, is scheduled for Aug. 21, 2011, a day before the start of the highly anticipated Quizno’s Pro Challenge, a week-long bicycle race covering 600 miles in Colorado.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Prescription for disaster