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Today's News

  • Ratashak kicks in OT game-winner

    ARVADA — It was likely the final scoring opportunity Dakota Ridge would have April 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex’s soccer field.

    Senior Lauryn Ratashak lined up a direct free kick as the clock kept ticking down during the second overtime period. The Eagles were locked in a 1-1 tie against Pomona in the Class 5A Jeffco League game, and a tie wasn’t the result Dakota Ridge (3-7, 2-1 in league) wanted against the Panthers (1-9, 0-3).

  • Chatfield nets sweep of rival Columbine

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Grace Koza has this Class 5A Jeffco League tennis thing down pat.

    The Chatfield junior hasn’t lost a league match at No. 1 singles since her freshman season. Coach Robert Campbell said Koza has “ascended to another level this year.”

    The same could hold true for the Chargers as a team.

  • Intruders damage home's interior while owners on vacation

    Burglars caused more than $200,000 in damage to a home in the 8700 block of South Jellison Court while the homeowners were on vacation between April 1 and 10, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported.

    The intruders apparently did not steal property but caused extensive water damage to the interior of the home and to personal property in it, according to the report. 

  • Board mulls budget, boost in employee pay

    Employee compensation and budgetary concerns largely dominated the Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday.

    In a meeting that stretched almost to midnight, the board spent much of the time discussing how to address its top priority: increasing educator compensation in order to attract and retain talent within the school district.

  • Two lifesaving acronyms: CPR, AED

    A half century ago in rural Pennsylvania, a woman named Clem spent her mornings immersed in the pungent smell of chlorine and the ornery noise of youngsters wakened too early.

    Part drill instructor and part den mother, Clem preached water safety with the fervor of a country minister, and over the years she taught thousands of young charges how to swim. For the older students, the ones earning their lifeguard certification, this also meant a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Five arrested in early-morning raid at South Jeffco home

    Five people were arrested in an early-morning raid at a home on West Bowles Avenue on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said three of the arrestees were being held in the Jeffco jail on drug-related charges, and the other two were arrested on outstanding warrants.

  • Neville fails to make primary ballot for U.S. Senate

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates.

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • Neville fails to make primary ballot for U.S. Senate

    A few days before the state Republican Party convention at which candidates for the U.S. Senate primary were to be chosen, state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton said he would put his trust in God and the delegates.

    Neville was one of many contenders seeking the GOP nomination in the race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet — a group that initially included Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier and former state Rep. Jon Keyser of Morrison.

  • Quick Hits

    Football registration

    Dakota Ridge Youth Football is now associated with Rocky Mountain Pop Warner. Registration for football and cheer/dance is open for players K-8 from now until July 15 for the fall 2016 season. To register, go online at dakotaridgesports.org and click on the football tab.

    Front Range off to hot start

  • D’Evelyn soccer unlucky against Wheat Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — A rough two weeks of weather postponed a pair of non-league games and forced D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team into a confined indoor space.

    “We’ve been playing in our gym. We play good in a gym space,” D’Evelyn coach Paul Moline could say with a smile after a 3-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field.