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Today's News

  • 2016 prep football preview: Kickoff to the season

    The 2016 season officially kicked off last Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., but, in earnest, the new campaign gets rolling this week with all five South Jeffco schools in action. The season brings changes across the board with four of the five teams starting a new quarterback, while conferences have changed and so have opponents as CHSAA underwent a more balanced division of teams across all classifications.

  • 2016 prep football preview: Realignment shakes up gridiron landscape

    There are the pros and cons to what the 2016-17 football realignment brings to the table: an equal number of teams in 5A down the ladder, new rivalries on the horizon and some old foes back on the schedule.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Don’t support moving sixth-graders to middle school

    Editor:

    Not only will this move cost taxpayers $70 million, but research consistently shows that sixth-graders’ performance does not improve when moved to middle school. Sixth-graders will lose an entire year of literacy programs. Furthermore, sixth-graders in middle schools have more disciplinary actions; again, this is not good for students.

  • HD 25 candidates offer contrasting solutions to state issues

    The two Jeffco residents vying in state House District 25 are mostly in agreement when asked to identify the critical issues facing the state — but their solutions differ dramatically.

  • Local pro attends PGA Championship after network shanks fact in story

    A South Jeffco golfer was treated last month to an unexpected trip to Baltusrol Golf Club for the PGA Championship.

    But the journey to Springfield, N.J., for the season’s final major didn’t begin on a qualifying course or as an item on a personal bucket list. It started with a news story.

  • Furry friends enjoy day at pool

    When the summer sun is scorching and the pool is open for one more day, everyone and their dog come out for a swim. Literally.

    Deer Creek Pool hosted its annual Doggy Dip on a recent Sunday evening, and more pools in the South Jeffco area were scheduled to host similar events before closing for the season.

    Pet owners of all ages brought canines of varying sizes to enjoy the water, the fun and the community.

  • Local ultra-athlete Brown races — and dreams — big

    Every time Karen Brown watched coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, she was moved to tears. She saw Julie Moss win the silver medal in February 1982, and dreamed of competing herself.

    “Watching them, I thought, ‘Oh, they’re professional athletes, and I only run for recreation,’ ” Brown said. “I thought I could never do it.”

  • 2016 volleyball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Stephanie Schick 
    Assistant coaches: Ryan Schick, Tessa Mauer, Steph Coufal, Shelby McClanahan
    2015 record:  24-3 overall, 6-1 5A Jeffco

  • 2016 boys soccer capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Brock Blume
    Assistant coaches: Chris Olson, Logan Bailey, Andrew Hayes, Billy Presson and Alyssa Gillmore
    2015 record: 5-9 overall, 3-4 5A Jeffco

  • 20-year anniversary: Sports through the years at Dakota Ridge

    AUG. 29, 1996
    AN INAUSPICIOUS START
    • Other than it was the first game of the inaugural season there wasn’t much else one would want to remember from Dakota Ridge’s 45-0 loss to Regis Jesuit at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The game was all but over by halftime with the Eagles trailing 31-0. Regis Jesuit’s Dan Hurley rushed for 137 yards and three scores.