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Today's News

  • Development at Kipling, Quincy to have 54 homes

    Construction workers are busy framing homes and grading lots at Quincy Lake Pointe, a residential development at South Kipling Street and West Quincy Avenue.

    As of last week, 33 of 54 lots on the 11-acre site had been sold to homebuyers, said Christy Ross, spokesperson for Richmond American Homes, developer of the project.

    Buyers can choose from five available plans for homes up to approximately 3,000 square feet in size. A one-level ranch plan and four two-story plans are among selections. Lot sizes average 5,500 square feet.

  • Merger of two fire districts proceeding smoothly, West Metro chief says

    The merger of the West Metro and Wheat Ridge fire protection districts that took place April 15 has been moving forward with few problems, said West Metro Fire Chief Don Lombardi.

    “It’s been going really well,” Lombardi said, speaking at the April 19 meeting of the West Metro board.

  • Dakota Ridge stays in league hunt

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer team is doing everything it can to make the big dance.

    The Eagles (5-7, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) has won four of their last five games, including a trio of conference victories. The goal is to grab one of the three automatic bids to the 32-team state tournament that are awarded to the top three teams in 5A Jeffco.

  • D’Evelyn not able to solve Kapande in shutout loss

    DENVER — Image if the slider was working for Evergreen senior pitcher Dane Kapande on April 23 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

    Kapande could have very well thrown a no-hitter in the Class 4A Jeffco League game against D’Evelyn. Instead, the Cougars’ ace had to settle for a 5-0 victory throwing 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while striking out 14 batters.

  • Rebels blossom during win streak

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine showed a little creativity on the lacrosse field April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine junior Lyndsie Pratt took the first shot on goal during an 18-2 victory against Cherokee Trail, but the attempt was anything but textbook. Pratt’s shot was a twirling, behind the head, no-look shot that sailed just wide.

    “Our first shot, I just wanted to start out with some fun,” Pratt said of her trick shot.

  • Dakota Ridge overcomes errors to down Chatfield

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Not taking anything away from the pitching effort by Dakota Ridge junior Carter Akerfelds, but Chatfield trailed in the arms race before the first pitch was thrown April 21 on the Chargers’ home field.

  • Dakota Ridge girls LAX scoring at will

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge sophomore Kailee Lammers weaved through a handful of Golden defenders before ripping a shot into the net, then sported a sheepish grin April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Shortly after scoring one of her six first-half goals, Lammers realized a goal right off the draw wasn’t the plan. Dakota Ridge coach Jordan Hogan wanted to work an offensive play with the Eagles starting to dominate Golden on the way to a 19-5 victory in the Jeffco League.

  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces former team

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Deputy struck, injured by stolen vehicle

    The driver of a stolen vehicle struck a Jeffco sheriff’s deputy Saturday night as he and another deputy were struggling with a second suspect on West Remington Avenue in South Jeffco.

    Authorities said one suspect was in custody and another remained at large in the incident, which spanned three jurisdictions and left two police cars damaged. The deputy was treated for minor injuries.

  • One Dem candidate remains in race to run against Szabo

    Marti Smith of Arvada is the only remaining Democratic candidate seeking to run for county commissioner against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo.

    However, Smith still must be approved by a vote of the Democratic vacancy committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Arvada Center for the Arts.