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Today's News

  • Regis rallies, tops Chargers in top-10 clash

    AURORA — Between innings, first-year Chatfield Senior baseball coach Paul Grubesic joked with Regis Jesuit head coach Matt Darr that it was too early in the season to be playing games like this. 

    He was referring to a top-10 showdown between 5A schools that saw infallible starting pitching early and see-saw hitting late.

  • Lady Chargers’ comeback falls short

    LAKEWOOD — Kendra Lanuza does the bulk of the scoring for the Chatfield Lady Chargers, but the University of Denver-bound lacrosse player can’t do it all. She needs a little help, and that’s exactly what her team is searching for early in the season.

    Though Eliza Radochonski and Holly Sutherland scored four goals apiece as fourth-ranked Cherry Creek held off a spirited rally from Chatfield for a 15-13 victory March 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, the Lady Chargers didn’t wilt even when the Lady Bruins tried to pull away time and again.

  • Happy birthday, Littleton

    A two-day-long party? Yes, marking 125 years might just be worthy of such an extended fete.

    Littleton celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding over the weekend with a two-day celebration that included a fireworks show and the opening of a new trail along the city’s historic ditch.

    And to mark the quasquicentennial of Littleton becoming an official town, Gov. John Hickenlooper last week proclaimed March 8 as City of Littleton Day. Not bad for a little town that started with only 245 residents 125 years ago.

  • Student-based budgeting lets principals get a jump on hiring

    Several months into Jeffco Public Schools’ implementation of student-based budgeting, area principals are saying the new policy gives them the ability to react quickly to their schools’ hiring needs.

    Until this year, school funding was directed by the district office and based on schools’ enrollments — students were counted in October, and then money was disbursed. Under the new model, enrollment is still a major factor, but principals decide what programs get cut, kept or expanded based on student and community needs.

  • Pay raises urged for principals, assistant principals

    Jeffco Public Schools should pay higher salaries to its principals and assistant principals, teachers who hold relevant master’s degrees, and staff in hard-to-fill positions, the district’s human resources chief said at a March 5 school board meeting.

    As the district moves into its budget season and gears up for contract negotiations with the teachers union, chief human resources officer Amy Weber recommended that board members consider instituting the pay changes to make the district more competitive.

  • Board rejects volleyball, brewpub on nursery land

    A sand volleyball center and brewpub proposed for a section of the Jared’s Nursery property on West Bowles Avenue was unanimously rejected by the Jeffco Planning Commission on Feb. 25.

    The proposal now goes to Jeffco’s county commissioners for a final decision. The board has scheduled a public hearing on the plan for March 17.

  • Tattered Cover store moving to Littleton

    Denver-based Tattered Covered Book Store has announced it will move its Highlands Ranch store into Littleton’s Aspen Grove shopping center in April.

    While the Aspen Grove store will be smaller than the current space in the Highlands Ranch Town Center, Tattered Covered general manager Margaret Shaheen said the store won’t be reducing the number of books and other items it carries.

  • Jail prisoner who died was awaiting medical attention

    A shoplifting suspect who died March 2 while in custody at the Jeffco jail requested medical attention during the afternoon but stopped breathing hours later and died before she was seen by medical professionals. 

    Jennifer Lobato, 37, complained to jail staff that afternoon about feeling ill, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. A deputy then notified the jail’s medical staff that Lobato was throwing up and had asked to see a doctor.

  • 2014-15 5A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming, wrestling

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    The following is the 2014-15 5A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming team:

  • 2015 baseball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Grubesic
    Assistant coach: Scott Gross
    2014 record: 20-4 overall, 6-2 (third place) 5A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Kyle Winkler, Sr., SS; Sean O’Dell, Sr., CF-P; Jake Carstensen, Sr., RF; Camden Lawhead, Sr., C; Kobie Wood, Sr., P; Matt Watson, Jr., P.
    Key losses: Matthew Jarecki, Mason Brown, Nick Chamberlain, Travis Schnoor, Blake Moore, Patrick Barder, Colton Nobles, Brennan Gabler