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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse defeats Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss 

    Jeffco Public School

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team’s appearance in the quarterfinals of the state tournament a year ago set a precedent for the future.

    Dakota Ridge lost to three-time defending state champion Colorado Academy in the quarterfinals last season to put a close on the most successful season for its girls lacrosse program with a 15-2 record. 

  • Dakota Ridge boys stun Chatfield in late innings

    By Michael Kelly

    LITTLETON — When Kasey Koppelmaa launched a two-run homer over the right field fence in the second inning, it looked like the Chatfield baseball team was going to celebrate senior day with a convincing win over rival Dakota Ridge.

    Koppelmaa’s blast gave the Chargers a 9-2 lead at home, and the Eagles looked like the seventh straight victim for Chatfield.

  • Curi Yutzy steps down at DRHS

    After spending a decade teaching and coaching boys basketball at Dakota Ridge High School, Curi Yutzy has decided to move forward in his career.

    Last week, he and athletic director Matt Heckel announced that he’ll be stepping down from his coaching and teaching position at the school to pursue a teaching career at ThunderRidge High School, which is much closer to home.

  • Motorcyclist killed in Saturday morning accident

    A 23-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday morning after being ejected from his bike on U.S. 285 near Raven Gulch Road in Morrison.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, Emanuel Munoz-Tobon of Englewood was driving southbound on a 2010 Harley Davidson when he changed lanes and began to skid onto the roadway.

    “The rider was essentially ejected from the bike itself, ended up sliding into the dirt shoulder and colliding with a street sign,” said CSP Trooper Josh Lewis.

    Munoz-Tobon was declared dead on scene.

  • West Metro investigating fires

    Four early Saturday morning fires that killed six horses are being investigated by West Metro Fire Rescue.

    Three of the fires occurred within a block of each other, while the fourth burned about 1.5 miles away. 

    Of the four suspicious fires, two were dumpster fires, one a barn fire and another a tire fire, according to information from West Metro.

  • Lemarinel sentenced to life plus 12 years in murder of Littleton man

     A Jefferson County judge sentenced Jordan Lemarinel to life in prison plus 12 years after a 12-member jury in early March found him guilty of murdering a 26-year-old Littleton man. 

  • Evergreen Newspapers honored by CPA, Top of the Rockies

     

    Evergreen Newspapers recently won 61 awards — 47 from the Colorado Press Association, including sweepstakes honors for photography and design for the Canyon Courier and Clear Creek Courant, and 14 more from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies contest.

    The Colorado Press Association awards banquet was held April 14 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Top of the Rockies awards ceremony was Friday night at the Denver Press Club.

  • Rebels’ Olson hustles for Jeffco Invite sweep

    ARVADA — Gavin Olson scurried to the starting block, adjusted his cap and dived into the pool without as much as a wasted motion.

    The Columbine junior was, in his own words, “all over the place” prior to the start of Saturday’s 200-yard individual medley finals at George J. Meyers Pool.

    “I was just in the shower. I thought the 500 (freestyle) would take a little bit longer, but I underestimated that a little bit,” the Rebels’ boys swimmer said.

  • Columbine gets the better of Dakota Ridge

    The Rebels’ girls lacrosse team gave a performance on Thursday to make the Columbine community proud on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

    Columbine picked up an 18-7 victory over Dakota Ridge at Trailblazer Stadium to move into the drivers’ seat to win the Jeffco league title.

  • Performance by D’Evelyn’s Reed a highlight in loss to Tigers

    BROOMFIELD — Holy Family tennis may not have been kind to the D’Evelyn girls tennis team on Monday, but thanks to excellent weather and a dominant performance at No. 2 singles, Jaguar senior Angi Reed was able to grind out a win.