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Today's News

  • Recommendation on Red Rocks Ranch rezoning postponed — again

    Another long meeting led to another postponed recommendation on rezoning Red Rocks Ranch.

    The Rooney Valley Commission, made up of representatives from Lakewood and Morrison, opted to postpone its decision for a second time after more than four hours of public comment, questions and discussion on April 25. The commission will reconvene May 17 at Red Rocks Elementary to ask additional questions and make a recommendation on the rezoning.

  • Two candidates vying for West Metro’s District 3 board seat

    Although four seats are up for election on the West Metro Fire Rescue Board of Directors, just one is contested.

    Former legislator Mike Feeley is running against Joe Margotte for the open District 3 position.

    District 3 primarily covers Lakewood and Morrison and is bounded by Alameda Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. This district extends a bit west of C-470 and a bit south of U.S. 285.

  • Young minds at work: Thousands attend Lockheed Martin’s annual event

    Thousands of kids invaded Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus April 26 for Young Minds At Work, the company’s version of “Take Your Kids to Work” day.

    With more than 40 activities to choose from, including augmented reality demonstrations, edible satellites and an Orion flight simulator, there was no shortage of fun to be had. And on a campus that is generally closed to the public, employees enjoyed the chance to show their kids where they work and what they do.

  • Educators, parents rally for more funding at the Capitol

    The teachers are not all right — they’re mad as hell about education funding, and they want legislators to do something about it.

    On Thursday and Friday, thousands of educators and other supporters from more than a dozen school districts across the state — including Jeffco and Clear Creek — descended upon the state Capitol in hopes of sending a clear message to lawmakers about how they feel about teacher compensation and school funding in Colorado.

  • D’Evelyn beats Evergreen in clash of titans

    LAKEWOOD — As then-No. 4 Evergreen and No. 8 D’Evelyn faced off April 25 at Lakewood Memorial Field, it felt very much like a showdown in an old Western movie — who would shoot first and whose shot would hit?

    After 80 minutes of regulation and 2:46 of overtime, the answer was D’Evelyn’s freshman forward Lauren Cook.

    On a breakaway possession, teammate Anna Pampalone found Cook near the top of the 18-yard perimeter, and Cook’s shot soared into the net. D’Evelyn won 1-0.

  • Rebels’ 2OT goal completes sweep of 5A Jeffco

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls soccer team had already wrapped up its fifth straight Class 5A Jeffco League title.

    “You want to win your Jeffco League games. You want to dominate our league,” Columbine coach Brian Todd said. “We have had a lot of success in Jeffco over the last couple of years. It means a lot.”

  • Columbine offense buries the Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — This season, everything is starting to come together for the Columbine girls lacrosse team.

    On Saturday morning at Trailblazer Stadium, the Rebels followed suit with the rest of their successful season when they downed rival Chatfield easily, 21-10.

    Led by senior midfielder Maeve Hungerford, who netted four goals and assisted four for eight total points, the fourth-ranked Rebels (per CHSAANow.com) relied on their high-powered offense to douse the Chargers with a barrage of goals. In all, eight Columbine players found the back of the net.

  • 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.