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Today's News

  • Rebel boys can’t stack up to Bruins

    LAKEWOOD — When Cherry Creek boys lacrosse comes to town, especially for a top-three matchup, an exciting game usually follows.
    After a bit of a setback in the first half last April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, No. 3 Columbine brought its A-game in the second half against the second-ranked Bruins and almost overcame them. But in the end, it wasn’t enough as the Rebels fell for the first time this season, 11-9.

  • Dakota Ridge suffers loss in 5A Jeffco opener

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — If Tuesday afternoon at Nate Jurney Field was any indiction, Class 5A Jeffco League baseball is going to be very entertaining over the next four weeks.
    Ralston Valley, No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com 5A baseball poll, started conference play with a walk-off 4-3 victory at home against Dakota Ridge. Sophomore Billy Wall came through with a hard-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score junior Otto Jones from second base.

  • Bear Creek rallies to defeat D’Evelyn

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The hit parade came late but happened when it really counted for Bear Creek on the baseball field April 7.
    The Bears cranked out six straight hits in a four-run top of the seventh inning against D’Evelyn. The offensive outburst turned a two-run deficit into a two-run lead for Bear Creek (5-3-1 record) heading into the bottom half of the final inning at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

  • Columbine girls show strength at Jeffco tourney

    BROOMFIELD — A little frost delay wasn’t going to hold back the Columbine girls golf team.
    Following a strong performance from the Rebels’ top four golfers at the Broadlands Golf Course on April 4, the team finished second overall at the Jeffco League tournament with 375 collective strokes, 33 behind first-place Ralston Valley.
    The event, which hosted 18 teams between 4A and 5A, saw other great performances from Chatfield (fourth, 305), Dakota Ridge (sixth, 459) and D’Evelyn (sixth in 4A, 453).

  • Newspapers under attack from all directions

    It was in the early 1980s — I was a mere child — when I first started thumbing through the daily newspaper. I immediately flipped to the sports pages and then usually the comics or vice-versa.
    I walked to the nearby 7-Eleven weekly and brought neighboring papers — the Washington Post or the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, to name a few — just so I could thumb through their coverage and clip out advertisements to save for my own personal collection.

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  • Students target gun reform with voter registration push

    Last month, hundreds of Jeffco students walked out of their classrooms in hopes of sending a message to lawmakers about gun violence in schools. Ten days later, they joined millions across the country in “March for Our Lives” demonstrations on March 24 that, again, were aimed at sending a message to politicians. Now the kids are sending another message to legislators: Do something about gun reform or we’ll vote you out of office.

  • New pediatric therapy facility opening

    Brenda Harkness knew something was off with her 7-year-old son’s speech, but she didn’t know how to move forward and address the issue.

    That’s where Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates came in. Harkness took her son, Dylan, now 8, for evaluation at the Centennial-based therapy center. Dylan had trouble making “s” and “th” sounds, but after a year of working with a speech therapist, he has made significant strides. In addition to improving his speech, therapy helped Dylan excel in spelling and reading, Harkness said.

  • Chatfield celebrates Unity Week

    What began last year as a one-day event at Chatfield Senior High School has morphed into a week-long celebration of diversity, inclusion and coexistence, and it’s a tradition organizer Aaron Abai hopes will continue long after his graduation in May.

  • O’Connor pleads not guilty in 285 crash

    The man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning and will return to court in September for a two-day jury trial.

    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, is charged with leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular homicide, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and several traffic infractions, including reckless driving, no proof of insurance, fictitious plates and more.