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Today's News

  • Eagle boys, Jaguar girls dominate XC Invite

    LITTLETON — The Dakota Ridge boys could not be stopped on Friday.

    At the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park, the Eagles showed their strength immediately. First, junior Connor Ohlson crossed the finish line in 15 minutes, 47 seconds to win the Division-I boys competition outright. He barely beat out his own teammate, senior Austin Vancil, by one second.

  • Eagles come from behind in big win over BCHS

    LITTLETON — The Dakota Ridge softball team had been looking for that marquis win to turn the season around. 

    On Saturday morning on their home field, the Eagles got it with a 6-3 statement win over Bear Creek. And, after going down early, they proved they had to fight to come back and stun the Bears. 

  • Columbine softball victorious over Chatfield

    By Alex Purcell

    The best rivalries are the ones that motivate players to bring everything they’ve got to the softball field. Chatfield and Columbine know exactly what that’s like.

    Both teams squared off at Chatfield on Saturday, and the game ended with a 4-2 Rebel victory.

    Columbine stole the lead early and never looked back, but that didn’t quite spell disaster for Chatfield. While the Chargers couldn’t rally up the strength they needed to match the Rebels, it was a well-fought battle.

  • Chargers fall to Fairview, but gain return of leader

    Chatfield tennis has had a rough go so far this season.

    After losing its No. 1 singles player and defending state champion, senior Christian Holmes, to meniscus surgery prior to the start of the season, the Chargers have had to figure out how to adjust.

    But on Friday at Fairview, they got him back.

    This match, particularly, held a special meaning for Holmes, who defeated Fairview’s Tom Melville in the state title game last year. Melville has since graduated.

  • Chargers down Eagles volleyball in a battle

    LITTLETON — On Tuesday night at Chatfield High School, the Chargers and their Dakota Ridge volleyball counterparts put on an absolute battle.

    Although the Eagles made the Chargers work for each point, Chatfield stole the match with a contentious 3-0 sweep. And the fans from both teams got into it.

    “I’m really happy with the way we played,” Chatfield coach Stephanie Schick said. “I felt like we played consistently, and that feels like a really important step for us to take at this point in the season.”

  • Flying high: First-ever female airline captain made a mark on the industry

    Emily Howell Warner wasn’t wearing her airline pilot uniform when she spoke at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, but she had a good excuse.

    It’s challenging to wear a uniform when it’s on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

  • Hearing postponed for man who stole truck, ran from deputies

    The preliminary hearing for the man accused of crashing a stolen truck in South Jeffco and running from Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies has been postponed.

    Michael Robert Donis, 33, faces a variety of felony charges relating to an Aug. 13 incident where he reportedly stole a white Chevrolet Silverado. Though it had been reported as stolen by Air Liquide Industries two days prior, dispatch was notified of the truck’s location around 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

  • West Metro set to purchase new Advanced Resource Medic car

    West Metro Fire board approved the purchase of a new Advanced Resource Medic car just four months after kicking off a partnership with DispatchHealth, a Denver-based startup that provides in-home care for patients.

    The relatively new service is ideal for those who need medical attention that’s not emergent and can be provided by an emergency room-certified nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. It’s also one that West Metro believes will save money and provide convenience for district residents.

  • New bakery and cafe plays on sense of nostalgia

    With the scent of freshly baked goods wafting through the air and nostalgic decor adorning the walls, stepping inside Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe feels a lot like walking into your grandmother’s kitchen.

    And that is precisely what Anne Schade envisioned when planning her new business venture. In more ways than one, Rosie’s Wild Flour Bakery and Cafe, which opened in July, has been a long time coming for the South Jeffco resident.

  • Clement Park officially being transferred to Foothills

    Although discussions on the topic have been ongoing, Jeffco Open Space is officially prepared to deed Clement Park to Foothills Park and Recreation District.