Today's News

  • Chargers reach tournament finals, fall to Pueblo West

    PARKER — The Chatfield Chargers found themselves in a win-one, lose-one situation July 20 at the Willie White League varsity state tournament, winning 5-4 against ThunderRidge in the semfinals before losing 7-4 to Pueblo West in the championship game at Chaparral High School
    Despite staggering heat the Chargers held their confidence throughout Game 1 against the ThunderRidge Grizzlies, racking up five runs off nine hits. But by Game 2 the Chargers were drained and the Pueblo West Cyclones took advantage of that.

  • NHRA notebook: Gaines thrills local crowd

    MORRISON — Vieri Gaines came back and gave the hometown crowd quite a show this past weekend.
    The 65-year-old Lakewood resident wasn’t considered a favorite at the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway based on his ranking in the 2012 points standings — he sat 14th with 383 points entering the three-day competition — but that didn’t stop him.

  • Littleton's Berry deals with winds of change

    MORRISON  — If there’s one thing that Mike Berry has become an old pro at it’s adapting to change. Standing in his team’s pit hours before the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 46-year-old Littleton resident worked with his crew on a new motor combination for his 2010 Buell XB9R motorcycle.

  • Saturday evening concert to feature cannon booms

    The Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival Cannon Concert sponsored by Foothills Park and Recreation District will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Clement Park in South Jeffco.

    The concert will feature four bands and 16 civil war cannons performing "The 1812 Overture." The Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware this promises to make a lot of booming noises that could cause concern for residents who live in the area but is nothing to be worried about. 


    Blue Star Blues Fest slated Aug. 4

    The second annual Blue Star Blues Festival, a benefit for Blue Star Connection, will be Aug. 4 in Clement Park. The headliners include New Orleans guitarist Tab Benoit, Randy Scott, Trampled Under Foot, Kate Moss, Bart Walker Band, Robert Wilson, Austin Young and more.

  • Auto dealership proposed for business park off Kipling and C-470

    A developer is seeking to rezone 8.5 acres south of C-470 and Kipling Parkway to allow an auto dealership, but some neighbors in Chatfield Bluffs South and the Chatfield Bluffs Condominiums aren't interested in kicking the tires.

    The property consists of vacant land on the east and west sides of Toller Drive and is bordered on the south by West Ute Trail, which leads to the nearby Deer Creek Canyon Open Space Park.

  • Wearin' of the green at Clement Park

    Shaughnessy McDaniel, of The Stubby Shillelaghs, plays the mandolin while Andy Mithun sings during the first day of the Colorado Irish Festival on July 13 at Clement Park. The three-day event included Irish culture, music, dancing, food and beverages, kids activities and entertainment.

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield high school team hosting camp at Edge Ice Arena

    The Chatfield ice hockey team will be hosting a camp for high school players in grades 9-12 at the Edge Ice Arena from July 23-26.
    Cost for the four-day camp is $100.
    For more information and to register for the camp, contact Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • U-15 Colorado United takes third at Presidents Cup

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Colorado United White U-15 girls soccer team scored a 2-1 victory over the FPYC Wildcats Blue, a team from Virginia, on July 15 to place third in the four-team 2012 National Presidents Cup at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

  • Wilson’s ‘heart’ belongs to college

    Steven Wilson, who was drafted last month in the 35th round of the amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, turned down an offer to play for the organization on July 12.
    Wilson, who was attending orientation at Santa Clara University, was offered a $200,000 signing bonus and $180,000 for schooling by the Phillies. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander, who signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Broncos earlier this year, was set on playing at the collegiate level.