Today's News

  • Lady Eagles just miss the mark against A-West

    ARVADA — It’s not like Dakota Ridge didn’t have its chances. Time and again the Lady Eagles got good looks on goal. But be it whether the ball sailed high over the net or directly into the crossbar it wasn’t meant to be.
    Amy Hayes and Adranna Brite scored second-half goals as Arvada West sent Dakota Ridge to its fourth shutout defeat of the season 2-0 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The 5A state finalists from a season ago dropped to 1-5 overall, 0-1 in Jeffco League play.

  • Ferrin, Falcons victorious in clutch

    LAKEWOOD — Zane Ferrin had a single-minded approach to his last at-bat. The Front Range Christian senior first baseman was sitting on fastball all the way. And it just so happened he got it on the first pitch.
    Ferrin’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh capped a five-run rally as the Falcons stunned Byers 9-8 on March 23 at Keli McGregor Field at All-Star Park.

  • Rebels’ depth topples Lobos

    EVERGREEN — The Columbine Rebels boys’ swim team trekked up the hill to faceoff against the Conifer Lobos at Wulf Recreation Center on March 22. At first glance, the meet might’ve seemed mismatched since Columbine is a 5A team and Conifer is 4A. But the meet was mutually advantageous because it was designed to allow both schools to advance based off of their particular strengths.

  • Remaining evacuees return to homes as weather deals final blow to deadly Lower North Fork Fire

    With containment of the deadly Lower North Fork Fire at 100 percent and wetter weather answering the prayers of residents and firefighters, the remaining evacuated residents were headed back to their homes — a week after the wildfire brought fear and devastation to a massive area south of Conifer. 


    Kuehster Road, where the most damage was done, was open to residents only on Monday, Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. All pre-evacuation notices also were lifted April 2.

  • I’ll always be a Tim Tebow fan

    Yes, I understand. Peyton Manning is a four-time MVP, a Super Bowl winner, and a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. He commands a game like nobody else. Even when he’s just at 75 percent, he’s still better than everybody else. And by all accounts, he’s an even better man off the field than on it. It’s great to have him in Denver.
    But I’m still going to miss Tim Tebow.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Another victim of ‘Wonka Syndrome’

  • School board seeks input on budget issues

    While there are many opinions about how we should educate our children in Jefferson County, we can all agree on one underlying principle — we care about our children, and we want the best for them.
    Jeffco schools have struggled over the last three years to manage more than $60 million in state funding cuts without hurting kids. We have reduced costs, closed under-enrolled schools, trimmed staff, streamlined administration and cut compensation.

  • Sports briefs

    Littleton continues winning ways, blanks Englewood
    — Elena Sacco and three other players scored as Littleton improved to 3-1 on the season with a 4-0 non-league victory over Englewood on March 17.
    Laura Puchino, Lindsey Payson and Lanie Sumlin also scored goals for the Lady Lions.

    Davis’ two goals help FRCS to win over Colorado Springs Christian

  • Baseball roundup

    Loera, Spartans hold off host Littleton in slugfest
    Nate Loera went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs as Greeley West upended host Littleton 9-7 on March 16.
    Greeley West broke open a close game with four runs in the top of the sixth inning.
    Overall, the Spartans had 11 hits.
    Littleton had 12 hits, led by a 3-for-4 outing from Alec Womeldorff. Kevin Wake, Tanner Bell and Sean Wake each had two hits.
    The Lions, who scored in all but the first and third innings, never led in the game.

  • Winter all-conference teams: Boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is a list of 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for boys and girls basketball for the 2011-12 winter sports season:

    Dylan Waters, Arvada West; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Nick Carpinello, Columbine; Jon Snow, Columbine; Abdullah Musleh, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Alex Welsh, Pomona; Chase Duben, Ralston Valley; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Brandon Applehans, Standley Lake