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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Motorcyclist killed in Saturday morning accident

    A 23-year-old motorcyclist died Saturday morning after being ejected from his bike on U.S. 285 near Raven Gulch Road in Morrison.

    According to Colorado State Patrol, Emanuel Munoz-Tobon of Englewood was driving southbound on a 2010 Harley Davidson when he changed lanes and began to skid onto the roadway.

    “The rider was essentially ejected from the bike itself, ended up sliding into the dirt shoulder and colliding with a street sign,” said CSP Trooper Josh Lewis.

    Munoz-Tobon was declared dead on scene.

  • West Metro investigating fires

    Four early Saturday morning fires that killed six horses are being investigated by West Metro Fire Rescue.

    Three of the fires occurred within a block of each other, while the fourth burned about 1.5 miles away. 

    Of the four suspicious fires, two were dumpster fires, one a barn fire and another a tire fire, according to information from West Metro.

  • Lemarinel sentenced to life plus 12 years in murder of Littleton man

     A Jefferson County judge sentenced Jordan Lemarinel to life in prison plus 12 years after a 12-member jury in early March found him guilty of murdering a 26-year-old Littleton man.