Today's News

  • Farmers take it to Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The two facets of offensive football were laid bare on a sunny Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles passed and ran for small chunks of yardage Sept. 20, moving the ball deliberately and delicately down the field against the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

    The Farmers, however, went for minimum effort and maximum gain – big plays and big results.

  • Karate instructor nabs burglary suspect

    A burglary suspect got a rude awakening Sept. 16 after emerging from Front Range Christian Elementary School.

    The suspect exited the back of the school into an alley, and he was confronted by Kevin Kowalczik, a martial arts instructor and co-owner of ProRank Karate.

    "We were training and getting ready for a competition, doing some extra training for one of the classes," Kowalczik said. "I happened to look out the back door, and I saw a guy walking down the alley looking kind of shady."

  • Correction

    An article discussing early and mail voting in the Sept. 24 issue incorrectly stated the Jeffco elections office phone number. The correct number is: (303) 271-8111. Thanks to the reader who pointed it out. We regret the error.

  • Chargers blank Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — For a little more than 40 minutes, the Chatfield Chargers boys soccer team threw the bathtub, cabinets, a set of dishes and a chair at the Columbine Rebels.

    Then the Chargers threw the proverbial kitchen sink and the floodgates opened.

    The Chargers hammered away at Lakewood Memorial Field before finally breaking through in the 44th minute to spark 3-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League rivalry victory on Sept. 18.

  • Rebels finally top Bears

    In her ideal scenario, Danielle Steele ends the game with a towering home run.

    She’ll have to settle for hustle and a bit of luck.

    While it wasn’t the prettiest way to score a game-winning run, Columbine was just happy to finally be on the positive side of the scoreboard against Bear Creek.

  • Chargers make quick work of Eagles

    There’s going to be times when the youthful Chatfield volleyball team shows its inexperience.

    There’s also going to be instances when the Chargers flash glimpses of talent, that once refined, could return the Chargers back to the top of the Class 5A Jefferson County League Standings.

  • Local veterinarian treats bobcat hit by car

    A bobcat that was hit by a car on C-470 the morning of Sept. 23 should make a full recovery, said the doctor who performed three hours of surgery on the animal.

    Dr. Dan Brod, the doctor who treated the 8-month-old female at Deer Creek Animal Hospital in South Jeffco, said the surgery went well, but the young feline will need some rest and recovery time.

    "If the cat does way too much too soon, that would be bad," Brod said. "The cat is semi-confined, and we're taking our time."

  • Chatfield takes it to Columbine

    Parker Lewis got caught watching the scoreboards.

    It was hard to blame him.

    With Lewis and his Chatfield teammates making short work of their rivalry match against Columbine, it seemed at like a race for who was going to be done first.

    While that honor might have fallen to Chatfield No. 2 singles player Jensen Teague, the Chargers were happy with the 6-1 victory over the Rebels on Sept. 18 at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.

  • Officials urge Coloradans to vote early

    County commissioners, county clerks and even the governor are urging people to either vote by mail or vote early this year, citing an unusually long ballot and a projected record turnout.

    "We've had a lot of activity here in the last couple of weeks from both sides of the presidential campaign, with both Sen. Obama and Gov. Palin visiting Colorado," Gov. Bill Ritter said at a news conference Sept. 16. He said that Colorado is one of the few swing states in the national election. "It is important as a swing state that every vote count."

  • Bright lights, big politics: Jeffco, a swing county in a swing state, is critical to presidential campaigns

    In the wake of visits from Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin, Jefferson County is adjusting to its new role in the national political spotlight.

    But the pundits who analyze political races for a living aren't surprised by the attention Jeffco is getting.