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Today's News

  • Meals on Wheels creates relationships

    Riggs and Bobbi Smith of Littleton pull up to an apartment complex in South Jeffco and park their sedan.

    It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, and the backseat is filled with empty grocery bags and a cooler full of packaged meals. Riggs hops out, grabbing a bag with a steaming hot chicken dinner and a cup of apple slices. Bobbi decides she’ll wait in the car for this stop.

    Knock. Knock. Knock.

  • Giant indoor sandbox opens in south Jeffco

    There is a new sandbox in town, and chances are, it’s much larger than any you have seen before.

    Kids Dig, an interactive play area featuring more than 40 tons of sand, opened last weekend in Littleton, just north of Southwest Plaza. The business is the first of its kind in Colorado, and owner Garry Wolff is excited to bring something fresh to an area he once called home.

  • Columbine defeats Regis in 5A quarterfinals

     

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine Rebels are headed to the semifinals.

    Under the Friday night lights of Jeffco Stadium, the No. 3-seeded Rebels overcame a halftime deficit against No. 6 Regis Jesuit to defeat their Raider foes 28-18 in the quarterfinal round of the 5A football state playoffs.

    “We get to live for another week, don’t we? We get to go to practice and spend Thanksgiving week together,” head coach Andy Lowry said. “It’s one week at a time right now in the playoffs.”

  • Chatfield’s title dream dashed by Pueblo West

    By Dennis Pleuss

    PUEBLO — This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end.

    “It’s tough,” Chatfield football coach Bret McGatlin said moments after the Chargers’ season came to an abrupt end with a 24-21 loss to Pueblo West on Saturday at Cyclone Stadium in Pueblo. “The guys really felt like they had the opportunity to go all the way this year.”

  • Chatfield dominates in first round of playoffs

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s hurry-up, quick-strike offense doubles the pressure on opposing defenses.

    That combination doesn’t do the Charger defense any favors, either. Often, the Chargers barely have time to catch their breath before returning to the field after a quick score by the offense. And they tend to play in the shadow of their offensive brethren.

  • Rosier to resign as Jeffco commissioner

    Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier is resigning from the Board of County Commissioners in early January to serve as general manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board, the county announced Wednesday afternoon.
    Rosier was elected commissioner of District 3, which includes South Jeffco, in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014. He is term-limited in 2018.
    According to the county, the vacant position will be filled per state statute by the      vacancy committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

  • Sharing kindness in South Jeffco

    For many, the holiday season reinvigorates a desire to donate to a charity, volunteer with a local nonprofit organization or lend a helping hand to a neighbor.

    But for these individuals, every day is an opportunity to give back.

    The Ken-Caryl Kindness Crew

    When Sarah Quirke received two notices about her front yard from the Ken-Caryl Homeowners’ Association, it got her thinking. How many others were receiving similar notices but struggling to fix the problem?

  • Meeting slated for organic orchard and community garden

    After months of planning, a community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday to discuss a new community garden and organic orchard.

  • Askins arraignment continued again

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued for the fourth time.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two Class 4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before the court Monday afternoon for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered. Askins will return to court at 1 p.m. Jan. 16.

  • Jeffco jail opens new housing unit for military veterans

    As soon as Dale Murphy heard about the new veterans’ housing unit at the Jefferson County Jail, he signed the papers to join.

    “I wanted to help perpetuate the program,” the four-year Army veteran said.

    “I don’t want to expect anything too much, but I do have high hopes. Man, I really have high hopes for people to come later,” Murphy added. “With it being so new, I’m not going to be able to get the full benefits, but I wanted to be here to help kick it off.”