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Today's News

  • MAKING A STATE-MENT

    DENVER — Chatfield’s junior tennis star Christian Holmes surpassed expectations on Saturday, not only winning the 5A state tennis tournament at No. 1 singles, but also being the first player at a singles position to win state in Chatfield school history.

    It was also the first time a Jeffco player had won the title in the largest classification (5A) since 1996 and the fifth time ever since state tennis first began in 1927.

  • Shelter network seeks volunteers as winter approaches

    As winter fast approaches, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is searching for volunteers to help with its sheltering program.

  • Jeffco’s food-share program starts thanks to Normandy student

    Schools across Jefferson County now have the option to participate in a food-sharing program that hopes to combat food waste across the district.

    The program allows students to dispose of prepackaged foods — such as bags of chips, applesauce containers and cups of cereal — as well as uneaten pieces of fruit. The food must be provided by the school and cannot be packed by a parent.

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • When disaster hits, Colorado Task Force is there

    Being a member of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force can be a bit unpredictable. A lot of the job involves waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

    But when disaster strikes, the team shifts into high gear.

  • Chatfield's Holmes wins 5A state boys tennis title

    DENVER -- Christian Holmes, the Chatfield Chargers’ No. 1 singles player, is the 5A state boys tennis champion. It’s the first state tennis title at a singles position in school history.
    Holmes started off slowly Saturday morning at the Gates Tennis Center, losing the first set 6-4 to Fairview’s Tom Melville. In the second set, after going down 3-2 early, something clicked for the Chatfield junior. He won the next four games to take the second set 6-3.

  • No. 6 Chatfield stays undefeated in 5A Jeffco

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s volleyball team is more than halfway to its goal of a second straight undefeated roll through the Class 5A Jeffco League.

    The Chargers, ranked No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A volleyball poll, defeated rival Columbine on the Rebels’ home court 3-1 Tuesday night.

  • New, improved Columbine Library reopening to the public Saturday

    After six months of construction, the newly renovated Columbine Library will open to the public on Saturday.

    Work on the project, which cost just over $4 million, began in April and — save a few pieces of furniture — should be complete when the library reopens.

    The West Bowles Avenue building was built in 1989 and hasn’t been updated since. Library-goers can expect to see a lot of changes when they walk through the newly placed doors of the library, and staff members believe these changes will create an improved experience for all.

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.

  • Inter-Canyon hires consulting firm for 2018 election prep

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District may try for a mill levy increase in the 2018 election, but first, the department must formulate a plan to gauge taxpayers’ receptiveness.

    In order to do so, the board of directors has for months been discussing hiring an outside consulting firm. After some discussion at its Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously voted to hire Turn Corps, a Denver-based political consulting firm, to help with election preparation.