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Today's News

  • Jeffco school board to pilot new meeting schedule

    The Jeffco school board will start experimenting in March with a new meeting schedule that will see study sessions and special meetings added to the Monday following a regular Thursday night board meeting.
    Discussed briefly at the Jan. 25 board meeting, the new schedule is meant to better accommodate board member schedules, as well as offer community members who may not be able to attend an evening meeting another opportunity to observe board activities.

  • Dakota Ridge sophomore organizes fund-raiser for police

    Sagan Lang grew up with an appreciation for police officers and the work they do.

    That’s why the 15-year-old Dakota Ridge High School student felt compelled to do something when within a month officers from Douglas and Adam counties were killed while on duty.

    “I’ve always been involved with the sheriffs and officers in our community,” Lang said. “(And) I’ve always been really passionate about serving and protecting my country.”

  • CSP closes investigation on hit-and-run at Chatfield High

    Unless it receives new information, Colorado State Patrol has closed its investigation into a Jan. 11 hit-and-run accident involving a Chatfield Senior High School student.

    Lorenzo Pranchke, 15, was seriously injured while crossing at a crosswalk near the intersection of West Chatfield Avenue and West Ken Caryl Avenue close to the South Jeffco high school. Witnesses told CSP they saw a blue or gray Toyota Prius hit Pranchke and drive off.

  • Daddy Daughter Dance a tradition for South Jeffco families

    As soon as the music began, youngsters in fancy dresses made their way to the dance floor, dads in tow.

    Chris Newton and his daughter Juniper were the first to make it there, and they danced hand-in-hand to the tunes of the Temptations. Juniper, decked out in a pink dress and sparkling tiara, stood patiently as her dad fastened an extravagant corsage onto the 4-year-old’s wrist.

  • Littleton named the 15th safest city in the state

    The National Council for Home Safety and Security has issued a list of the safest cities in Colorado, and the city of Littleton made the cut.

    To create its list, the council analyzed violent crimes, property crimes and population. With a population of 47,288, Littleton ranked No. 15 on the list of 35 Colorado cities. In 2016, the city had 48 violent crimes and 1,296 property crimes.

  • Jeffco Conservation District seeks board nominations

    The Jefferson Conservation District is seeking nominations for four board of supervisor seats that are up for election this year. Those seats are currently occupied by Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman.
    Board supervisors oversee the activities of the JCD, including forest- and weed-management projects, education and outreach events, and more. Board supervisors are unpaid and serve four-year terms.

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  • Summit Ridge art program encourages students to be creative, think critically

    Beth Hendrix sees art as a means of expression. Art inspires imagination. It is a way to understand culture and a conduit of critical thinking.

    And this is exactly what she hopes to convey in her art classroom at Summit Ridge Middle School, where she teaches the subject in its many forms.

  • CDOT, WestConnect wrapping up C-470 traffic study

    For nearly two years, the Colorado Department of Transportation has been studying ways to improve traffic along C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    Along with the WestConnect Coalition, a collaborative effort led by local and state agencies, CDOT conducted a “planning and environmental linkages,” or PEL, study. The study developed short- and long-term transportation alternatives and ultimately hopes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users.

  • Jeffco surveying homelessness across the county

    Earlier this week, Jefferson County joined the rest of the metro area in conducting a yearly point-in-time survey of homelessness across the county.

    The survey, a nationwide initiative, helps communities understand trends and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The information also is provided to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Jeffco, the effort began at sundown Monday and continued until after sundown the following day.