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Today's News

  • Residents concerned about Federal Center hosting immigrant kids

    A Jan. 19 telephone town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Ed Perlmutter gave Jeffco residents some answers about the anticipated spring arrival of up to 1,000 undocumented immigrant children, but some questions linger, local officials said.

  • Rising housing costs lead to increase in Jeffco homeless population

    As housing costs rise in Jeffco and the metro area, the number of homeless people also is increasing, say directors of organizations involved in helping them. Many of the people without a place to live are families and youths who cannot afford to pay rent.

    “We commonly see families who are experiencing homelessness for the first time,” said Jennifer Wilson, coordinator of Community and Family Connections for Jeffco Schools, a program that assists homeless students and their families.

  • Family of inmate who died while waiting for medical attention sues

    The family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours for medical attention has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners, eight deputies, and the outside medical company contracted by the jail, including six of its employees.

  • Multiple suspects sought in robberies at Southwest Plaza, Park Meadows

    Authorities are searching for several suspects in separate but similar robberies Wednesday night at Southwest Plaza in South Jeffco and at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree.

  • Fear and loathing on local campaign trail

    If all politics is local, a phrase coined by former House speaker Tip O’Neill, then Colorado’s U.S. Senate race has come home to roost in the coverage areas of our three Jeffco newspapers.

    No less than three of the current 12 Republican candidates for the seat held by Democrat Michael Bennet hail from Jefferson County, and that trio’s political careers have been covered closely by our papers.

  • Defending 4A state champs too much for Jaguars

    DENVER — The plan on Jan. 28 was to reel Valor’s girls basketball team back into the pack in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

    However, the defending 4A state champions were too big of a fish for D’Evelyn to snare on the Jaguars’ home court. Valor (15-1, 9-0 in league) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 60-49 victory against the in-state team that was able to defeat the Eagles last year.

  • Eagles unable to end curse

    LITTLETON — The basketball rim seemed to have some wicked enchanted spell place upon it.

    Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team had held its own through three quarters against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley (14-2, 7-1 in league). The Eagles were set to make a run at getting the upset victory at home, but the hoop Dakota Ridge was shooting at during the fourth quarter wasn’t any help.

  • Conference perfection

    LAKEWOOD — Nobody thought it would be a cakewalk for Chatfield’s boys basketball team to sweep through the Class 5A Jeffco League undefeated.

    “I told my guys the second time around was going to be much harder than the first,” Chatfield coach Stephen Schimpeler said after the Chargers began their second go-around in league play with a 64-60 road victory over Lakewood. “We know that, but you’ve got to experience it because sometimes players don’t always believe you.”

  • Horton House owner determined to rebuild

    MORRISON — For Lila Horton, owner of the historic Horton House Bed and Breakfast, there is no place but Morrison she’d rather call home. Not even after a devastating fire closed the B&B’s doors in October.

    “This is actually my identity,” Horton said. “It’s my first pair of ice skates under the tree.”

  • Pachner victorious in return to D’Evelyn

    DENVER — While Troy Pachner is Valor Christian’s boys basketball coach now, D’Evelyn’s student section reminded the Jaguars’ former coach he will always have the mark of the Jaguars.

    Toward the tail end of Valor’s 65-38 victory in Pachner’s return, D’Evelyn students chanted “How’s your tattoo?” in the final moments. Pachner got a tattoo of a Jaguar during his 17-year stint at D’Evelyn.