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Today's News

  • Becoming restaurateurs

    A chaotic buzz permeated TNT Country Kitchen last Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-graders from Red Rocks Elementary zoomed about the Morrison restaurant.

    Students acted as waiters, bus staff and hostesses for the evening, moving hastily from the kitchen to the dining tables, balancing plates of piping-hot spaghetti, trays of baked goods and glasses of ice water.

  • High schools compete in state Science Bowl at Dakota Ridge

    Students from across the state battled it out in the 27th annual Colorado High School Science Bowl last Saturday at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Two South Jeffco teams — both from Dakota Ridge — competed, and though neither advanced past the round robin stage of the event, team leader Sharon Muenchow said they did well in a “really tough competition.”

    Nearly 50 high schools from across Colorado contended for the title and a trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Inter-Canyon offering AED, CPR classes

    Starting Saturday, Feb. 18, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will host a series of CPR, AED and first-aid courses.

    The classes come after the district installed a public-access AED, or automated external defibrillator, at each of its five stations. Classes are free to residents of the fire district.

    Each class will teach CPR. First-aid and AED certification classes will be held every other session.

    The schedule for the series of classes:

    • Feb. 18 — CPR/AED, four-hour class

  • South Jeffco native appears in Trump’s inaugural parade

    Despite being some 24 hours away from Washington, D.C., Littleton was well represented in the Jan. 20 Inaugural Parade.

    Patricia Ormond, 21, a 2013 graduate of D’Evelyn High School and a first classman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, marched with her school’s band company, leading the way and calling commands for the marching officers behind her.

  • School board president undecided about whether to seek re-election

    The president of Jeffco’s school board, Ron Mitchell, says he is undecided about running for re-election when his term expires later this year.

  • Sheriff’s Office to absorb DA’s online child sex offender unit

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have signed off on a plan to transition the district attorney’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit to the Sheriff’s Office.

  • Ken Caryl student p-r-e-v-a-i-l-s at area spelling bee

    Spelling is the one subject Noah Dolan doesn’t mind studying.

    “I read a lot, so I just like words,” he said.

    That certainly proved true Tuesday night, when the Ken Caryl Middle School seventh-grader placed first in the Columbine Area Spelling Bee. Held at Columbine High School, the bee included the top two performers from the school-wide bees at Columbine Hills Elementary, Dutch Creek Elementary, Governor’s Ranch Elementary, Ken Caryl Middle School, Leawood Elementary and Normandy Elementary.

  • Longtime Seniors’ Resource Center head Zabawa retiring

    John Zabawa can recall a time many years ago when he went before Jeffco’s county commissioners to urge preparation for a growing population of seniors.

    “I felt like I was Paul Revere sounding the alarm,” Zabawa said. “The seniors are coming! The seniors are coming!”

  • DA forms rapid-response team for sex assault cases

    The Jeffco DA’s office recently unveiled a new rapid-response team to deal with cases of sexual assault. 

    Funded by a $191,838 federal grant through the Violence Against Women Act, the unit — officially dubbed the Sexual Assault Rapid Response Team — consists of a group of experts that will work collaboratively with law enforcement and use research-based practices to strengthen the response in sexual assault cases. 

  • Foothills Park & Rec soliciting community sponsors for annual Red, White & You event

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is searching for sponsors for its annual Red, White & You Independence Day celebration scheduled this year for Monday, July 3, at Clement Park.

    Launched in 2005, Red, White & You draws 30,000 to 40,000 residents each year and features kids activities, live entertainment, food and drink concessions, beer and wine gardens, inflatable rides, bounce houses and a patriotic fireworks display. The event also boasts free entry, thanks to financial support of community business sponsors.