Today's News

  • Chatfield in thick of league title race

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s boys soccer team thrived on first-half deficits last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers (5-6, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) rallied against Pomona on Oct. 5 and repeated the same feat three nights later against Lakewood to net key conference victories to stay in the hunt for a league championship.

  • Silliman clutch for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior Harper Silliman went from goat to hero in a hurry Oct. 9 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Eagles’ backup place kicker missed a pair of first-quarter extra points and a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in the Class 4A Plains League opener for Dakota Ridge. Silliman redeemed himself, kicking a game-winning 44-yard field goal as time expired to give Dakota Ridge a 30-27 victory against Ponderosa.

  • Witt seeks ethics investigation of himself

    A recent announcement by Jeffco’s embattled school board president that he is requesting an Independent Ethics Commission investigation into himself to counter allegations of sunshine-law violations likely will lead nowhere since the commission oversees neither the state's Open Meetings Law nor school boards.

    Ken Witt, one of three targets of a recall in the Nov. 3 election, called a news conference Oct. 8 to make the announcement to a room of reporters. 

  • Board's battle over accountability committee continues

    School board members continued their spat last Thursday over the formation of a new district accountability committee, with the board’s conservative majority approving guidelines for committee membership.

  • Both parents face charges after toddlers found wandering street in South Jeffco

    The parents of two toddlers who were found alone Oct. 7 in a South Jeffco neighborhood both face charges of child abuse. 

    Kyle McClelland, 25, was arrested several hours after his two sons were found walking near the 5400 block of South Quail Way in Littleton, a residential neighborhood. McClelland pleaded not guilty to two charges of criminally negligent child abuse not resulting in an injury on Oct. 8, and a Jeffco judge set his bond at $2,000. 

  • Toddlers found alone in South Jeffco neighborhood; parents sought

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has identified the parents of two toddlers who were found alone Wednesday in a South Jeffco neighborhood, and charges are being contemplated.

    The Sheriff’s Office made the announcement via Twitter shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, and said the investigation was ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

  • Tait finishes tied for 16th at state tourney

    Columbine junior Marcus Tait had a top-20 finish at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Fort Collins.

    Tait fired rounds of 74 and 75 at Fort Collins Country Club during the two-day tournament to place tied for 16th. It was his third appearance in the state tournament. Tait placed 64th as a freshman and 43rd as a sophomore.

  • Two events will celebrate all that is fall

    If the thought of sweaters, scarves and pumpkins makes your heart beat a little faster, some awesome autumn activities await on Saturday in Littleton.

    The Hudson Gardens Festifall and the Littleton Museum’s Harvest Festival both take place on Saturday. The annual celebrations of fall will offer attendees plenty of reasons to get into the spirit of the season, along with a chance to help a worthy cause.

  • Donors’ identities concealed in school board campaigns

    Groups on both sides of the contentious Jeffco school board recall election have employed funding methods that conceal donors’ identities.

    Since efforts to recall conservative board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams were launched in late June, Jeffco residents have been inundated with information from both sides.

    On the incumbents’ side, a nonprofit group with conservative ties has funded television ads featuring Williams that toe — but do not cross — lines that would require it to disclose finances.

  • Commissioners apparently violate Open Meetings Law

    Two of Jeffco’s county commissioners appeared to violate Colorado’s Open Meetings Law when they continued to discuss a measure involving changes to county regulations while the board was in recess.

    The apparent violation occurred Sept. 29 during a public hearing on proposed changes to county regulations governing such things as roadway design, land development and storm drainage. The board went into a short recess after Commissioner Don Rosier asked if the hearing could be postponed to a later date to give the board more time to analyze changes to the proposal.