Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Residents concerned about car-dealership proposal at C-470 and Kipling

    Residents in neighboring Chatfield Bluffs South, Ken-Caryl and Deer Creek Canyon are concerned about a plan to bring two indoor, high-end car dealerships to a plot of land south of C-470 and South Kipling Parkway.

    Many residents are opposed to the proposal, fearing the effects of additional traffic in an area that is heavily used by cyclists. Others worry rezoning five acres of a 20-acre lot might set a precedent and make it easier for the remaining 15 acres to be rezoned in the future.

  • ‘In it for the athletes’

    Sheila Rea held her breath as her daughter, Gina, tipped forward, gliding along the ice on one skate.

    “Now I can breathe again,” Sheila said after Gina triumphantly took a bow, signaling the end of her routine.

    The 25-year-old South Jeffco resident was one of many athletes from across the metro area who last Saturday competed in the Colorado Special Olympics Figure and Speed Skating Competition at South Suburban Ice Rink in Centennial.

  • Jeffco schools could receive $30 million in new state funding

    Recent revisions to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s 2018-19 state budget could land Jeffco Public Schools nearly double what it received in new state funding last year.

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”

  • Chargers, Rebels and Eagles excel at league swim


    ARVADA — Kathryn Shanley wasn’t expecting to win the 200-yard freestyle at the 5A Jeffco League girls swimming championships, but she ended up doing so anyway. And that was just the start.

    The Chatfield freshman followed that up with wins in the 500 freestyle, 200 free relay and 400 free relay to help the Chargers to a second-place finish Friday at George J. Meyers Pool.

  • D’Evelyn’s Selin wins Jeffco swimmer of the year

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — The D’Evelyn girls swimming and diving team had a strong outing at the 4A Jeffco League championships, finishing in fourth place with 233 points.

    With the season coming to a close, the Jaguars look to fine-tune everything as the state finals approach.

    Abbey Selin had the strongest showing for the Jaguars, finishing first in both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Selin also took home the Jeffco League Swimmer of the Year award and was surprised, to say the least.

  • D’Evelyn hoops falls to Evergreen for second time

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.