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Today's News

  • Annual farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony welcomes a new holiday season

    With a fiery sunset blazing in the sky, dozens of farolitos flickered on, shining a light on the adobe walls of The Fort in Morrison and marking the beginning of another holiday season.

    Held annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony serves as a kickoff to holiday festivities. The lights will illuminate The Fort throughout the holiday season.

    “It’s an evening to celebrate and usher in the holiday season,” Brooke Traylor, director of the Tesoro Cultural Center, said.

  • Proposed Jeffco arts magnet school gets pushback from school board

    A proposal for a dedicated arts school in Jefferson County received significant pushback from the Jeffco school board earlier this month after board members felt it not only lacked enough community input, but would also be an irresponsible use of current resources.

  • Jeffco exploring later school start times district-wide

    After more than a year of conversations with parents and community members in Evergreen, Jeffco Public Schools is considering moving back school start times — both at mountain area schools and across the rest of the school district.

    According to achievement director Dan Cohan, the district first began exploring later school start times in April 2016 after Evergreen High School changed its bell schedule to eliminate block scheduling two days a week.

  • Rebels exit playoffs after double OT heartbreaker

    AURORA — The Columbine Rebels fought their hardest all the way to the end in the most thrilling way possible.

    But on Saturday at Legacy Stadium in the 5A state playoff semifinal game against No.2-seeded Eaglecrest, the No. 3 Rebels came up just short after losing 32-31 in double overtime.

    It was the second time in three years that the Rebels fell by one point in a semifinal game, with the last heartbreaker coming against Pomona in 2015 (21-20).

  • Following title, Charger boys hoops facing inexperience

    By Levi Waddell

    With deep playoff runs occurring in their past two seasons, the Chatfield Chargers boys’ basketball team has high expectations to make another run.

    “We just kind of take it one day at a time, one game at a time,” head coach Steve Schimpeler said. “I just expect us to do the best we can. That’s really the only expectation that I have and we’ll see how far that gets us.”

  • Rebel boys hoping to improve on the court this season

    By Levi Waddell

    After a disappointing first-round loss in the playoffs last season, the Columbine Rebels and head coach Clay Thielking are looking to improve headed into the 2017-18 season. With a bevy of young, inexperienced talent, the Rebels will rely heavily upon sophomore Luke O’Brien, who was second on the team in scoring last season at 11.0 points per game.

  • Eagles hope for successful season

    With the 2017-18 basketball season just around the corner, a lot of uncertainty surrounds both the boys and girls programs at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Jeffco undoubtedly will be one of the toughest leagues in the Denver metro area, so everything’s up in the air right now about where the Eagles will stand come conference play and beyond.

    Still, expectations are running high among the girls.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Illegal blocking

  • Looking past November

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent

  • Democratic electorate more female-driven

    While roughly the same number men and women registered as Republicans and unaffiliated voters participated in the election earlier this month, women made up roughly 60 percent of Democrats who voted.
    While it’s not immediately obvious why this distinction occurred or how it might have influenced the election, if it continues into next year’s mid-term election cycle, it could play an important role in determining Colorado’s next governor, other statewide elected officials and control of the legislature.