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Today's News

  • Man arrested in connection with three South Jeffco bank robberies

    A suspect in five Colorado bank robberies, including three in South Jeffco, was arrested in January after a collaborative effort among the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and three other agencies. 

  • Jeffco district proposes closing five elementary schools

    Jeffco Public Schools has proposed closing five elementary schools later this year, including Stober Elementary in Lakewood and Pleasant View Elementary in Golden. In addition, the district wants to begin moving sixth-graders to middle schools in several articulation areas as early as this fall, including Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge.

  • DA’s office 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.

  • Atlas Coffees gets a new look

    Change has been brewing at Atlas Coffees.

    A recent addition to the ownership team of the coffee shop on West Ken Caryl Avenue led to renovations, new hours, a new coffee roaster and new menu offerings.

    With the renovations, the shop has more space to host community events. And with its new roaster — Denver-based Corvus Coffee Roasters — the business hopes to emphasize coffee education and offer myriad varieties of coffee beans and flavorings.

  • ACC to build campus in Castle Rock

    Arapahoe Community College will work with Colorado State University and the Douglas County School District to establish a $40 million collaborative campus in Castle Rock.

    The 14-acre site will be in the Meadows, a planned community, and will consist of two 54,000-square-foot buildings. The first phase of the two-phase project is expected to open in the fall of 2019.

  • Dive team trains for cold-water rescues

    Picture this: You drive by a frozen lake during the winter and notice tracks in the snow and a hole in the ice. What would you do?

    For the dive team at West Metro Fire Rescue, the answer is simple: The members would gear up and jump in.

    And to prepare for just such an emergency, firefighters recently practiced cold-water diving techniques at Bear Creek Lake Park just east of Morrison. Wet snow pelted their protective suits as the team made practice dives to review rescue procedures.

    In some ways, the cold weather is helpful.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.

  • Chargers trio makes quick work of Tigers

    LAKEWOOD — Artem Rusakov, on the one hand, believes he’s doing pretty well this wrestling season. His record — 20-8 — proves as much. 

    On the other hand, he can see room for improvement. Moving down from 195 pounds to 182 has certainly helped his cause.

  • Reed, Chargers down Eagles to remain unbeaten in Jeffco play

    Chatfield senior guard Titus Reed might describe the Chargers’ win over the Dakota Ridge Eagles as “blessed.” Not only did the Chargers defeat the Eagles 84-63 at Dakota Ridge High School, but also because Reed was the Chargers’ leading — and most flashy — scorer.

    He dominated under the net and also nailed the only dunk of the game, racking up a 17 points, including a 3-pointer and 4-of-6 on free throws, for Chatfield (14-1 overall, 6-0 5A Jeffco).

  • Eagles unleash offensive flurry

    Though Dakota Ridge had its most dominant performance in a month — a 10-0 thrashing of Denver East on Jan. 21 at The Edge Ice Arena — players and coaches felt there was still room for improvement after the lopsided victory.

    But still it was a lopsided victory.

    Jacob Gombos had two goals and two assists, and nine players in all scored goals for the Eagles, who dominated in every facet of the game.