Today's News

  • RTD board member to host telephone town hall

    RTD will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of South Jeffco and the foothills areas at 7 p.m. Oct 15.

    The town hall is for RTD’s District N, which covers a massive area from Coal Creek Canyon in the north to Green Mountain in the south, along with Morrison and much of South Jeffco and the Columbine area. Residents can hear about the five new light-rail lines opening in 2016 and RTD’s new fare structure, and can talk with Tina Francone, their representative on the RTD board.

  • Regan Benson, candidate in District 5

    Yet another challenger has emerged in the school board recall election.

    Longtime district critic Regan Benson is running for the District 5 seat currently held by recall target Ken Witt. Also in the District 5 race are veteran Jeffco educator Ron Mitchell and former school board member Paula Noonan. A total of 13 candidates will appear on ballots that will be sent out this month — nine are vying for the three recall seats, including the targets of the recall, and four are competing for the two seats up for regular election in Districts 3 and 4.

  • School district considers charter application

    A presentation from a group that wants to establish a charter school in north Jeffco raised concerns among some members of the school board at a recent meeting.

  • Jail releases prisoner on bond in violation of new law

    The Jeffco jail ran afoul of a new law last month when it allowed a prisoner accused of sexual assault and child trafficking to post bond and leave before appearing in front of a judge.

    Sean Travis Crumpler, 48, faces 12 charges in Arapahoe County related to an alleged child sex-trafficking ring, including two counts of trafficking sexual servitude of a minor. He turned himself in at the Jeffco jail on the morning of Sept. 16. He posted bond several hours later and was released.

  • Love INC plans fund-raiser Oct. 15

    Love INC of Littleton, an organization that coordinates the efforts of 30 area churches to address such issues as senior care and emergency shelter for the homeless, is set to host its Empty Bowls fund-raiser Oct. 15.

    The fund-raiser, at the Wildlife Experience in Lone Tree from 5 to 8:30 p.m., will feature a menu of homemade soups, live and silent auctions, and guest speaker Eric Alexander, a climber, skier and mountaineer who runs Higher Summits, a motivational and spiritual organization.

  • D'Evelyn belts Evergreen on the diamond

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.

  • Front Range Christian shut out by Platte Canyon

    By Craig Harper -- For the Times

    BAILEY — For years, Platte Canyon has run roughshod over opponents from its double-wing formation featuring two backs lined up behind tight ends and a fullback about two yards behind a quarterback under center.

    Packed in like sardines, the Huskies have made quick-hitting pitches and handoffs their trademark. The offense is rarely seen and, therefore, difficult to defend.

  • Rebels grind up Mullen

    DENVER — Columbine used some effective second-half jabs followed up by a pair of haymakers in a Class 5A Jeffco League heavyweight bout against Mullen on Oct. 2.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com 5A football poll, turned a 14-13 lead at halftime on the Mustangs’ home field into an eventual 35-13 conference victory to keep Columbine (5-0, 3-0) undefeated on the season. It all started with a 16-play, 80-yard drive to start the second half that chewed up nearly nine minutes of the third quarter.

  • Columbine gets scare from Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge nearly put a huge blotch on Columbine’s hopes for a Class 5A Jeffco League title Oct. 2 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Eagles entered the conference rivalry match Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field winless on the season, along with scoring just four goals in their first 10 games. However, Dakota Ridge played best game of the season according to Eagles’ coach Ryan Miller.

  • Jeffco officials lift fire ban

    Vegetation in Jeffco is moist enough again for officials to lift a countywide fire ban.

    The fire ban was lifted at 8 a.m. Tuesday on all unincorporated areas in Jefferson County, including all federal land.

    Clear Creek County could also lift its fire ban soon, said Sheriff Rick Albers.

    Current and predicted weather conditions have reduced the threat of wildfire in Jefferson County, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.