Today's News

  • Jaguar girls pull together for big Green Mountain win

    The D’Evelyn girls basketball team took a while to come together this season — literally.

    The Jaguars didn’t have their full complement of players in the fall, but now that they do, things seem to be jelling. If the Jan. 24 53-40 win over Green Mountain is an indication, D’Evelyn is hitting its stride just as the 2017-18 season is heating up.

  • Jeffco surveying homelessness across the county

    Earlier this week, Jefferson County joined the rest of the metro area in conducting a yearly point-in-time survey of homelessness across the county.

    The survey, a nationwide initiative, helps communities understand trends and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The information also is provided to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Jeffco, the effort began at sundown Monday and continued until after sundown the following day.

  • Park Briefs: Foothills January Meeting

    Community garden, orchard approved

    After months of discussion, the Foothills Park and Recreation board on Jan. 23 unanimously approved a Feeding Many community garden and orchard.

    The project will develop a garden and orchard on a plot of land at Weaver Creek Park on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary. The garden will be a resource for Kendallvue students and the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Jury trial set for South Jeffco murder suspect

    A jury trial has been scheduled for Jordan Lemarinel, a suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man.

    Lemarinel, 27, was arrested last May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. He pleaded not guilty in September to felony charges of first-degree murder and will return to court Feb. 16 for a pretrial readiness conference and then Feb. 28 for trial.

  • Colorow coordinating shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment

    Colorow Elementary School has organized a shoe drive to raise money to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Colorow coordinating shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment

    Colorow Elementary School has organized a shoe drive to raise money to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Columbine becomes first Jeffco school to offer AP capstone diploma

    Next year, Columbine High School will be the first Jeffco Public School to offer the advanced placement capstone diploma program.

    The high school was approved for the program in December after a lengthy application process. With the AP capstone program, Columbine will add two courses to its current AP class offers. Those classes — AP seminar and AP research — focus on building the skills and in-depth knowledge that students need in preparation for college, according to Shannon Vigil, vice principal at Columbine.

  • CDOT, WestConnect wrapping up C-470 traffic study

    For nearly two years, the Colorado Department of Transportation has been studying ways to improve traffic along C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    Along with the WestConnect Coalition, a collaborative effort led by local and state agencies, CDOT conducted a “planning and environmental linkages,” or PEL, study. The study developed short- and long-term transportation alternatives and ultimately hopes to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for all users.

  • Summit Ridge art program encourages students to be creative, think critically

    Beth Hendrix sees art as a means of expression. Art inspires imagination. It is a way to understand culture and a conduit of critical thinking.

    And this is exactly what she hopes to convey in her art classroom at Summit Ridge Middle School, where she teaches the subject in its many forms.

  • Transforming the bully pulpit

    For a full year now, I’ve been taking notes. Almost every day. Notes about the Trump presidency.
    It wasn’t easy because before one story could play itself, out another replaced it. My notes became encyclopedically long. There’s a popular theory going around: Trump keeps up this pace so we can’t get preoccupied with one bit of beastly behavior or any single atrocious act. It fast becomes yesterday’s news.