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Today's News

  • Jeffco participates in first-of-its-kind land deal in Clear Creek County

    Jeffco Open Space announced this week it has completed an unprecedented land deal on 108 acres in Clear Creek County that drew the participation of several land management agencies and land trust organizations.

  • St. Nick: gift giver by night, lifesaver by day

    When you think of Santa Claus, you might think of the color red. It is one of the traditional colors of Christmas, and it’s the color of his cozy suit.

    And last Thursday, Santa gave away his first gift of Christmas. It, too, was red.

    The jolly elf, best known for delivering presents and eating cookies, donated blood at Bonfils Blood Center Southwest.

  • Planners recommend approval of controversial Rooney Valley rezoning

    The Jeffco Planning Commission recommended last Thursday night that land on the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge be rezoned for planned development, which could pave the way for car dealerships, a hotel and retail.

    On a 5-2 vote that came after two nights of presentations and vociferous opposition, the commission largely cited fears over what the current zoning could permit as a reason for granting the approval.

  • Dakota Ridge girls basketball grabs first victory of the season

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    There might not be a tougher three-game stretch for Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team the rest of the season after what the Lady Eagles went through to start the year.

    Dakota Ridge opened the 2016-17 campaign against Class 5A defending state champion ThunderRidge, two-time defending 4A state champion Valor Christian and perennial state contender Broomfield.

  • Mat time key for Rebels at invite

    Cameron Kuykendall had a way of summing up Columbine’s wrestling season. It’s not about wins and losses, but about mat time. That was evident Dec. 10 at the Columbine Invitational.

  • Miks, Chargers methodical in topping Boulder

    BOULDER — It was just another day at the office for Joe Miks. OK, maybe not. But the Chatfield senior certainly had a field day on the scoreboard Dec. 8 at Boulder High School.

    That’s because he scored a game-high 28 points — the second-most in his varsity career — in leading Chatfield to a 70-58 win over the host Panthers. But how many points he scored was of little consequence to Miks as long as Chatfield won for the third time in four games this season.

  • State Rep. Tim Leonard jailed for contempt of court in divorce case

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail on two counts of contempt of court in his divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica.

  • Students craft holiday gifts at Red Rocks Elementary

    Red Rocks Elementary School kicked off the holiday season over the weekend with its annual Gifts from the Heart event, when students make homemade gifts for their friends and family.

    It’s been a tradition at the school for about 10 years, and the school aims to make the gifts holiday-neutral so all can participate.

    Though there is a small fee for each craft, school secretary Kathleen Hanvey said the event is not meant to be a fund-raiser.

  • Ex-police officer gets 15 years for ’net luring, attempted sex assault

    A one-time Denver police officer was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison after being found guilty of arranging a tryst at a South Jeffco Burger King with a DA’s investigator posing as a 14-year-old.

    Joseph Ellsworth, 60, of Colorado Springs was found guilty in October of internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child.

  • Trial set for principal facing domestic-violence charges

    A jury trial has been set for the D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School principal who in November was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

    Anthony Edwards, 36, has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and domestic violence, according to DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell.

    Edwards, who was placed on leave from his position at the school, returned after Thanksgiving break. The district has said the charges are unrelated to Edwards’ role at D’Evelyn.