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Today's News

  • Shelter network seeks volunteers as winter approaches

    As winter fast approaches, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is searching for volunteers to help with its sheltering program.

  • Jaguars, Rebels and Chargers bode well at league cross country

    LITTLETON — On a hot, sunny Thursday at Clement Park, Jeffco’s 4A and 5A cross country teams met to compete in their league meets before heading to regionals. D’Evelyn, Chatfield and Columbine all fared well in the large meet in their respective classifications.

    The race, in and of itself, was really a precursor for each team’s regional competition, which is far more important.

  • Jeffco’s food-share program starts thanks to Normandy student

    Schools across Jefferson County now have the option to participate in a food-sharing program that hopes to combat food waste across the district.

    The program allows students to dispose of prepackaged foods — such as bags of chips, applesauce containers and cups of cereal — as well as uneaten pieces of fruit. The food must be provided by the school and cannot be packed by a parent.

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.

  • Inter-Canyon hires consulting firm for 2018 election prep

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District may try for a mill levy increase in the 2018 election, but first, the department must formulate a plan to gauge taxpayers’ receptiveness.

    In order to do so, the board of directors has for months been discussing hiring an outside consulting firm. After some discussion at its Oct. 11 meeting, the board unanimously voted to hire Turn Corps, a Denver-based political consulting firm, to help with election preparation.

  • When disaster hits, Colorado Task Force is there

    Being a member of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force can be a bit unpredictable. A lot of the job involves waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

    But when disaster strikes, the team shifts into high gear.

  • Dakota Ridge soccer showed improvement this season

    LAKEWOOD — This season may not have been kind to the Dakota Ridge soccer team, but after winning no games last year, its 2-12-1 final record is something to be proud of.

    On Monday night at Lakewood Memorial Field, the Eagles showed great fight against host Lakewood in a major step toward a winning mentality, even as they fell, 1-0.

  • New, improved Columbine Library reopening to the public Saturday

    After six months of construction, the newly renovated Columbine Library will open to the public on Saturday.

    Work on the project, which cost just over $4 million, began in April and — save a few pieces of furniture — should be complete when the library reopens.

    The West Bowles Avenue building was built in 1989 and hasn’t been updated since. Library-goers can expect to see a lot of changes when they walk through the newly placed doors of the library, and staff members believe these changes will create an improved experience for all.

  • Eagles’ XC boys win league, girls 2nd

    LITTLETON — After a strong season, the Dakota Ridge cross country team started its postseason even stronger when the boys took home the title and the girls placed second at the Jeffco 5A league race at Clement Park on Thursday.

  • Rebels rally in extras to seal state berth

    Korbe Otis is wiser than her years would suggest. The Columbine freshman pitcher plays with the calmness of a seasoned veteran.

    So when she allowed her second two-run homer of the game Saturday — just two outs from victory — she didn’t let it rattle her. Instead, she embraced the opportunity that was presented to her an inning later.