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Today's News

  • Shootout erupts when Parkco deputies serve ‘high-risk’ eviction notice

    The shootout Feb. 24 in Bailey that left one Park County sheriff’s officer dead and two others wounded came after they attempted to serve a "high-risk" eviction notice to a Friendship Ranch resident, according to the Park County Sheriff's Office.

    Sheriff’s Cpl. Nate Carrigan, a 13-year veteran of the department, died at the scene. 

  • Dakota Ridge girls soars in playoff opener

    LITTLETON — It was a complete team effort by Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team in its Class 5A postseason opener Feb. 23.

    The No. 5-seeded Eagles blitzed No. 12 seed Boulder for a 68-35 victory at Dakota Ridge High School. Nine different Dakota Ridge players scored in the first half as the Eagles grabbed a 39-13 lead at halftime.

  • Pay-for-performance for teachers could be rolled back

    Early conversations between the Jeffco school district and its teachers union hint that a controversial pay-for-performance plan for teachers instituted by the ousted conservative school board majority might be partially rolled back.

  • Area students compete in Regional Braille Challenge

    Gathered around a table, students listened to a passage from a book and then typed it in Braille to test their speed and accuracy during a recent academic competition at the Colorado Center for the Blind.

    “It’s fun when you get the words right,” said Lexi Mink, a second-grader at Vista Peak School in Aurora. “Braille is also cool.”

  • West Metro fire board approves agreement for centralized dispatch service

    The West Metro fire board has unanimously approved a multi-agency agreement to establish Jeffcom, an authority that will create a centralized dispatch center serving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and area fire districts.

    “All the chiefs have worked hard to accomplish this,” said Fire Chief Don Lombardi, presenting the intergovernmental agreement to fire board members on Feb. 16.
    “I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t think it would be a much better product,” he remarked. “The benefits for citizens are great.”

  • Morrison, Denver negotiating agreement for water service to Red Rocks Park

    The town of Morrison and city of Denver are negotiating an agreement to provide water service to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, which is owned and operated by Denver Parks and Recreation.

  • Electrical supply store opens at Ken-Caryl location

    Branch manager David Lercher and his team spent the past few weeks setting up product displays at Colorado Electric Supply on Shaffer Parkway.

    “We’re just finishing up the renovations and hope customers will be impressed when they walk into the new store,” Lercher said. “I’m just really excited to finally get the doors open.”

    Lercher says the store, which is near the Ken Caryl Avenue/C-470 interchange, is bringing service to an area with an unmet need.

  • Lower Waterton Canyon closed during the week to repair diversion structure

    The lower portion of Waterton Canyon, including the main entrance and parking lot, is closed Monday through Saturday until May 15 while crews repair the High Line Canal diversion structure in the South Platte River. The canyon is fully open to recreation on Sundays during the project, according to information from Denver Water.

  • Of time and the canyon

    As strong winds swept through Waterton Canyon last Thursday morning, students from Bradford Intermediate School gazed at high cliff walls and the swift-flowing river.

    “As you look up into the hills, you can see the wind causing erosion. Notice all the weathering,” said Bradford teacher Tonia Merino. “The erosional forces that created the canyon are at work today.”

    “You’re here to do research,” Merino added.

  • D'Evelyn girls to open playoffs in Longmont

    EVERGREEN — “Textbook” wouldn’t be a good description for Evergreen senior Hannah Orr’s 3-point shooting form.

    “Effective” would be a better word choice to depict Orr’s 3-pointers that came in bunches Feb. 17 in the Cougars’ 58-46 victory against D’Evelyn. Orr, with her long-distance launch from the side of her head instead of over her head, drained four 3-pointers to help Evergreen (20-3 record) to the Class 4A Jeffco League crossover divisional game against the Jaguars (14-9).