Today's News

  • Prep football notebook: Chatfield brings roster depth to 4A

    Chatfield Senior High head coach Bret McGatlin saw the talent. He knows that the skills are there in 4A. He saw that first-hand. 

    Arguably, the top eight teams or so, according to McGatlin, could make a run in 5A. But if there’s something the Chargers are bringing with them in their reclassification in 4A, it’s numbers – lots of them.

  • 2016 prep football preview: Kickoff to the season

    The 2016 season officially kicked off last Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., but, in earnest, the new campaign gets rolling this week with all five South Jeffco schools in action. The season brings changes across the board with four of the five teams starting a new quarterback, while conferences have changed and so have opponents as CHSAA underwent a more balanced division of teams across all classifications.

  • 2016 prep football preview: Realignment shakes up gridiron landscape

    There are the pros and cons to what the 2016-17 football realignment brings to the table: an equal number of teams in 5A down the ladder, new rivalries on the horizon and some old foes back on the schedule.

  • Jeffco begins live-streaming county commission meetings

    Jeffco has announced it will begin live-streaming county commissioners’ meetings on the Jefferson County website. 

    During the hearings, which typically take place Tuesday mornings, commissioners address public policies and issues that affect the Jeffco community. In addition to attending in person, residents can watch the hearings live online to stay informed and engaged about what is happening in the county.


    Don’t support moving sixth-graders to middle school


    Not only will this move cost taxpayers $70 million, but research consistently shows that sixth-graders’ performance does not improve when moved to middle school. Sixth-graders will lose an entire year of literacy programs. Furthermore, sixth-graders in middle schools have more disciplinary actions; again, this is not good for students.

  • HD 25 candidates offer contrasting solutions to state issues

    The two Jeffco residents vying in state House District 25 are mostly in agreement when asked to identify the critical issues facing the state — but their solutions differ dramatically.

  • Local pro attends PGA Championship after network shanks fact in story

    A South Jeffco golfer was treated last month to an unexpected trip to Baltusrol Golf Club for the PGA Championship.

    But the journey to Springfield, N.J., for the season’s final major didn’t begin on a qualifying course or as an item on a personal bucket list. It started with a news story.

  • Lifeguard shortage forces closure of Lilley Gulch indoor pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has been forced to close one of its indoor pools due to a shortage of aquatics staff.

    Foothills officials had already planned to close on Monday the pool at the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, 6147 S. Holland Way, for its annual cleaning. But district officials decided not to reopen the pool due to a shortage of lifeguards. District officials announced the staff shortage also would affect open swim hours at the pools at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St.

  • Furry friends enjoy day at pool

    When the summer sun is scorching and the pool is open for one more day, everyone and their dog come out for a swim. Literally.

    Deer Creek Pool hosted its annual Doggy Dip on a recent Sunday evening, and more pools in the South Jeffco area were scheduled to host similar events before closing for the season.

    Pet owners of all ages brought canines of varying sizes to enjoy the water, the fun and the community.

  • Local ultra-athlete Brown races — and dreams — big

    Every time Karen Brown watched coverage of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, she was moved to tears. She saw Julie Moss win the silver medal in February 1982, and dreamed of competing herself.

    “Watching them, I thought, ‘Oh, they’re professional athletes, and I only run for recreation,’ ” Brown said. “I thought I could never do it.”