Today's News

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of student-athletes from each school who excel not only in their respective sports, but in the classroom as well.

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around that excels both in school and in competition. For Columbine High School, that athlete is junior Nicole Killeen.

    For the past three years, Killeen has balanced a slew of AP and honors classes in addition to her five sports: swimming, track, soccer, gymnastics and cross country. The key to it all, she said, is planning everything out ahead of time.

  • Columbine boys hoops continues to climb 5A ranks

    ARVADA — The Columbine’s boys basketball team has suddenly become the kryptonite for Class 5A Jeffco teams with winning streaks.

    The Rebels ended Arvada West’s three-game winning streak Jan. 17 on the Wildcats’ home court with a 50-42 victory. The win came on the heels of Columbine (7-8, 4-2) handing conference-leading Bear Creek (9-4, 5-1) its first conference loss of the season on Jan. 13.

  • Eagle boys abandon large lead in loss to Chatfield

    LITTLETON — The 2017-18 Chatfield boys basketball team is, understandably, a mere shadow of its two most recent predecessors, especially when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard.

    “We’re not a very good offensive team,’’ said head coach Steve Schimpeler, who replaced 75 percent of the Chargers’ team from last season’s 24-2 squad that reached the Great 8 of the 5A playoffs.

    But defense might be another matter, as rival Dakota Ridge learned to its chagrin on Jan. 19 in a 64-62 loss.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A not-so-blessed event

  • Ensuring the availability of the Evergreen Lake trail

    One of the best things to do in Evergreen is to walk around Evergreen Lake. It’s a relatively easy hike with spectacular views, lots of activity as other people take advantage of a plethora of recreational activities that are available on and around the water, and access to a wide variety of wildlife, including many different bird species. Unfortunately, part of the trail was closed for more than a year and a half because of instability before it finally reopened in November.

  • Dividends or investment?
  • Sheriff’s office searching for suspects in South Jeffco graffiti spree

    Eighteen pieces of property, including vehicles, windows and mailboxes, were defaced on New Years Eve in South Jefferson County, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help locating the suspects.
    The graffiti was done between 7 p.m. Dec. 31 and 8 a.m. Jan. 1 along a stretch of West Fair Avenue from South Pierson Court to South Lewis Street. Among other things, a white truck, a mailbox, a neighborhood sign and a fence all were defaced with black spray paint.

  • Women’s March in Denver to return on Saturday

    The annual Women’s March on Colorado, which took place in downtown Denver the day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration last January, will return to Denver later this month.

    Organized partially as a response to Trump’s election as president of the United States last year and partially to promote “social justice, human rights, and equality for all women and all people nationwide,” last year’s event drew more than 100,000 people from across the state to Civic Center Park.


    School district updates policy language on employee conduct

    Despite public concerns that recent changes to the language of Jeffco Public School’s policy on employee conduct will mean less transparency about employee arrests and criminal convictions, as well as weapons possession and other issues, the school district says the changes are nothing more than a consolidation of redundant policies.