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Today's News

  • Chatfield’s 2nd-round upset bid comes up short

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The Chatfield boys gave it all they had in their final game of the season, but it wasn’t enough to take care of Mountain Vista in the end on Saturday.

    With the No. 14-seeded Golden Eagles trailing by 16 points — 26-10 — midway through the second quarter in the Class 5A boys basketball second-round game, Connor Staib took it upon himself to make sure No. 45 Chatfield wasn’t going to clip Mountain Vista’s postseason run short.

  • Jeffco elementary students display creativity at annual art show

    Whether it’s aspen trees, unicorns, swirls of color or self portraits, local elementary school students have an eye for both the real and imaginary.

    Last Friday, they got to share their creative visions with family, friends and fellow artists.

    More than 1,000 students’ artwork is now on display at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus as part of the Jeffco Schools Foundation Elementary Art Exhibition. Every Jeffco elementary school participated with an average of 12 pieces in the show.

  • Jeffco supports bill for online-only publication of fiscal information

    Jeffco Commissioner Tina Francone told the Colorado State Senate on Feb. 14 that she and her fellow commissioners support a bill that would no longer require counties to publish full financial reports in newspapers.

    Instead, counties would only have to publish a link in the newspaper that would take readers to the corresponding information on the counties’ websites.

  • Dakota Ridge girls return to Sweet 16

     LITTLETON — Mallory Magana scored a career-high 23 points, and Dakota Ridge had four players in double figures as the 15th-seeded Eagles pulled away from No. 18 Liberty for a 69-47 girls basketball victory Friday night at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Former Morrison officer sentenced to prison

    The former second-in-command at the Morrison Police Department was sentenced to prison Thursday morning.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, pleaded guilty in December to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery. He will spend 42 months in prison.

  • Shots fired near Ken Caryl and Shaffer Parkway

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed numerous gunshots were fired Friday morning outside of Safeway near Shaffer Parkway and Ken Caryl Avenue.

    While the person who fired the weapon hasn’t been located, the Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm the reports from the video provided by a witness, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Sheriff’s Office. No one was injured, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office doesn’t believe there is a threat to the public.

  • Colo. superintendents endorse new funding formula for schools

    More than 170 superintendents across Colorado, including those at Jeffco Public Schools and Platte Canyon Schools, have backed a legislative proposal that could dramatically alter how the state funds its schools — namely by changing the formula that determines how funding is distributed to school districts.

  • Glass given ‘high’ rating by Jeffco school board

    Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has received high marks in his first performance evaluation by the Jeffco school board since being hired last July.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Couples marry, renew vows at Red Rocks

    On a warm, sunny Valentine’s Day, dozens gathered at the top of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

    Some wore veils and carried bouquets, while others dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt. But all ventured to the park for the same reason – to share their love on the day dedicated to it.

    The Red Rocks Mass Wedding and Vow Renewal ceremony is hosted yearly at the park by former radio personality Uncle Nasty, also known as Gregg Stone. Though he is no longer associated with a radio station, Stone has continued the tradition.