Today's News

  • All around, in every way

    By Levi Waddell

    There are plenty of athletes who dominate in their respective sport. It is athletes like Chatfield volleyball’s Julia Eiken whose commitment to excellence in the classroom sets her apart from the rest.

    With a 4.8 weighted grade-point average, the Colorado School of Mines commit knows it can be tough at times to balance both the classroom and athletics. Despite this, Eiken’s unwavering commitment to both has helped her learn one of life’s most important qualities.

  • Chatfield wrestling falls to Bear Creek in league dual

    By Levi Waddell

    In a back-and-forth dual, the Bear Creek Bears wrestling team edged out its league rival, the Chatfield Chargers, 42-40 on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

    Despite their inexperience as a whole, the Chargers had a relatively good showing.

    “We have a pretty young team. We have two seniors on the squad out of the 14 slots, and I think for how young we are we’re doing really good. We’re progressing really fast and a lot of our kids are growing up,” said E.C. Manzanares, one of two seniors and a state qualifier last season.

  • Jeffco bids farewell to Commissioner Rosier

    In his seven years as Jeffco commissioner, Don Rosier has worn a lot of hats, literally.

    A cowboy hat, a Cat-in-the-Hat hat, a chef’s hat, a hard hat, a bike helmet, a Slash wig and hat, scuba goggles and snorkel, and a Darth Vader mask.

  • 15-year-old Chatfield High student seriously injured in hit-and-run

    A 15-year-old Chatfield High School student was seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon.

    Around 2:44 p.m., the male, who hasn't been identified, was crossing at a crosswalk near the intersection of West Chatfield Avenue and West Ken Caryl Avenue close to Chatfield Senior High School. According to witnesses who spoke with the Colorado State Patrol, a blue/grayish Toyota Prius hit the 15-year-old and drove off.

  • Six men indicted, accused of operating heroin trafficking ring

    Six men accused of operating a heroin trafficking ring throughout metro Denver have been indicted by the Jefferson County district grand jury.

  • Looking back and looking forward

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Schools

  • Get ’er done
  • Permanent principal positions open

    Jeffco Public Schools is seeking to permanently fill principal positions this fall at both D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School and Columbine High School after contracts for interim principals at both schools expire later this year.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    No-Schwinn situation

  • Construction project causes gas leak

    West Bowles Avenue has been reopened after a gas leak shut down the road for about an hour Thursday morning.
    The leak, which has since been capped, was caused by a construction project near South Jellison Street and West Bowles Avenue, according to Ronda Scholting with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    “(The construction project) … nicked a gas line, which, of course, caused it to spew gas in the area,” Scholting said.
    While she couldn't specify how much gas was spilled, she said there was “a pretty good amount.”