Today's News

  • Immigrant kids won’t be housed in Lakewood

     The federal government has abandoned plans to convert parts of a Lakewood office building to house up to 1,000 undocumented immigrant children, citing both time and money challenges.

  • Teen charged in fatal accident on Ken Caryl Avenue

    A 15-year-old girl is facing a charge of careless driving resulting in death in connection with a traffic accident that killed a 16-year-old passenger, said Pam Russell, Jeffco DA’s spokeswoman.

    The teen is scheduled to appear in Jeffco court on April 13. The charge the teen is facing is classified as a misdemeanor, Russell said.

    The one-car accident occurred on West Ken Caryl Avenue on Jan. 30, the State Patrol reported.

  • MAD Greens offers fresh food with fun names

    Calling herself “the head of lettuce,” Darden Coors, CEO of MAD Greens, was checking out the newly opened restaurant at Southwest Plaza on Friday.

    With its creatively named selections of salads, soups, paninis and wraps, MAD Greens reflects the vision of its two collaborators and founders, Dan Long and Marley Hodgson.

  • Planning Commission OKs rezoning for assisted-living facility

    Plans for an assisted-living and memory care facility on West Coal Mine Avenue are moving forward with a recommendation by the Jeffco Planning Commission to rezone the property on which it would be built.

    The 4.6-acre parcel currently has agricultural-1 zoning and is being used for a dog rescue operation. The proposed 90,000-square-foot, 100-bed facility for senior adults requires rezoning to planned development before construction can begin.

  • New sales tax at Southwest Plaza is an alternative to annexation, says metro district manager

    Shoppers at Southwest Plaza in South Jeffco are paying a new 1.5 percent sales tax that took effect Jan.1.

    Board members of the Southwest Plaza Metropolitan District approved the tax as an alternative to annexation into the town of Bow Mar, said John Mullins, manager of the district.

    “We wanted to heed the wishes of neighbors who asked us not to annex into the city,” Mullins said.

    The community spoke loudly against annexation, he added.

  • Mother of Columbine gunman grants interview to ABC

    For the first time since the April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, Sue Klebold, mother of student gunman Dylan Klebold, has spoken publicly about the killings and about her son.

    In a wide-ranging interview aired Friday on ABC's "20/20," Klebold said she was unaware that her son and his friend Eric Harris were plotting the massacre or were stockpiling guns and pipe bombs.

  • ‘Young Frankenstein’ set to haunt D’Evelyn High stage

    The musical “Young Frankenstein,” Hollywood producer Mel Brooks’ campy version of the classic horror tale by Mary Shelley, is opening at D’Evelyn High School on Friday.

    The company of 29 students in the production includes David Pike as Frederick Frankenstein and Sydney Epstein in the role of Elizabeth. Student Justin Koroneos plays the hunchback Igor, Danny Terry is cast as the Monster, and Kimmy Christnacht portrays Inga, a lab assistant who travels to Transylvania Heights with the grandson of Frankenstein.

  • Dakota Ridge clipped by Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD — There was nothing wrong with how Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team played in the second half Feb. 12 at Lakewood High School.

    The Eagles posted 40 points in the final half against the defending Class 5A Jeffco League champion Tigers. Dakota Ridge (14-6, 9-3 in league) actually outscored Lakewood (17-4, 11-1) by eight points after halftime. However, the first half was a struggle for the Eagles.

  • Jags struggle in Evergreen

    EVERGREEN — There are few guarantees is sports.

    Take Evergreen’s boys basketball as an example. The Cougars (15-6, 9-4 in Class 4A Jeffco League) aren’t even locked into a spot in the 32-team 4A state tournament. Evergreen finished third behind Valor Christian (20-1, 12-1) and Golden (16-5, 12-1) in one of the two divisions in 4A Jeffco.

  • Manzanares off to state tourney

    ARVADA — As a kid living in Monte Vista — historically a hotbed for wrestling on the Western Slope — Earl C. Manzanares would travel with his father and uncle to the state wrestling tournament in Denver.

    On the night of Thursday, Feb. 18, Manzanares will get his chance to step on the mats at Pepsi Center as a state qualifier. The sophomore was the lone Chatfield wrestler to finish in the top four of their weight class Feb. 13 at the Class 5A Region 1 tournament at Arvada West High School.