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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge gets late turnover, TD to rally past Wheat Ridge

    LAKEWOOD -- Heartbreak has been the name of the game for Dakota Ridge (2-3) this season. Entering their homecoming game against Wheat Ridge (1-4) on Sept. 30 at Jefferson County Stadium, the Eagles had played in three games decided by seven points or less and had lost all three of them. It looked like the trend would continue until an improbable rally gave Dakota Ridge a 35-32 victory.

    Dakota Ridge recovered a fumble by Wheat Ridge with less than 2 minutes left and then scored with 18.3 seconds remaining to get the win.

  • KeyBank on West Chatfield robbed; suspect sought

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man that robbed a KeyBank in the 7300 block of West Chatfield Avenue earlier Thursday. 

    According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, about 12:15 p.m. the suspect told a bank teller he wanted to make a withdrawal and gave the teller a note saying he was armed. However, Fulton said no one saw a weapon. The man ultimately left on foot with $1,500 and is believed to have headed north.

  • County still seeking location for public shooting range

    Jeffco Open Space officials met with the county commissioners earlier this month to inform them that the search continues for a location for a public shooting range.

  • Event blending bluegrass, owls is a hoot

    Deanna Curtis loves birds.

    All birds, really. It’s tough for her to pick just one favorite.

    “The barn owl’s my favorite owl. The red-tailed hawk’s my favorite hawk. The golden eagle’s my favorite eagle,” Curtis said, laughing. “It’s too hard to narrow it down to one favorite.”

  • Candidates in District 2 commission race discuss issues facing Jeffco

    With the November election just six weeks away, last week the two candidates in the District 2 county commission race shared similar views about the challenges facing the county, including sensible economic development, ensuring county employee wages remain competitive, and addressing population growth without sacrificing open space. 

  • A hot time at the Fire Muster

    Flames lit up the eyes of the children who stood captivated, watching black smoke fill the air.

    But despite the fire and the smoke, this is not a story of destruction. Rather, it is the story of educational fun at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center, which hosted its 22nd annual Family Fire Muster on Saturday.

    The event allows attendees to learn proper fire safety techniques, dress as firefighters, participate in the junior firefighter challenge, and check out the inside of the department’s fire trucks.

  • Jeffco school board endorses group’s goal to scrap PARCC exam

    The Jeffco school board agreed last Thursday to support some controversial resolutions by the Colorado Association of School Boards, including one in favor of scrapping the PARCC student-assessment exam.

    At a study session, school board members discussed 18 proposed resolutions that will affect CASB’s advocacy agenda during the 2017 legislative session. Another resolution that spurred controversy would advocate repeal of the state law that holds school districts liable in any school shooting or act of violence.

    Division over PARCC exam

  • West Metro crews contain two grass fires off U.S. 285

    Two grass fires broke out about 2 p.m. Tuesday near the Kipling and Simms exits of U.S. 285, but both were quickly contained by West Metro firefighters. 

    Though the fire at the Simms Street exit was the larger of the two, spanning nearly 13 acres, the fire department received more calls about the blaze at the Kipling Street exit because of heavier traffic there, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for West Metro Fire Rescue.

  • Leawood pupils celebrate peace with pinwheels

    As the wind blew across the lawn of Leawood Elementary, tiny wheels started spinning. Even while in motion, it was easy to make out peace signs, hearts, stars, musical notes, rainbows and letters colored onto their vanes.

    More than 400 of these bright, dazzling pinwheels had been planted on the lawn, all in the name of peace.

    Leawood students celebrated International Peace Day on Wednesday, Sept. 21, by creating and sharing their pinwheels.

  • Kehoe’s interception jumpstarts D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — The D’Evelyn Jaguars defeated the Platte Valley Broncos 22-12 in a non-conference home game at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 23.