Today's News

  • 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.

  • Colorado Dulcimer Festival back again

    The Colorado Dulcimer Festival is returning to Littleton.

    For the 15th year, dulcimer lovers from across the state and beyond will gather for a two-day festival featuring workshops, evening concerts and more. This year’s event will be held on Feb. 2-3 at St. James Presbyterian Church, 3601 W. Belleview Ave. in Littleton.

    Organizers stress that the workshops are for dulcimer musicians of all skill levels, and the concerts are open to all.

  • Denver Audubon files notice of appeal on Chatfield Reallocation

    Work on the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project began in late December, but that’s not stopping one local conservation group from fighting it.

    The Audubon Society of Greater Denver, housed adjacent to Chatfield State Park, filed a notice of appeal with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 2. The group hopes to halt work on the project until the court makes a decision on the appeal.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2018 spending plan

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District unanimously adopted its 2018 budget in December. The district expects to end the year with a $1.37 million fund balance – less than it ended with in 2017.

    Despite this, the district still plans to end the year with $25,000 to spare.

    “We’re going to spend $1.025 million, put $25,000 in the bank,” said Treasurer Karl Firor. “Other than the unusual things that can happen, we’re probably in good shape.”

  • Jaguar swimmers finish second at Jeffco Relays


    LAKEWOOD — Abbey Selin had to double-check the calendar when she became ill during the holiday break.

    “I get sick twice a year, and it always happens right before state. It’s terrible,’’ the D’Evelyn senior said prior to the 4A Jeffco Relays on Jan. 13 at Carmody Recreation Center.

    The 3A state meet, where Selin will defend her championship in the 500-yard freestyle (her first state title) and try to move up a spot to first in the 200 freestyle, isn’t until Feb. 8-10.

  • 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.