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Today's News

  • Commissioners OK raising of ducks in change to urban-agriculture zoning

    Jeffco's county commissioners on Sept. 13 unanimously approved a zoning change allowing residents to raise ducks on certain residential properties.

    In 2013, during the urban agriculture movement in the Denver area, Jefferson County adopted zoning regulations to allow the keeping of chickens and bees at certain single-family detached, two-family dwellings or duplex residential properties.  

  • Spark City bus ignites fun, learning in youngsters

    Children and their parents enjoyed an afternoon farming fruits and vegetables, shopping, and preparing sit-down meals — all while aboard a bus.

    The Spark City Children’s Museum bus, which was outside the Ken Caryl Safeway on Saturday, offered kids an opportunity to role-play and to learn about the farm-to-table food experience.

  • Lofty goals in the lesson plan for Chatfield High

    After the sound of the ever-familiar bell, Chatfield Senior High’s two-tiered common area becomes a hive of steady movement and noise. Principal Chad Broer stands near the edge of the stairs, watching the students move past the various banners advertising clubs and sporting events. He starts a conversation with a student, then a faculty member. And soon, the passing period is over, and only a few people remain in the commons.

  • No. 1 Chatfield stampedes past Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Before Chatfield even took an offensive snap it snagged a 7-0 lead Sept. 15 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Chatfield senior Dalton Keene blocked a punt and scooped it up to return it for a touchdown 77 seconds into the non-league football game to get the ball rolling for the Chargers. 

  • Herrera, Lady Wolves slam their way past host Chatfield

    The Chatfield Lady Chargers had their opportunities — first at the plate in the second inning and later in the field in the fourth. Neither time could they capitalize on those circumstances against visiting Grandview on Sept. 16, and it proved costly.

  • Griebel, Rebels rush past Bears

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine football’s rushing attack hasn’t changed much over the years under long-time coach Andy Lowry.

  • Eagles come up just short

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Facing arguably their toughest non-league test against Colorado competition, Dakota Ridge football coaches reached into their bag of tricks in a Week 3 matchup against 4A’s eighth-ranked team.

  • Sun shines on Summerset

    Sunday’s blazing sunshine and warm temperatures provided the perfect sendoff to summer as people strolled through Clement Park during the 32nd annual Summerset Festival.

    Thousands made their way to Clement Park over the weekend to enjoy the music, games, animal- and children-oriented events, and other activities.

  • Standoff involving barricaded man ends in arrest

    A man who had been barricaded inside a condo on South Alkire Street was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Jeffco sheriff's SWAT team after an hours-long standoff. 

    About 10:30 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call about a domestic situation in the 7300 block of South Alkire involving a man and woman outside of the residence. According to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the caller said the situation became physical and the man forced the woman back inside. 

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Conifer, Columbine students place third in international competition

    A team of students from Columbine and Conifer high schools participated in the 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals earlier this year after taking top honors at the Colorado state tournament in May.