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Today's News

  • Late goal gives D’Evelyn win over Golden

     By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD— D’Evelyn sophomore forward Laryssa Hamblen didn’t have her normal jump in her step April 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Columbine Library renovations approved

    In an April 12 hearing, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for renovations at the Columbine Library.

    Architects and library representatives came before the commission seeking site approval to allow for parking improvements and exterior renovations of the library.

  • ‘It’s a great tradition’

    In the early dark, chilly hours of Easter, thousands of people filed into Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the venue’s annual sunrise service.

    Spotlights illuminated three on-stage crosses, casting shadows on the rocks behind the stage and welcoming those to the venue for worship.

    Some were quiet, heads bowed in prayer in honor of the holiday. Others shared a smile or a kind word with their friends, families and neighbors. But all were bundled in coats, hats, gloves and blankets, waiting patiently for start of the service and the colorful sunrise.

  • America’s pastime with a hot dog to boot

    Greg Dobbs

  • Closed dog park a victim of its success

    It never seemed like the rules were that important to a lot of people who used the Evergreen Bark Park. Dog waste was routinely left and not picked up.  Some people put the waste into plastic bags and then left the bags on the ground. When the parking lots were full, people routinely parked along the street, often right next to no parking signs. Other people didn’t use leashes when they took their dogs from their cars to the designated off-leash areas.

  • Bestselling author, Netflix star talks kindness at Columbine High

    When Angela Krolicki contacted Leon Logothetis about speaking at Columbine High School, she did not expect to hear back. Logothetis, after all, has a Netflix TV show called “The Kindness Diaries.” He’s also a bestselling author, motivational speaker and philanthropist.

    “You don’t expect to send a message out like that and hear something back,” said Krolicki, a parent of a Columbine High School student.

    So imagine her surprise when Logothetis not only responded, but agreed to speak.

  • Mortensen Elementary fulfills Make-a-Wish presentation

    Amanda and Ethan Gehman know the value of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    When Ethan, now a third-grader at Mortensen Elementary, was going through cancer treatments two years ago, the Gehman family went to Disney World as part of a wish granted by the foundation.

    “It was a nice break from what life was like,” said his mother, Amanda.

  • Agencies collaborate during emergency response training exercise

    Two overturned cars. Four blood-covered people. Nine responding agencies.

    The scene on Saturday at Lair o’ the Bear Park on Highway 74 looked like a tragic car accident, but in reality, it was the scene of a joint emergency response training exercise hosted by Jeffco Open Space. This was the first coordinated training of this magnitude in the Jeffco foothills.

  • Chatfield Senior High celebrates diversity

    Last week, a large multi-colored “coexist” sign greeted those who came to Chatfield Senior High School.

    That’s because last Thursday the school, for the very first time, organized “Coexist Day,” a celebration dedicated to diversity, inclusion and coexistence.

    At the heart of the day was the idea that “our experiences and differences define who we are,” said David Hashemi, who works in Chatfield’s English department.  

  • Dog-friendly brewery in the works

    A new dog-friendly craft brewery has taken steps toward opening in South Jeffco.

    Coal Mine Ave. Brewing Company, to be located at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave., met with the Jeffco Planning Commission last Wednesday, seeking approval for a rezoning that would add craft brewery as an allowed use and an off-leash area for dogs as an accessory use. After a nearly two-hour discussion, the motion passed with a vote of 6-1 to allow for the rezoning.