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Today's News

  • Chargers’ success dictated by talent

    Paul Peronard looks around the wrestling room at Chatfield High School and it’s a bit bare at the moment. That’s in part because the team graduated nine seniors from a year ago and also because of the success of the school’s football program, which is playing in the 4A state semifinals this weekend. But while the team will have a little more than 20 wrestlers this year it’s the quality of those grapplers that stand out.

  • Chatfield football advances to 4A semifinals

    Ben Frenette rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns and Dalton Keene and Colton Arne added a score each as second-seeded Chatfield countinued its magical season with a 36-28 road win against Fruita Monument at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction on Nov. 12.

    With the victory, the Chargers (11-1) advanced to the 4A state semifinals where they’ll play host to No. 3 Pine Creek (10-2) on Nov. 18 at Jeffco Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Lakewood.

  • All too familiar ending for Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Tyler Callahan hunched down at the 25-yard line. One last time, the Columbine senior was soaking in the atmosphere at Jefferson County Stadium. It wasn’t the way he was hoping his Rebels would end it — a 42-21 defeat to top-seeded Pomona on Nov. 18 in the 5A state quarterfinals — but it was the reality of the situation.

  • School board discusses teacher pay in wake of ballot failures

    Following the failure of Jeffco schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B — which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes — the district says its top priority is keeping the teachers it has by improving compensation. 

  • Columbine Library gets community input on plans for 2017 redesign

    Members of the community met with two architects from Humphries Poli Architects on Saturday to provide feedback on plans for the $4 million redesign of the Columbine Library.

    Humphries Poli has redesigned and worked on more than 80 libraries. The firm has been recognized for its work to create 21st-century libraries in Library Journal magazine.

  • Mathnasium works to enrich, motivate math students

    Closing in on the end of its second year in business, Mathnasium of Littleton is working to promote math and make the subject fun for all.

    The center provides tutoring and enrichment services for children in second through 12th grades. Some gifted kindergartners and first-graders come in, but they are a rarity.

  • Leonard faces sentencing for contempt of court in divorce case

    Republican Tim Leonard may have won his election in state House District 25, but a lingering divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica, has resulted in a contempt-of-court citation against him.

  • CrossFit event raises funds for Barbells for Boobs, Reveille Project

    Hoisting sandbags over their shoulders, competitors kicked off last weekend’s inaugural two-day Monsters and Midgets fund-raising event by completing a weighted, mile-long run around CrossFit Watchtower.

    Though Monsters and Midgets is a traditional CrossFit event, this particular event was different in its charitable nature.

  • Jeffco ordered to pay family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million in jail death suit

    A federal judge awarded the family of Jennifer Lobato $2.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit against Jefferson County.

    Lobato, 37, and a mother of seven, was booked March 2, 2015, into the Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of shoplifting $57 worth of merchandise from a Lakewood Old Navy story with her 16-year-old son. The following day, Lobato complained of feeling ill and reportedly vomited several times. She died in her cell the night of March 3, 2015, after waiting hours in vain for medical attention.

  • Colorado politics remain deep purple

    In the wake of last week’s earth-shattering national election with implications that will likely take years to completely understand, Colorado’s reputation as one of the nation’s most purple states was reinforced.