Today's News

  • Library’s renovation brings concerns, hope

    The Columbine Library will close its doors in early April as work on a $4 million redesign project kicks off.

    Architects and library officials expect the project to be completed by September, which would close the current location, located at 7706 W. Bowles Ave., for approximately five months.

  • ‘Shape what you shred’

    On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

    Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.

  • Late rally lifts No. 9 Dakota Ridge past No. 10 Pine Creek

    LAKEWOOD— One thing won’t change for the Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team from 2016 to 2017: Hannah Krats and Kailee Lammers will account for the bulk of the Lady Eagles’ goals.

     Dakota graduated three players who combined for 78 goals, including Becky Holley, who dished out 76 assists has forced second-year coach Jordan Hogan to switch gears.

  • D’Evelyn girls soccer impressive in win over Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD— D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team played greedy March 16 at Lakewood Memorial Field

    The Jaguars (3-0 record) simply wouldn’t give up the ball on their way to a 4-0 non-league victory against Class 5A Jeffco’s Lakewood. 

  • Columbine rallies to win top-10 boys lacrosse showdown

    LAKEWOOD— Columbine’s boys lacrosse team might have been second guessing its choice to wear its alternative green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day.

    It an early season top-10 Class 5A boys lacrosse showdown Friday at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood, Monarch raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening eight minutes. Columine rallied to win 14-7.

  • Dakota Ridge experiences special atmosphere at Coors Field

    DENVER —Growing up, every little league baseball player’s dream is to one day take the field at a Major League park.

    On Wednesday afternoon the players for Dakota Ridge were able to fufill that dream as they took on Highlands Ranch in a scrimmage game at Coors Field.

  • Late comeback not enough as Chatfield falls to Valor

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The message was clear at halftime as Chatfield trailed Valor Christian 6-1. Chargers head coach Sarah MacDonald paced the sidelines where her team took a knee repeating one thing, “play the next 25 minutes with something to be proud of”.

    Her squad answered the call as it scored seven goals in the second half, eventually falling 13-8 on Thursday night.

  • Wildland fire contained on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A 1-acre wildland fire that ignited Wednesday morning on Deer Creek Canyon Road and engulfed a cabin in flames has now been contained.

    A little after 10 a.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported flames and smoke in the trees at 9107 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.

    “Apparently, it’s about a quarter-acre and one out building is burned,” said Chief Emery Carson of Indian Hills Fire Department. “That’s all I know so far.”

  • Jeffco Commission knocks down Foothills’ rezoning request

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted against a rezoning request made by the Foothills Park & Recreation District on more than 3 acres it was hoping to sell for development.

  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.