Today's News

  • Construction project causes gas leak

    West Bowles Avenue has been reopened after a gas leak shut down the road for about an hour Thursday morning.
    The leak, which has since been capped, was caused by a construction project near South Jellison Street and West Bowles Avenue, according to Ronda Scholting with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    “(The construction project) … nicked a gas line, which, of course, caused it to spew gas in the area,” Scholting said.
    While she couldn't specify how much gas was spilled, she said there was “a pretty good amount.”

  • Morrison discusses moving municipal elections to November

    The Morrison Town Board is considering putting amendments to the town charter up to vote this April, including moving town elections from April to November.

    Based on board discussion during its Jan. 2 meeting, staff will bring forward two questions for the board to discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting, which would then be put on the April 3 ballot if approved by the board.

    One question would be moving the election date to November. The second would be clearing up some inconsistent language in the town charter.

  • Assistant West Metro chief accepted into fire institute

    An assistant chief with West Metro Fire Rescue has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.

    Clint Fey, who joined West Metro in 1995, competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country for a position in the 2018 class. He was awarded a scholarship to cover expenses.

  • Ex-Jeffco employee pleads guilty

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery.

  • An unbreakable bond: A year in the life of an adoptive couple in South Jeffco

    The moment Kalyn entered their lives, Bret and Aron realized two things to be true.

    First, their newly adopted daughter was a perfect fit, an exact piece for their family puzzle. Second, despite this, the moment they made the family official on Adoption Day in 2016, the South Jeffco couple knew they wanted to begin the adoption process again — and as soon as possible.

  • For more than 30 years, A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital have partnered to provide a scuba experience for patients

    Deep beneath the surface of a crystal blue pool or a dark green ocean, differences tend to fade. As a former physical therapist at Craig Hospital of Englewood and longtime scuba diver, Scott Taylor knows this better than most.

    “Water is the great equalizer,” he frequently says.

    He and his wife, Lynn, own and operate A-1 Scuba and Travel Aquatics Center in Littleton, a business Lynn’s father opened more than 58 years ago.

  • All around, in every way

    It seems as though Dakota Ridge senior Skylar Lodice can do it all.

    Whether she’s on the court, on the track, on the course or serving as the student body president, she’s constantly working to better not only herself but the community.

    For the past four years, Lodice has represented the Eagles through cross country, basketball and track on the athletic side of the spectrum. Because each sport is a different season, she’s been able to balance her year.

  • Despite late-game surge, Jaguars fall to Cougars

    EVERGREEN — The Evergreen boys’ basketball team knows how to start off league play right.

    Following a win against Standley Lake and a 61-55 victory over visiting D’Evelyn on Saturday afternoon, the Cougars now sit at 2-0 in league play (9-2 overall) and show no signs of slowing down. The Jaguars, however, have struggled in Jeffco play with two tough losses to start out the new year (4-6).

  • In non-league play, Dakota Ridge bests Columbine

    LITTLETON — A post-holiday slump despite going 2-0 in the first week of January?

    That’s what Dakota Ridge senior forward Jonathan Tanji thought might be the case after his third-period goal lifted the Eagles hockey team to a hard-fought 2-1 non-conference victory over rival Columbine.

  • Eagles handle Rebels in boys’ hoops matchup

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — Led by senior Cole Binder’s career-high 26 points, the Dakota Ridge boys basketball team took down the Columbine Rebels at home in front of a packed house on Jan. 4, 72-64. The Rebels, who put up a good fight, were ultimately unable to stop the Eagles’ 3-point barrage and struggled to hold onto the ball.