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Today's News

  • Lot near Coal Mine, Kipling rezoned

    Despite recommendation to deny from staff and neighbors, the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to rezone a 3-acre lot in South Jeffco to allow for a gas station.
    The lot, which sits on the northeast corner of Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway, is undeveloped and was zoned for agricultural use. Blakeland Drive Investors LLP owns the lot, but Murphy Oil USA, Inc., plans to lease the north half for a gas station. The other half would remain undeveloped, but, with the board’s approval, the whole lot now has been rezoned as Planned Development.

  • Red Rocks Beer Garden poised to open in Morrison

    A new beer garden featuring local drinks and food is poised to open in downtown Morrison later this year.

    The business — called Red Rocks Beer Garden — will be housed in the former location of Flights Wine Cafe on Stone Street. The wine cafe moved from the quaint cottage to its current location on Bear Creek Avenue in early 2018 when owners Rhonda and Carl Benton decided to sell the building.

  • Morrison looking to ensure ADA compliance

    The Morrison Town Board is working towards ensuring its historic town facilities are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    To do so, the town is considering a variety of options and partnering with Meeting the Challenge and architecture students at the University of Colorado Denver. Meeting the Challenge is a Colorado Springs-based consulting firm that will be conducting an ADA evaluation of town facilities.

  • Francone takes over as District 3 county commissioner

    In a formal swearing-in ceremony, Tina Francone last week officially replaced former Commissioner Don Rosier on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.

    Friends, family members, Jeffco employees and an assortment of politicians packed the hearing room in the county building for the Feb. 6 event.

  • Moore is retiring from Columbine, but his legacy will live on

    As students and faculty gathered in the gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School in the aftermath of the April 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, Ivory Moore led the crowd in a chant that has since become recognizable to all.

    “We are… Columbine!”

  • Chatfield’s Kathryn Shanley shines with state win

    By Kevin Lytle

    FORT COLLINS — Good luck wiping the smile off Kathryn Shanley’s face.

    The swimmer instantly forgot about exhaustion when she looked up at the timing board after finishing the 500-yard freestyle Saturday afternoon.

    Lane 5, first place.

    The Chatfield High School freshman burst into a big grin as she realized she had just become a state champion in her first state meet after winning the 500 free in a time of 5 minutes, 2.44 seconds at Edora Pool Ice Center.

  • Jeffco student-athletes sign with colleges near and far

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — From the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii and beyond, Jeffco student-athletes will fan out to all corners of the United States  to pursue their college dreams in the next school year.

    Feb. 7 marked another National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen high schools within Jeffco Public Schools had signing celebrations on Wednesday.

    “It’s always a special day,” Columbine principal Scott Christy said during the Rebels’ celebration.

  • Dakota Ridge inherits Jeffco field hockey team

    Dakota Ridge High School is taking the reins of Jefferson County field hockey.

    The team, which has been historically linked to Golden High School, is switching over under the veil of Dakota Ridge for this upcoming season and beyond.

  • Chatfield and Columbine have 4 qualify for state

    By Tyler Johnson

    At the Class 5A Region 3 tournament on Saturday at Poudre High School, Columbine and Chatfield earned a few spots at state.

    Smaller teams such as Chatfield and Columbine were looking to qualify as many wrestlers as they could as an overall team title was out of reach early in the day, with Poudre running away with the team victory.

    The best chance for Chatfield came from senior Earl Cameron Manzanares, who easily advanced to the semifinals with a pin and a major victory by a score of 10-1.

  • D'Evelyn senior Selin wins state titles in 200, 500 freestyle

    THORNTON — Over the last couple years, the weeks leading up to the state swim meet haven’t been kind to D’Evelyn High School’s Abbey Selin.
    But none of that seemed to matter on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, as a flu earlier in the week couldn’t stop the senior standout from going for the gold in the 3A state meet. In the end, she took home the titles for the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.