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Today's News

  • Chargers bow out of field in Sweet 16

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.
    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.

  • Lady Eagles’ run ends in Great Eight

    DENVER — There was a coaching change and there were some injuries, yet somehow, some way the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles were playing in the 5A Great Eight. The end result — a 50-40 loss to top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Regional finals March 6 at the Denver Coliseum — couldn’t take away from the season that was for the Lady Eagles.

  • Chargers’ Sweet 16 loss ends a magical two-year run

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.

    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.

  • Dems, Republicans turn out for caucuses at Chatfield High

    Republican district captain Gary Messick hawked his marker-penned maps to neighborhood residents streaming into Chatfield Senior High School to attend caucuses Tuesday night.

    “Republican?” “Republican?” asked Messick, his head swiveling back and forth as each batch of people walked in from the parking lot. Many attendees stopped to examine the posted maps of their neighborhood precincts just east of C-470. Precinct lines have changed since the 2012 election as a result of redistricting.

  • Dakota Ridge girls punch their ticket to the Great Eight

    Lauren Wood and Jae Ferrin proved that two were better than one, and because of that the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles are going to the Great Eight.
    Wood and Ferrin combined to score 52 points — 29 and 23, respectively — to lead the Lady Eagles to a 60-46 victory over Legacy in the 5A Sweet 16 on March 4 at Dakota Ridge High School. The sixth-seeded Lady Eagles (19-7) will face top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Region finals on March 6 at the Denver Coliseum. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. Fossil Ridge (24-1), ranked fifth, knocked off Denver East 61-43.

  • Dakota Ridge girls punch their ticket to the Great Eight
  • Littleton takes a shine to streetlights

    Littleton has what it thinks is a bright idea. 

    The city has begun talks with Xcel Energy about taking over ownership of the 66 streetlights downtown. 

    Currently the city’s 3,200 or so streetlights are owned and maintained by Xcel, and Littleton pays the utility a flat yearly fee for the lights’ energy use. 

    Any changes the city wishes to make to the lights — whether it be to replace a light with a different design, use a different bulb or repair a broken pole — are limited to the services Xcel provides.  

  • Jefferson County seeks volunteers for marijuana task force

    Jeffco is accepting applications for volunteers who would like to serve on a marijuana task force that will report on retail pot sales in the county’s municipalities. 

    The county enacted a moratorium through February 2015 on marijuana sales in unincorporated areas but wants to know about effects on public safety, health and business communities, said Jeanie Rossillon, Jeffco’s director of development and transportation.

  • Leadership team will continue to act as superintendent for Jeffco schools

    Jeffco Public Schools’ core leadership team will continue to act as superintendent for the rest of the school year as the Board of Education moves forward with its search for a successor to Cindy Stevenson.

    After discussion at the board’s meeting last Thursday, no change was made to the previous week’s decision not to appoint an individual to serve as interim superintendent.  

    On Feb. 18, the board voted 3-2 not to make a temporary appointment, with the agreement that the board would discuss the topic again Feb. 27.

  • Stevenson gets $204,194 in separation agreement

     Former Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson received $204,194 in her separation agreement with the district after her last day Feb. 21.

    On Nov. 7, two days after the new conservative majority was elected to the school board, Stevenson announce she would retire effective June 30. On Feb. 8, she said she wasn’t trusted by the new board majority and asked the board to approve an earlier exit.