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Today's News

  • Changes coming for Summerset Festival

    Big changes are in store for this year’s Summerset Festival.

    After combating low attendance and financial struggles for several years, festival organizers decided to completely revamp the event.

    Once a multi-day summer sendoff, the festival now will be a one-day craft beer festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 16, at Clement Park. Event organizers say they hope the transformation will lead to a more focused event and attract a fresh crowd.

  • On a snowy day

    April showers may bring May flowers, but the scene at Sledding Hill Park in Ken Caryl on Saturday painted a much different picture.

    Just two days before May’s arrival, snow blanketed the park’s hill. People of all ages traveled to South Jeffco to play in it. Toting sleds and snowboards, families and friends trekked up the hill only to enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride down.

    It’s a tradition for many, and the Foothills Park and Recreation District park attracts a crowd from all over the metro-Denver area.

  • Jeffco school transformed into first responder training site

    Eighteen years after the shooting at Columbine High School forever changed the face of Colorado, there now exists a place where first responders, law enforcement and school principals can train and prepare for the worst.

    Two weeks ago, what used to be Martensen Elementary became the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety — a facility outfitted with a police simulator, smoke machines, remote-controlled strobe lights, a sound system and mock classrooms bearing all the trappings of student life.

  • Chargers win rivalry showdown with Eagles

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It was a good old-fashion rivalry game Monday night at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge — schools separated by 2.6 miles — squared off in a Class 5A Jeffco League game. The Chargers pulled off the upset with a 6-5 victory over the Eagles.

  • Rebels stay perfect in Jeffco League

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is officially one win away from reclaiming the Jeffco League title.

  • Krats, Lammers lead Dakota Ridge past Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office investigating Maplewood Drive death

    A death in a South Jeffco neighborhood is being investigated as a homicide by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The body of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26, was discovered Monday afternoon in a white Ford Explorer parked in the 11300 block of Maplewood Drive in Littleton.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call noting a “suspicious car” parked on Maplewood Drive. The Ford Explorer was unfamiliar in the neighborhood and was first noticed by residents who became concerned when it did not move for several hours.

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.
    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.