Today's News

  • EV Studio selected to design Clement Park improvement project

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on March 8 selected EV Studio to design a major improvement project at Clement Park.

    The Evergreen firm will provide architectural, engineering and landscape design services for the new core building, plaza and fountain area at a cost capped at $211,802.

    “Our top priority is to build a new core building to replace the old building, which was closed due to unsafe conditions,” said Colin Insley, Foothills’ director of parks planning and construction.

  • Planning Commission members recommend against rezoning for storage facility

    A reduction in building height and a softer color scheme for a planned storage facility at South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue did not affect the Jeffco Planning Commission’s unanimous decision to recommend denial of rezoning for the project on March 9.

  • Apartment project under construction on West Belleview Avenue

    Construction workers are grading a 12-acre site at West Belleview Avenue and Alkire Street to build an apartment complex with 256 units.

    Plans for the Belle Vue project include seven two-, three- and four-story buildings, four carriage buildings with garages and townhome-style units, and a community center with an outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities at the complex will include a fitness center, dog walking area and a bicycle and ski repair shop, said Jimmy McCloskey of Embrey, the developer of the project.

  • 3D Systems celebrates grand opening in Mountain West Business Center

    3D Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Healthcare Technology Center in the Mountain West Business Center last Thursday.

    Chuck Hull, company co-founder, and Blessing Makwera, a patient who has benefited from the medical technology developed by 3D Systems, presided at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The company uses medical imaging studies for diagnosis and clinical treatment of patients. 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.

  • Sunny outlook prevails for students at online school

    Using puppets that resemble a chicken and a dog, 14-year-old Amber Miller gives weather forecasts through a creative program of Colorado Connections Academy, her online school.

    “Lovely weather we’re having!” said Woofy the dog puppet in a recent broadcast.
    “Indeed, it’s b-b-b-b-beautiful weather for chickens,” added Professor Poultry, the chicken puppet through which Amber speaks.

  • Rebels align for another state title run

    LITTLETON — Brittany Wilson is back on the high school soccer field.

    As one of the top young goalkeepers — not only in the state of Colorado, but nationally — she will compete at the high school level this spring. After two seasons playing for Chatfield, Wilson trained with her Real Colorado club boys team last spring instead of playing for the Chargers.

  • Just the beginning

    BOULDER — A spontaneous final team meeting for Chatfield’s 2015-16 boys basketball team was held at center court in a nearly empty Coors Events Center on March 11.

    With midnight approaching, the clock had already run out for the Chargers (24-3 record) after a 72-50 Class 5A state semifinal loss to now two-time defending state champion Overland.

  • State champs end Chargers’ tourney run

    BOULDER — It took the defending state champions, along with one of the top recruits in the nation, to end Chatfield’s boys basketball season.

    Overland ended the Chargers’ 15-game winning streak with a 72-50 victory in the Class 5A state semifinals March 11 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. The Trailblazers’ 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior De’Ron Davis, who will play for Indiana University next season, powered Overland on both ends of the court against Chatfield.

  • Defending champs too much for Chatfield

    BOULDER — It wasn’t the ending Chatfield’s boys basketball team envisioned when it stepped onto the court at the Coors Events Center in Boulder last Friday night.

    The Chargers had aspirations of upsetting the defending Class 5A state champion Overland Trailblazers in the semifinals March 11, in turn, getting a shot to win Chatfield’s first boys hoops state title since 1992 the next day in the title game.

  • An important lesson on the road of life

    By John Newkirk 

    As a boy I used to pass time on the school bus by counting street signs bearing names of classmates or family friends: Norman Lane. Willa Way. Lemasters Drive. Julie Lane. Granzella Road. Herzman Drive. What a novelty, I thought, to live in a community where roads are named after residents who are still living.