Today's News

  • State approves ballot that includes school board recall

    Colorado’s secretary of state has approved a Jeffco ballot that will include a recall question targeting the three conservative members of the school board in the Nov. 3 election, according to the county clerk’s office.

  • Chatfield student dies after suffering anaphylactic reaction to peanut

    A 16-year-old Chatfield High School student died Sept. 21 after suffering an allergic reaction to food containing peanuts. 

    According to news reports, Simon Katz was at a bonfire for Chatfield’s homecoming when he ate a s’more that contained peanuts. Katz went into anaphylactic shock soon after eating the food and then died.

    Katz was a guitar player in the band Boats Without Oars, and his Facebook page was filled with messages from friends and fellow musicians. 

  • When artworks become good works

    It wasn’t enough for local artist Tracy Haines to create 30 paintings in 30 days. She wanted her artwork to have an impact on the community.

    Haines, a South Jeffco resident who rediscovered a love of painting after a career as a dermatologist, is donating half of any proceeds from the 30 paintings she is creating this month to Extended Hands of Hope, a Broomfield nonprofit that is working to build a shelter in Jeffco for victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation.

  • County OKs major expansion of church at Belleview and Ward

    Belleview Community Church is merging with The Rock of Southwest, and the combined congregation eventually will gather in a house of worship that will triple the size of the church at West Belleview Avenue and South Ward Street.

    The expansion plan was unanimously approved by Jeffco’s county commissioners on Sept. 15, paving the way for the church at 12472 W. Belleview Ave. to expand to 73,000 square feet from the existing 25,000.

  • Proposed 2016 budget for Jeffco Open Space reflects increase in revenue, expenses

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended approval of the proposed 2016 budget, which reflects increases in both revenue and expenses in the coming year.

    Jeffco Open Space is projecting a 3 percent increase in sales-tax revenue in 2016, which is expected to generate additional revenue of $16.7 million for the agency, said Hugh Wilson, Open Space business manager. Operational costs also are anticipated to increase by 3 percent in the coming year, Wilson said during a presentation of the budget draft on Sept. 10.

  • Land at Belleview, Simms rezoned to accommodate mix of residential

    A property on South Simms Street just north of West Belleview Avenue zoned for a 290-unit apartment complex has been rezoned to allow 130 single-family homes, townhomes, condos or duplexes on “micro lots.”

    Jeffco’s county commissioners approved the modification to the Belleview Village development unanimously on Sept. 15. But in a vote to establish a special district to help pay for the development, Commissioner Casey Tighe was the lone dissenter. Special districts are governmental agencies with taxing authority to pay for provided services.

  • D'Evelyn belts Evergreen on the diamond

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.

  • Front Range Christian shut out by Platte Canyon

    By Craig Harper -- For the Times

    BAILEY — For years, Platte Canyon has run roughshod over opponents from its double-wing formation featuring two backs lined up behind tight ends and a fullback about two yards behind a quarterback under center.

    Packed in like sardines, the Huskies have made quick-hitting pitches and handoffs their trademark. The offense is rarely seen and, therefore, difficult to defend.

  • Rebels grind up Mullen

    DENVER — Columbine used some effective second-half jabs followed up by a pair of haymakers in a Class 5A Jeffco League heavyweight bout against Mullen on Oct. 2.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com 5A football poll, turned a 14-13 lead at halftime on the Mustangs’ home field into an eventual 35-13 conference victory to keep Columbine (5-0, 3-0) undefeated on the season. It all started with a 16-play, 80-yard drive to start the second half that chewed up nearly nine minutes of the third quarter.

  • Columbine gets scare from Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge nearly put a huge blotch on Columbine’s hopes for a Class 5A Jeffco League title Oct. 2 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Eagles entered the conference rivalry match Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field winless on the season, along with scoring just four goals in their first 10 games. However, Dakota Ridge played best game of the season according to Eagles’ coach Ryan Miller.