Today's News

  • Chatfield unable to capitalize on second chance

    DENVER — Chatfield volleyball coach Stephanie Schick circled her somber team together in a back hallway of the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 14. 

    The Chargers had to come to grips that their promising run to a possible Class 5A volleyball state championship was over. Coronado bounced the top-seed in the tournament in a one-set tiebreaker Saturday afternoon.

    “I feel like we didn’t have enough fire to go on a run and keep pushing,” Chatfield sophomore Breanna Jones said after the season-ending loss.

  • Columbine rides emotion to win over Heritage

    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel could have dished out handshakes and hugs for several hours after Columbine’s playoff victory Nov. 13 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Facing Heritage — Griebel’s former team and the program his dad Mike Griebel was the head coach of for nearly two decades before being let go unceremoniously after the 2013 season — there was plenty of emotions before, during and after the Rebels’ 48-14 victory in the second round of the Class 5A state tournament.

  • Hearing date set for campaign finance complaint

    The state has set a hearing date for a complaint filed by a Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization accusing groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws.

  • Student performance on PARCC test falls short of expectations

     More than half of the Colorado third- through 11th-graders who took the controversial PARCC exams last spring did not meet expectations in math and English language arts, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Blind students get beneath the surface of science

    The Colorado Center for the Blind and Arapahoe Community College again partnered to give sight-challenged students from the Front Range a chance to get hands-on science experience — by dissecting sharks.

    The center hosted about 40 students Friday for the class, taught by ACC biology professor Terry Harrison since 2005. Students who are visually impaired or blind participate in a part of science class they’d otherwise miss: dissection.

  • Deputies respond to report of suicidal man at Mount Falcon

    The east and west entrances to Mount Falcon Park were closed for several hours Tuesday morning while the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to a man in the park who reportedly was suicidal.

    The Sheriff’s Office was contacted Tuesday morning by a family member of the man, said spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Both the east and west entrances to the park were closed during the incident.

  • Attorney hired by school board’s conservative majority resigns

    Jeffco school board attorney Brad Miller, who was hired by the ousted conservative majority after they gained control of the board two years ago, has resigned, according to a letter he submitted Monday.

    Miller, who was hired in December 2013 to provide independent legal counsel to the school board, wrote that he’d learned from incoming board member Ron Mitchell that the newly elected board didn’t intend to retain him.

  • Honoring their brothers, gone but not forgotten

    The men gathered around a flatbed truck, handing out seven old but well-maintained M-1 rifles and clips of blank ammunition.

    The 11 men from the Pat Hannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4666 in Littleton, some in their 80s, then walked to a shelter at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Nov. 6. They positioned themselves as they had a thousand times before and waited for the funeral party to arrive.

  • Hundreds attend dedication of Veterans Monument

    After months of fund-raising and work by volunteers from across the country, the Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch was officially presented to the community on Saturday, just in time for Veterans Day.

  • Council approves downtown smoking ban

    Sidewalks in downtown Littleton will be smoke-free starting in 2016.

    On Nov. 3, the City Council voted 4-3 to ban outdoor smoking in public areas, including all sidewalks, a block north and south of Main Street between South Santa Fe Drive and Rio Grande Street. Smoking would be allowed on rooftops, rear patios and in parking lots.

    The ordinance also classifies electronic cigarettes and vape pens as tobacco products. The restrictions will take effect Jan. 1.