Today's News

  • High lead levels found in drinking water at 38 Jeffco elementary schools

    Test results released by Jeffco Public Schools last week have revealed that at least 38 elementary schools in the district have high levels of lead in the drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain, including 11 schools in the mountain area and in South Jeffco. 

  • Groundwater not tested after toxin found at Lockheed

    Neither the Colorado health department nor Lockheed Martin tested groundwater at the company’s Waterton Canyon facility in South Jeffco after a toxic waste deposit was discovered there last October.

    Publicly disclosed about a month ago, the solid waste deposit was a sodium nitrate waste salt containing hexavalent chromium — a toxin known to cause cancer — and it measured approximately 1 to 2 feet thick, 20 feet wide and 50 feet long, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • Toxic waste found buried at Lockheed Martin facility

    Lockheed Martin has publicly disclosed that a solid mass of industrial waste containing hexavalent chromium — a toxin known to cause cancer — was discovered at its Waterton Road facility last October.

    The state health department confirmed that the waste was safely removed along with surrounding soil, and said the health of the public and company employees was never at risk. The department also said the waste “had no impact on surface or ground water.”

  • D’Evelyn overcomes sluggish beginning

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn, most certainly, didn’t come out ready to play its 4A Jeffco League volleyball tournament opener against Wheat Ridge on Oct. 20. A timeout, however, rectified the slow start.

  • Inspired Dakota Ridge knocks off fifth-ranked Heritage

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge football team wanted to win for a teammate — sophomore Christian Lyons — who couldn’t be on the field Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D’Evelyn dominates at regionals

    THORNTON — There are times when one does well, and then there are times when you go above and beyond, and exceed expectations. That’s what the D’Evelyn boys’ cross country team did at regionals.

    The Jaguars, with five runners in the top eight, were dominant at the 3A Region 5 championships on Oct. 21 at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, winning the team title with a minuscule 24 points. Skyview Academy was a distant second with 58.

  • Eagles’ run comes to an end

    AURORA — Sure, it would’ve been easy to write off the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles. After all, barely two weeks into the season, they were just 2-7, hardly a contender for the 5A state championship. Earning a berth to another state tournament looked bleak at best.

    Then came a much-needed win over ThunderRidge – one of 5A’s top-ranked teams — early in the season.

  • Let’s not be guinea pigs with Amendment 69
  • Jeffco faces challenges as wages increase but fail to keep pace with housing costs

    Wages in the county are up slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but rental rates and home prices continue to outpace the rise in salaries, making it difficult for many employees to live in the county where they work, according to a recent economic report.

  • Roxborough visitors travel back in time

    Sunshine bounced off the rock formations at Roxborough Park on Saturday, illuminating bits of history for those celebrating the fifth annual International Archaeology Day at the state park.

    In combination with regular park visitors, a large crowd — too large for the available parking — filled the park, and cars wrapped around the entrance waiting to get in.