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Today's News

  • Falcons boys soccer loses opener to Beth Eden Baptist

    By Craig Harper

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian began its third season of varsity play in boys soccer — the fourth year for the program overall — on Aug. 25. But with a new coach and an 11-player roster with seven freshmen and only one returnee from 2016, it seemed like the Falcons were starting from scratch again.

    "We're essentially building for the future right now,'' coach Jason Hoffnagle said prior to an opening 8-0 home loss to Beth Eden Baptist.

  • Saturday's D'Evelyn Dash another huge success

    By Craig Harper

    DENVER  — All might not have been as it seemed for the host teams of the D'Evelyn Dash in their 2017 cross country opener on Aug. 26.

  • Columbine tennis nearly sweeps D’Evelyn in first match

    Highlighted by a riveting No. 1 singles match, Columbine tennis stunned its D’Evelyn competitors on Friday at D’Evelyn High School.

    “I’m pretty happy,” Rebels head coach Lorens Knudsen said. “In the tough matches, we hung in there and pulled them out. Of course, that just means we have more to work on.”

  • Eagles volleyball tops Boulder in season opener

    By Seth Kahn

    It was all smiles, hugs and high-fives Monday as the Dakota Ridge volleyball team kicked off its season with a win against the Panthers of Boulder High School. The game was a rematch of last year’s contest, which saw the Eagles travel to Boulder and come home with a win in straight sets.

    Despite the win in Boulder last year, the Eagles finished with a 7-16 record and are looking to turn things around this year with a senior-heavy team consisting of only three underclassmen.

  • Columbine football edges rival Ralston Valley

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out with an important win to start the football season.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, defeated Ralston Valley 21-7 in the all-Jeffco showdown in Zero Week on Aug. 25.

    “We’ve got to go back and get better,” Columbine coach Andy Lowry said after the Rebels’ victory. “Zero Week games are hard.”

  • Jeffco to delay school closure conversations until 2019, superintendent says

    In an attempt to ease concerns among parents and community members, the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools announced last Friday that the school district will not consider any school closures for at least a couple of years.

    Superintendent Jason Glass said in a letter e-mailed to parents, as well as posted to his “Advance Jeffco” blog under the title, “Rethinking school closures,” that his administration would make recommendations to close any neighborhood school until at least the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Shrader seeking re-election as sheriff

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader announced Aug. 22 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part because there’s still more community work he wants to do.

    “I’m not done yet. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do at the Sheriff’s Office over the last few years, but one term is not enough,” said Shrader in a phone interview.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Jefferson County’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Jefferson County isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision