Today's News

  • Columbine hockey takes down the Chargers

    LITTLETON — Throw out the records in rivalry games? The Columbine and Chatfield hockey teams seemed more bent on disposing of last season’s win-loss records — a combined 5-31-2 — when they squared off for the only time in 2017-18.

    Heading into the non-conference matchup at Edge Ice Arena on Friday, both clubs seemed to be on the road toward respectability, having matched their victory total two weeks into the campaign.

  • Chatfield girls rally late over Denver South

    LITTLETON — The Chatfield girls basketball team sure knows how to make a statement, and it did just that in its comeback 67-63 victory against Denver South at home on Dec.14.

    With five minutes left in the first half, the Chargers trailed by as many as 10 points before mounting their comeback.

    Throughout much of the matchup, the Chargers had no answer for the Rebels’ star point guard, Timiya Guevara, who netted 20 points.

  • D’Evelyn boys basketball decimates the Lobos

    CONIFER — Despite starting off strong against D’Evelyn and keeping up its effort on Friday night, the Conifer boys basketball team was no match for the Jaguars as the Lobos fell 65-47.

  • Front Range Christian boys fall in late-game thriller

    By Levi Waddell

    EVERGREEN — As he has been all season, Clear Creek basketball’s Noah Sarria was again the x-factor in the Golddiggers’ last-second victory over the Front Range Christian Falcons on Dec. 12 night at Clear Creek High School.

    Sarria’s layup with 12.9 seconds left gave the Goldiggers a 70-68 lead, which wound up being the final score, as the Falcons’ Ethan Fisher’s game-winning 3-point attempt barely missed the mark.

  • D’Evelyn pushes the pace in win

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — One word to describe D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team — GO.

    You’ll hear it yelled by longtime Jaguars’ coach Chris Olson almost every time one of his players has the ball after a defensive rebound, steal or made basket by their opponent.

  • Jeffco clearing up rules on RV and trailer parking

    RVs and trailers can no longer sit for more than 28 days on any right-of-way in Jefferson County.

    Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the county’s ordinance that regulates the operation and parking of vehicles. Before the amendment, the ordinance prohibited the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers in residential and business areas.

  • West Metro finalizes 2018 spending plan

    As 2017 winds down, West Metro Fire Rescue finalized its spending plan for the upcoming year in a Dec. 5 board meeting.

    Not much has changed since budget talks first began for the fire protection district. It still expects approximately $68.2 million in revenues and expenditures.

  • Finding her spiritual calling: B’nai Chaim cantor ordained as rabbi

    Sunday was a day of celebration for Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison.

    After several years of studying and serving as the Reform synagogue’s cantor, Kim Harris officially became a rabbi, and there were plenty of smiles and tears, “Mazel Tovs” and prayers to go around.

  • CMHI withdraws request for unsupervised visits

    The Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo withdrew its request for temporary, unsupervised visits for Bruco Eastwood, the 39-year-old man found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton.

    The withdrawal came after a Jefferson County judge granted expanded media coverage for the hearing, which was scheduled for last Friday, according to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jeffco District Attorney’s office.

  • Former Morrison officer pleads guilty to four felonies

    A former Morrison police officer pleaded guilty to four felony counts of embezzlement, attempt to influence a public servant, theft and forgery.

    Anthony Paul Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016 through a private fund he created called the “5280 Police Motors Memorial Fund.” He appeared in court Monday morning for a motions hearing but instead coordinated a plea deal with the prosecution.