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Today's News

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • 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.”

  • Columbine to host annual "Think Pink" volleyball match on Tuesday

    The Columbine High School volleyball program will be holding its annual "Think Pink" charity event on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

    The Lady Rebels will be hosting Denver East.

    Donations will be given to Sense of Security, an organization that helps low income breast cancer patients in the Denver area with needs, such as rent, utilities, groceries, etc. Each person who makes a donation will receive a ticket for a chance to win door prizes. The prizes will be awarded during the varsity match.

  • No. 1 Chatfield stampedes past Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Before Chatfield even took an offensive snap it snagged a 7-0 lead Sept. 15 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Chatfield senior Dalton Keene blocked a punt and scooped it up to return it for a touchdown 77 seconds into the non-league football game to get the ball rolling for the Chargers. 

  • Herrera, Lady Wolves slam their way past host Chatfield

    The Chatfield Lady Chargers had their opportunities — first at the plate in the second inning and later in the field in the fourth. Neither time could they capitalize on those circumstances against visiting Grandview on Sept. 16, and it proved costly.

  • Griebel, Rebels rush past Bears

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine football’s rushing attack hasn’t changed much over the years under long-time coach Andy Lowry.

  • Eagles come up just short

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Facing arguably their toughest non-league test against Colorado competition, Dakota Ridge football coaches reached into their bag of tricks in a Week 3 matchup against 4A’s eighth-ranked team.

  • Summerset Festival scheduled this weekend at Clement Park

    As the temperatures cool and the days get shorter, South Jeffco residents and others can give summer an official farewell at the 32nd annual Summerset Festival this weekend in Clement Park.

    Event organizer Lora Knowlton said the three-day “goodbye to summer” is a free event, and takes over the majority of the park with everything from vendor booths to music to kids activities.