Today's News

  • Rachel's Challenge kids raise $48,000 for charities

    Shaffer Elementary students on Friday celebrated the conclusion of a year-long educational program called Rachel's Challenge, which stresses kindness, compassion, doing good deeds and sharing abundance with those who are less fortunate.

    Rachel's Challenge is also a nonprofit organization created in memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first to die in the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

  • Races to watch in Jefferson County general election

    Jefferson County races to watch

    General election, Nov. 6

    U.S. Congress, District 7

    Joe Coors (R)

    Ed Perlmutter (D)

    U.S. Congress, District 2

    Jared Polis (D)

    Kevin Lundberg (R)

    U.S. Congress, District 1

    Diana DeGette (D)

    Danny Stroud (R)

    State Senate District 22

    Andy Kerr (D)

  • Primary ballots heading to voters by mail

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at South Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, and there will be many names listed but very few decisions to make, since there will be one or two contested races at the most on local ballots.

    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.

  • Bees are all the buzz

    Bob Shiflet not only has a way with bees, he has a biochemistry degree and a vast knowledge of bee lore that he’s not afraid to share.

    People who want to learn more about honeybees or who want to start cultivating bees in their own backyards should meet Shiflet, a South Jeffco resident and the head beekeeper at Hudson Gardens.

  • Littleton man indicted in alleged real estate scam

    A Littleton man was indicted May 23 by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in connection with various real estate companies in his control, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. 

    Peter Vincent Capra, 55, was president of Golden Design Group, which built and sold houses in the Denver area, according to the indictment. He was also the registered agent for Distinctive Mortgages, which provided mortgages for people who bought GDG houses.

  • Two-vehicle accident on West Belleview kills one

    One man died and three others were injured in an accident on West Belleview Avenue near South Kipling Parkway about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

    The State Patrol reported that a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2005 Ford pickup.

    The pickup driver, 35, was released from the hospital, but the two passengers, ages 19 and 22, in the Jetta remain at Swedish Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

    The 18-year-old driver of the Jetta was killed. His name had not been released pending notification of relatives.

  • Swim beach to open at Chatfield on Friday

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park is scheduled to open Friday, May 25, with new hours of operation. The beach will be open from sunrise to sunset through the Labor Day weekend.

    The chain-link boundary fence has been removed for easy access to the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and vending machines are now outside of the designated swim beach area.

    Glass, pets, fires, grills and fishing are not permitted in the swim area.

    There are no lifeguards on duty.

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Late goal seals Columbine’s fate

    ENGLEWOOD — The fourth-ranked Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse team had its best season to date ended by No. 1 and nationally-ranked Arapahoe 10-9 in the state semifinals May 16 at Englewood High School.
    The pressure was intense for the Rebels, and they knew it. So did everyone else. Nevertheless, from the moment the game started Columbine was on fire. The Rebels fought to control the ball, knowing that doing so meant controlling the game.

  • Penalty kicks turn out to be Lady Rebels’ lone weakness

    LAKEWOOD — Ember Albertson pulled up her white Columbine Lady Rebels jersey, wiped away the tears from her eyes, and then led her teammates in one last cheer for the season.
    The finality of a season in which Columbine sandwiched a 16-game winning streak between a pair of penalty-kick defeats was sinking in. But these Lady Rebels had nothing to hang their heads about.

  • Eagles come up short in extras

    DENVER — It took 10 innings, but when all was said and done the Dakota Ridge baseball team left All-City Park on May 20 knowing that second-ranked Grandview, not it, would be advancing in the 5A state tournament.
    The heartbreaking 3-1 10-inning loss was a tough blow to the Eagles’ nine seniors. They, like everyone else, thought this was their year to go all the way. Making it to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed is no small feat. Holding a competitive team such as Grandview to one run for seven innings was practically colossal.