Today's News

  • Shadow Ridge residents oppose development on open space

    A developer’s plan to build 67 houses and 48 townhomes on land being purchased from the Foothills Park & Recreation District drew criticism April 19 from residents of the Shadow Ridge neighborhood.

    Locals, some of whom have vocally opposed the district’s planned sale of several open-space parcels for the better part of a year, contended that the project will decrease their property values.

  • Littleton Fine Arts Guild turning 50

    The Littleton Fine Arts Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with exhibits and events at the historic Depot Art Center.


    The guild formed in 1962 as a place for community members to meet weekly and learn to paint. Membership in the guild is now open to all Littleton adults, pending approval of artwork by a panel of current members.

  • Lazaroff, Centaurus deny Columbine

    LAKEWOOD -- Columbine found out in a hurry just what it's up against as the regular season winds down and with the state playoffs right around the corner. Centaurus made sure of that.
    Emma Lazaroff, Carley Dvorak and Sarah Brown led a one-two-three punch unlike anything the Lady Rebels have seen all season en route to a 21-9 victory April 24 at Trailblazer Stadium. The win sewed up at least a share of the Jeffco League title for the Lady Warriors, who had lost three of four. Columbine had its six-game winning streak snapped.

  • Eagles, Chargers fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — Twice, Chatfield fell behind by a goal and twice, it came back to tie the game.
    Megan Selanders’ goal in the 71st minute capped the Lady Chargers’ second comeback of the game as Chatfield played rival Dakota Ridge to a 2-2 tie on April 19 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Chatfield (2-7-2, 1-4-1 5A Jeffco League) snapped a three-game losing streak.

  • Carter shatters invite records as Chargers place second at Meyers

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys’ swim and dive team took second place at the Jeffco Invite, hosted by Arvada West at Meyers Pool, on April with 20-21, finishing with 267 points overall. Arapahoe took first place with 402 points.
    “I think today was a good test,” Chatfield head coach Ron Johns said. “Obviously, there were some great swims by a couple of the guys and were still making some mistakes, but I think this is a good test (for them) so they know what they are capable of as well as what the other people are capable of.”

  • Rebels pick their spots, blank Eagles

    Ryan Earnest knew what he was facing. After all, as the Columbine left-hander hurler put it, Dakota Ridge isn’t the second-ranked 5A team in the state for nothing.
    But Earnest’s pitching and Columbine’s defense certainly didn’t let the homestanding Eagles show that on April 18. Earnest pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Columbine scratched out two of its three runs with two outs in a 3-0 victory.

  • Bill paving way for Jefferson Parkway on hold

    Controversial draft legislation that would have granted the power of eminent domain to build the Jefferson Parkway has been put on hold so the parties can return to the negotiating table in hopes of reaching a friendly agreement.

    Nicknamed BEEP, or Beltway Economic Enhancement Project Act of 2012, the draft bill was praised by Jeffco authorities as a way to relieve traffic congestion and promote business by completing the highway loop around Denver.

  • Reporter saw the best and worst of Jefferson County

    After a 12-hour day spent making bone grafts in October 2009, I was in a small locker room changing out of a pair of sweat-soaked long-sleeve scrubs. The day, exhausting, had been routine until I sat down on a stainless-steel bench to check the single message on my phone left by the man who is now my editor, Doug Bell.
    Since no one was around to enforce my self-congratulatory inhibitions, I jumped up and did a little dance, a moment to which I happily confess but remain glad no one else had to witness.

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  • Poll gauges views on Open Space parks

    The most visited of the 25 parks in the Jeffco Open Space system are Crown Hill Park in unincorporated Jeffco between Lakewood and Wheat Ridge and Lair o’ the Bear Park on Bear Creek.
    For those seeking peace, quiet and solitude, it might be interesting to know the least frequently visited open space areas are Pine Valley Ranch, Windy Saddle and Centennial Cone parks.
    Children are most likely to be visiting Lair o’ the Bear, Deer Creek Canyon and Apex parks.