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Today's News

  • Woman sought in attempted heist at pharmacy

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman in connection with an attempted oxycodone robbery from a local Walgreens on Monday.

    A woman entered the store at 5870 S. Kipling Parkway shortly before 1 a.m. and handed a pharmacist a note that reportedly read, “Give me oxycodone,” the Sheriff’s Office said. No witnesses reported seeing a weapon, though the woman kept her hands in her pockets.

  • Jeffco annoyed at Golden’s non-cooperation with parkway plan

    The Jefferson County commissioners took several minutes during a public hearing on Jan. 3 to blast Golden officials over a recent failure to reach a transportation agreement crucial to the eventual construction of the Jefferson Parkway.

  • Littleton approves fire-services agreement

    Littleton approved a new fire-services agreement Jan. 3 with the city’s fire protection district and with Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District, increasing the frequency with which it provides emergency medical services and slightly decreasing the administrative fees it charges the entities.

  • Jeffco adjusts precinct lines in time for GOP caucuses on Feb. 7

    Jefferson County approved new election precincts last week for its 388,249 registered voters, cutting the number of precincts from 324 to 260.

    The measure, which Jeffco is hailing as a cost saving, was necessary in the wake of statewide congressional redistricting and legislative reapportionment through new maps approved last month by the Colorado Supreme Court.

  • Jeffco credit rating improves

    Jefferson County’s credit outlook improved slightly last month following a review by Moody’s Investors Service of Aaa-rated government agencies.

    Though Jeffco retained its current Aaa rating, which is the highest possible score, its outlook improved from “negative” to “stable.” Two days after Moody’s assigned a negative outlook to the U.S. government’s Aaa rating last August, it did the same for all Aaa-rated local governments linked to the federal government.

  • Proposed Jeffco map puts bike lanes on Kipling

    A proposed bicycle and pedestrian map recently unveiled by Jefferson County would transform the length of Kipling Parkway into a bike highway, adding about 20 miles of bicycle-specific lanes from C-470 in South Jeffco to West 64th Avenue in Arvada.

    The 40- to 50-year plan also identifies existing trails as bike and pedestrian thoroughfares and would add bicycle lanes to networks of other roads throughout the county.

  • A teaching tool in the Cabinet

    Photos and mementos from Powderhorn Elementary School principal Mike Freeman’s half-dozen humanitarian trips to Africa adorn his office, leaving anyone who enters little doubt the man has ties to the largely impoverished continent.

    Glancing briefly at the photos, the bearded father of six recalls trips on which he and other volunteers taught residents basic first-aid and simple medical procedures, empowering them to help themselves.

  • Prep scores

    ICE HOCKEY
    Jan. 4

    Mullen 6, Dakota Ridge 2
    Jan. 6
    Chatfield 2, Kent Denver 2

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Jan. 3

    Dakota Ridge 55, Columbine 42
    Chatfield 48, Pomona 42
    Jan. 6
    Arvada West 40, Dakota Ridge 38
    Chatfield 46, Lakewood 37
    Denver Christian 33, FRCS 27
    Jan. 7
    Columbine 49, Thomas Jefferson 39
    St. Mary’s Academy 32, FRCS 29

    BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Chatfield qualifies 3 against DR

    Winter break, for swimmers, serves a dual purpose.
    It allows a bit of rest and relaxation, but it’s also the signal that play time is over and it’s time to get down to the business of qualifying for state, which is what the girls swim teams of Chatfield and Dakota Ridge did at the Ridge Pool on Jan. 6.
    With state finals only five weeks away, teams are racing to gain points and get every swimmer they can qualified for state. But getting back into the swing of things proved  to be challenging in Chatfield’s 352-254 win over Dakota Ridge.

  • Poste’s 3-pointer propels Eagles

    Most times when rivals square off a good game can be expected. The Jan. 4th tilt between Columbine and Dakota Ridge proved to be no exception.
    The Rebels and Eagles went back-and-forth in a seesaw game with Dakota Ridge (6-4 overall, 4-0 league) eventually claiming a 54-51 victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Eagles senior Abdullah Musleh led all scorers with 20 points. However, it was senior Chris Poste who delivered the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left. Poste finished with 11 points.