Today's News

  • Defensive Eagles fend off Chargers

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge entered their game with each other on Jan. 11 at Dakota Ridge High School each needing victories after suffering tough losses in their most recent games to Arvada West.
    It turned out to be a seesaw game, but Dakota Ridge eventually prevailed 54-53.
    “I think both teams wanted to do well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Traci Nemechek said. “It was a typical Chatfield-Dakota Ridge battle. There’s always a lot of pride on the line.”

  • Greater roadrunner a great find for birders

    An unusual visitor has for months been leaving diminutive footprints next to the massive famed Iguanodon track fossils on Dinosaur Ridge.

    A greater roadrunner, whom museum staff has named Rascal, was first spotted in early fall, at least 130 miles from the terrestrial bird’s nearest known habitat. The sighting, which has since spurred numerous confirmations by enthusiastic local birdwatchers, prompted Colorado groups to issue rare-bird alerts.

  • Two men sought in connection with New Year’s robbery at Safeway

    The Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men in connection with a New Year’s Day armed robbery at a local Safeway store.


    Two men entered the store at 12442 W. Ken Caryl Ave. at 10 p.m. Jan. 1, when no customers were in the store. The men asked to speak with a store manager and then allegedly brandished a gun and demanded money, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release sent Jan. 11.

    After obtaining cash, the two men left the store on foot, police said, adding that no injuries occurred during the incident.

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  • 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.