Today's News

  • Jefferson County to help fund playgrounds at two Foothills parks

    Jefferson County plans to provide $150,000 for two Foothills Park & Recreation District playgrounds next year at Chief Colorow Park in South Jeffco and Jim Hoida Memorial Park in Denver.

    County Commissioner Don Rosier suggested the county use $75,000 each for the two parks, which will come from Jeffco’s Conservation Trust Fund. The South Jeffco commissioner made the recommendation after volunteering to help install a new playground at Powderhorn Park, a one-day volunteer operation that he called well orchestrated and impressive.

  • Student mentors make learning add up

    Chatfield High School senior Stuart Farris stands by a desk at which a girl several years younger stares down at a slope y-intercept equation, the end of her pencil oscillating back and forth and her eyebrows pressed into a perplexed geometric shape.

    Placing a hand on the work surface, the Colorado School of Mines-bound student asks if she could use a nudge in the right direction. She nods, and Farris sits down, working with her for the better part of an hour on Nov. 3, making sure the basic algebra concepts stick.

  • Pro wrestling event to benefit Rocky Mountain Deaf School

    New Revolution Wrestling, a professional wrestling organization, is hosting a benefit show for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School of Golden on Nov. 12 at Fun City Family Entertainment in Littleton. Show time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children ages 6-12 get in for $5 and kids 5-and-under are free.
    A portion of the proceeds will go toward the school.
    Wrestlers scheduled to appear include NRW champion Andrew Ryan, Jesse Williams and others.

  • State bid eludes Lady Falcons

    ENGLEWOOD — The Front Range Christian Lady Falcons suffered three consecutive losses in the four-team 2A Region D volleyball tournament on Nov. 5 at Kent Denver High School, capped with a two sets to one defeat to Calhan in their final match.
    Before facing Calhan, Front Range Christian played and lost to both Byers (24-26, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20) and Lutheran (25-15, 25-17, 25-10), both of whom advanced to the 2A state tournament on Nov. 11-12 at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Chargers can’t keep up with GJ in 2nd half

    GRAND JUNCTION — For a few brief moments on Nov. 4, the Chatfield football team had visions of pulling off the upset of the season.

  • Rebels make good on few shots

    LAKEWOOD — As far as 5A state football playoffs goes, this was about to be as regular season as it gets. Then again, it was No. 1 Columbine against No. 32 Fort Collins. And, typically, that’s a mismatch. This time, it was again, though it wasn’t as lopsided as it could’ve been.

  • Cox overcomes odds, injury

    THORNTON — To be a gymnast one needs to have flexibility, coordination and dedication. But in order to be considered a top gymnast at the 5A state championship an athlete has to give more. That’s exactly what Columbine senior Lexi Cox did.

  • McDondle, Delk lead Columbine into the second round

    LAKEWOOD -- Cameron McDondle and Nick Delk rushed for two touchdowns each as Columbine overcame Fort Collins' early stalling offense for a 28-10 win in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    McDondle finished with 193 yards rushing for the top-seeded Rebels (10-0).
    Columbine advances to play Fairview (6-4), a 28-24 winner over Regis Jesuit in the first round.

  • Chargers' early lead not enough in playoff loss to Grand Junction

    GRAND JUNCTION -- The Chatfield High School football team found out why Grand Junction is seeded second in the Class 5A state playoffs and was ranked first for most of the season.

    After taking a 10-0 first-quarter lead, the Chargers gave up 41 consecutive points en route to a 51-17 loss to the Tigers on Nov. 4 at Stocker Stadium in the first round.

  • Political newcomer Neville picked to fill vacant state Senate seat

     A Republican vacancy committee on Nov. 3 appointed South Jeffco resident Tim Neville to succeed state Sen. Mike Kopp, who announced his resignation from District 22 last month.

    Neville, who was vying for the seat along with current House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, won by only two votes. Among the 118 votes cast in the Ken Caryl Ranch House by the district’s Republican central committee, 60 voted for Neville and 58 voted for Kerr.