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Today's News

  • Jefferson County will host two National Trails Day events

    For anyone looking to spend a June Saturday enjoying the fresh air and Jefferson County Open Space’s trails and parks, volunteers are being sought for two National Trails Day restoration projects.

    One will be at Matthews/Winters Park, and the other at Evergreen’s Dedisse Park. National Trails Day, June 4, celebrates trails across the nation, and was started by the American Hiking Society.

  • Demolition begins on parking deck on north side of Southwest Plaza

    Southwest Plaza mall has begun demolishing the parking deck on the north end of the shopping center, between JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

  • Get ready to make a splash: Outdoor pools are opening for the season

    There’s nothing like a day spent at the pool to officially kick off summer.

    Deer Creek and Weaver Hollow pools opened Memorial Day weekend, and Columbine West and Sixth Avenue West pools are opening June 4. Admission is reduced to $3 a person on opening day to encourage the community to come out and celebrate.

  • Football standouts made their mark at state

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Quick Hits

    Mitchell finishes tied for 63rd

    Columbine sophomore Tess Mitchell placed tied for 63rd at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament that wrapped up May 24 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Mitchell shot round of 88 and 98 to finish 42-over-par for the two-day tournament.

  • Football standouts made their mark at state

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Local WWII veteran participates in Honor Flight

    There were WACs, WAVES and WASPs. And then, there were the women Marines.

    During World War II, women served in and alongside the armed forces, including the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

  • West Metro Fire hosts 11-day technical rescue course

    A construction worker is trapped in a trench, with a 20-inch pipe pinning his torso and legs. He’s stuck in a confined and unstable space, being crushed under a large structure. He should be terrified, but he isn’t.

    This scenario was an exercise — the final test, actually — for firefighters enrolled in West Metro Fire’s technical rescue course.

  • JCEA awards Excellence Fund scholarship

    After almost a decade, the Jeffco Education Association has reinstated its Christa McAuliffe Excellence Fund scholarship.

    Established in 1984 as the JCEA Excellence Scholarships, the program awards $4,000 across four years to graduating Jeffco seniors who plan to pursue careers in education. The scholarship was renamed in McAuliffe’s honor after the New Hampshire teacher was killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.

  • Chatfield grads cherish their memories, look to the future

    Kygo’s “Stole the Show” echoed throughout Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday afternoon as Chatfield Senior High graduated nearly 450 seniors in its 30th commencement ceremony. As a group of seniors performed their class song one last time, the proverbial spotlight was on, as thousands of parents, family members, friends, teachers and classmates looked on from the stadium seats.