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Today's News

  • Museum event cultivates interest in farming techniques of 1860s

    By Geraldine Smith, For the Courier

    The spring day dawned warm and clear, a perfect morning for plowing and planting at the Littleton Museum on Saturday.

  • Para-educator wins award

    Anne Bitsie, an instructional paraprofessional at Rooney Ranch Elementary School, has received the 2016 Colorado Educational Support Professional of the Year award from the Colorado Education Association.

    An employee at Rooney Ranch since 2007, Bitsie works with kindergartners and has three kids who all attended the school since 1999.

  • New leadership at local schools

    Next year, almost 30 schools in the Jeffco district will see new faces filling assistant-principal and principal positions. Nine of those roles are being filled by new hires, while the rest are school-based administrative transfers.

    Following is a list of new leaders at South Jeffco schools at the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

    • Thomas Burns, principal at Falcon Bluffs Middle School

    • Susan Borzych, principal at Ute Meadows Elementary School

    • Sandy Burch, principal at Blue Heron Elementary School

  • By the numbers: Looking back at the 2016 spring season

    Between the postponements and cancelations caused by rough weather this past prep spring season, there were still some great accomplishments by student-athletes in South Jeffco.

    2012

    The last year Dakota Ridge’s baseball team made it to the eight-team Class 5A state tournament before advancing to the double-elimination tournament this spring.

  • Learning life’s toughest lessons

    Dakota Ridge graduate Mekayla May, the school’s IB valedictorian, sits on a bench outside the building, wearing a dark blue shirt emblazoned with the name of her future college, Emory University, which has granted her a full-ride scholarship. 

    Mekayla is looking forward to a bright future. But she’ll never forget the dimmer days in her past.

  • Volunteers work on new trail segment at Matthews/Winters Park

    "If not me, who? If not now, when?”

    This adage often is a motivator for those called to action, whether that’s something as monumental as military service or as simple as trail-building.

    On Saturday, at least, it was the latter for about 90 volunteers who participated in a National Trails Day event at Jeffco Open Space’s Matthews/Winters Park.

  • 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.