Today's News

  • Ex-Chatfield, Columbine players take rivalry to college level

    DENVER — Chatfield vs. Columbine. Colorado vs. Colorado State. When one grows up in Littleton the football rivalries don’t end once you graduate. They’ve only just begun.

  • 10-year-old sexually assaulted at The Ridge

      A 10-year-old boy was sexually assaulted Aug. 21 at The Ridge Recreation Center in South Jeffco, the second such assault in the men’s locker room this year.

    The boy told his parents he was assaulted while dressing after swimming, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. The assault occurred about 5 p.m.

  • Cultural district debuts special deal for King Tut

      The sponsors of the Tutankhamun exhibit at the Denver Art Museum are offering a special ticket deal to members of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, which includes Jefferson and six other counties. 

    During September SCFD residents will be eligible to receive one free youth (age 6 to 17) ticket for every adult or senior ticket purchased, as a thank-you gift to cultural district members for their support for more than 20 years.

  • Jeffco CSAP scores put spotlight on writing

      Jeffco students generally are exceeding state averages on standardized tests, but last year’s results indicate a need to improve writing instruction.

    The 2009-10 results from Colorado Student Assessment Program testing show steady or slightly declining performance in many academic categories, prompting the Jeffco school board to consider ways to nourish student growth.

  • A camera here, a camera there

    At what point will we finally have enough surveillance cameras? It’s hard to go anywhere without being watched by at least one, and often several, closed-circuit eyes in the sky. On a typical five-minute walk in downtown Denver, you don’t have to look very hard to find 20 or more cameras. They’re on lampposts, the sides of buildings, on ceilings, atop traffic lights and along walls.

  • Rebels, McDondle run all over Lobos

    FORT COLLINS — Cameron McDondle had what many would consider a career game and that was just in the first half.

  • Roundup: Hoehler, Chargers get on winning track at GJ-Central


    GRAND JUNCTION — Anthony Hoehler threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more as Chatfield evened its record to 1-1 with a 35-14 win over Grand Junction Central on Sept. 10 at Stocker Stadium.

  • Chargers’ mishaps prove costly

    At least Nicole Janssen could find something to laugh about in the aftermath of Chatfield’s varsity softball game with Mountain Vista on Sept. 1. But, as for the game itself, it wasn’t much of a laughing matter.

  • Eagles, Greenstreet stop Pueblo West late

    LAKEWOOD — Certainly, Dakota Ridge didn’t want to start the 2010 varsity football season  the way it did, giving up a game-opening 91-yard kickoff return for a score. But the way it finished the season opener was plenty satisfying.

  • Powered by heart, hands

      Racers roll up to the Bandimere Speedway starting line, waiting with sweaty palms for the staging-tree lights to turn from yellow to green. Then they break from the start and travel 60 feet in about eight seconds. In wheelchairs.

    Bandimere for the first time hosted the Craig Hospital Motor Sports Day and Wheelchair Drag Races on Aug. 26, with all proceeds benefiting Craig’s Paralympic Sports Programs. Some 20 participants ages 10 to 72 competed not for prizes but for fun and thrills.