Today's News

  • Remaining evacuees return to homes as weather deals final blow to deadly Lower North Fork Fire

    With containment of the deadly Lower North Fork Fire at 100 percent and wetter weather answering the prayers of residents and firefighters, the remaining evacuated residents were headed back to their homes — a week after the wildfire brought fear and devastation to a massive area south of Conifer. 


    Kuehster Road, where the most damage was done, was open to residents only on Monday, Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. All pre-evacuation notices also were lifted April 2.

  • I’ll always be a Tim Tebow fan

    Yes, I understand. Peyton Manning is a four-time MVP, a Super Bowl winner, and a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer. He commands a game like nobody else. Even when he’s just at 75 percent, he’s still better than everybody else. And by all accounts, he’s an even better man off the field than on it. It’s great to have him in Denver.
    But I’m still going to miss Tim Tebow.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Another victim of ‘Wonka Syndrome’

  • School board seeks input on budget issues

    While there are many opinions about how we should educate our children in Jefferson County, we can all agree on one underlying principle — we care about our children, and we want the best for them.
    Jeffco schools have struggled over the last three years to manage more than $60 million in state funding cuts without hurting kids. We have reduced costs, closed under-enrolled schools, trimmed staff, streamlined administration and cut compensation.

  • Sports briefs

    Littleton continues winning ways, blanks Englewood
    — Elena Sacco and three other players scored as Littleton improved to 3-1 on the season with a 4-0 non-league victory over Englewood on March 17.
    Laura Puchino, Lindsey Payson and Lanie Sumlin also scored goals for the Lady Lions.

    Davis’ two goals help FRCS to win over Colorado Springs Christian

  • Baseball roundup

    Loera, Spartans hold off host Littleton in slugfest
    Nate Loera went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs as Greeley West upended host Littleton 9-7 on March 16.
    Greeley West broke open a close game with four runs in the top of the sixth inning.
    Overall, the Spartans had 11 hits.
    Littleton had 12 hits, led by a 3-for-4 outing from Alec Womeldorff. Kevin Wake, Tanner Bell and Sean Wake each had two hits.
    The Lions, who scored in all but the first and third innings, never led in the game.

  • Winter all-conference teams: Boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is a list of 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for boys and girls basketball for the 2011-12 winter sports season:

    Dylan Waters, Arvada West; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Nick Carpinello, Columbine; Jon Snow, Columbine; Abdullah Musleh, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Alex Welsh, Pomona; Chase Duben, Ralston Valley; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Brandon Applehans, Standley Lake

  • Chatfield locks up handful of state times vs. Gators; Rebels fall

    Elite swimmers can make bagging state qualifying times look as easy as a paddle through the kiddie pool. It’s a feat most aspire to, but even elite swimmers have to claim their first before they can move forward.
    That is exactly what Chatfield junior Travis Roundy did March 16.

  • Long ball spoils Dakota Ridge’s home opener

    There wasn’t much that relief pitcher Nick Silva could see that was wrong with his pitch, other than it was a little higher than he would’ve liked. However,that proved to be just enough.
    On just his third pitch Silva served up the second of back-to-back homers to Cherokee Trail, this one a solo shot by Madison McIntosh in the seventh inning as the visiting Cougars spoiled Dakota Ridge’s home opener 4-3 on March 16.

  • Big Kahuna pedals a well-spoken product

    The story behind the naming of Big Kahuna Bicycles has almost nothing to do with surf culture, which might seem surprising given the shop’s seemingly inexplicable location in a landlocked state.