Today's News

  • Underdog Chargers headed to state

    DENVER — Chatfield came into the Class 5A district baseball tournament feeling just a twinge of disrespect.

    Two games later, the Chargers left Mullen’s Bill Swift Field having proven their worth.

  • Kovari's goal lifts Rebels past Jaguars in OT

    ARVADA – Ryan Ripperton can be unpredictable.

    For the Columbine boys lacrosse team, that’s a good thing.

    Ripperton, a senior attacker, typically positions himself behind the opposition’s net and looks to create scoring chances for his teammates.

  • Schools to start 2008-09 year nine days early

    Public schools in Jefferson County will start the 2008-09 school year nine days earlier than normal, on Aug. 12.

    Jefferson County also is bringing back a fall mini-break, with schools closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24.

    The early start time was instigated to allow extra time for CSAP preparation so students can finish classroom testing before Christmas break.

  • Columbine student flees to Canada, seeks asylum

    A 17-year-old Columbine

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ochoa's walk-off slam wins it for Eagles

    J.C. Ochoa closed out the regular season in grand fashion.

    The Dakota Ridge catcher dug in with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning needing just a sacrifice fly to tie the game or a solid hit to win it.

  • Chargers topple Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers certainly didn’t play to the crowd Wednesday, April 23.

    But they did put on quite a show.

  • Inmates, Rose Society team up to teach the public about rose pruning

    On a deceptively cold, late-April morning, they gathered on the north side of the Jeffco sheriff’s office to garden. Some brought shears, some brought gloves, and many had both.

    Of the two dozen people on hand, all shared a common interest in rose bushes, and in the intricacies of taking care of them. What they didn’t have in common is where they came from.

    Five of the gardeners April 26 started their morning as inmates in the Jefferson County Jail, and would return to the jail when the day was through.

  • Columbine Hall of Fame quickly coming to fruition

    Spend any amount of time talking with Columbine football coach Andy Lowry and you’ll quickly get a sense for how passionate he is about the program.

    While he routinely deflects praise off himself and onto his players - despite having won four state championships since 1999 - Lowry is always pleased to discuss players and coaches from Columbine’s past.

  • Kopp, Witwer push creation of committee to study wildfire mitigation

    Two Jeffco legislators are one step closer to creating a committee to study ways to deal with wildfires, especially in areas where homes and forests collide.

    These areas — referred to in firefighting circles as the “wildland-urban interface” — contain increasing numbers of homes and subdivisions, making it difficult for firefighters to effectively fight wildfires and protect homes and lives, according to Senate Joint Resolution 25. The resolution would create an interim committee that would meet this summer and make recommendations by Nov. 1.

  • My friend has this problem ...

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Not smart: Using a friend’s ID, then telling a deputy that you did not tell him your real name because you didn’t want to be accused of impersonating that friend. However ludicrous, that’s the excuse one woman used last week when arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over, and when asked to present an ID, she handed over a state ID card that belonged to a friend. Unfortunately for her, that friend had a warrant for her arrest, so the woman was taken to the Jefferson County Jail.