Today's News

  • A hero in the classroom

                         She sits quietly with her legs crossed at the ankle and hands folded in her lap. She smiles as she listens intently to each person speak. She is surrounded by her family, colleagues and her community. And on this special day, Marsha Roman’s 37 years of exemplary teaching are acknowledged and rewarded.

    Roman, who has taught special education at Columbine High School for the past 18 years, never thought about being recognized for her work, but on Sept.

  • Eagles can't find offensive rhythm

    ARVADA — No matter how it was sliced, offense was hard to come by for both Dakota Ridge and Ponderosa’s varsity football teams on Sept. 16.

  • Zinna’s talk-radio show silenced

      The prime-time radio show of former Jeffco gadfly Mike Zinna went off the air Sept. 3, when the station’s owners changed its format from talk to ’70s and ’80s rhythm and blues. An announcement came only minutes before the scheduled airtime of “The Zinna Show,” which had been moved in recent weeks to the coveted 4-to-7-p.m. drive-time slot. “That’s radio. … The decision came literally about 10 minutes before airtime,” Zinna said.

  • Chatfield can’t contain Trojans’ speed, runners

    LAKEWOOD — Some of the toughest football players to contain are the fastest. A lesson Chatfield learned all too well in its game against Fountain-Fort Carson on Sept. 17 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Roundup: McDondle, Rebels roll on with shutout of Douglas County

    CASTLE ROCK — Cameron McDondle rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns as the Columbine Rebels remained undefeated with a 21-0 win over Douglas County on Sept. 17 at Douglas County Stadium.

  • Lyons Ridge development wins final OK


    A controversial foothills housing development won final approval Sept. 7 for 230 upscale homes directly west of the Hogback.

    The Jeffco Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve two separate plats for the Lyons Ridge development, the former location of Colorado Christian University. Though the school currently owns the land, the application was made by Shea Homes, a company notable for its development of much of Highlands Ranch.

  • For governments, death by ballot

    People in civilized societies understand that we have collective needs that can be met only through the coordinated efforts of citizens. Many of those collective needs are met through the activities of governments. We expect our federal, state, local and special-district governments to do things that it makes no sense to do individually. We drive on public roads. We get water and dispose of wastewater through governmentally owned utilities. We educate our children in public schools. We protect our homes and businesses through governmental fire departments.

  • School district may seek tax increase next year


    Jeffco Public Schools could be turning to voters as early as next year for a tax increase to offset recent declines in state funding.

    A citizen panel tasked with evaluating community support presented the school board Sept. 2 with a tentative plan for a bond issue and mill-levy increase. The panel said about $500,000 in private funding would be needed for the campaign to win approval for the measures.



    Blue Heron students cheer walkers

    Students and staff at Blue Heron Elementary made signs and cheered on participants in the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer on Aug. 27 when the walk passed through the Grant Ranch neighborhood.


    Littleton resident completes internship at Youth Villages

    Stephanie Elizabeth Parazak of Littleton spent her summer interning at Youth Villages, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families live successfully.

  • Tripp ready for regionals after earning fourth win

    WESTMINSTER — The mental hurdles that kept Zach Tripp’s scores down at midseason are a thing of the past, as evident of the Dakota Ridge senior’s fourth medalist honor of the season on Sept. 10.