Today's News

  • County solar-energy project nears completion


    A $2.2 million solar project designed to reduce energy consumption at county buildings is nearing completion. Solar installations at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, the Laramie Building and other locations, funded entirely by a federal grant, are expected to be finished by November.

    “I’m excited that we’re finally moving forward on it,” said Commissioner Kathy Hartman, noting that the project, which has been in development for about two years, was formally approved in June.

  • Firefighting planes based at Jeffco airport


    The small squadron of aerial firefighting tankers used to combat Boulder’s massive Fourmile Canyon blaze had base operations last week at the Jeffco airport, frequently touching down to refuel and take on loads of rust-hued flame retardant.

    The fire, which was largely contained by Sunday, destroyed 169 homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.

  • Stairways to remembrance

      Some 1,500 people climbed a total of 5 million stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday in a somber ceremony remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    Area firefighters and those who simply wanted to remember climbed the amphitheater’s stairs nine times to commemorate the 110 flights that New York City firefighters climbed to try to save the occupants of the World Trade Center.

  • Thunder Valley brings international flavor to local track

    It’s not very often that the Red Bull FIM Motocross of Nations invades the United States. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty rare.

  • 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.