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Today's News

  • Morrison contemplating roundabout near Red Rocks Elementary School

    Though the idea is in the preliminary stages, the town of Morrison is weighing the pros and cons of installing a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 74 and 8.

    Town board and community members had mixed feelings about the issue at a Dec. 19 board meeting. Some were in support, while others questioned the safety of a roundabout, particularly because the intersection is near Red Rocks Elementary School.

  • Probable cause found in case of fatal U.S. 285 accident

    After a lengthy preliminary hearing on Dec. 22, a Jefferson County judge found probable cause to move forward with a case against the man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash on U.S. 285 that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist.

  • Mascarenas gets 33 years for South Jeffco Craigslist robbery

    David Mascarenas will spend 33 years in prison for the 2016 robbery of a South Jeffco home.

    Mascarenas, 56, came before Judge Laura Tighe on Dec. 19 for a sentencing hearing where he faced 32 to 40 years. He pleaded guilty in early November to six counts, including aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and identity theft.

  • Stepping Stone Support Center provides training for adults with developmental disabilities

    Every Thursday morning, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and baked goods wafts through the air of Columbine Hills Church, and warm smiles welcome those who enter.

    Latte Love, the weekly coffee shop housed at Columbine Hills, is a part of Stepping Stone Support Center, and is run by adults with developmental disabilities. These adults take orders, make a variety of coffee beverages, distribute orders and work the cash register. A nearby table sells lip balms, lotions and candles, and another holds an array of baked goods.

  • Rebels end 2017 with big victory over Jaguars

    By Seth Davis Kahn

    LITTLETON — The Columbine High School girls’ basketball team defeated the Rock Canyon Jaguars on Dec. 19 at Columbine High School 56-27, improving the Rebels to 7-1 in nonleague play and keeping the girls undefeated at home this year.

  • FRCS’ fundamental defense not enough in tough loss

    By Levi Waddell

    Despite strong ball movement and a plethora of strikes at the basket, the shots simply weren’t falling for the Front Range Christian girls basketball team on Dec. 20 against the SkyView Academy Hawks. The Falcons ultimately came up short against the Hawks, 40-15.

    Falcons head coach Dave Hiltman feels the wins will come with time, as his young team is still finding its identity as the season progresses.

  • Eagle girls end non-league play on a high note in OT

    By Seth Davis Kahn

    The Dakota Ridge girls basketball team improved to 6-4 on Dec. 20 after defeating the Lightning of Legacy High School in overtime, 73-69. The win came in not only the Eagles’ final game before break, but it was also their last non-conference game.

    The Eagles started off strong, jumping out to a 6-0 lead within the first four minutes of the game. Led by four points apiece from junior Sydney Daniels, senior Skylar Lodice and junior Maggie Hawley, the Eagles jumped out to a six-point, 21-16 lead.

  • Our Readers Write

    Time to raise our kids to be nice
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  • Take care of the easy stuff

    New Year’s resolutions for 2018 are coming soon. Bah humbug. I’d rather recommend resolutions for other folks to make. Resolutions to change not just big stuff, but everyday annoyances. And this doesn’t even pertain to people in the world’s scariest spots like the Middle East. North Korea. The White House.

  • Traits of political success moving forward

    After voters elected Democrat Doug Jones to the United States Senate in what had been considered to be reliably Republican Alabama last week, several national pundits argued that if a Democrat could win in Alabama, that Democrats will win across the board in 2018 and that Jones’ victory is effectively a death knell for the Republican Party.