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Today's News

  • Sharing kindness in South Jeffco

    For many, the holiday season reinvigorates a desire to donate to a charity, volunteer with a local nonprofit organization or lend a helping hand to a neighbor.

    But for these individuals, every day is an opportunity to give back.

    The Ken-Caryl Kindness Crew

    When Sarah Quirke received two notices about her front yard from the Ken-Caryl Homeowners’ Association, it got her thinking. How many others were receiving similar notices but struggling to fix the problem?

  • Meeting slated for organic orchard and community garden

    After months of planning, a community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday to discuss a new community garden and organic orchard.

  • Meals on Wheels creates relationships

    Riggs and Bobbi Smith of Littleton pull up to an apartment complex in South Jeffco and park their sedan.

    It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, and the backseat is filled with empty grocery bags and a cooler full of packaged meals. Riggs hops out, grabbing a bag with a steaming hot chicken dinner and a cup of apple slices. Bobbi decides she’ll wait in the car for this stop.

    Knock. Knock. Knock.

  • Columbine defeats Regis in 5A quarterfinals

     

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine Rebels are headed to the semifinals.

    Under the Friday night lights of Jeffco Stadium, the No. 3-seeded Rebels overcame a halftime deficit against No. 6 Regis Jesuit to defeat their Raider foes 28-18 in the quarterfinal round of the 5A football state playoffs.

    “We get to live for another week, don’t we? We get to go to practice and spend Thanksgiving week together,” head coach Andy Lowry said. “It’s one week at a time right now in the playoffs.”

  • Chatfield’s title dream dashed by Pueblo West

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    PUEBLO — This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end.

    “It’s tough,” Chatfield football coach Bret McGatlin said moments after the Chargers’ season came to an abrupt end with a 24-21 loss to Pueblo West on Saturday at Cyclone Stadium in Pueblo. “The guys really felt like they had the opportunity to go all the way this year.”

  • D’Evelyn basketball hopes to stay strong this season

    For the past few years, D’Evelyn basketball has been a force to be reckoned with in the 4A Jeffco league, and the boys and girls both hope to carry that success into this upcoming season and perhaps improve upon their standings.

    Last season, the Jaguar girls made it to the Sweet 16 before falling to No. 2 Pueblo West, and that was a step back for them. The two years before, they made it to the Great 8.

    With the team comprised of mostly seniors and juniors, the Jaguars are hoping to return to Great-ness, or maybe even a little better.

  • Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips

    Bruco Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, depending on how a Jefferson County judge rules at a Dec. 15 hearing.

    Eastwood, 39, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton. During the shooting, Eastwood was accused of bringing a high-powered rifle into the school and injuring two eighth-grade students, Matthew Thieu and Reagan Weber.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Math problem
    WEST QUINCY AVENUE
    — Not long ago, Cole replaced about 50 feet of his back fence with clean, new boards. Not long after that, he found the bright-red number “47” spray-painted across the pristine pickets. With no active feuds in the neighborhood and no idea what the significance of the number 47 might be, Cole asked JCSO to weigh in. Arriving in full investigation mode, deputies had nothing to investigate because the energetic Cole had already “sanded” away the evidence. Officers 86ed the case.

  • The American great divide
  • It’s the new normal

    Whether as kids we lived in a close-knit community like Evergreen or a big city elsewhere, the Cold War scared us. That was our normal. Now, a quarter-century after that war wound down, we live with a new war. New threats. A new normal. The Halloween slaughter by an Islamic terrorist on a Manhattan bike path made us conscious of it yet again. No matter where we live.