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Today's News

  • Eagles’ Vancil takes third at state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — After an incredibly strong season for the Dakota Ridge cross country team, Austin Vancil put the exclamation point on his junior running career when he finished third overall at the 5A state meet on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center.

  • Chargers are looking solid heading into regionals

    LITTLETON — On the cusp of what could be a highly successful postseason for Chatfield volleyball, the Chargers finished their regular season on a high note after they defeated a talented Fort Collins team 3-1 at home on Oct. 25.

    Going into Wednesday’s match, the Lambkins boasted a 15-2 record, while the Chargers sat at 16-3 overall. That meant the match was poised to be a battle, and from the second through fourth games, it was.

  • Four area schools find success at state cross country

    COLORADO SPRINGS — D’Evelyn, Chatfield, Front Range Christian and Columbine all sent runners to represent their schools at the state cross country championships on Saturday at the Norris Penrose Center.

    D’Evelyn’s boys and girls teams both finished seventh, the only area school to send both teams to the meet.

    Chatfield’s Drew Johnson finished 20th overall at 16:19.20, and Cole Nash came in 18 seconds later at 35th. Sydney Williams placed 76th and Elizabeth Cothran placed 96th at 20:22.40.

  • Golddiggers erupt in 2nd half, rout FRCS Falcons

    LITTLETON — Lucas Gerding would’ve played quarterback if he had to. After all, the junior is Clear Creek’s backup signal-caller. Fortunately, for the Golddiggers on Saturday, he wasn’t asked to until the outcome wasn’t in doubt. Instead, Gerding made his presence — as he has all year long — catching passes from Ty Judge.

  • Cirque Italia water circus makes a stop in Littleton

    Cirque Italia made a stop in Littleton last weekend, and those who stepped inside the circus tent probably had a hard time remembering they were in the parking lot of Southwest Plaza mall.

    The tent was small and not fully filled with guests. And Cirque Italia was smaller in size and had less production than many of its counterparts. But despite this, the tent came to life during the 4:30 p.m. Saturday show. Circus clown Coco Kramer spoke Italian, but he kept the show interactive, inciting laughs, claps and cheers from the crowd.

  • Woman reportedly harassed at Chatfield Farms corn maze

    A 29-year-old woman allegedly was harassed Oct. 21 while making her way through the corn maze at the Denver Botanic Garden Chatfield Farms location.

    The woman, identified in the police report as “Audrey,” told Officer Joshua Tillman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office that an unknown male “dressed in all black with some sort of white mask on” came out of the maze and confronted her. The person told her she had to touch him, dance with him or kiss him in order to pass.

  • Property taxes still primary funding source for West Metro

    West Metro Fire Rescue is taking a first look at its 2018 budget, a balanced spending plan of $68.2 million that relies heavily on property taxes.

    The department, which is a full-service agency covering more than 130 square miles in two counties, serves nearly 280,000 residents. Thus, the district expects to bring in approximately $53 million in property taxes in the upcoming year, a figure that makes up 76 percent of West Metro’s total general fund revenue.

  • Gonzales, Mangeri appear in court

    A Jefferson County judge on Oct. 26 found probable cause to move forward with a case against 22-year-old Joshua Gonzales.

    Gonzales is accused of seriously injuring a toddler in September and has been charged with one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm. If convicted, he faces a mandatory prison sentence of 10 to 32 years.

  • The Great Pumpkin Haul brings a crowd to Chatfield Farms

    Fittingly, there were pumpkins – and pumpkin puns — aplenty at The Great Pumpkin Haul last Saturday at Chatfield Farms.

  • JCSO addresses high number of school threats

    Local law enforcement addressed threats at schools during each of the first four weeks of the school year, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader said.

    Shrader presented the third-quarter 2017 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 24 meeting, stating that several Jeffco schools received threats that required investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.