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Today's News

  • Fourth straight 5A Jeffco girls soccer title for Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The Class 5A Jeffco League girls soccer title continues to run through Columbine.

  • Community Voices: Connecting people through community services

    Jackie Ikola

  • Get what you want as a LID

    Greg Dobbs

  • Chargers win rivalry showdown with Eagles

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It was a good old-fashion rivalry game Monday night at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge — schools separated by 2.6 miles — squared off in a Class 5A Jeffco League game. The Chargers pulled off the upset with a 6-5 victory over the Eagles.

  • Rebels stay perfect in Jeffco League

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is officially one win away from reclaiming the Jeffco League title.

  • Krats, Lammers lead Dakota Ridge past Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team flexed its muscle on April 27 in a 20-9 victory over Evergreen.

    “I’m very pleased with our team after today,” said Evergreen head coach Kevin Krum. “We have a very young team, first year program and I’m proud of how good this young team played against a strong program like Dakota Ridge.”

  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.
    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Rezoning request for Coal Mine Ave. Brewing company approved

    A local couple received this week the green light to move forward with their plans to open a dog-friendly craft brewery in south Jeffco.
    On Tuesday, Manuel and Erica Baca appeared before the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners seeking final approval of their rezoning request for a craft brewery at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave. The 11,000 square-foot site occupying a corner lot at the Meadows Shopping Center, which previously housed a daycare center, was already zoned for similar uses, such as a restaurant or a tavern.

  • The first hundred days of a Trump presidency

    The president is coming up on the 100th day of his term. Much is being made of this waypoint because of his many campaign promises. He ran on a change agenda and told his followers that he would act swiftly to make America great again. The inflation adjusted medium income in America has been basically flat since Ronald Reagan was in office. I think it is fair to say that President Trump was elected by many looking for positive change to their financial fortunes.

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?