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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge snuffs Columbine

    LITTLETON — A little tendonitis wasn’t going to stop Peyton Hamel.
    In a matchup between Dakota Ridge’s No. 1 singles player and Columbine’s Jamie Chase on Tuesday at Marker Park, Hamel started out strong and wavered a bit in the middle of the competition before putting Chase away quickly in the final game.
    Hamel continued her undefeated streak as she went on to win, 6-4, 6-4.
    Despite her early success, she’s had her fair share of struggles, and it showed at times against Chase.

  • Volunteers are the nucleus of any political party

    Joe Webb

  • Decisions, decisions on additional state funding

    The good news is that economists for the legislature and the governor projected last week that the state will have more than $1 billion more to spend on state priorities in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The bad news is that the demand for state services is several times that amount.

  • Second suspect charged in last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire

    The second suspect in starting last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire has been charged and will return for a May 7 arraignment in Jefferson County court.

    Riley Costello, 19, is accused of lighting Roman candles while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban and is charged with a class-4 felony of second-degree arson. He appeared in court on Friday for a disposition hearing.

    A class-4 felony carries the potential of two to six years in prison, though prison is not mandatory.

  • Chatfield’s Koppelmaa earns first no-no

    DENVER — Shutout wins are great, but no-hitters are far more exciting.

    And Chatfield’s senior Kasey Koppelmaa threw a beautiful game on Saturday at the Regency Athletic Complex at Metro State University against Heritage, leading his team to a 4-0 shutdown.

    It was his first-ever no-hitter.

  • Overtime goal lifts D’Evelyn over Dakota Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team is getting used to playing overtime.

    The defending Class 4A state champions, ranked No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls soccer poll, played their third overtime game of the season March 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Owing it to our children

    John Newkirk

  • Taking the next steps on school safety

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco superintendent

    On March 14, thousands of Jeffco students participated in a national school walkout effort related to the tragic incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. As this protest also involved a political perspective associated with the gun-control issue, Jeffco Public Schools didn’t take a position or formally endorse the walkouts.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bike abandoned

  • Catlin selected local RTD Director

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners selected Peggy Catlin to serve as Regional Transportation Director for District N.
    She will replace Tina Francone, who resigned the position after she was appointed to replace Commissioner Don Rosier in late January.
    Catlin, who was officially appointed at Tuesday’s board hearing, will serve until January, when the winner of the November election is sworn in.