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Today's News

  • Indian Hills Fire Rescue seeing more calls, especially mutual aid

    Calls are up for Indian Hills Fire Rescue partially due to a mutual-aid agreement signed in late 2016.

    As of the fire department’s Aug. 23 board meeting, there have been 223 calls in 2017. That is 34 more than last year and 81 more than in 2015.

    “Calls and calls and calls,” said Chief Emery Carson to board members as they reacted to the high number.

    “Yeah, we’re on a pretty good pace here,” added Marc Rosenberg, assistant chief and board member.

  • Sheriff’s Office hosts inaugural bike safety day

    Elyse Austin weaved her bicycle in and out of the bright orange cones strategically placed in the parking lot of Columbine High School. The 4-year-old may have hit a cone or two, but for someone who just learned to ride a bike, she looked like a pro.

    Her mother, Dusti, watched with a prideful smile, mentioning her daughter was a new rider. Elyse went straight from a balance bike — a two-wheel pedal-less bike — to a normal bicycle.

    “It was surprising how quickly she learned,” Dusti said.

  • Foothills advancing plans to put mill levy increase request on ballot

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District is moving forward with plans to seek a mill levy increase in the November election, and it’s considering ways to utilize the money should its upcoming bid prove successful.

    During an Aug. 22 board meeting, the board of directors unanimously approved a resolution determining ballot language. In passing that resolution, the board also agreed to allow board members Tony Esolen and Bill Meyer to work with district counsel Paul Rufien to finalize the language before Jefferson County’s Sept. 8 submittal date.

  • Finding healing: Veterans embrace the peace and quiet of fishing at Lake Lehow

    Reflections paint the still waters of Lake Lehow as those scattered across its banks cast their lines, hoping for a bite.

    Cast. Reel. Catch. Release.

    With each launch of the fishing line on the shore of this secluded lake, they find stillness and clarity. But perhaps most of all, they find healing.

    These individuals have much more in common than shared space in the sand. Most also share the experience of war; they know service and honor, fear and pain. Through this understanding of combat and love for the outdoors, the group has become family.

  • Falcons boys soccer loses opener to Beth Eden Baptist

    By Craig Harper

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian began its third season of varsity play in boys soccer — the fourth year for the program overall — on Aug. 25. But with a new coach and an 11-player roster with seven freshmen and only one returnee from 2016, it seemed like the Falcons were starting from scratch again.

    "We're essentially building for the future right now,'' coach Jason Hoffnagle said prior to an opening 8-0 home loss to Beth Eden Baptist.

  • Saturday's D'Evelyn Dash another huge success

    By Craig Harper

    DENVER  — All might not have been as it seemed for the host teams of the D'Evelyn Dash in their 2017 cross country opener on Aug. 26.

  • Columbine tennis nearly sweeps D’Evelyn in first match

    Highlighted by a riveting No. 1 singles match, Columbine tennis stunned its D’Evelyn competitors on Friday at D’Evelyn High School.

    “I’m pretty happy,” Rebels head coach Lorens Knudsen said. “In the tough matches, we hung in there and pulled them out. Of course, that just means we have more to work on.”

  • Eagles volleyball tops Boulder in season opener

    By Seth Kahn

    It was all smiles, hugs and high-fives Monday as the Dakota Ridge volleyball team kicked off its season with a win against the Panthers of Boulder High School. The game was a rematch of last year’s contest, which saw the Eagles travel to Boulder and come home with a win in straight sets.

    Despite the win in Boulder last year, the Eagles finished with a 7-16 record and are looking to turn things around this year with a senior-heavy team consisting of only three underclassmen.

  • Columbine football edges rival Ralston Valley

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out with an important win to start the football season.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, defeated Ralston Valley 21-7 in the all-Jeffco showdown in Zero Week on Aug. 25.

    “We’ve got to go back and get better,” Columbine coach Andy Lowry said after the Rebels’ victory. “Zero Week games are hard.”

  • Jeffco to delay school closure conversations until 2019, superintendent says

    In an attempt to ease concerns among parents and community members, the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools announced last Friday that the school district will not consider any school closures for at least a couple of years.

    Superintendent Jason Glass said in a letter e-mailed to parents, as well as posted to his “Advance Jeffco” blog under the title, “Rethinking school closures,” that his administration would make recommendations to close any neighborhood school until at least the 2019-20 academic year.