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Today's News

  • Chatfield teacher receives honor

    Clark Stukey, a special education teacher at Chatfield High School, was recognized Thursday by the Jeffco school board for being named the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities’ 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
    Stukey, a 24-year teaching veteran, was honored in June 2017 with the annual award, which recognizes “outstanding performance and commitment by a professional who works in the field of learning disabilities in a role outside of the classroom.”

  • Former employee suing Jeffco Schools

    A Conifer man is suing Jeffco Public Schools over allegations that the school district, as well as one of its transportation directors, discriminated against him on the basis of a disability and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act while he was employed by the district last year.

  • Glass: Underspend dollars, reserves likely to fund sixth-grade transition

    Jeffco Public Schools will likely fund needed classroom additions at two South Jeffco schools impacted by the district’s shifting of sixth grade to middle school with surplus budget dollars and reserve funding next year, according to Superintendent Jason Glass.
    On Nov. 1, Glass said that while the Jeffco school board hasn’t yet approved funding for classroom additions at Summit Ridge and Ken Caryl middle schools, it isn’t because the money isn’t there.

  • Chatfield gymnastics ends state on a high note

    THORNTON — The final few weeks of the season may not have been kind to the Chatfield gymnastics team, but at the 5A state competition at Thornton High School on Thursday, the remaining uninjured gymnasts put together a performance worthy of ninth place in the team category.

    Leading up to regionals, Chatfield lost two of its top varsity girls in sophomore Morgan Walters, who dislocated her elbow, and junior Megan Kramer, who sprained her ankle.

    That meant the Chargers had to compete without them at state.

  • Columbine gymnastics sends three girls to state

    THORNTON — The season-long hard work paid off for three Columbine gymnasts as each performed in individual competitions at the 5A state meet on Thursday at Thornton High School.

    Freshman Grace Maxwell joined the Killeen sister duo, freshman Danielle and junior Nicole, as they represented the Rebels on the vault, uneven bars and floor. First up, Danielle scored an 8.275 on the uneven bars, placing her at 58th overall.

  • D’Evelyn volleyball is headed to state for first time

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn volleyball team made school history last weekend when it qualified for the state tournament.

    In the three team, round-robin style tournament, during which the Jaguars played both Classical Academy and Fort Morgan, D’Evelyn defeated both teams 3-0 and 3-1 to win the competition and secure its bid for the finals this Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Chatfield volleyball will go to state tournament again

    LITTLETON — For a change, the Chatfield volleyball team has (so far) kept the drama out of the postseason. But there was plenty of it during the regular season.

    Either way, the Chargers managed to buck the odds and survive.

  • Columbine volleyball ends 2017 season at regionals

    DENVER — Columbine had an emotional end to its volleyball season Saturday as the team lost to both Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch in the 5A regionals.

    In its first two sets of the day, Cherry Creek took large leads against the Rebels, winning 25-10 and 25-11, respectively.

    In the third set, Columbine took an early lead and kept it until the Bruins tied it at 18. After some decisive volleys, Cherry Creek took the lead and won 25-21.

  • Area churches join together for interfaith concert

    Churches across South Jeffco came together last Friday for the annual Columbine Interfaith Concert, and church-goers from across the area packed St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish for an evening of musical delight.

  • Allergy Free Baking Company provides option for those with allergies

    Step inside the Allergy Free Baking Company, and the aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread is enough to make the mouth water.

    The Morrison bakery opened about three months ago and aims to provide healthy options for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Hours before the business opens for the day, owner Nicole Kurland is there prepping and baking fresh goods – all of which are nut- and gluten-free, and some of which are dairy- and egg-free.