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Today's News

  • Man gets 48 years for 2015 attack on girlfriend

    A South Jeffco man will serve more than four decades in prison for a 2015 attack on his girlfriend, who sustained traumatic brain injuries and nearly died.

    Chuck Martinez, 36, was sentenced Monday afternoon to 48 years on felony charges of attempted murder and two charges of assault in the first degree. Though he received a 25-year sentence and a 30-year sentence for the latter two charges, those are to run concurrent to the first sentence.

  • Colorow hosts first home and garden show

    To raise money for a water filtration system and added technology, Colorow Elementary School hosted its inaugural home and garden show fund-raiser last week.

    Twelve booths representing landscaping businesses, home cleaning services, deck builders and more lined the elementary school’s gymnasium, offering information about services and signing people up for quotes.

    The idea for the show came from Julie Taller, a Colorow parent and fund-raising chair for the school’s PTA.

  • Jeffco League of Women Voters talks water

    Water — it’s essential to all life.

    In a presentation titled “Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have,” the Littleton branch of the Jeffco League of Women of Voters met last week to discuss water issues in Colorado and across the globe and the ways in which it can effect change.

  • Jeffco Sheriff’s searching for Verizon Wireless suspect

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who entered two Verizon Wireless stores, purchased $2,700 worth of merchandise and is accused of using other people’s account information.

    On Feb. 6, the man, who has yet to be identified, entered the Park Meadows Verizon store in Lone Tree just before 3 p.m. He later traveled to South Jeffco and entered the Littleton store near Southwest Plaza mall around 6:45 p.m.

  • Library’s renovation brings concerns, hope

    The Columbine Library will close its doors in early April as work on a $4 million redesign project kicks off.

    Architects and library officials expect the project to be completed by September, which would close the current location, located at 7706 W. Bowles Ave., for approximately five months.

  • ‘Shape what you shred’

    On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

    Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.

  • Late rally lifts No. 9 Dakota Ridge past No. 10 Pine Creek

    LAKEWOOD— One thing won’t change for the Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team from 2016 to 2017: Hannah Krats and Kailee Lammers will account for the bulk of the Lady Eagles’ goals.

     Dakota graduated three players who combined for 78 goals, including Becky Holley, who dished out 76 assists has forced second-year coach Jordan Hogan to switch gears.

  • D’Evelyn girls soccer impressive in win over Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD— D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team played greedy March 16 at Lakewood Memorial Field

    The Jaguars (3-0 record) simply wouldn’t give up the ball on their way to a 4-0 non-league victory against Class 5A Jeffco’s Lakewood. 

  • Columbine rallies to win top-10 boys lacrosse showdown

    LAKEWOOD— Columbine’s boys lacrosse team might have been second guessing its choice to wear its alternative green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day.

    It an early season top-10 Class 5A boys lacrosse showdown Friday at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood, Monarch raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening eight minutes. Columine rallied to win 14-7.

  • Dakota Ridge experiences special atmosphere at Coors Field

    DENVER —Growing up, every little league baseball player’s dream is to one day take the field at a Major League park.

    On Wednesday afternoon the players for Dakota Ridge were able to fufill that dream as they took on Highlands Ranch in a scrimmage game at Coors Field.