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Today's News

  • Chatfield High winter guard places second at state championships

    DENVER — The Chatfield High School winter guard placed second at the Rocky Mountain Color Guard State Championships on Saturday — in addition to being rated “most improved” by the judges.

    Thanks to new coach Travis Prudhomme, this is the first time in years that the team has had a winter season.

    “He’s done so much,” senior captain Zoe DeGrande said. “He pushes us way more than any coach I’ve ever had.”

  • Driver turns self in after deputy is injured in hit-and-run at accident scene

    The driver suspected of hitting a sheriff's deputy Wednesday evening at the scene of a massive pileup on eastbound I-70 at the Lookout Mountain exit turned himself in to the State Patrol about 2 a.m. Thursday.

  • County's battle with Comcast in reruns

    Jeffco’s battle continues with Comcast over finalizing a change in how the company pays to use its cable lines on county-owned property, with commissioners threatening to temporarily raise access fees until a new deal is signed. 

  • West Metro fire chief gets high marks from board members

    West Metro Fire Chief Don Lombardi received accolades from fire district board members who evaluated his performance this past year.

    “Chief Lombardi’s leadership is excellent. He is always looking at ways to save money,” the evaluation stated. “The chief is an outstanding leader and is respected by his employees, firefighters and the board of directors.”

  • ‘The dawn has come …’

    Deep snow covering the ground brought the Easter sunrise service indoors at Heritage United Methodist Church on Sunday morning.

    In the warmth of the sanctuary, which was decorated with spring flowers, the Rev. Loren Boyce, senior pastor, led a spirited service filled with song, scripture, words of hope — and humor.

    In his message to the congregation, Boyce told the story of a Sunday school teacher who was explaining the story of Jesus rising from the tomb to her third-grade class.

  • All-Conference lists 2015-16 winter season

    Basketball

    Class 5A Jeffco

    Boys

    1st Team

    Kolton Peterson, jr., Lakewood

    Jacob Storey, jr., Lakewood

    Luke Neff, sr., Arvada West

    Dallas Walton, sr., Arvada West

    Cameron Pearson, sr., Chatfield

    Riley Welch, sr., Chatfield

    Joe Miks, jr., Chatfield

  • Blinking not recommended

    The spring sports season is in full swing.

    However, if you blink you may very well miss it. I encourage high school sports fans to check out the spring sports over the next two months before it’s all over in a hurry.

  • By the Numbers - 2015-16 Winter Sports review

    LITTLETON — Here is a gaze back at the 2015-16 prep sports winter season for teams in South Jeffco, with some key numbers to help tell the story.

    20

    The numbers of years between Class 5A boys basketball state Final Four appearances for Chatfield.

  • Planning panel member re-appointed

    Despite concerns about potential conflicts of interest, Jeffco’s county commissioners have decided to re-appoint a current Planning Commission member after another member stepped down suddenly.

    The commissioners decided March 15 that Vince Harris will serve out the last two years of the term of Courtney Ahuja, who resigned March 9 because of the demands of a new job. Jeffco’s seven-person Planning Commission makes land-use and planning recommendations to the county commissioners.

  • Polis tackles variety of issues in local appearance

    From the Syrian refugee crisis to the San Bernardino terrorist’s cell phone to Colorado’s caucus-versus-primary debate, Congressman Jared Polis’ question-and-answer session with the Mountain Area Democrats on Saturday covered myriad current events and issues.

    Polis, who is up for re-election this year, told area Dems that November’s results will be pivotal for the party at all levels, and that control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs.