Today's News

  • Jeffco school board endorses group’s goal to scrap PARCC exam

    The Jeffco school board agreed last Thursday to support some controversial resolutions by the Colorado Association of School Boards, including one in favor of scrapping the PARCC student-assessment exam.

    At a study session, school board members discussed 18 proposed resolutions that will affect CASB’s advocacy agenda during the 2017 legislative session. Another resolution that spurred controversy would advocate repeal of the state law that holds school districts liable in any school shooting or act of violence.

    Division over PARCC exam

  • West Metro crews contain two grass fires off U.S. 285

    Two grass fires broke out about 2 p.m. Tuesday near the Kipling and Simms exits of U.S. 285, but both were quickly contained by West Metro firefighters. 

    Though the fire at the Simms Street exit was the larger of the two, spanning nearly 13 acres, the fire department received more calls about the blaze at the Kipling Street exit because of heavier traffic there, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for West Metro Fire Rescue.

  • Leawood pupils celebrate peace with pinwheels

    As the wind blew across the lawn of Leawood Elementary, tiny wheels started spinning. Even while in motion, it was easy to make out peace signs, hearts, stars, musical notes, rainbows and letters colored onto their vanes.

    More than 400 of these bright, dazzling pinwheels had been planted on the lawn, all in the name of peace.

    Leawood students celebrated International Peace Day on Wednesday, Sept. 21, by creating and sharing their pinwheels.

  • Kehoe’s interception jumpstarts D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — The D’Evelyn Jaguars defeated the Platte Valley Broncos 22-12 in a non-conference home game at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 23.

  • Columbine hitters deliver in softball win over Pomona

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Clutch hitting by the bottom of Columbine’s line-up guided the Rebels to a nice Class 5A Jeffco League softball road victory on Sept. 24.

  • D’Evelyn works OT to knock off Evergreen

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — If the Sept. 21 game at Lakewood Memorial Field was any indication, the race for the Class 4A Jeffco League title will be a wild one.

    D’Evelyn, ranked No. 9 in this week’s CHSAANow.com 4A boys’ soccer poll, knocked off defending 4A state champ Evergreen in a 3-2 overtime thriller. It was the conference opener for both teams.

  • Rebels’ Kuhn takes 7th at Sanders Invite

    There’s just something special about running in the Dave Sanders Invitational, especially if you’re a Columbine Rebel, like Jerod Kuhn. That’s understandable. 

    The event was even more meaningful with the Rebels wearing green ribbons in honor of Peak to Peak runner Brandon Ries, who passed away after running in the Broomfield Invitational a week earlier.

  • Rebels ground the Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — If one knows Columbine head coach Andy Lowry’s approach, as it has almost always been, it’s to run the football. 

    That has always been the Rebels’ bread-and-butter game plan. Pound and ground, pound and ground.

  • Columbine to host annual "Think Pink" volleyball match on Tuesday

    The Columbine High School volleyball program will be holding its annual "Think Pink" charity event on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

    The Lady Rebels will be hosting Denver East.

    Donations will be given to Sense of Security, an organization that helps low income breast cancer patients in the Denver area with needs, such as rent, utilities, groceries, etc. Each person who makes a donation will receive a ticket for a chance to win door prizes. The prizes will be awarded during the varsity match.

  • Commissioners OK raising of ducks in change to urban-agriculture zoning

    Jeffco's county commissioners on Sept. 13 unanimously approved a zoning change allowing residents to raise ducks on certain residential properties.

    In 2013, during the urban agriculture movement in the Denver area, Jefferson County adopted zoning regulations to allow the keeping of chickens and bees at certain single-family detached, two-family dwellings or duplex residential properties.