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Today's News

  • Attempted break-in reported at South Jeffco gun shop

    Burglars attempted to enter a South Jeffco guns and ammunition store about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, but nothing was stolen.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office was notified of an alarm at Denver Guns and Ammo early Thursday. By the time deputies arrived at the store, at 8250 W. Coal Mine Ave., the perpetrators had fled.

    The perpetrators allegedly attempted to break in to the store by smashing two windows, but they apparently were unsuccessful.

  • School board has 6 months to prove it’s up to the job

    With the new year, an election facing three members of the Jefferson County school board in November, and the failure of the bond and mill request in 2016, it’s time for the current board to take stock.

    This board, all five members, won their seats based on a call for increased transparency but has recently violated transparency principles in its handling of the employment of the current superintendent. It promised outreach to the community but received a resounding “you didn’t listen to us” message from citizens when the bond and mill went down.

  • Red Rocks getting tuned up for upcoming season

    As it enters its 76th year, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre prepares for a 2017 lineup filled with concerts, exercise programs, movies and more.

    The venue does not promote its shows and has yet to release a full lineup for the upcoming season, but Jordan Bishop, spokesman for Denver Arts and Venues, said Red Rocks is excited about what has been announced thus far.

    “We are really proud of the work that was done last year, (and we are) proud of the way things are shaping up for 2017,” Bishop said.

  • Budget a key issue for lawmakers in 2017

    Day one! Today marks the opening of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly. For the next 120 days, legislators from throughout Colorado will be responsible for doing the people’s business.

  • Lockheed Martin will build spacecraft for mission to study primordial asteroids

    Lockheed Martin has been selected to design, build and operate the spacecraft for a NASA mission to study asteroids near Jupiter.

    One of NASA’s two new Discovery Program missions, the Lucy spacecraft will perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, which orbit the sun in tandem with the gas giant. Lucy will launch in 2021 to study six individual asteroids, according to a Lockheed Martin news release.

  • Defending 5A wrestling champion Pomona blanks Jeffco foe Chatfield

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — For the second year in a row, Chatfield’s wrestling team was blanked by Pomona in a Class 5A Jeffco League dual.

    Last year the Panthers defeated the Chargers 77-0 in a dual at Chatfield Senior High School. On a snowy night Jan. 4, Pomona froze out Chatfield again in taking a 62-0 victory at Pomona High School.

  • Keene off to begin college journey

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    It was a celebration and a bit of a goodbye for Chatfield football standout Dalton Keene on Jan. 6.

    A couple of dozen students, coaches, faculty and family were on hand on the final day of winter break for students to give Keene a sendoff before he moves on. While National Letter of Intent Signing Day is Feb. 1, Keene will already be enrolled and taking classes at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., by then.

  • Lady Rebels escape Dakota Ridge in OT

    The Columbine Rebels’ girls’ basketball team narrowly defeated rival Dakota Ridge 60-57 with a scrappy overtime finish at home on Jan. 5.

    Despite being road-weary from a punishing schedule, the Lady Eagles (1-8) never allowed the Lady Rebels (6-2) to take more than a handful-of-points lead. In the second quarter, both teams hit a scoring slump — Columbine managing only six points to Dakota Ridge’s 10.

  • Chatfield dominant in road win at Lakewood

    By Dennis Pleuss 
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — As Darth Vader said, “Impressive. Most impressive.”

    Chatfield’s boys basketball team made an emphatic statement in the Class 5A Jeffco League with a 90-58 road victory Jan. 7 against Lakewood. 

  • McNutly, Eagles upend Rebels

    If hearing voices in your head makes you crazy, then Dakota Ridge sophomore Greg McNulty is crazy like a fox.

    McNulty was instrumental in the Eagles’ 56-54 victory over Columbine on Jan. 5,  scoring 10 points on 10 free throw attempts and all in the fourth quarter. That helped the Eagles (2-8) hand previously unbeaten Columbine its first loss of the season.

    But, jokingly, McNulty attributed his cool under pressure mentality to “the guy living in my head.”