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Today's News

  • Widening the great divide

    Newly seated Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Jason Glass certainly wasted no time in thrusting our students into the political mosh pit.

  • Despite changes, Summerset Festival still a community staple

    Summerset Festival looked a bit different this year, but that didn’t stop South Jeffco residents from swarming Clement Park for the 33rd annual event.

    The festival serves as a fund-raiser for the Foothills Foundation, which in turn helps support Foothills Park and Recreation District. While the event typically is a multi-day extravaganza, it was condensed to one day this year and included a craft-beer tasting, vendors, a car show, live music from the Left Hand Shakes and entertainment for kids.

    While there were some changes, one key part remained the same.

  • Jeffco collaborative promoting mental health training

    A collaborative group is working to destigmatize mental health in Jefferson County by promoting and coordinating a countywide expansion of Mental Health First Aid.

    The program, which is similar to CPR, trains the everyday person how to identify when someone is in crisis and then coaches the person through what to say and how to help with the intention of connecting the person to professional resources.

  • Ex-child welfare worker indicted on forgery charges

    A former Jefferson County Human Services worker has been accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints.

  • Tesoro Cultural Center hosts annual 1830s Rendezvous

    Hailey Hunt flashed a big smile as she posed with Henry Crawford — and a half-cooked buffalo tongue.

    The 8-year-old and her mother, Janet, last weekend for the first time attended the 1830s Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison. And they were not the only ones who marveled at Crawford’s boiling buffalo tongue, either.

    Janet and Hailey, who live in Littleton, eyed the piece of meat with curiosity. While it looked a bit strange, they both agreed they would give it a try.

  • Probable cause found in homicide

    A Jefferson County judge on Friday found probable cause to move forward with an arraignment for the two men arrested in May in connection with the murder of a Littleton man.

  • Jaguar, Falcon boys perform well in Viking Invitational

     

    DENVER — At Denver North High School’s Viking Invitational at Willis Case Golf Course on Tuesday, 25 cross country teams came to town to showcase their skills amid heated competition — both literally and figuratively.

    As the sun beat down mercilessly on the golf course, D’Evelyn and Front Range Christian high schools both brought their best, or at least the best they could with the hilly, tough course in the upper-80-degree weather.

  • Columbine tennis, Andrews easily sweep Dakota Ridge easily

    By Alissa Noe

    LITTLETON — The road hasn’t always been easy for Columbine High School standout Luke Andrews, but where he lacked in experience, pure athleticism always kicked in. Now that’s he’s a junior and has three years of tennis under his belt, his game is being fueled by both.

  • Chatfield volleyball downs ThunderRidge in three sets

    By Seth Kahn

    The 4-2 Chatfield Chargers faced off against the ThunderRidge Grizzlies Monday night in a deceptively close match that saw the Chargers pull out the victory in the three-set sweep.

    With the student section donning its best ‘80s attire for spirit week, the Chargers roared onto the court and snagged the first set 25-19.

  • Chatfield football stampedes past Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It was the Ben Frenette Show on Thursday night at Jeffco Stadium.

    Chatfield’s senior running back rushed 17 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns in the Chargers’ 52-7 win over Wheat Ridge on Sept. 14. It was the first home game of the season for Chatfield (2-1 record), who was ranked No. 5 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A football poll coming into the non-league game.