Today's News

  • Local church provides convenient way to mark Ash Wednesday

    The Rev. Todd Sorensen and two of his church’s lay members stand in the parking lot of King Soopers, ashes in hand. The wind whips at their St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church banner, and the bright sun beats down.

    A large van drives up to the corner of the parking lot where the three had erected a table, some chairs and pamphlets. The driver, Amy Hansen, a parishioner of St. Gregory’s, gets out, but the four youngsters in the back of the van only open the doors.

  • Open Space planning to deed Clement Park to Foothills

    Jeffco Open Space is planning to deed ownership of Clement Park to Foothills Park & Recreation District this May.

    According to Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby, Clement Park was first acquired in the late 1980s, when Open Space intended to have more developed parks. Open Space purchased the land with Open Space tax funds and initially managed it.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Chatfield’s Manzanares earns fifth at state

    DENVER — Following a tough go in the semifinals and subsequent consolation round, Chatfield’s E.C. Manzanares was thrilled when he won his final match of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center to secure fifth place.

    “I’m feeling on cloud nine because I had to rebound after that tough loss in the consolation semis,” Manzanares said. “Then to come back and win after that, that was huge for me. I’m feeling really good.”

    Getting the win for Chatfield, he said, made it all the more sweet.

  • DRHS girls hoops defeats Chatfield, earns No. 15 seed

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Feb. 20 marked the start of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament.

    However, Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson didn’t mind that the Eagles weren’t on the court in the opening round.

    “It is one of those things were I don’t remember when Dakota Ridge was that high of a seed,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said before the Eagles were seeded No. 15 which garnered a first-round bye.

  • Eagles’ hockey shuts out Huskies in first round

     LITTLETON — If a team’s going to host the first round of the state hockey tournament, it may as well come in with a bang.

    That’s exactly what Dakota Ridge did on Tuesday afternoon against visiting Battle Mountain at the Edge Ice Arena as it earned a spot in the next round of the postseason, 10-0.

  • Front Range shoots lights out in upset victory

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In perhaps their best showing of the year, the Front Range Christian Falcons upset the Dawson School Mustangs 68-53 on Feb. 13. The Falcons shared the ball effectively and were lights out from beyond the arc as they ended Dawson’s six-game winning streak.

  • Columbine girls hoops gets first playoff win since 2010

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team accomplished one big goal it had entering this season.

    The No. 20-seeded Rebels managed the program’s first playoff victory since 2010 with a 41-37 victory Tuesday night against No. 45 Eaglecrest.

    “It’s been like eight years since we’ve won a playoff game,” Columbine junior Maura Singer said. “It’s definitely super nice.”

  • Threats of violence investigated at Dakota Ridge, Columbine

        A threat of violence made against two South Jeffco high schools Monday night has been investigated by officials with Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Stalk report