Today's News

  • Lofty goals in the lesson plan for Chatfield High

    After the sound of the ever-familiar bell, Chatfield Senior High’s two-tiered common area becomes a hive of steady movement and noise. Principal Chad Broer stands near the edge of the stairs, watching the students move past the various banners advertising clubs and sporting events. He starts a conversation with a student, then a faculty member. And soon, the passing period is over, and only a few people remain in the commons.

  • No. 1 Chatfield stampedes past Wheat Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Before Chatfield even took an offensive snap it snagged a 7-0 lead Sept. 15 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Chatfield senior Dalton Keene blocked a punt and scooped it up to return it for a touchdown 77 seconds into the non-league football game to get the ball rolling for the Chargers. 

  • Herrera, Lady Wolves slam their way past host Chatfield

    The Chatfield Lady Chargers had their opportunities — first at the plate in the second inning and later in the field in the fourth. Neither time could they capitalize on those circumstances against visiting Grandview on Sept. 16, and it proved costly.

  • Griebel, Rebels rush past Bears

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine football’s rushing attack hasn’t changed much over the years under long-time coach Andy Lowry.

  • Eagles come up just short

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Facing arguably their toughest non-league test against Colorado competition, Dakota Ridge football coaches reached into their bag of tricks in a Week 3 matchup against 4A’s eighth-ranked team.

  • Sun shines on Summerset

    Sunday’s blazing sunshine and warm temperatures provided the perfect sendoff to summer as people strolled through Clement Park during the 32nd annual Summerset Festival.

    Thousands made their way to Clement Park over the weekend to enjoy the music, games, animal- and children-oriented events, and other activities.

  • Standoff involving barricaded man ends in arrest

    A man who had been barricaded inside a condo on South Alkire Street was taken into custody Friday afternoon by the Jeffco sheriff's SWAT team after an hours-long standoff. 

    About 10:30 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call about a domestic situation in the 7300 block of South Alkire involving a man and woman outside of the residence. According to sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the caller said the situation became physical and the man forced the woman back inside. 


    Conifer, Columbine students place third in international competition

    A team of students from Columbine and Conifer high schools participated in the 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals earlier this year after taking top honors at the Colorado state tournament in May.

  • Summerset Festival scheduled this weekend at Clement Park

    As the temperatures cool and the days get shorter, South Jeffco residents and others can give summer an official farewell at the 32nd annual Summerset Festival this weekend in Clement Park.

    Event organizer Lora Knowlton said the three-day “goodbye to summer” is a free event, and takes over the majority of the park with everything from vendor booths to music to kids activities.

  • Assessment exams explored as possible graduation requirement

    Members of the class of 2021 could have some extra challenges to meet if they want to reach the finish line and graduate from Jeffco Public Schools — namely, the ability to pass a final assessment exam.

    At last week’s school board meeting, district staff presented a proposal to revise the district’s graduation goals, most of which are based on Jeffco’s “2020 Vision” plan and 2013 graduation requirements.