Today's News

  • Candidates in District 2 commission race discuss issues facing Jeffco

    With the November election just six weeks away, last week the two candidates in the District 2 county commission race shared similar views about the challenges facing the county, including sensible economic development, ensuring county employee wages remain competitive, and addressing population growth without sacrificing open space. 

  • A hot time at the Fire Muster

    Flames lit up the eyes of the children who stood captivated, watching black smoke fill the air.

    But despite the fire and the smoke, this is not a story of destruction. Rather, it is the story of educational fun at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center, which hosted its 22nd annual Family Fire Muster on Saturday.

    The event allows attendees to learn proper fire safety techniques, dress as firefighters, participate in the junior firefighter challenge, and check out the inside of the department’s fire trucks.

  • 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.