Today's News


    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.

  • Jeffco deputies bid farewell to longest tenured undersheriff

    On Sept. 1, Jeffco Undersheriff Ray Fleer retired after 42 years in law enforcement, 37 of which were with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    During his career with Jeffco, Fleer was a member of the executive staff for five sheriffs and served as undersheriff for two. He is the longest serving undersheriff in the history of Jefferson County.

  • Stair Climb honors fallen from 9/11

    Today’s high school freshmen weren’t yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. The youngsters climbed anyway.

    Many who attended Sunday weren’t in New York, Washington or Pennsylvania on that horrific day, and don’t know anyone who was. And still they climbed.

    Some participants weren’t firefighters and didn’t have any connection to first responders. And yet they climbed as well.

  • Fourth-quarter rally pushes D’Evelyn over Green Mtn.

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It was unconventional, but D’Evelyn’s football coach Jeremy Bennett had no problem walking off Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 with a 16-15 victory.

  • Rebels take third place at Sanders tournament

    AURORA — The Columbine Lady Rebels finished the annual Dave Sanders Memorial softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Sept. 10, having won four of five games with their only loss an 11-5 decision to nemesis Brighton in the semifinals. Brighton knocked Columbine out of last year’s 5A state tournament.

  • Holmes, Chargers work on game in shutout of Dakota Ridge

    Christian Holmes’ approach to his tennis match against Dakota Ridge’s Austin Vancil on Sept. 7 was a simple one.

    “I was just trying a lot of new things, really just working on the things that are the weaknesses in my game,” the Chatfield sophomore said.

  • Rebels' Tait shares victory at Broken Tee

    ENGLEWOOD — Marcus Tait realizes that with each round that he plays, it’s him against the course. That, however, is easier said than done when you’re constantly squaring off against one of the state’s best in Lakewood senior Griffin Barela.

  • Jordan, Kuhn block out pain at Liberty Bell

    Lucas Jordan may have been a little bit dehydrated. He certainly was tired and his legs were aching, thus necessitating one of his D’Evelyn teammates to hold him upright.

    “I’m pretty dizzy, but I’m all right,” the Jaguars junior said.