Today's News

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Impressive run for Reed at league championships

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.

  • State berth eludes Eagles

    AURORA — Dakota Ridge gave host and No. 6-seeded Grandview all it wanted Oct. 17 at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    The Eagles (12-10 record) came in as the 27th seed and the team proceeded to shock Grandview with a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination format with the last two teams left standing advancing to next week’s 16-team state tournament.

  • Out of reach

    DENVER — Chatfield seniors Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz were looking at becoming the Chargers’ first individual tennis champions in a decade when they took to the court last week at Gates Tennis Center.

    Meyer and Stutz were in a similar spot as they were last year as a state-contending team in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Straight set victories in round one and quarterfinals Oct. 15 set up a semifinal date on the morning of Oct. 16 with powerhouse Cherry Creek.

  • Powered by Griebel

    LAKEWOOD — There is no truth to the rumor that Columbine junior Mikey Griebel mowed and helped paint the field Oct. 16 at Jeffco Stadium, but he sure did about everything else imaginable on the football field.

    Griebel carried the ball 11 times for 222 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He had three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Griebel forced a fumble and a key interception that led to the game-winning touchdown in a 42-35 victory for the Rebels over Pomona.

  • Southwest Plaza searched after bomb threat

    A search of Southwest Plaza spurred by a telephone bomb threat Monday evening turned up nothing suspicious, and the mall’s doors were reopened to customers.

    Patrons were barred from entering the mall while the search took place, though customers inside weren’t evacuated.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office announced on its Twitter account at 8:14 p.m. that nothing was found during the search.

  • Suspect in attempted murder is apprehended

    A suspect in an attempted homicide has been taken into custody, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Zachary Zuchowski, 21, was arrested in connection with allegations of attempted murder, robbery and menacing, the Sheriff's Office announced via its Twitter account at 11:57 p.m. Friday. The Sheriff’s Office and other agencies had searched for Zuchowski since Thursday night after an incident that apparently stemmed from a disagreement about money.

  • Deputies searching for suspect in attempted homicide

    Law enforcement is searching an area in South Jeffco for a suspect in an attempted homicide.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are searching for Zachary Zuchowski, 21, in relation to an incident that apparently stemmed from a disagreement about money.

    The Sheriff’s Office said Thursday night via its Twitter account that deputies were searching an area near the 6500 block of West Frost Drive, near West Ken-Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street. They were unsuccessful in locating Zuchowski.

  • Brush fire near C-470 now 100 percent contained

    Fire crews made significant progress Friday in battling a brush fire after it spread rapidly Wednesday and shut down the southbound lanes of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue.

    West Metro Fire announced at midafternoon Saturday that the 35-acre blaze was 100 percent contained. More than 74 firefighters were working to put out the flames Friday, and they continued to mop up Saturday.

  • Criminal justice career day planned at ACC

    Those interested in a career in law enforcement and criminal justice have a chance to hear directly from potential employers at Arapahoe Community College on Oct. 21.

    The college is planning a criminal justice career day at the Littleton campus, with representatives from more than 17 law enforcement agencies talking with potential recruits about what makes a desirable candidate and what it’s like to work for their agencies.

    The college will also have its own police force on hand, along with representatives from ACC’s Law Enforcement Academy.