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Today's News

  • Demolition begins on parking deck on north side of Southwest Plaza

    Southwest Plaza mall has begun demolishing the parking deck on the north end of the shopping center, between JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

  • Plan for BMX track at Schaefer under review by Foothills

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board is once again reviewing a plan to have a BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex. 

    Residents near the complex at West Hampden Avenue and South Kipling Street have opposed the proposal, citing concerns about parking, light and noise pollution, and the need to relocate prairie dogs.

  • Local legislators look back on 2016 session

    The good, the bad, and the ugly is not just a Western film; it’s also how some local lawmakers felt about this year’s legislative session.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, and state Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, hosted a wrap-up and review of the 2016 General Assembly session at the Evergreen Library on May 26.

  • Get ready to make a splash: Outdoor pools are opening for the season

    There’s nothing like a day spent at the pool to officially kick off summer.

    Deer Creek and Weaver Hollow pools opened Memorial Day weekend, and Columbine West and Sixth Avenue West pools are opening June 4. Admission is reduced to $3 a person on opening day to encourage the community to come out and celebrate.

  • Football standouts made their mark at state

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Quick Hits

    Mitchell finishes tied for 63rd

    Columbine sophomore Tess Mitchell placed tied for 63rd at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament that wrapped up May 24 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Mitchell shot round of 88 and 98 to finish 42-over-par for the two-day tournament.

  • Football standouts made their mark at state

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Local WWII veteran participates in Honor Flight

    There were WACs, WAVES and WASPs. And then, there were the women Marines.

    During World War II, women served in and alongside the armed forces, including the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

  • West Metro Fire hosts 11-day technical rescue course

    A construction worker is trapped in a trench, with a 20-inch pipe pinning his torso and legs. He’s stuck in a confined and unstable space, being crushed under a large structure. He should be terrified, but he isn’t.

    This scenario was an exercise — the final test, actually — for firefighters enrolled in West Metro Fire’s technical rescue course.

  • JCEA awards Excellence Fund scholarship

    After almost a decade, the Jeffco Education Association has reinstated its Christa McAuliffe Excellence Fund scholarship.

    Established in 1984 as the JCEA Excellence Scholarships, the program awards $4,000 across four years to graduating Jeffco seniors who plan to pursue careers in education. The scholarship was renamed in McAuliffe’s honor after the New Hampshire teacher was killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.