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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels escape Dakota Ridge in OT

    The Columbine Rebels’ girls’ basketball team narrowly defeated rival Dakota Ridge 60-57 with a scrappy overtime finish at home on Jan. 5.

    Despite being road-weary from a punishing schedule, the Lady Eagles (1-8) never allowed the Lady Rebels (6-2) to take more than a handful-of-points lead. In the second quarter, both teams hit a scoring slump — Columbine managing only six points to Dakota Ridge’s 10.

  • Chatfield dominant in road win at Lakewood

    By Dennis Pleuss 
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — As Darth Vader said, “Impressive. Most impressive.”

    Chatfield’s boys basketball team made an emphatic statement in the Class 5A Jeffco League with a 90-58 road victory Jan. 7 against Lakewood. 

  • McNutly, Eagles upend Rebels

    If hearing voices in your head makes you crazy, then Dakota Ridge sophomore Greg McNulty is crazy like a fox.

    McNulty was instrumental in the Eagles’ 56-54 victory over Columbine on Jan. 5,  scoring 10 points on 10 free throw attempts and all in the fourth quarter. That helped the Eagles (2-8) hand previously unbeaten Columbine its first loss of the season.

    But, jokingly, McNulty attributed his cool under pressure mentality to “the guy living in my head.”

  • Cougars get in a zone early vs. Jaguars

    EVERGREEN — The fact that top-ranked Evergreen started out in a 2-3 zone against a D’Evelyn team built on its outside shooting was a peculiar decision. 

    It’s not what one would expect. But it worked like a charm for the Lady Cougars.

  • A one-man wave of patriotism

    A Morrison man is showing the flag — literally — to do his part to stop the divisiveness that surrounded November’s presidential election.

    Jeff McNamara has taken to waving an American flag near his home at U.S. 285 and Sourdough Drive, at the roundabout in Marshdale, on overpasses along C-470, and elsewhere. He calls his stints with the flag “Yay America” rallies.

  • Jefferson County’s elected officials take the oath of office

    Running for public office can be an arduous process for those in the race, but oftentimes a candidate’s family also bears the burden of a campaign.

    Acknowledging and thanking friends and family members for their commitment and dedication through Election Day was a common theme for many of Jeffco’s elected officials during a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at the Jeffco courthouse in Golden.

  • Wagging tail helps kids read tales

    Molly, a black Labrador, lets go with a prodigious yawn as she relaxes on the floor of a Columbine Library study room.

    Though it might not be apparent at first glance, the 3-year-old therapy dog is on the clock; she is the canine component in the library’s Paws for Reading program, in which readers of all levels can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a pup.

  • West Metro crew rescues hiker near Dinosaur Ridge

    A technical crew from West Metro Fire rescued a hiker and her dog Monday afternoon near Dinosaur Ridge.

    The pair reportedly had slid off the Dakota Ridge Trail in the Dinosaur Ridge area near I-70 and Highway 93, according to West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting.

    “… She somehow slid off the trail and (couldn't) … get herself out,” Scholting said. 

  • Bemis Library celebrates 2017 in 2016 with Noon Year’s Eve

    The new year came early for those at the Noon Year’s Eve celebration at the Bemis Library in Littleton.

    Though New Year’s Eve is typically thought of as an adult holiday with alcohol and late-night parties galore, Val Fetters, head of children’s services at the library, wanted to host a celebratory event for kids. That’s how she created the idea for a Noon Year’s Eve party.

  • Rapidly aging population in Jefferson County poses challenges

    Editor’s note: The growing number of people age 65 and over in Jefferson County ultimately will require more services from government, nonprofit agencies and the individuals who serve as caretakers for our senior citizens. This story looks at the demographic shift in Jeffco and Colorado; stories in a future special section will examine the challenges ahead and profile some of the county’s seniors.