Today's News

  • Chatfield’s Kathryn Shanley shines with state win

    By Kevin Lytle

    FORT COLLINS — Good luck wiping the smile off Kathryn Shanley’s face.

    The swimmer instantly forgot about exhaustion when she looked up at the timing board after finishing the 500-yard freestyle Saturday afternoon.

    Lane 5, first place.

    The Chatfield High School freshman burst into a big grin as she realized she had just become a state champion in her first state meet after winning the 500 free in a time of 5 minutes, 2.44 seconds at Edora Pool Ice Center.

  • Jeffco student-athletes sign with colleges near and far

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — From the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii and beyond, Jeffco student-athletes will fan out to all corners of the United States  to pursue their college dreams in the next school year.

    Feb. 7 marked another National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen high schools within Jeffco Public Schools had signing celebrations on Wednesday.

    “It’s always a special day,” Columbine principal Scott Christy said during the Rebels’ celebration.

  • Dakota Ridge inherits Jeffco field hockey team

    Dakota Ridge High School is taking the reins of Jefferson County field hockey.

    The team, which has been historically linked to Golden High School, is switching over under the veil of Dakota Ridge for this upcoming season and beyond.

  • Chatfield and Columbine have 4 qualify for state

    By Tyler Johnson

    At the Class 5A Region 3 tournament on Saturday at Poudre High School, Columbine and Chatfield earned a few spots at state.

    Smaller teams such as Chatfield and Columbine were looking to qualify as many wrestlers as they could as an overall team title was out of reach early in the day, with Poudre running away with the team victory.

    The best chance for Chatfield came from senior Earl Cameron Manzanares, who easily advanced to the semifinals with a pin and a major victory by a score of 10-1.

  • D'Evelyn senior Selin wins state titles in 200, 500 freestyle

    THORNTON — Over the last couple years, the weeks leading up to the state swim meet haven’t been kind to D’Evelyn High School’s Abbey Selin.
    But none of that seemed to matter on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, as a flu earlier in the week couldn’t stop the senior standout from going for the gold in the 3A state meet. In the end, she took home the titles for the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.

  • Jeffco school board to pilot new meeting schedule

    The Jeffco school board will start experimenting in March with a new meeting schedule that will see study sessions and special meetings added to the Monday following a regular Thursday night board meeting.
    Discussed briefly at the Jan. 25 board meeting, the new schedule is meant to better accommodate board member schedules, as well as offer community members who may not be able to attend an evening meeting another opportunity to observe board activities.

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  • Living life to the fullest in Colorado

    Saturday marked a milestone, of sort, for yours truly. The day — Feb. 3 — made it 10 years since I moved to Colorado. Pulling up to my in-laws’ house with my wife and youngest children awaiting me, my oldest son and the family dog as we hopped out of the U-Haul, completing our 1,700-mile, two-day trip just in time to watch — imagine this — the New England Patriots playing in a Super Bowl.

  • Jeffco Conservation District seeks board nominations

    The Jefferson Conservation District is seeking nominations for four board of supervisor seats that are up for election this year. Those seats are currently occupied by Janet Bell, Julio Iturreria, Gayle Gordon and Celia Greenman.
    Board supervisors oversee the activities of the JCD, including forest- and weed-management projects, education and outreach events, and more. Board supervisors are unpaid and serve four-year terms.