Today's News

  • Rooney Valley rezoning passes

    Hotels, motels, gas stations, car washes and more could soon inhabit the southeast corner of C-470 and West Alameda Parkway now that the Jeffco commissioners unanimously approved rezoning to allow additional commercial uses.

  • Jeffco presents balanced budget

    Initial 2019 budget considerations in Jefferson County show a $586.2 million spending plan, a balanced budget that is some $30 million more than was approved for 2018.

  • Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts third annual flag football event

    A beautiful sunny day greeted students from across Jefferson County who last Wednesday traveled to Lakewood’s Trailblazer Stadium for the third annual flag football tournament hosted by Jeffco Adapted Athletics.

    With warm weather and back-to-back games, it was a happy day for all; smiles were plastered on the faces of flag football players and “coaches” alike.

  • Flu season arrives in Jeffco

    Flu season has arrived in Jefferson County, and public health officials recommend residents get a flu shot sooner rather than later.

    While many employers offer flu shots, and some may visit a primary care physician or local pharmacy to receive the vaccine, Jeffco Public Health offers the vaccination at the organization’s main office in Lakewood.

  • Chatfield scares No. 1 seed in state tournament

    AURORA — Heading into the state softball tournament, after stunning the competition at regionals, Chatfield wasn’t expected to give the No. 1-overall seed Cherokee Trail much trouble in the first round.

    But the No. 16 seed had a secret weapon in its arsenal: sophomore ace Izzy DiNapoli.

    In the Chargers’ 3-2 loss, DiNapoli’s performance dwarfed that of every other player on the field. Not only did she hold the Cougars to three runs, but she allowed just three walks and six hits. That paled in comparison to her 12 strikeouts.

  • Rebel softball ends season with nail-biter at state

    AURORA — The Columbine softball team may have been the underdog going into the state softball tournament on Friday, but the Rebels sure didn’t play like it.

    In a 5-4 loss to No. 6 Legend in the first round of the tournament, the 11th-seeded Rebels left it all on the field in their final game of the season, giving the Titans a scare in the process.

    “I’m very proud of them,” head coach Jim Santaniello said. “I’m heartbroken for them, but they put it out there on the table and I’m extremely proud of them.”

  • Columbine football takes down Pomona, now No. 1

    LAKEWOOD — Heading into Friday’s Pomona game at Jeffco Stadium, an undefeated Columbine football team was set to face its biggest test yet. In the end, however, the Rebels stayed perfect with a 35-13 victory over their Panther foes.

    That performance was good enough to garner enough votes in the CHSAANow.com poll to move them up from the No. 3 ranking to No. 1. They also secured the 5A Metro West League title with the win.

  • Dakota Ridge gets first win over Chatfield since 2003

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge football reeled rival Chatfield back to the pack in the race for the Class 4A Jeffco League on Thursday at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Eagles rallied in the second half for a 31-21victory over the Chargers. According to Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz, it’s the first win on the football field for Dakota Ridge over Chatfield since 2003.

  • Charger volleyball tops Rebels

    LITTLETON — Chatfield volleyball has been on a roll this season.

    Going into their Oct. 18 match at Columbine, the Chargers — now ranked No. 10 in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — had enjoyed an 8-1 game streak and were favored to top the Rebels. With a 3-0 final, that’s exactly what they did.

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco Schools 5A/5B helps provide security


    Never again in our district — not on our watch. These are words to live by when it comes to safety and security in Jeffco Schools, and one of the many  reasons I support Jeffco Schools 5A and 5B.

    The mill levy override and bond will fund important security improvements in our schools. Funds from 5A will allow Jeffco to put more campus supervisors in middle schools, and more security personnel and School Resource Officers at all school levels.