Today's News

  • Morrison man charged with first-degree murder

    A Morrison man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson.

    Jerald Arthur Cross, 64, was arrested Oct. 7 on suspicion of first-degree murder after he called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. Both Cross and Isaacson lived at the home.

  • Jeffco EDC on track to meet goals for 2018

    As the year nears a close, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation reports reaching or exceeding a number of its goals surrounding job creation, supporting existing businesses and working to attract new businesses to the area.

    “We are actually quite pleased with where we are today,” said Kristi Pollard, president of the EDC, during an Oct. 9 staff briefing with the Jeffco commissioners. “By the end of third quarter, we have surpassed our goals in a number of places.”

  • For young people, Cotillion is a lesson in social skills

    Youngsters dressed in fancy attire took to the dance floor last Thursday for the opening night of the 39th annual Columbine Cotillion.

    Led by JDW Cotillions, the Cotillion program teaches kids the art of social skills and dance education. And the latter is more than useful than one might think, said Jon D. Williams, who operates JDW Cotillions, a business originally opened by his father.

  • Colorow students celebrate books

    Students in third- and fourth-grade classes at Colorow Elementary traded school clothes for pajamas last Thursday during their inaugural “Drop Everything and Read” day.

    The day was all about having fun, being cozy and cultivating a love not just for reading but for books in general. Students were encouraged to bring in stuffed animals, wear pajamas and read anything their heart desired.

  • Front Range Christian football wins first league title in 15 years

    LITTLETON — Going into Friday night’s game at home, Front Range Christian’s football team had to have the perfect recipe to defeat Justice and win league outright for the first time since 2003.

    Throughout the contest, the Falcons didn’t hold back as they secured a 48-24 beat-down. The move down to 8-man seems to be treating them well.

  • Dakota Ridge boys headline Jeffco League XC

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — There is good chance the class 5A boys cross country individual and team titles will be won by the Jeffco League in a couple of weeks in Colorado Springs.

    The weather was great during the four varsity races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. It didn’t make much of a difference for Dakota Ridge’s boys team.

  • D’Evelyn tennis sends five squads to state tourney

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    PUEBLO — Last season, D’Evelyn was barely on the radar.

    The Jaguars boys tennis program had only qualified one spot to the 4A state tournament, and it was looking like it was miles away from making any sizable dent at that competition.

    What a difference a year makes.

    Last weekend, the Jaguars qualified five positions to state and turned in a ninth-place team showing at this year’s 4A state tennis tournament, held at Pueblo City Park.

  • Charger volleyball blocks Lakewood’s chance at victory

    LITTLETON — Heading into its Lakewood match on Oct. 10, Chatfield volleyball was on a roll. The Tigers almost stopped their momentum.

    Almost. In the five-game contest, the Tigers may have won a couple battles, but the Chargers won 3-2 the war on their own home court.

    Throughout the match, the Chargers had to earn every single point, many of which came off the block. That’s something that Chatfield’s been working on all season long.

  • Columbine’s Triple-H rushing attack keeps Rebels on top

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Columbine rushed its way to an impressive victory in a Class 5A top-10 football showdown against Ralston Valley on Thursday.

    The two top-10 teams — No. 3 Columbine and No. 7 Ralston Valley — sparred at the North Area Athletic Complex during which the Rebels rushed for four touchdowns in a 29-14 win to stay undefeated on the season.

  • FRCS XC braves cold at leagues

    LAFAYETTE — A  little snow and cold weren’t going to slow down the Front Range Christian cross country team at the Mile High League meet on Oct. 10 at Dawson School.

    In fact, the Falcon juniors performed pretty well.

    Coming in fourth, Andre Stablein crossed the finish line at 17:28.

    “I was wondering if I’d even break 18 at this race just because of the weather, and it’s so muddy and slippery, so I was happy with my time,” said Stablein, who’s poised to possibly make a run at state.