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Today's News

  • Make informed choices this November

    Linda Rockwell

  • Twenty-three Jeffco students named National Merit semifinalists

    Nearly two dozen Jeffco students have been named as 2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, including five students in the Evergreen and Conifer areas and 10 from South Jeffco schools.
    Announced Thursday, the 23 semifinalists are among 16,000 students recognized nationally and will compete next spring for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $30 million total.

  • Academic performance still mixed for Jeffco

    Academic performance among students in Jeffco Public Schools remains a mixed bag despite efforts to close performance gaps among low-income students, minorities and male students over the past few years.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Petty persistence

  • Dakota Ridge grounded by Ponderosa at Jeffco Stadium

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Good things seemed to happen for Ponderosa when the football went into the air on Saturday at Jeffco Stadium despite an early Dakota Ridge lead.

    The Mustangs pulled off a 41-10 road victory against the Eagles, getting away from their normal grind-it-out physical style. The Mustangs had a pair of long touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Jack Hanenburg and returned two interceptions for defensive scores in the non-league victory.

  • State golf qualifiers

     This year, various golfers from Chatfield, Columbine, Dakota Ridge, D'Evelyn and Front Range Christian. The 5A tournament will be held at the Colorado Springs Country Club, the 4A tournament is at the Flying Horse Golf Club in Colorado Springs and 3A will be at the Boulder Country Club.

  • Eagle boys, Jaguar girls dominate XC Invite

    LITTLETON — The Dakota Ridge boys could not be stopped on Friday.

    At the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park, the Eagles showed their strength immediately. First, junior Connor Ohlson crossed the finish line in 15 minutes, 47 seconds to win the Division-I boys competition outright. He barely beat out his own teammate, senior Austin Vancil, by one second.

  • Eagles come from behind in big win over BCHS

    LITTLETON — The Dakota Ridge softball team had been looking for that marquis win to turn the season around. 

    On Saturday morning on their home field, the Eagles got it with a 6-3 statement win over Bear Creek. And, after going down early, they proved they had to fight to come back and stun the Bears. 

  • Columbine softball victorious over Chatfield

    By Alex Purcell

    The best rivalries are the ones that motivate players to bring everything they’ve got to the softball field. Chatfield and Columbine know exactly what that’s like.

    Both teams squared off at Chatfield on Saturday, and the game ended with a 4-2 Rebel victory.

    Columbine stole the lead early and never looked back, but that didn’t quite spell disaster for Chatfield. While the Chargers couldn’t rally up the strength they needed to match the Rebels, it was a well-fought battle.

  • Chargers fall to Fairview, but gain return of leader

    Chatfield tennis has had a rough go so far this season.

    After losing its No. 1 singles player and defending state champion, senior Christian Holmes, to meniscus surgery prior to the start of the season, the Chargers have had to figure out how to adjust.

    But on Friday at Fairview, they got him back.

    This match, particularly, held a special meaning for Holmes, who defeated Fairview’s Tom Melville in the state title game last year. Melville has since graduated.