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Today's News

  • Kendallvue Elementary celebrates veterans during school ceremony

    As the U.S. Navy’s official song reverberated through the gymnasium at Kendallvue Elementary School, Joey Groneman held onto the hand of her father, William Flint, who served in the Navy many years ago.

    Groneman celebrated her father’s service as he watched intently from his wheelchair.

    “We couldn’t miss it,” Groneman said of the Veterans Day ceremony hosted by her daughter’s elementary school last Friday.

  • Just a guy? No, he’s a hero

    Ron Woitalewicz doesn’t consider himself a hero, but the Jeffco Schools Foundation sure does.

    Earlier this week, the Dakota Ridge High School head football coach — affectionately known by most as “Woj” — was among the teachers and students honored at the annual Jeffco Hero Awards ceremony. According to the foundation, the students and teachers that win must exemplify character, leadership and strength.

  • Underdog Chatfield showed it deserved to be at state

    DENVER — Cornered away in a hallway just off the court at the Denver Coliseum, Chatfield players and coaches laughed and cried. But more than that, the Chargers reminisced Friday night about the 2018 season.

    Chatfield, the No. 9 seed in this year’s 5A state volleyball tournament, had just been eliminated in the double-elimination field by No. 4 Windsor in four sets — 27-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22. But the grit and fire the Chargers showed, both in this tournament and all season long, confirmed that they belonged here.

  • DeArment masterful in Rebels rout

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine senior Logan DeArment might’ve been a master magician in a past life.

    The one sure thing about the Rebels’ starting quarterback, he has mastered the art of the ball fake. DeArment had a pair of first-half touchdown runs Friday night at Jeffco Stadium where he hid the football on his back hip and strolled into the end zone untouched.

  • With the help of new votes, Jeffco Public Schools is successful on both ballot initiatives

    As more votes are counted, it appears there has been a shift in fate for Jeffco Public Schools. 

    While it initially appeared that one of the school district's two ballot measures failed in Tuesday's election, it is now looking as though Jeffco might pull out a victory on both. 

    Unofficial results, updated around 11 p.m. Nov. 9, indicate both ballot measure 5A and ballot measure 5B will pass. The first is $33 million mill levy override, while the second is a $567 million bond.  

  • New senior living facility offers luxury to residents

    There is a new senior living facility in town, but you’d probably have to read the sign to recognize it as such.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for suspects accused of robbing 11-year-old

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl near her South Jeffco home.

    The girl, who hasn’t been identified due to her age, was walking near her townhome at South Kipling Parkway and West Chatfield Avenue around 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 24 when she was approached by two men who reportedly stole a $50 gift card from her.

  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Casper-napped!

  • Dahlkemper unseats Francone in Jeffco commissioners race

    Unofficial results show Lesley Dahlkemper defeating Tina Francone in the race for the sole available seat on the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners.

    Dahlkemper, a Democrat, will represent District 3, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County, including Littleton, Ken Caryl, Morrison, Conifer and part of Evergreen. She will replace Francone, a Littleton resident and Republican who was appointed to the seat earlier this year by a GOP vacancy committee after Commissioner Don Rosier stepped down.