Today's News

  • Cap and gown bound: Chatfield senior knows who he is and what he wants

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we will profile one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    When Aaron Abai transferred to Chatfield Senior High School the second week of his freshman year, he walked into his counselor’s office and matter-of-factly said: “I’m Aaron Abai, and I’m going to Harvard.”

  • Runners remember Columbine victims

    Runners took off from the starting line outside of Columbine High School on Sunday morning but not before taking a moment to honor the 13 lives lost in the 1999 shooting at the school.

    The Run for Remembrance, now in its 13th year, continues to serve as fundraiser for the Frank DeAngelis Foundation, Columbine Memorial Foundation and Craig Hospital Foundation. The Englewood hospital treated patients nearly 20 years ago in the aftermath of the shooting.

  • Summer farmers market on the way to Morrison

    A new summer market is on the fast track to opening after the Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an application for a special use permit — contingent on a few details — at its May 1 meeting.

    The market, organized by VFW Post 3471 of Morrison, will be held 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June to September. It will be housed in the parking lot on Bear Creek Avenue next to the gas station.

  • Feeley returns to West Metro board after landslide win

    Mike Feeley will serve as the District 3 representative on the West Metro Fire Protection District board of directors after a landslide victory in Tuesday’s special district election.

    According to unofficial election results, Feeley received 251 votes, while opponent Joe Margotte received 18. District 3 primarily covers Lakewood and Morrison and is bounded by Alameda Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. This district extends a bit west of C-470 and a bit south of U.S. 285.

  • James holds onto seat on Foothills Park board

    Incumbent Tim James has retained his position on the Foothills Park and Recreation District board of directors, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday evening.

    Of the 1,917 votes cast in the Ward 3 election, James garnered 1,282 votes. His opponent, Sheila Lieder, received 635 votes. Only those living within Ward 3 were eligible to vote. Ward 3 is bounded by C-470 on the west, Belleview Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east.

  • Restoring faith in body, mind and soul

    In a dimly lit room with soothing music playing in the background, three people stretch, lengthen and breathe, moving their bodies in ways they forgot they could.

    For one hour, the yogis ditch wheelchairs and prosthetics, slowly but surely restoring faith in their bodies with each pose. This is the beauty of adaptive yoga, according to instructor Ashley Curran, who leads the class at Southwest Plaza’s Yoga Joy studio.

    “The mind-body relationship is so powerful,” she said.

  • Top talent needed

    Now that we are in a period of nearly full employment, people have many job choices. The days of taking any job you can get and hanging on for dear life are over. Managers, executives and everyday employees can choose to join an organization or not. They expect that in addition to their paycheck, they have a right to expect good treatment in the forms of recognition for good work, a reasonable work schedule and respect from managers and others. Many will ask about the values of the organization as well as its goals.

  • ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain’

    Last week we took a look at the circus as an appropriate analogy for the manipulation by the national media ringmasters of four rings of infotainment. Interestingly enough, there is also perhaps another similarity that merits inspection.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A farewell to arms

  • Sports briefs

    The following area players will represent their schools in the state tennis tournament this weekend:


    Cammy Lee and Olivia Sanders (1 doubles)

    Samantha Johnson (1 singles)

    Charity Perkes and Keri Jennings (2 doubles)

    Angi Reed (2 singles)

    Lainie Bonthron and Abby Hawley (3 doubles)

    Elisa Dean (3 singles)

    Victoria Mateer and Natalie Kazaleh (4 doubles)


    Kendall Moore and Caitlin Quirk (1 doubles)

    Mikaela Mueller (1 singles)