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Today's News

  • Gonzales found guilty of child abuse after injuring girlfriend’s daughter

    A Jefferson County jury, after three hours of deliberation, found 22-year-old Joshua Gonzales guilty on a felony charge of child abuse with serious bodily injury after seriously injuring the 2-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend.

    The trial began April 9 and lasted four days. Gonzales is facing anywhere from 10 to 32 years in prison and will be sentenced May 31.

  • One suspect charged in murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    Charges have been filed against one of three suspects in the April 5 murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek.

    Devon Drizzt Howard, 20, is charged with a number of felonies, including first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery and more. Howard was arrested April 10 in a joint effort by the Edgewater Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.

  • Local nonprofit offers a night off for parents of kids with special needs

    Through her own family’s journey, Kristin Steadman recognized the need for respite care in South Jefferson County.

    In an effort to combat this, she created Night Lights, a respite care organization for children with special needs and their siblings housed in Waterstone Community Church. Seven years later, the nonprofit organization regularly meets capacity and has expanded to Arvada and Parker with plans for continued growth.

  • Chatfield baseball gets walk-off win over Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — A walk-off victory is even sweeter when it comes against your biggest rival.

    “It feels great,” Chatfield senior Kasey Koppelmaa said after the Chargers’ 6-5 victory over their chief baseball rival on Saturday. “Columbine is always a good team. We’ve always had a really good game against them. It’s just unbelievable that we were able to get a great team victory today and climb through the adversity.”

  • Gold medalist Nicole Hensley returns to the Edge

    LITTLETON — In her return home from her first Olympic hockey experience, Nicole Hensley visited with local youth hockey players and their families at Edge Ice Arena on Sunday afternoon.

    And that big gold medal was hanging around her neck the whole time.

  • Chatfield baseball gets walk-off win over Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — A walk-off victory is even sweeter when it comes against your biggest rival.

    “It feels great,” Chatfield senior Kasey Koppelmaa said after the Chargers’ 6-5 victory over their chief baseball rival on Saturday. “Columbine is always a good team. We’ve always had a really good game against them. It’s just unbelievable that we were able to get a great team victory today and climb through the adversity.”

  • Falcons decimate Clear Creek on the diamond

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — Drew Lloyd came out of the dugout after a hard-fought win with a complaint.

    “If you gave me a triple on that I would have hit for the cycle,” Lloyd said jokingly to his coach, Justin Olson.

    “It was a double,” Olson joked back, and Lloyd laughed a little in response.

  • Falcons’ soccer ready to take on 2A challenge

    his season so far has not been kind to the Front Range Christian girls soccer team, but it’s hoping it’s about to get a whole lot better.

    Midway through the season, the Falcons hold a 2-5-1 record, but that’s not indicative of how their year has been going.

  • Dakota Ridge soccer barely edges out Bear Creek

    LAKEWOOD — Despite cold weather and sharp winds, the intense action and heated play between Dakota Ridge and Bear Creek’s girls soccer teams last week kept both players and spectators warm.

    Dakota Ridge won 4-3 Friday at Lakewood Memorial Stadium.

    As of Wednesday night, the Eagles are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the league. Bear Creek is 3-7 overall and 0-4 in league play.

  • Jeffco teacher walkouts lead to school closures April 26

    Hundreds of teachers in Jefferson County, as well thousands of others across Colorado, are expected to participate in statewide walkouts late next week to demand better compensation and increased school funding from state legislators.

    According to Scott Kwasny, spokesman for the Jeffco Education Association, hundreds of Jeffco teachers are planning to participate in “day of action” activities at the state Capitol April 26 in tandem with a statewide call for action by the Colorado Education Association the following day.