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Today's News

  • Jeffco Schools hires new chief of communications

    Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has hired Tammy Schiff, his former colleague at Eagle County Schools, as the new chief communications officer for Jeffco Public Schools.
    In an e-mail exchange and phone call on Aug. 3, Glass said the decision to hire Schiff occurred in July and stemmed from a desire to round out the school district’s communications team — namely in terms of marketing, design, “impactful publications” and branding.

  • Polis labeled a ‘brown shirt’ in anti-Semitic Facebook post

    The Jefferson County Republican Party has joined an increasing number of people and groups employing Nazi references and/or anti-Semitic rhetoric to attack politicians and policies they dislike — this time targeting U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for Colorado governor.

  • Glass, Jeffco join education bill lawsuit

    Jeffco Public Schools, along with five other school districts and two education industry organizations, has filed a lawsuit against the State of Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two others over the passage earlier this year of legislation aimed at better meeting the needs of students in foster care.

  • Inter-Canyon schedules special meeting

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will hold a special meeting Aug. 24 to officially decide whether to go for a ballot initiative in the November election.

    The fire protection district, which serves approximately 8,000 residents in a 52-square mile boundary, has been eyeing possibilities since the end of last year when it hired Denver-based political consulting firm Turn Corps.

  • MuralFest: A celebration of art and community

    Colorful Colorado lived up to its name Saturday as artists painting vivid murals filled Lamar Station Plaza on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

    The fourth annual MuralFest, hosted by the West Colfax Community Association, Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design and 40 West Arts District, featured artist demonstrations, local music, community art projects, live painting from four muralists and more. According to 40 West Art District staff, the event is meant to celebrate creativity and the historic character of Colfax.

  • Assessment evaluates health concerns, successes

    Mental-health treatment, food insecurity, housing, and alcohol and substance abuse are some of the top health concerns in Jefferson County, according to a recently published community health needs assessment.

    The study also says access to recreation, healthy sexual behaviors, safe food, healthy eating and breastfeeding are some of Jeffco’s strengths.

    In addition, those involved say the county’s strength lies in the community’s concern.

  • Morrison to vote twice on Red Rocks Ranch

    In addition to the Nov. 6 general election, Morrison will also hold a special election on Sept. 25 to ask its electorate two separate questions about Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property at the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470.

  • Protesters fight back: Residents voice their concerns against SeaQuest Aquarium

    The group may have been small, but their signs and chants garnered quite a bit of support on Saturday morning as community members protested SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium.

    About 10 concerned animal lovers gathered on the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Flower Street, bearing signs with messages such as “Boycott SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium” and “Shut them down now!” Several more stood on the corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue.

  • ‘The lights don’t seem to be too bright for him’

    When it comes to sports, pure talent is sometimes hard to come by. For Chatfield’s Cole Bassett, the easy part is over; now it’s time to get to work.

    Over the weekend, Bassett signed a homegrown contract with the Colorado Rapids, which pleases teammate and international superstar Tim Howard.

  • Falcons excited to move down to 8-man football

    Throughout last season, the Front Range Christian football team struggled to maintain its size.

    With a much smaller pool of athletes to choose from than many of their competitors and oftentimes just one backup at most positions, the Falcons couldn’t even field a team some days.

    That changes this year.

    During the offseason, Front Range Christian made the move down to 8-man football, which greatly improves its chances of fielding a full team each game. Last year, it had to forfeit at times due to illness or injury.