Today's News

  • Morrison voters agree with town board on disconnection, rezoning of Red Rocks Ranch

    In the first of two elections on the matter, Morrison voters chose not to repeal the town board’s decision on rezoning and disconnection of Red Rocks Ranch, a piece of property on the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470 just north of Bear Creek Lake Park.

    According to unofficial results from the Sept. 25 special election, 58 voted in favor of repealing the rezoning while 112 voted against it. Likewise, 55 voters voted in favor of repealing the board’s decision to disconnect the property and 115 voted against it.

  • South Jeffco robbery, kidnapping suspect sentenced to 26 years in prison

    One of the men accused of kidnapping and robbing a man and woman in South Jeffco was sentenced to 26 years in prison Thursday during a hearing.

    Casey Cleveland, 33, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated robbery in late August. His co-defendant, 34-year-old Jeremy Hackbarth, also was found guilty after a six-day jury trial. Hackbarth will be sentenced on Dec. 6.

  • Two Deer Creek teachers placed on leave after alleged inappropriate comments

    Brent Resler, one of the two Deer Creek Middle School teachers placed on administrative leave last week, has been accused of making sexually-inappropriate comments to female students.

    According to a police report filed with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13, a student alleged that Resler, 43, who teaches seventh-grade social studies, talked to female students about sex and suggested that students imagine having sex with him.

  • D’Evelyn takes second at Littleton Invite

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn tennis has been on a roll this season.
    At the Littleton Invitational on Friday at Littleton High School and Gallup Park, the Jaguars took second in a tournament with eight teams with a score of 33. Mountain Vista won with 41 points.

  • Chargers gain experience in setback to Wildcats

    The only thing hotter than the 90-degree temperatures at Jeffco Stadium on Friday was the play of No. 10 Fruita Monument’s offense.  
    The Wildcats scored 17 points in the first half and on three of four possessions in the second half to defeat No. 3 Chatfield 38-27.
    With the setback, the Chargers dropped to No. 7 as Fruita Monument rose to No. 6.
    It was the first loss for Chatfield; it also marked the third consecutive game the Chargers had given up 30 or more points. The defense has only one returning starter from last season.

  • Rock Canyon optimizes offense against Rebels

    LITTLETON — Sometimes it pours when it rains, and that’s exactly what happened to Columbine softball on its home field on Saturday, although no one sitting in the 90-degree weather may have guessed it.
    Going in, the No. 9 Rebels knew they would face an uphill battle against No. 8 Rock Canyon, especially with two key players unable to compete. That, and a slew of defensive mishaps throughout the entire game, doomed Columbine in its 17-5 loss.

  • D’Evelyn digs out of a hole in big win

    WESTMINSTER — D’Evelyn volleyball has had a rough go in its first few games of the season but, in comeback fashion, it was able to take the match at Standley Lake on Monday.
    In a contentious first set, one that saw 11 ties, the Jaguars couldn’t quite get a handle on their digs or their passing, but they still fought tooth and nail until the very end. They eventually fell, 26-24.
    From there on out, they cleaned up their back line defense and shut the Gators down, sweeping the next three sets to win out, 3-1.

  • Columbine brings the pain against Highlands Ranch

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — For years, Columbine football has been a dominant force to be reckoned with.
    This year is no different.
    At Highlands Ranch on Friday night, the third-ranked Rebels, per CHSAANow.com, came out firing on all cylinders as they downed the Falcons, 41-16, to advance to 4-0 on the season.

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  • Amendments have my vote; what about yours?

    It takes at least two-thirds of the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate to refer proposed constitutional amendments from Colorado’s legislature to its people.  
    In addition to those super majority votes, all of the proposals are subject to a public hearing with testimony from interested members of the public and debate with two votes on the floor of both the House and Senate. With all of those criteria, it’s usually a safe bet that amendments referred by the legislature deserve support.