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Today's News

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office looking for man who pointed gun at a 14-year-old

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of pointing a gun at a 14-year-old boy on a bicycle path near Woodmar Park in South Jeffco in October.

    Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, the boy, who hasn't been identified, was riding his bicycle near the Wadsworth Boulevard tunnel at the park, which is at 7600 W. Peakview Ave. According to Mike Taplin, spokesman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, the boy stopped riding when he found something that had been discarded on the sidewalk.

  • Trial set in murder of D’Evelyn grad

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.  

  • Jeffco to test CodeRED system next week

     The Jefferson County emergency notification system will be tested beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11. 

    All landlines will receive a test notification as well as cell phones and emails that have registered with the CodeRED system. Because of the large number of notifications, county officials expect the test to take several hours.

    The system is used for Jeffco emergency service agencies, including law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service agencies, to share information with the public during emergencies.

  • Authentic Life offers approachable church experience

    When Bruce Fosdick, Sandy Young and numerous others set out to start a church, they didn’t imagine how quickly everything would fall into place.

    But somehow it did. And as Authentic Life Church closes in on three months in existence, church staff says it averages nearly 450 people in attendance at each weekly service.

    “It just exploded when we started, which is pretty cool because we started with about 80 people,” Young said.

  • Goodbye, Columbine: Newspaper publishes final edition

    Saying goodbye is never easy. That’s especially true today.
    Today — Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 — is the final publication of the Columbine Courier.
    It was a little more than 29 years ago — Oct. 18, 1989 — when then-publisher Steve Erlanger introduced Southwest Jeffco residents to the then-known Southwest Community Courier, a free publication representing Littleton, Lakewood and unincorporated Jefferson County.

  • Rebel boys hoops buckles to HRHS

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was a battle until the very end, but the Columbine boys basketball team couldn’t overcome the pressure.

    On Friday at Highlands Ranch High School, the Rebels fell to the Falcons 57-45 following a lackadaisical second half. Despite a rough shooting performance in the late quarters, Columbine never gave up the intensity and effort.

  • Falcons boys falter in heartbreaker to Lyons

    LITTLETON — Less than halfway through the 2018-19 high school basketball season, it seems as though the Front Range Christian boys basketball team is still figuring out its identity.

  • Dakota Ridge boys basketball stuns Green Mountain

    LAKEWOOD — Jackson Lamb was just the savior Dakota Ridge boys basketball needed.

    Amid a rough second half for the Eagles on Friday, during which Green Mountain came back from a big deficit, Dakota Ridge had to fend off a strong charge from the Rams in the final minutes of the game.

    Thanks to a terrible blunder from Green Mountain and a key free throw from Lamb with just seconds left, the Eagles survived 58-56.

    “We’re just trusting the process and our guys are trying to get better every night,” head coach Sean Kovar said.

  • Columbine hockey stuns the Chargers

    LITTLETON — Going into the third period on Monday afternoon at Edge Ice Arena, Chatfield was sitting pretty. Then Columbine broke through in the final minutes to stun the Chargers 5-4.

    “(The players) kind of said it themselves,” Chatfield coach Geoff Riegle said. “They sat on a lead, and we’re not used to having a lead in a lot of games, so we kind of stopped playing, and it kind of went against us. We’ve just got to play three periods next time.”

  • Conifer drains a dozen threes in win over D’Evelyn

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The Conifer boys basketball team raced out to a quick lead on Dec. 13 against its former Class 4A Jeffco League rival and never looked back in a 71-51 win over D’Evelyn.

    The Lobos hits the 20-point mark less than six minutes into the game at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School. Junior Elijah Cook’s 3-pointer with 2:24 left in the first quarter pushed Conifer’s lead to 21-4 on the Jaguars’ home court.