Today's News

  • With TANF increase, Jeffco Human Services looks to find balance

    A new state rule requires Jefferson County Human Services to increase the amount of basic cash assistance it provides to families in need.

  • Coronado seeking grant funds to replace aging playground

    Coronado Elementary School is looking to build a new playground at the school with the help of Foothills Park and Recreation District and a Great Outdoors Colorado grant.

    The playground, which is at least three decades old, needs to be fully replaced, and the school is applying for a $350,000 GOCO grant in order to do so.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A curse on both their houses

  • Our Readers Write

    Jeffco Schools 5A/5B helps provide security


    Never again in our district — not on our watch. These are words to live by when it comes to safety and security in Jeffco Schools, and one of the many  reasons I support Jeffco Schools 5A and 5B.

    The mill levy override and bond will fund important security improvements in our schools. Funds from 5A will allow Jeffco to put more campus supervisors in middle schools, and more security personnel and School Resource Officers at all school levels.

  • Posner: There are no good excuses

    By Steve Posner

    Ballots were mailed out on Monday. When yours arrives, it will be the most important piece of mail in your mailbox.

    This year’s midterm election carries enormous political stakes. But the vast majority of eligible voters will likely ignore their ballots and not bother to vote. Voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the Census Bureau first began tracking it in 1978. And only 23.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds voted.

  • Hicks: Our loss is Washington’s gain

    If you know Sal Christ, you know she’s not one to toot her own horn. She’s never been one who has wanted to be in the spotlight. But there comes a time when someone should take notice of what others have accomplished, and that’s the point of this column.

    A veteran journalist, Sal is leaving Evergreen Newspapers this week for a nine-month fellowship program with the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. Yes, Ms. Christ is going to Washington, and we here couldn’t be happier for her.

  • D’Evelyn tennis sends five squads to state tourney

    By Anthony Sandstrom

    PUEBLO — Last season, D’Evelyn was barely on the radar.

    The Jaguars boys tennis program had only qualified one spot to the 4A state tournament, and it was looking like it was miles away from making any sizable dent at that competition.

    What a difference a year makes.

    Last weekend, the Jaguars qualified five positions to state and turned in a ninth-place team showing at this year’s 4A state tennis tournament, held at Pueblo City Park.

  • Charger volleyball blocks Lakewood’s chance at victory

    LITTLETON — Heading into its Lakewood match on Oct. 10, Chatfield volleyball was on a roll. The Tigers almost stopped their momentum.

    Almost. In the five-game contest, the Tigers may have won a couple battles, but the Chargers won 3-2 the war on their own home court.

    Throughout the match, the Chargers had to earn every single point, many of which came off the block. That’s something that Chatfield’s been working on all season long.

  • Columbine’s Triple-H rushing attack keeps Rebels on top

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Columbine rushed its way to an impressive victory in a Class 5A top-10 football showdown against Ralston Valley on Thursday.

    The two top-10 teams — No. 3 Columbine and No. 7 Ralston Valley — sparred at the North Area Athletic Complex during which the Rebels rushed for four touchdowns in a 29-14 win to stay undefeated on the season.

  • FRCS XC braves cold at leagues

    LAFAYETTE — A  little snow and cold weren’t going to slow down the Front Range Christian cross country team at the Mile High League meet on Oct. 10 at Dawson School.

    In fact, the Falcon juniors performed pretty well.

    Coming in fourth, Andre Stablein crossed the finish line at 17:28.

    “I was wondering if I’d even break 18 at this race just because of the weather, and it’s so muddy and slippery, so I was happy with my time,” said Stablein, who’s poised to possibly make a run at state.