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Today's News

  • Former board members voice concern about open governance with newly elected members

    Several former Jeffco school board members attended last Thursday’s meeting and signed up for public comment, including Jon DeStefano, Judy Pierce, Dave Thomas, Debby Oberbeck, Sue Marinelli and Rick Rush.

    Former board member and president Dave DiGiacomo spoke for all the former members. DiGiacomo served on the board from 1991 to 1999.

    “We care deeply for the students, teachers, staff and administrators of this district,” DiGiacomo said. “We have become concerned with the actions of our newly elected school board members.”

  • Littleton council declines to allow marijuana grow operations

    The Littleton City Council has rejected a request to allow medical marijuana grow operations in the city. 

    The city had received a request from Mother Nature’s Miracle, one of four medical marijuana dispensaries in Littleton, to consider issuing cultivation licenses. The license would allow dispensaries to grow marijuana within city limits at either a separate facility or in a building connected to a dispensary.

  • School district plans ‘classroom dashboard’

    Jeffco Public Schools announced plans to move forward with equipping teachers with a “classroom dashboard” to access student data at last Thursday’s school board meeting.

    To the relief of many Jeffco parents, the plans didn’t include the words “inBloom” or “cloud.”

    Since 2012, the school district has been planning a classroom dashboard for teachers, who use numerous systems and access large amounts of student data daily.

  • Details emerge about shooting in west Jeffco

     Details of the fatal shooting Monday night in Indian Hills indicate a man shot his father and stepmother, then turned the gun on himself.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has reported that Robert Leiman, 25, shot Margaret Leiman, 53, and Bruce Leiman, 58, after the three were involved in an argument inside the home in the 23000 block of Pawnee Road.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chargers rolling along, top Gators for eighth straight win

    Alec Wray scored 19 points to lead five Chatfield players in double figures as the Chargers rolled past Standley Lake 74-54 on Jan. 14 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The Chargers (10-2, 5-0 5A Jeffco League) won their eighth straight to remain atop the conference standings.
    Andrew St. Germain added 15 points, while Darius Reiter, Austin Rice and Riley Welch scored 10 each.

  • Frustrating loss to Monarch is a bitter pill for Eagles to swallow

    Joey Owston stomped off to the locker room as the frustration started to set in. The Dakota Ridge Eagles goalkeeper, as head coach Alec Hines said, played out of his mind. Monarch pelted him with shot after shot, yet he stood between the pipes, making save after save.
    In all, Owston finished with 68 saves, but second-ranked Monarch pushed four of its five goals past the netminder to escape The Edge Ice Arena on Jan. 15 with a 5-3 win over eighth-ranked Dakota Ridge.

  • Falcons’ defensive pressure sets tone

    DENVER — There’s not much glitz in the offense of the Front Range Christian boys basketball team. But if one wants to know why the Falcons are undefeated thus far during the 2013-14 season, just take a look at their defense.
    The full-court man-to-man pressure that Brad Folk’s team brings predicates the play of the offense. That was evident in its 58-45 win Jan. 15 at Denver Academy.

  • Energized Lady Eagles roll on

    It’s the energy the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles play with, senior Jae Ferrin says, that’s made the 2013-14 season exciting thus far.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Too much holiday punch

  • Search for suspect leads to temporary lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary

    A police search for a criminal suspect resulted in a lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary School on the afternoon of Jan. 17.

    Sheridan police Lt. Paul Wszolek said officers were attempting to locate a suspect inside a building close to the school.

    The lockdown at Fort Logan started about noon and ended after 2:30 p.m. once the suspect was apprehended, Wszolek said.