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Today's News

  • Goalies shut down foes between the pipes

    A scramble in front of the net before the puck found the stick of a Dakota Ridge player with the clock ticking down. However, Columbine goalkeeper Ashton Opperman was able to slide over and get a glove on it as the buzzer goes off. What other way would one expect an early-season showdown between a pair of unbeatens — Columbine and Dakota Ridge — go down but as a scoreless tie Dec. 14 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Eagles’ Borelli enjoys birthday with double win

    It was Ali Borelli’s 18th birthday, but the Dakota Ridge senior didn’t have any big plans. Instead, she was focused on the Lady Eagles’ four-team swim meet Dec. 13 at The Ridge Rec Center where Dakota Ridge squared off with Chatfield, Pomona and Arvada West.
    It also focused on Borelli’s 100-yard freestyle event, a race she was hoping to reach a state-qualifying time for. That state-qualifying time is 56.8 seconds. Borelli just missed that mark, finishing in 57.8, but she left little doubt on this day who was the one to beat.

  • New school board majority votes to hire law firm

    In a decision that brought boos from the audience, the Jeffco school board’s new majority voted Thursday night to hire an attorney to represent the board — not the school district — with little time for discussion and many unanswered questions.

    Board members Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman said after the meeting that they dissented not because they oppose the board having its own attorney, but because they objected to the way the motion was introduced and voted on.

  • Shooting at Arapahoe High leaves one student injured, gunman dead

    A shooting at Arapahoe High School on Friday left one student in a coma and the suspected gunman dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The victim of the attack, 17-year-old Claire Davis, was still in critical condition and in a coma Sunday night, according to a statement released by the girl’s family.

  • Rollover crash closes Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A rollover crash has closed both lanes of Deer Creek Canyon Road from Grizzly Drive to South Deer Creek Road. The road is expected to open again sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    A semi-truck towing equipment and debris rolled around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

    State Trooper John Lewis said it will take a few hours to get the semi upright and moved and for the road to be open again.

    “There's literally no way for vehicles to get around it,” Lewis said. “People need to take alternative routes.”

  • Mane event: a show of solidarity

     It wasn’t charity. It was a sign of solidarity.

    Throughout the halls of Dakota Ridge High School last week, sign after sign delivered the message: Everyone is affected by cancer. It’s a fact students and faculty at Dakota Ridge know all too well.  

  • Giving shelter from the cold

    Local faith organizations, nonprofits, governments and law enforcement agencies are partnering to provide cold-weather lodging for the area’s homeless population.

    The initiative — called the Tri-county Severe Weather Shelter — brings together the resources of the Human Services Department of Jefferson County, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, The Action Center, Love Inc., the Homelessness Awareness Task Force: South Metro, Heading Home, Mean Street ministries and five southwest community churches. 

  • A lifesaving delivery

    Littleton Fire Rescue and the City Council honored a local letter carrier last week with the John P. Cernich Lifesaving Award.

    Postal worker Louise Devers noticed last summer that an elderly man on her route had not checked his mail for three days. Devers, fearing the man was in trouble, talked to a neighbor, who called 911.

  • Littleton council to vote on master-plan update in January

    The Littleton City Council will vote on the city’s newly revised comprehensive plan next year.

    The council announced it will hold a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 during its regular meeting. The city’s Planning Board approved the plan last month on a 7-0 vote. 

  • Foothills waiving fee for ID card during December

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is giving residents a holiday present again this December. 

    Foothills has waived the $5 fee for district ID cards during December. The ID cards enable patrons to get the in-district rate at Foothills facilities, including the golf courses.