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Today's News

  • Goals, union relations discussed at school board retreat

    New policies, goals and the search for a new superintendent were discussed during the Jeffco Board of Education’s twice-yearly retreat last Saturday.

    Also discussed, in the wake of a conservative majority being elected to the board in November, were the district’s relationships with its unions.

    Representatives from the Jefferson County Education Association, the Jeffco Classified School Employees Association and Jefferson County Administrators Association were invited to speak to the board during the morning portion of the retreat. 

  • Commissioners reject propssosed price increase for county’s 2014 summer camps for kids

    The Jeffco commissioners have rejected a proposed price increase for the county’s 2014 summer camps for kids that would have raised fees between $10 and $35.  

    The two programs, operated through Jeffco’s Colorado State University Extension, provide week-long day camps that focus on scientific learning and outdoor experiences.

  • No further reports of car windows shattering on U.S. 285, C-470

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office hasn’t received any further reports of car windows shattering on C-470 and U.S. 285, after a rash of complaints in November. 

    The Sheriff’s Office issued a warning last month after receiving reports of three separate incidents in which car windows either shattered or were hit with gunshots on the two highways. 

  • All-conference cross country

    The following is the cross country all-conference teams for the 2013 season in the 5A Jeffco Conference:

    BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    FIRST TEAM
    Connor Lockwood, Arvada West; Marcelo Laguera, Pomona; Cameron Mattson, Dakota Ridge; Gavin Mason, Pomona; Carson Hume, Dakota Ridge; Bradley Carney, Dakota Ridge; Michael Berthold, Pomona; Michael Schleicher, Bear Creek
    SECOND TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield jumps out to an early lead, routs Palmer Ridge

    Chatfield went on a 17-4 run in the first quarter and led by 28 points at halftime en route to a 67-40 win over Palmer Ridge in boys basketball action on Dec. 13.
    The Chargers (4-2) have won two straight. Palmer Ridge was led by Matt Cameron’s 13 points.

    Foster, Valor Christian prove to be too much for host Columbine

  • 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.”