Today's News

  • An editor ponders his empty nest

    A little less than five years ago, Evergreen Newspapers had a sudden opening for a photo editor. Though I’ve never had kids myself, that week I experienced a taste of what it must be like.
    Two students of whom I was particularly fond had recently moved to the East Coast, and I was fairly certain that either would hurry back to join our team. And therein lay the dilemma: Who would come home, and whom would we go on missing?

  • Chargers get even, knock off Eagles

    Conference rival Chatfield sent Dakota Ridge to its second straight three-point loss with a 33-30 home victory on Feb. 4. The Lady Eagles were also beaten on the road 44-41 at Arvada West two nights earlier.
    The Lady Chargers (9-11, 5-8 5A Jeffco League), who avenged a 54-53 loss at Dakota Ridge on Jan. 11, honored five seniors prior to the game. But it was the entire team that responded in the victory. Only senior Brittany Bame, out with a torn knee ligaments, wasn’t able to contribute on the court, but her presence was definitely felt by both teams.

  • Hoffschneider repeats at Jeffco League champion

    LAKEWOOD — Nick Hoffschneider won a second consecutive 5A Jeffco League tournament championship Feb. 4 at Bear Creek, scoring a 9-1 win over Pomona’s Ramon Yslas in the final round.
    The Columbine 182-pounder was the lone local champion crowned at this year’s tournament, which was relocated from Elizabeth High School due to heavy snow.

  • Kuhr’s win paces Columbine

    ARVADA — Even with several feet of snow altering the schedule of the 5A Jeffco League swimming championships Columbine did not disappoint.
    Finishing behind powerhouse Ralston Valley and a tough Lakewood squad, the Lady Rebels edged out Chatfield for third place by a mere two points on Feb. 4 at the George J. Meyers pool. This came after wintry weather forced the prelims from Feb. 3 to the morning of the finals.
    “I’m a little speechless,” Rebels coach Kristi Marosy. “I think they did a great job.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Of munchies and misdemeanors

  • Ethics commission’s finding on McCasky delayed

    Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission on Monday determined that former Jeffco commissioner Kevin McCasky did not violate the state’s gift-ban law when he voted to approve $400,000 in county contributions to his future employer, the Jefferson Economic Council, which was considering his application at the time to become the organization’s executive director.


  • Librarians, classroom coaches, assistant principals defend their jobs

    Groups of Jeffco Public Schools employees made their cases before the Board of Education to be spared from budget cuts Feb. 2 at a meeting cut short by last week’s snowstorm.
    Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals and others filled more than two hours of public comment with short speeches about the need for their jobs.
    Though board members were slated to discuss for the first time their preferences for $50 million to $60 million in cuts over the next two years, the rapidly approaching storm led the board to postpone discussion to a later meeting.

  • Friday sporting events postponed

    Columbine's boys basketball game with Bear Creek scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to Friday's winter weather storm. No makeup date has been announced.
    The Rebels' hockey game at Steamboat Springs on Friday was also postponed with no rescheduled date announced.
    The Chatfield-Dakota Ridge boys basketball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Chatfield's hockey game with Mullen on Friday was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

  • Snowstorm socks South Jeffco

    A snowstorm that began Thursday evening and continued throughout the day Friday, closing schools and government offices and making travel hazardous, finally tapered off Saturday morning.

    The slow-moving storm was accompanied by wind gusts up to 40 mph, limiting visibility and piling drifts high. More than 18 inches of snow had fallen at some locations in South Jeffco.

    Weather closures Friday included Jeffco Public Schools, Jefferson County offices, Jefferson County Public Library locations and Foothills Park & Recreation District facilities.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Suspect is probably not moving