Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge boys win regional XC title

    It’s official: The Dakota Ridge boys have the best cross country team in the region.

    On Nov. 17 in Casa Grande, Ariz., the Eagles — masquerading as “Hogback XC” — won the Nike Cross Southwest Regionals by defeating 26 other teams from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. They scored a 107, which was 15 points ahead of the second-place squad from Utah.

  • Columbine exits 5A playoffs with loss to Bruins

    LAKEWOOD — In a dominant season that led it to the semifinals of the 5A state playoffs, Columbine football finally met its match in Cherry Creek.

    No. 3-seeded Cherry Creek, who was ranked No. 1 in the CHSAANow.com polls throughout much of the regular season, halted all of No. 2 Columbine’s forward progress with a 10-7 victory, thus ending the Rebels’ storied season.

  • Chatfield tips off season with loss to Boulder

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — It was a tough opening night on Monday for the Chargers as the boys lost their opening basketball game of the season to Boulder 78-69.

    Boulder used an offensive surge in the start of the fourth quarter to take the 78-69 victory at Chatfield Senior High School. The Panthers (1-0 record) turned a one-point lead to start the final quarter into a double-digit advantage midway through the fourth.

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  • Brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club extinguished

    West Metro firefighters put out a brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club at the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco on Wednesday morning.
    The call came in around 10:21 a.m., and firefighters had it mostly extinguished by 11:20 a.m., according to Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    Although West Metro is still mopping up and could find some hot spots, Scholting said the department is “saying it’s out.” An investigator is on scene to determine a cause.

  • Quarterfinal heartbreak for Chatfield football

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The fourth quarter simply belonged to Ponderosa on Nov. 17 in the Class 4A football state quarterfinal game.

    The Mustangs scored 21 unanswered points in the span of nine minutes in the final quarter to rally from a seven-point deficit and eventually take a 31-24 victory against Chatfield.

  • Pomona turns over in Rebels’ quarterfinal win

    LAKEWOOD — This could very well be Columbine football’s year. All signs are pointing to it.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, the Rebels continued their dominant, undefeated charge toward the 5A state title game with a 41-14 victory over Pomona in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. And, even though the Panthers had the added firepower of two of their top men in Therious Robison and Sanjay Strickland — a luxury they didn’t have when the two teams first met — history still repeated itself.

  • Foothills working to refill Beer Sisters Reservoir after dam work

    The Beer Sisters Reservoir at Blue Heron Park is on its way to being filled up, but it’s hard to say when it will reach full capacity.

    The project to reconstruct a dam, which was completed in August 2018, caused some controversy when neighbors realized the project was finished but the reservoir was not full. Some 640 residents signed a petition urging officials to refill the water in the reservoir.

  • Morrison working on ‘clean up’ annexation

    Morrison is working on two annexation projects, one of which could provide jurisdictional clarity and include a small piece of property on Highway 8 into town limits.

    If approved, the Highway 8 annexation project, which has been in the works since 2006, would include the portion of the road from the new Town of Morrison sign and moving east toward the Conoco gas station near the C-470 intersection.

  • Jeffco Briefs

    JCOS receives Starburst Award

    Jeffco Open Space received a Starburst Award for its work on the segment of the Peaks to Plain Trail that’s in Clear Creek Canyon.

    The award, which was presented during the Jeffco commissioners’ Nov. 13 hearing, is given by the Colorado Lottery. The Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize entities making good use of lottery proceeds in outdoor recreation and conservation to enhance a community’s environment. Clear Creek County Open Space also won the award for the joint project.