Today's News

  • New senior living facility offers luxury to residents

    There is a new senior living facility in town, but you’d probably have to read the sign to recognize it as such.

  • Jeffco Schools prepping to launch new enrollment system

    In mid-December, Jeffco Public Schools is set to launch EnrollJeffco, a new system meant to provide ease and equity in the enrollment process.

    The new program is two-fold and will include a school finder tool and a common application and enrollment system. The school finder will be available Dec. 17.

    EnrollJeffco, which will be used for parents to sign up for a neighborhood school, apply to a different school or indicate a decision to return to the same school, will be open from Jan. 22 to Feb. 8.

  • Kendallvue Elementary celebrates veterans during school ceremony

    As the U.S. Navy’s official song reverberated through the gymnasium at Kendallvue Elementary School, Joey Groneman held onto the hand of her father, William Flint, who served in the Navy many years ago.

    Groneman celebrated her father’s service as he watched intently from his wheelchair.

    “We couldn’t miss it,” Groneman said of the Veterans Day ceremony hosted by her daughter’s elementary school last Friday.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for suspects accused of robbing 11-year-old

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl near her South Jeffco home.

    The girl, who hasn’t been identified due to her age, was walking near her townhome at South Kipling Parkway and West Chatfield Avenue around 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 24 when she was approached by two men who reportedly stole a $50 gift card from her.

  • Season ends with a bang for underdog D’Evelyn

    BROOMFIELD — Losing is never easy in the postseason for any sport. That’s why D’Evelyn volleyball refused to lose in its last match of the 2018 season.
    As the underdog of the regional tournament at Holy Family High School, the Jaguars knew they had to dig deep to work out a victory. In their first match against No. 8 Holy Family, they almost pulled it off, 3-2.
    Not a team to go down easily, D’Evelyn then bounced back to win its second match against No. 17 Pueblo West 3-1.

  • Chatfield, Columbine give it their all at state gymnastics

    THORNTON — For years now, Chatfield gymnastics has been somewhat of a powerhouse in the South Jeffco area.
    Since head coach Chanel Chavez’s arrival to the school in 2010, the Chargers have sent their full team to the state competition six times. This year was no different.

  • Dakota Ridge rallies to beat Golden, gets help to win league title

    LAKEWOOD — The old saying, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” is a perfect way to sum up the season for the Dakota Ridge football team as well as its game against Golden on Thursday night at Trailblazer Stadium.
    The Eagles fell behind 14-0 and then came back to win 34-17. The victory gave Dakota Ridge a final regular-season record of 6-4 after starting the year 1-3. It also, coupled with Chatfield’s win over Bear Creek one night later, gave Dakota Ridge the 4A Jeffco League championship.

  • Chatfield volleyball wins regionals, seals ticket to state

    LITTLETON — Going into this weekend’s regional tournament on its own home court, Chatfield volleyball knew it had its work cut out if the Chargers wanted to make it to state.
    On Saturday against Arapahoe and Rampart, Chatfield stepped up to the challenge under the leadership of senior outside hitter Hope Theander and junior middle blocker Caroline Pung.
    First, the 10th-seeded Chargers beat up on No. 27 Arapahoe in three easy sets: 25-6, 25-12 and 25-19. Then came the real test.

  • Morrison voters reject proposal to rezone Red Rocks Ranch

    In keeping with a September special election, Morrison voters rejected a proposal to rezone Red Rocks Ranch, a development planned for the northeast corner of Morrison Road and C-470, from planned development to commercial limited development.

    Eighty-six voters (67.7 percent) were against the idea, while 41 voters (32.3) were in favor.

    Tuesday's election could mark the last of the controversies surrounding the development of 309 acres of land in the Rooney Valley formerly known as Red Rocks Centre.

  • Ken-Caryl voters nix tax increase proposal

    A majority of Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District voters were not in support of a property tax increase that would have protected recreational amenities in the neighborhood.

    In Tuesday's election, 3,706 voters were against ballot issue 6G, while 1,846 voted in favor.

Had it been approved, ballot issue 6G would have raised the district's taxes by $1.53 million annually via an 8-mill increase to the existing property tax rate for the metropolitan district, which oversees recreational programming, parks and playgrounds for residents of Ken-Caryl Ranch.