JEFFCO SPORTS
Green Mountain senior Olivia Sears, left, drives past Standley Lake sophomore Bayleigh Walling and freshman Kameron Mireles-Cianco during a Class 4A Jeffco League game Jan. 10 at Green Mountain High School. The Rams won 86-35 to push their conference winning streak to 30 games dating back to the 2018-19 season.

Green Mountain continues 4A Jeffco League win streak

LAKEWOOD — A lot has changed on and off basketball court since Jan. 16, 2019. One thing that hasn’t changed for nearly three years is how Green Mountain’s girls basketball team has dominated …
Pomona junior Jakob Romero, bottom, and Jefferson senior Angelo Lozado tangled in the 126-pound title bout at the Arvada West Invitational Jan. 15 at Arvada West High School. Romero took a 7-1 victory. Pomona dominated the “mini-state” tournament with 293 team points that included seven Panthers winning individual titles.

Pomona pins down another team title at Arvada West Invitational

It took less than 24 hours for Pomona’s wrestling squad to avenge a rare team loss.
Former Golden High School football receivers coach Brian Pike, left, and his son Karson, a 2004 GHS alum and stand-out high school quarterback, take a trip down memory lane early Sunday morning, Dec. 26 at Marv Kay Stadium. The younger Pike is the assistant coach and offensive coordinator for Bemidji State University. He was recently named the 2021 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Assistant Coach of the Year.

NSIC names former GHS QB assistant coach of the year

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has named 2004 Golden High School alum and Bemidji State University offensive coordinator Karson Pike as its 2021 Assistant Coach of the Year.
MORE NEWS IN & AROUND JEFFCO
A house on South Monaco Parkway in Denver was on sale by Zillow on Nov. 7.

Zillow went on a Front Range home-buying binge, months before collapse of home-flipping business

The collapse of online real estate giant Zillow’s venture into home buying and selling, announced Nov. 2, can be traced, in one small part, back to its over eagerness to invest in Colorado’s …
Professional delouser Linda Holmes combs through the hair of 8-year-old Huntley Marker on a weeknight in late October in the girl’s home in Parker. Business is back up for Holmes and other nitpickers after a lull during the height of the pandemic.

A COVID head-scratcher: Why lice lurk despite distancing

The Marker family of Parker opened their door on a recent evening to a woman dressed in purple, with a military attitude to cleanliness. Linda Holmes, who has worked as a technician with LiceDoctors …
Noelle Phares, 35, sits in her art studio in Lakewood.

Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …

Veteran news leader named Colorado Community Media editor

The next editor-in-chief of Colorado Community Media is Lisa Schlichtman, an experienced, award-winning news executive and an industry leader.

Jeffco School Board gives January update

In the most recent Jeffco School Board meeting, several topics were discussed without covering a ton of new ground. COVID-19 policies and monitoring were clarified, a group of worried Fitzmorris parents and staff spoke during public comment and district employees continue to leave during a time when many departments are already short-staffed.

School news

All Adams 14 students return to in-person learning

With an eye on the omicron variant of COVID-19 and staffing issues within the district, all Adams 14 School District students and staff returned to in-person learning Jan,. 24. At various times …

COVID and Adams 14 schools .. some open, some remote

Adams

Remote learning a possibility in Brighton schools

It's a case of same song, new verses, new year when it comes to the 27J schools system and COVID-19 concerns. Because of the rising number of COVID cases this winter -- largely because of the …

Adams 14 ends contract with management company

Adams 14 School District and Adams 14 School Succeed, also known as MGT America Consulting, are business partners no more. The district's board terminated the contract Jan. 11. The notice takes …

Adams 14 schools go remote

Students in the Adams 14 School District will be doing remote learning the week of Monday, Jan. 10. The reason is the spread of COVID cases. According to a statement from the district, Adams …
General news
Justin Presser, a King Soopers employee since 2006, strikes on Wednesday in Denver.

King Soopers strike ends after union reaches tentative deal with grocer

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Jan. 21 that it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement with King Soopers, ending a strike that began more than a week earlier.
Mountain Foothills Rotary members gather before the Ice Melt Barrel is placed on Evergreen Lake.

It’s Ice Melt Barrel guessing time in Evergreen

The Ice Melt Barrel is now gracing the ice at Evergreen Lake, so it’s time to guess when the barrel will touch the water.

Conifer is Colorado’s new population center

Colorado’s population has shifted north since 2010, and the east end of Conifer is the state’s new population center.

Wheat Ridge Howard Johnson’s to become workforce housing after zoning change approval

Council Bill 24-2021, an ordinance approving the rezoning of property located at 12100 West 44th Avenue from Commercial 1 to Mixed-Use Commercial, passed unanimously during the Jan. 10, Wheat Ridge City Council meeting. 

Lakewood housing allocations for 2022

In 2019, Lakewood residents voted to enact a Residential Growth Limitation Ordinance, found in Chapter 14.27 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.
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