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Chatfield football punches ticket to 4A title game

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield will play for a state football championship title for the first time in 20 years Saturday, Dec. 4, at Empower Field at Mile High. The No. 7-seeded Chargers shutout No. 3 Pine …
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Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco
The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure. 

Lakewood candidates stump for Ward 5 votes

Early Saturday morning, the parking lot at Westwoods Community Church in Lakewood was filling up. Inside, four candidates vying for two seats on Lakewood’s City Council prepared to speak to future …

Wheat Ridge charter school investigating death of baby goat

A group of students at Mountain Phoenix Community School in Wheat Ridge have been removed from class during the investigation into the death of a baby goat, according to a news report.

Third time isn’t a charm for D’Evelyn softball

DENVER — D’Evelyn was hoping its third trip to the Class 4A state championship softball game would end with a different result then the previous two. The Jaguars were back in the 4A state …

Día de los Muertos is almost upon us

The Day of the Dead — Día de los Muertos — is officially celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, but events can be found throughout Jeffco and the rest of the metro area from late October through Mid-November. …

School news
Dr. John Trefny chats with RRCC student, Ben McDill, who plans to transfer to Colorado School of Mines to study mechanical engineering.

Mines Academy signing event fuels excitement in STEM students

Qualified Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) students who want to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines in pursuit of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) bachelor’s degree, will …

Saving young lives in Jeffco and beyond

During the 2001-02 school year, four students at Green Mountain High School took their own lives within a nine-month timespan.  A sense of loss reverberated through the community, leaving an indelible mark and inspiring three members of a nearby church to find a way to help.
Amy Ziegler, Dakota Ridge High School, physical education teacher was honored for more than two decades organizing blood drives at the school.

Jeffco Teacher Honored for Blood Drive Work

Dakota Ridge High School physical education teacher Amy Ziegler was inducted into the Fresenius Kabi Blood Donation Hall of Fame on Nov. 15 for her dedication to organizing blood drives at the school …

Rough review of academic functions in Jeffco Schools

Educational leadership consultant Jaime Aquino gave a review of academic functions in the district during the Nov. 10, Jeffco Board of Education study session. Aquino was hired as a consultant to …
D'Evelyn marching band rehearses for their inauguration performance.

D’Evelyn honored after winning 9th marching band state title

DENVER — D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School honored one of the school’s most accomplished programs Thursday afternoon with an all-school assembly. The D’Evelyn Marching Band captured its …
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Omicron variant detected in Arapahoe County woman

The omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. “The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently …
Commerce City police are looking for this man in connection with a Dec. 1 armed robbery of a convenience store.

Commerce City police searching for armed robbery suspect

Clommerce City police are looking for a man who held up a convenience store on East 104th Avenue Dec. 1. He is between 18 and 25 years of age, stands 5 feet 8 inc hes tall and weighs about 170 …
A sign read, "I don't co-parent with the government" during an Aug. 30 protest against mask requirements at the Arapahoe County administration building in Littleton.

Masks not perfect, but do help, says Tri-County Health chief

His local public-health department has issued another mask-wearing mandate for two metro-Denver counties with nearly 1.2 million people. Even so, John Douglas doesn't hesitate to admit that masks …
Firefighters work to put out a blaze at Applewood Village, a luxury townhome project at 21st Avenue and Youngfield Street.

Youngfield Construction Fire Still Under Investigation

Eight days after a fire destroyed part of the Applewood Village luxury townhome project, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Ronda Scholting, spokesperson for West Metro Fire Rescue. 

New Lakewood City Council members sworn in

Jeslin Shahrezaei, Ward 1; Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, Ward 2; Rebekah Stewart, Ward 3; Rich Olver, Ward 4; and Wendi Strom, Ward 5, were sworn in Nov. 22 as Lakewood’s newest City Council members. 
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