Today's News

  • Soccer’s cool cats beat out the dogs

    LAKEWOOD — Alaina Avery got a little roughed up in her final game of the 2019 Conifer soccer season, but she wasn’t going to let that stop her from protecting the net with everything she had.

    On May 8 as Lakewood Memorial Field amid rainy and snowy conditions, the Conifer junior keeper and the Lobos ended their season with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 D’Evelyn in the 4A state playoffs. Conifer was seeded No. 32.

  • Rohrer: Community building builds America

    We won the second World War as all Americans pitched in. Those who couldn’t serve in the military built tanks and airplanes, bought war bonds and gladly gave up comfort items whose raw materials were needed for the war effort. Our unity propelled a Herculean effort that won the war.

    President Kennedy brought us together, asking us to sign up for the moon mission. He asked for funding that tripled the space budget and put aside other goals. He told us it would be hard. We united behind his challenge, and we met it.

  • Wilmot’s Mural Club strives to help others with meaningful messages

    The walls into the bathrooms at Wilmot Elementary School are becoming more inspirational.

    The school’s Mural Club decided to create murals with messages of support and encouragement. They completed two and hope to finish two more before the school year ends.

    “We decided to hit up the school with positive messages,” said art teacher Elisabeth Marcus.

    The murals are placed in such a way that students walking down the hallway can see them, too.

  • King-Murphy’s Exhibition allows sixth-graders to make a difference

    The annual Exhibition at King-Murphy Elementary School continues to prove that sixth-graders are passionate about a variety of social issues.

    On Thursday, the students presented the projects they’ve been working on for months to fellow students, parents and the community. Their topics ranged from the effects of war and animal rights to freedom of speech in sports.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • County briefs

    Jeffco looks to expand enterprise zone

    Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. is looking to expand its enterprise zone to potentially include portions of Kittredge, Idledale and Morrison.

  • Annual Art of the Egg competition brings out the artist in amateurs, allows professionals to get creative

    Some 119 eggs were inspected by adults and children alike on May 1 as they decided which were their favorites and which they were interested in buying.

    Visitors found eggs in every design imaginable. Some were so creatively decorated that you couldn’t tell they were eggs in the first place.

    The Art of the Egg, the annual egg-decorating contest, culminated with its finale viewing party at Go Paint!, and both professional and amateur egg decorators get involved.

  • Education Briefs

    Meal prices going up next year for Jeffco Public Schools

    Jeffco Public Schools is raising the cost of school lunches next year, primarily to offset the additional cost of employee salaries due to a minimum wage increase.

    “The only way to really keep up with that is unfortunately lunch price increases,” said Beth Wallace, executive director of Jeffco’s food and nutrition services department.

    The costs for the 2019-20 school year are as follows:

    • 15 cent increase for all breakfasts

  • Jeffco Schools moves toward June budget adoption

    Ahead of June when the proposed $1.2 billion budget will be finalized, the Jeffco Public Schools board had some tough conversations during last Thursday’s meeting about the district’s finances and how to prioritize spending for the upcoming school year.

  • News Briefs

    Preliminary hearing set for teenage murder suspect

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the 18-year-old charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Joseph Michael Brinson.

    Blake Alan Quinlan was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail on April 4. He is being held without bond and will return to court for a preliminary hearing on July 19.