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Today's News

  • Columbine becomes first Jeffco school to offer AP capstone diploma

    Next year, Columbine High School will be the first Jeffco Public School to offer the advanced placement capstone diploma program.

    The high school was approved for the program in December after a lengthy application process. With the AP capstone program, Columbine will add two courses to its current AP class offers. Those classes — AP seminar and AP research — focus on building the skills and in-depth knowledge that students need in preparation for college, according to Shannon Vigil, vice principal at Columbine.

  • Jury trial set for South Jeffco murder suspect

    A jury trial has been scheduled for Jordan Lemarinel, a suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man.

    Lemarinel, 27, was arrested last May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. He pleaded not guilty in September to felony charges of first-degree murder and will return to court Feb. 16 for a pretrial readiness conference and then Feb. 28 for trial.

  • Park Briefs: Foothills January Meeting

    Community garden, orchard approved

    After months of discussion, the Foothills Park and Recreation board on Jan. 23 unanimously approved a Feeding Many community garden and orchard.

    The project will develop a garden and orchard on a plot of land at Weaver Creek Park on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary. The garden will be a resource for Kendallvue students and the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Colorow coordinating shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment

    Colorow Elementary School has organized a shoe drive to raise money to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Affectionately yours, Ichabod Lucius Underhill

  • Jefferson County residents participate in second annual Women’s March

    Amidst a government shutdown, women, men and children from Jefferson County and across Colorado gathered Saturday for the second Women’s March in downtown Denver.

    Though tens of thousands attended this year’s event, it was smaller than last year’s, which occurred the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Both years, the Denver event coincided with sister marches across the state and country.

  • Francone to fill Rosier’s seat as Jeffco commissioner

    Tina Francone, the current Regional Transportation District director, has been named by Jeffco Republican officials as the replacement for former Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier.

  • ‘A plea for equal justice’

    As a conservative columnist, I have always tried to focus on constitutionally based concepts of personal responsibility and accountability supported by the belief that our country is founded on the principle of equality of opportunity.
    My numerous columns always attempt to support these views with appropriate facts and historical connections thereby providing a somewhat logical and rational basis for the opinions. Given the very nature of Op/Ed columns, these positions welcome opposing views.

  • Colorado Olympic talent reigns supreme

    Growing up in Steamboat Springs in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Winter Olympics were a big deal. We’d earned the name, “Ski Town USA” as more winter Olympians had (and still have) been produced in Steamboat than anywhere else in the United States. We all had everyday interactions with Olympic athletes, and I had friends who would become Olympians.

  • Chatfield’s Kathryn Shanley shines with state win

    By Kevin Lytle

    FORT COLLINS — Good luck wiping the smile off Kathryn Shanley’s face.

    The swimmer instantly forgot about exhaustion when she looked up at the timing board after finishing the 500-yard freestyle Saturday afternoon.

    Lane 5, first place.

    The Chatfield High School freshman burst into a big grin as she realized she had just become a state champion in her first state meet after winning the 500 free in a time of 5 minutes, 2.44 seconds at Edora Pool Ice Center.