Today's News

  • Eagles’ Vancil breaks through, wins 5A Jeffco League title

    Austin Vancil certainly wasn’t expecting it. Most likely not too many people were.

    “Not at all,” Vancil said.

    But the Dakota Ridge sophomore certainly was capable of winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship, and he did. Vancil ran the Clement Park course on Oct. 13 in 16 minutes, 24 seconds, holding off Arvada West’s Colin Berndt by six seconds. It helped the Eagles to a second-place team finish, behind A-West with 59 points. The Wildcats scored 38.

  • Eagles avenge loss, win regionals

    PARKER — The 11th-seeded Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles (13-8-0) knew a run at the 5A state championships wouldn’t be easy, especially if it meant battling their adversary — sixth-seeded Legend (16-5-1), which is exactly what happened.

  • Experience helps Chatfield’s top players

    DENVER — Christian Holmes was dressed for the occasion. With his Chatfield Chargers T-shirt, plaid team shorts, black socks with a red stripe and brand new orange shoes, the sophomore and No. 1 singles player was ready for the 5A state boys’ tennis tournament.

    More than the wardrobe, however, Holmes had the mental makeup to tackle the challenges he faced at Gates Tennis Center on Oct. 13.

  • Rebels' path blocked by Mustangs

    DENVER — Gut-wrenching. Numbing. Speechless. Indescribable. Pick your description of choice because any and all of them could’ve characterized the Columbine Rebels on Oct. 14.

  • Columbine High graduate had key role in making of movie

    When “American Honey” hits the Esquire Theatre in Denver and the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton on Friday, South Jeffco residents may recognize a familiar name in the credits.

    Allison Rose Carter, a 2001 graduate of Columbine High School, worked as a line producer on the film, which is directed by Andrea Arnold and stars Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough.

    As a line producer, it was Carter’s job to work with the director, analyze the cost of the film, create a budget, hire the crew and help bring together the film’s larger elements.

  • Pair of Brookdale residents celebrate 104 years

    Alice Rudy and Juanita Barton both play the piano and love to dance. Both value time with their families and feel strongly about their faiths.

    But their similarities do not stop here. In fact, they merely begin. After Rudy celebrates a birthday Oct. 20, the next-door neighbors at Brookdale Assisted Living in Littleton will both be 104 years old.

    Still dancing

  • 5K benefits Columbine’s special-needs program

    David Blair knew he wanted to organize a 5K to give back to the community, but he didn’t know what cause to support.

    After some consideration and discussion with former Columbine High School student Steven Santaniello, Blair, a 17-year-old Columbine senior, decided to give the proceeds from the race to the challenge program at his school.

    The inaugural Walk For All 5K was held at 9 a.m. Sunday. Runners and walkers of all ages began at Columbine High on the sunny October morning and completed a course through Clement Park, finishing at the school.

  • Normandy teacher Carrie Jordan wins presidential award

    Carrie Jordan’s class photos run the length of Normandy Elementary’s gym wall. Every year from 1995 to 2016, 25 or so students surrounded their teacher in each photo. And while the fashion and hairstyles changed over those years, the smiles on their faces did not.

    And, maybe today, those students don’t remember the mathematics principles their teacher, “Miss Jordan,” taught them. But, if nothing else, they likely do remember how she taught it — with fun games and a positive attitude.


    Why I’m running as an independent


    Two years ago, my neighbor told me she admired me and appreciated all my hard work running for the state legislature, but she would never vote for a Democrat. At that moment, I knew I was in trouble.

  • How the voters might win the election

    Predicting the presidential election outcome seems to be like trying to predict next month’s weather … with so many unknowns, flipping a coin might be the best process.

    I found a university professor named Allen Lichtman who seemed to have a great fact-based, history-authenticated methodology for predicting the next president. I was really buying into his prediction, which, by the way, was that Trump will win. Then, he finished with a disclaimer saying that because Trump is Trump, his methodology might not work.