Today's News

  • Locals participate in Denver, national pro-life marches

    A cross-section of Colorado — young, old, men, women, and people of various racial and ethnic groups — participated in mid-January’s Celebrate Life March & Rally in Denver.

    “There were families pushing young kids in strollers and very elderly people who had a hard time walking,” Janet Hill of South Jeffco said, adding that she marched near a group of dancers in traditional Mexican garb. “It was a very diverse group. It makes you realize how these issues touch us all throughout our society.”

  • Chargers, Rebels and Eagles excel at league swim


    ARVADA — Kathryn Shanley wasn’t expecting to win the 200-yard freestyle at the 5A Jeffco League girls swimming championships, but she ended up doing so anyway. And that was just the start.

    The Chatfield freshman followed that up with wins in the 500 freestyle, 200 free relay and 400 free relay to help the Chargers to a second-place finish Friday at George J. Meyers Pool.

  • D’Evelyn’s Selin wins Jeffco swimmer of the year

    By Levi Waddell

    ARVADA — The D’Evelyn girls swimming and diving team had a strong outing at the 4A Jeffco League championships, finishing in fourth place with 233 points.

    With the season coming to a close, the Jaguars look to fine-tune everything as the state finals approach.

    Abbey Selin had the strongest showing for the Jaguars, finishing first in both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle. Selin also took home the Jeffco League Swimmer of the Year award and was surprised, to say the least.

  • D’Evelyn hoops falls to Evergreen for second time

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.

  • After season, Rebel wrestlers look to regionals

    LITTLETON — Ted Mullin was the perfect younger brother last season when, as a junior for Columbine, he agreed to wrestle up a weight so senior sibling Tim could compete in the 182-pound weight classification.

    Ironically, the younger Mullin fared better. Ted qualified for his first 5A state tournament at 195, while Tim couldn’t duplicate that feat as a state qualifier.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Affectionately yours, Ichabod Lucius Underhill

  • Relief coming for Colorado’s smallest businesses?

    Tim Leonard

  • Finding the meaningful middle ground

    The first time I remember believing that a political event provided an absolute truth was after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974. Through all that Watergate taught us, the overriding simple truth to me was that sometimes the story about the story is more important than the story itself, and that people finding themselves in a scandal would be best served if they acknowledge their failures rather than extending the scandal by dragging out its final determinations and ramifications.

  • Chatfield outlasts rival Columbine

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In a game that had everything one would expect from rival schools, the Chatfield Chargers outlasted the Columbine Rebels 63-56 on Jan. 24 in front of a packed house.

    Chatfield seniors Liam Mann, Keland Rumsey and Isaiah Reed were fundamental to the team’s success.

    “Back-to-back rivalry games with the wins, it feels great and obviously we needed it by the way we started league. We’re just hoping to continue that further down the road,” Rumsey said.

  • Columbine’s Maura Singer too much for Chatfield

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — From the initial tipoff, it was obvious that Columbine junior Maura Singer was going to have a big night against the Chatfield Chargers.

    Singer’s 16 first-quarter points helped the Rebels obtain a sizable lead, and they never looked back, winning the contest 58-31 on Jan. 24.