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Today's News

  • District accountability committee members divided on teacher wage boost

    Jeffco Public Schools’ plan to put up to $25 million in its budget next year for employee compensation boosts has drawn ire from three District Accountability Committee members, who believe the school district is being financially irresponsible.

    However, the majority of the committee supports the proposal, DAC chair Deb Guiducci told the school board March 23.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Morrison police officer, son recognized for spotting fire

    When Josh Hunter’s 4-year-old son said he saw smoke in the distance on a chilly morning in early December, the Morrison police officer shrugged it off. That’s because, typically, the “smoke” turns out to be steam coming from pipes on cold mornings.

    But Derek Hunter insisted.

    As Josh glanced over his shoulder, expecting to confirm his initial thoughts, he realized his son was right.

  • New car wash hopes to bring a different experience

    Chad Roach and Aaron Voorhees might own a car wash, but they like to say they’re in the people industry instead.

    “We just happen to wash people’s cars,” Roach said.

    Their latest venture, Living Water Car Wash, opened Monday in South Jeffco. It is a project nearly three years in the making.

  • Chargers, Eagles and Rebels tee off in Jeffco Tournament

    Three local teams were in action Monday in the 5A Jefferson County League golf tournament. Columbine finished third, trailing tournament winner Ralston Valley and runner-up Arvada West. Dakota Ridge placed seventh as a team while Chatfield finished eighth.

    Columbine was led by junior Tess Mitchell, who finished with a team-low score of 93 to finish ninth out of 40 competitors.

  • Columbine baseball wins two in trip to Sunflower State

    After a disappointing start to the 2017 season, the Columbine baseball team had a change of fortune over spring break.

    The Rebels fled the winter conditions of the Rockies for warmer temperatures in Overland Park, Kan., as they faced off with three local teams from the Sunflower State.

  • Shannon Vigil steps down as head coach at Columbine

    Shannon Vigil has been a head coach of at least one sport for 23 seasons. At the end of this year, that will all change as she has announced she is stepping down as the girls basketball coach at Columbine High School. Vigil will transition into a new role of assistant principal.

    “I think that this is the end of my coaching career,” explained Vigil. “Maybe one day I’ll coach my grandkids in a youth sport, but this is the end of my high school coaching days.”

  • Fire ban eased; stage-1 restrictions now in place

     The Jefferson County Sheriff has rescinded the temporary stage-2 fire ban and reinstated stage-1 fire restrictions for Jefferson County.

    While recent and forecasted weather helps reduce the risk of wildland fires, conditions still dictate the need for continued fire restrictions and caution, particularly with any outdoor cooking and campfires as permissible under stage 1, according to a release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The following activities are prohibited under stage-1 fire restrictions:

  • Peril at the pumps: Gas station skimmers on the rise in South Jeffco

    With reports of skimmers at South Jeffco gas stations on the rise, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning people to be alert at the pump.

     “(A skimmer is) a device that criminals put on card readers from the inside that collects the credit card information,” said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office. “Then they use that information to clone the credit cards.”