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Today's News

  • Columbine's Mayberry wins 5A state wrestling title

    DENVER – Columbine senior Brian Mayberry scored a 3-1 overtime victory over Overland's Amer Tipura to win the 5A state championship at 220 pounds on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. The win avenged a 3-2 OT loss in the regional finals a week earlier.
    The match was tied 1-all heading into the extra session when Mayberry (29-1) scored a takedown 44 seconds into the 1-minute period. It marks the fourth time in the past two seasons the two have met and that the match has gone into overtime. The loss dropped Tipura to 42-2 for the season.

  • Shots fired outside GI Jodi's Bar; no injuries reported

    Several shots reportedly were fired outside GI Jodi's Bar, 11550 W. Meadows Drive, about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. No patrons or staff were hit by the bullets.

    A witness said a man tried to leave the bar without paying the tab. As the man left, the witness said, staff members followed him to his truck in an attempt to collect money. When the man reached his truck, he pulled out a gun and fired several shots into the air, then got into the truck and raced out of the parking lot, the witness said.

  • Chatfield boys capture 5A Jeffco League title

    The Chatfield Chargers' boys basketball team captured the 5A Jeffco League championship outright on Wednesday night with an 84-57 victory over Arvada West at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The win was Chatfield's 19th straight and improved the Chargers to 21-1 on the season, 15-0 in conference play.
    Chatfield plays host to rival Columbine on Friday. The varsity girls game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow.

  • State sees a super-sized increase in Super Bowl DUI arrests

    Colorado saw a dramatic increase in the number of DUI arrests during Super Bowl weekend this year, setting a new record for the state-wide enforcement period.

    The 421 arrests, from Feb. 1-4, mark a new record for the five-year-old enforcement period during the country’s most watched football game. Last year there were 303 arrests during the same period.

    “I think this is a more dramatic (increase),” said Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, spokesmen for the Colorado State Patrol.

  • County's text-message service answers teens' questions about sexual health

    A new system being used by Jeffco Public Health to answer teens’ questions about sexual health via text-message is already proving to be quite popular. 

    After being online for only three days, the Go Ask TISH program had already received more than 100 questions about sex and sexual health, said Kelly Conroy, Jeffco’s public health nurse supervisor. 

    “We’ve had a great response since it has launched,” Conroy said. “We really wanted to increase our outreach to teens and young adults.”

  • Test of new emergency notification system scores 74 percent

    A test of the county’s new emergency notification system is being considered a success, after it reached out to more than 347,000 phone numbers across Jeffco and Broomfield, along with parts of Adams, Douglas and Clear Creek counties. 

    The test, which took five hours on Feb. 6, successfully connected to about 74 percent of the registered telephone numbers, a high mark, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. 

  • All heart: Couple renew vows at the end of a difficult year

    Scott Stanley gently placed his left arm around wife Heather’s shoulder as the minister began a sermon about the many forms that true love can take. As the sermon progressed, Heather moved closer into her husband’s embrace.

    Sunday’s sermon held special meaning for the couple as they listened with the rest of the congregation at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church. Heather and Scott, along with two other couples, were renewing their wedding vows. 

  • Jeffco debates approach to recreational pot

    As the state grapples with the voters’ decision last November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by approving Amendment 64, questions loom for Jefferson County as well.

    Currently the state is trying to create a regulatory framework for the use and sale of recreational marijuana. And the committee tasked with creating rules and regulations is working against a July 1 deadline. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Tete a tete a trois

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Despite 51 saves from Owston Eagles fall to host Aspen
    ASPEN
    — Host Aspen got goals from Colter Robinson and Willy Doremus en route to a 2-0 victory over Dakota Ridge on Feb. 15 at the Lewis Ice Arena.
    The loss ended Dakota Ridge’s season with a 5-13-1 record and nine points in the Foothills Conference.
    Eagles goaltender Joey Owston made 51 saves in net.

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Hyde, Columbine extend winning streak to six games