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Today's News

  • Columbine tennis nearly sweeps D’Evelyn in first match

    Highlighted by a riveting No. 1 singles match, Columbine tennis stunned its D’Evelyn competitors on Friday at D’Evelyn High School.

    “I’m pretty happy,” Rebels head coach Lorens Knudsen said. “In the tough matches, we hung in there and pulled them out. Of course, that just means we have more to work on.”

  • Eagles volleyball tops Boulder in season opener

    By Seth Kahn

    It was all smiles, hugs and high-fives Monday as the Dakota Ridge volleyball team kicked off its season with a win against the Panthers of Boulder High School. The game was a rematch of last year’s contest, which saw the Eagles travel to Boulder and come home with a win in straight sets.

    Despite the win in Boulder last year, the Eagles finished with a 7-16 record and are looking to turn things around this year with a senior-heavy team consisting of only three underclassmen.

  • Columbine football edges rival Ralston Valley

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out with an important win to start the football season.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, defeated Ralston Valley 21-7 in the all-Jeffco showdown in Zero Week on Aug. 25.

    “We’ve got to go back and get better,” Columbine coach Andy Lowry said after the Rebels’ victory. “Zero Week games are hard.”

  • Jeffco to delay school closure conversations until 2019, superintendent says

    In an attempt to ease concerns among parents and community members, the superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools announced last Friday that the school district will not consider any school closures for at least a couple of years.

    Superintendent Jason Glass said in a letter e-mailed to parents, as well as posted to his “Advance Jeffco” blog under the title, “Rethinking school closures,” that his administration would make recommendations to close any neighborhood school until at least the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Shrader seeking re-election as sheriff

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader announced Aug. 22 that he is running for re-election in 2018, in part because there’s still more community work he wants to do.

    “I’m not done yet. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do at the Sheriff’s Office over the last few years, but one term is not enough,” said Shrader in a phone interview.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • A nuclear N. Korea wouldn’t be easy to endure

    Jefferson County’s connections to the big news stories of recent days— troops in Afghanistan, terrorism in Barcelona, racism in Charlottesville, confrontation with North Korea— are indistinct. But with North Korea warning Sunday of “the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” confrontation is back. And so is belligerence. And so is the nuclear menace. Jefferson County isn’t likely in North Korea’s crosshairs. But if the confrontation turns uncontrollable, all of us could be the losers.

  • We, the people, made a poor hiring decision
  • A senior at USF, Mayberry ready for any challenge

    For the past three years, University of Sioux Falls football has been good to Columbine High School graduate Brian Mayberry, but he still has a lot to do before he walks across that ceremonial stage at the end of the upcoming school year.

    Luckily for the 22-year-old senior defensive lineman, his time with the Rebels help set him up for success throughout his career at the Division II college in South Dakota, during which he has recorded 51 tackles with 23 solo stops across 24 games and three playoff appearances.

  • Former Jeffco custodian sentenced in sexting case

    The former Jeffco Public Schools custodian arrested last September on suspicion of sending nude photos to a female student was sentenced last week to four years of sex offender intensive probation.

    Jacob David Deal pleaded guilty Aug. 14 to one charge of attempted sexual assault on a child, a Class 5 felony, in connection to incidents involving two students last year.