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Today's News

  • Escaped jail inmate captured in Boulder

    The man who escaped from the Jeffco jail last week and is suspected in a string of subsequent car thefts was arrested Thursday morning.

  • Cobb wants more after close finish at leagues

    The feeling was a sinking one for Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb. The petite Lady Rebels runner knew just how close she was to winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship on Oct. 10 at Clement Park. She also knew with mere yards to go that she wasn’t going to catch Arvada West’s Erin Rawe-Thomas no matter how hard she tried.

    “I’m kind of disappointed because I was so close to first. I could’ve gotten it, but I didn’t because I can’t sprint,” Cobb said.

  • Eagles survive, advance to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Getting to the 5A Region 5 softball championship game was a monumental accomplishment for Dakota Ridge. Once there, winning another regional title and berth in the state tournament was a breeze.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Eagles tune up for regionals, rout Conifer
    Cassidy Creekmore went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Aubrey Nelson scored three runs as Dakota Ridge rolled to an 11-1 win over Conifer on Oct. 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    The Lady Eagles, who wrapped up the 5A Jeffco League championship a day earlier with an 8-2 win over Lakewood, finished the regular season 16-3.

    Megan Sansburn scattered five hits over five innings, while striking out 10 in the complete game victory.

  • Littleton plays in bursts, topples Evergreen in straight sets

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.

  • First-half goal, A-West’s hustle stymie Rebels

    ARVADA — For whatever reason, be it Arvada West’s equally-quick style of play or the hostile environment at the North Area Athletic Complex on Oct. 1, the Columbine Rebels’ boys soccer team couldn’t settle into its game, head coach Zach Martin said. Giving up an early goal didn’t help matters, either.

  • Slow start hampers Rebels’ bid

    The 5A state boys golf championship didn’t exactly go as Columbine had hoped. As a matter of fact, it started off about as poorly as the Rebels could’ve imagined.

    The Colorado Springs Country Club course was menacing, to say the least, on Columbine’s golfers on Day 1 of the two-day tournament Sept. 29-30 with the Rebels finishing the first round in last place of the 14 teams in the field.

  • Simpson, top doubles win regionals

    John Simpson knew what he had to do. He proved as much in the first set of his 5A Region 3 championship match Oct. 2 at Ken-Caryl Ranch House. The second set, not so much.

    “In the second set, I didn’t have the right mindset going in,” Simpson said of No. 3 singles match against Arapahoe’s Dylan Panis. “I was like, ‘I’ve got this wrapped up,’ which you should never go into a second set like.”

  • State Senate candidates offer diverse choice

    Editor’s note: With Election Day fast approaching, the Columbine Courier is taking a final look at local races.

    This year’s race in state Senate District 22 pits a Democratic incumbent who wants to continue his work on education against a GOP challenger hoping to school Capitol denizens on a change in tenor at the legislature.
    State Sen. Andy Kerr, who is running for a second term, faces Republican Tony Sanchez, a manager who works with nonprofits.

  • Grant will help library expand computer training

    The Jeffco Public Library will expand its efforts to help residents master rapidly advancing computer technology, thanks to a $17,353 federal grant.

    The library plans to use the funds to create “Digital U,” an improved set of technology training courses that will travel throughout the county.