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Today's News

  • Weiman, Rebels shine in spotlight

    Blake Weiman saw the swarm of scouts standing behind home plate, radar guns in hand clocking every pitch. The Rebels senior left-hander was also aware they were at Columbine High School to take a peek at Ralston Valley starter Jordan Holloway and not necessarily him.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Impending changes at Chatfield cause concern

    By state Sen. Andy Kerr

    To residents of state Senate District 22 and others:

  • Man arrested in locker break-ins at The Ridge

    A perpetrator allegedly caught in the act of forcing his way into a gym locker has been arrested in two locker break-ins in the area.

    Mel Peter Trujillo, 53, is accused of using a bolt cutter to break into a locker April 15 at The Ridge Rec Center, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Trujillo has been charged with third-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

    Ron Hopp, executive director of the Foothills Park and Recreation District, said employees noticed a man acting suspicious when he entered the center. 

  • Board, teachers must be reasonable

     Impasse!

    It’s a word that hardly sounds positive when it comes to a negotiation. And yet, it is what the teachers union declared last week before walking out on negotiations for a new contract with the Jefferson County Board of Education.

    Not to be the eternal optimist, but designation of an impasse may be just what the doctor ordered, as it will lead to designation of a mediator between two groups that seem to have little trust for each other in a possible standoff where there’s plenty of blame to go around.

  • Liquor store burglary could be linked to other recent break-ins

    A break-in early Sunday at a liquor store on South Kipling Parkway might be connected to a recent series of smash-and grab burglaries, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Security footage shows two people breaking into the store at 5055 S. Kipling Parkway about 1 a.m. April 13 by using large landscaping rocks to break the glass door. The pair, wearing work gloves, hooded sweatshirts and bandanas over their faces, took the cash register and liquor and left. 

  • On the run — and loving it

    Six-year-old Katy Carpenter has a need for speed, and Powderhorn Elementary’s new Run Club is the solution. 

    “I can’t believe I can run that fast with a fake leg,” Katy said. “I can run as fast as a cheetah. I’m serious.”

    Katy has a prosthetic right leg; doctors had to sever her leg at the knee when she was a baby. 

    “(The Run Club) helps me get better running, because I have to get used to it without a leg,” Katy said.

  • District seeks to revive talks with teachers

    In an effort to restart contract talks, the Jeffco school board has asked the teachers union what it would take for union negotiators to return to the bargaining table.

    “I think it’s in the board’s best interest to keep JCEA at the (bargaining) table,” board member Lesley Dahlkemper said at Thursday night’s meeting.

  • Survivors gather to mourn, find support

    One act of violence can have a lifetime of repercussions. 

    For most of the 200 or so people at this year’s Courage Walk at the Jeffco government center, those repercussions are well known. The event brings survivors and victims’ families together to pay tribute to those lost to violence and to survivors of violent acts. It concludes in the Courage Garden behind the Taj Mahal.

    It also gives attendees a chance to connect with others who understand their pain. 

  • DeAngelis honored for lifetime of service

    Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis received the Norma Anderson Lifetime Service Award at the annual Love Our Schools luncheon last Thursday.

    “I’m truly blessed and humbled to receive this award,” DeAngelis told a packed luncheon at the Arvada Center. “Thank you.”

  • Four of seven seats up for election on West Metro Fire board

    Four of the seven seats on the board of the West Metro Fire Protection District are up for vote in the at-large election May 6, along with a 24 percent increase in the district’s property taxes.

    Two incumbents are running for re-election: Joseph Margotte in District 3 and Mike Munden in District 5.

     

    District 1

    Cassie Stenstrom