Today's News

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     The Jefferson County Sheriff has rescinded the temporary stage-2 fire ban and reinstated stage-1 fire restrictions for Jefferson County.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

  • Morrison set to phase trail project

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with plans to build a trail down Highway 8 despite being denied a grant for the project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Though the $190,000 project was budgeted for this year, Town Administrator Kara Winters said it’s unlikely to be completed in its entirety this year without the help of the grant money. Instead, she says the town will complete the project in phases.

    Winters and the town board hope the trail will one day provide a safer pathway through the town.

  • South Jeffco lawmaker’s free speech bill passes

    A South Jeffco lawmaker hopes a recently passed bill will better protect students’ right to freedom of speech on public college campuses.

    The bill, which officially passed on March 22, prohibits free speech zones at public institutions of higher education. It also stops a public university from limiting or restricting student expression in a student forum.

  • Milking it for all it's worth

    On a sunny Saturday in late March, hordes of children run down the dirt path leading to the 1890s farm at the Littleton Museum.

    They line up with excitement around the wooden fence that houses June the Jersey cow. Some sit atop their parents’ shoulders; others climb and peek their head through the slits of the fencing, hoping to catch a glimpse of June while they waited for the first of two cow-milking demonstrations.

  • Keeping the spirit of reading alive and well

    John Newkirk

  • Gorsuch deserves Senate confirmation

    Donald Trump should not have been able to nominate a Supreme Court justice in the opening days of his presidency. It was unconscionable that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues didn’t give Merrick Garland a hearing where he would have proven that he was imminently qualified to serve on the high court and earned confirmation.