Today's News

  • Judge denies unsupervised visits for Eastwood

    The man who shot a high-powered rifle at Deer Creek Middle School, injuring two students, will not be allowed temporary, unsupervised visits from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo.

  • Gunshot sounds in Ken Caryl turn out to be faulty generator

    The sounds heard on Feb. 23 in Ken Caryl that were thought to be gunshots turned out to be made by a faulty generator.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office “determined the cause of the sounds to be a malfunctioning generator located on the roof of the Safeway shopping center building in the 12000 block of West Ken Caryl Avenue,” according to a news release. “Safeway has been very cooperative throughout our investigation and is currently taking steps to fix the problem.”

    Residents also reported hearing the same sounds Friday morning.

  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee in late January.
    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

  • Realpolitik equals Fair Trade equals a new NAFTA

    Soon after the inauguration of President Trump, I wrote a column predicting that the tone and timber of his foreign policy would be that of Realpolitik. Certainly, the months since and the latest tariff pronouncement underscore the validity of this prognostication.

  • Shielded from their transgressions

    When the Colorado House of Representatives voted to expel Steve Lebsock, it ended a sorry saga, but did little to put to rest lingering discussions about sexual harassment at the State Capitol.
    After Lebsock was accused of sexual harassment by a fellow lawmaker, several other complaints against legislators were filed. Four additional complaints were filed against Lebsock and complaints were filed against one other representative and three senators.

  • No. 4 Rebels’ lacrosse nets win over Grandview

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s boys lacrosse first-year coach Henry Sulzbacher might have been the most nervous person on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “Tons of nerves,” Sulzbacher admitted about his feelings coming into his first game coaching the No. 4 ranked team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys lacrosse pre-season rankings. “With so much talent, it’s like the scariest position. I think we are really good. We came out firing, so that eased the nerves a little bit.”

  • Rebels’ girls soccer loses season opener to Grizzlies

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine kicked off its girls soccer season against Highland Ranch’s ThunderRidge Thursday night at Lakewood Memorial Stadium. The Grizzlies won 2-1.

    After almost 30 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Columbine girls team took advantage of its opponent’s fatigue and scored a header goal off a corner kick.

    The ThunderRidge Grizzlies answered with a goal of their own seven minutes later, and the Rebels lost in overtime after ThunderRidge’s Maddie Duren scored off a penalty kick.

  • The enemy within

    Recently my son and I watched the movie “The Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill. We enjoyed it a great deal and, of course, came away with the realization that were it not for the leadership of Churchill World War II most likely would’ve had a different ending.

  • Where have all the adults gone?

    This is, indeed, a critical time for our country. Instances of incomprehensible violence are leveraged to produce an intended political agenda.
    Traumatized and grieving victims are given no time for healing. Rather, their very personal post-traumatic stress is sensationalized and publicized. Children are being used by adults to further an agenda, an agenda that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Second Amendment.

  • All around, in every way

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around who perfectly embodies both aspects of that title. For D’Evelyn High School, senior Angi Reed checks all the boxes. 

    For the past four years, Reed has found balance in multiple sports and academics, in which she comfortably holds a 4.33 grade-point average. Outside of the classroom, she plays softball, basketball and tennis.