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Today's News

  • Front Range shoots lights out in upset victory

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In perhaps their best showing of the year, the Front Range Christian Falcons upset the Dawson School Mustangs 68-53 on Feb. 13. The Falcons shared the ball effectively and were lights out from beyond the arc as they ended Dawson’s six-game winning streak.

  • Columbine girls hoops gets first playoff win since 2010

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team accomplished one big goal it had entering this season.

    The No. 20-seeded Rebels managed the program’s first playoff victory since 2010 with a 41-37 victory Tuesday night against No. 45 Eaglecrest.

    “It’s been like eight years since we’ve won a playoff game,” Columbine junior Maura Singer said. “It’s definitely super nice.”

  • Threats of violence investigated at Dakota Ridge, Columbine

        A threat of violence made against two South Jeffco high schools Monday night has been investigated by officials with Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

  • ‘A plea for equal justice’

    As a conservative columnist, I have always tried to focus on constitutionally based concepts of personal responsibility and accountability supported by the belief that our country is founded on the principle of equality of opportunity.
    My numerous columns always attempt to support these views with appropriate facts and historical connections thereby providing a somewhat logical and rational basis for the opinions. Given the very nature of Op/Ed columns, these positions welcome opposing views.

  • Colorado Olympic talent reigns supreme

    Growing up in Steamboat Springs in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Winter Olympics were a big deal. We’d earned the name, “Ski Town USA” as more winter Olympians had (and still have) been produced in Steamboat than anywhere else in the United States. We all had everyday interactions with Olympic athletes, and I had friends who would become Olympians.

  • Chatfield’s Kathryn Shanley shines with state win

    By Kevin Lytle

    FORT COLLINS — Good luck wiping the smile off Kathryn Shanley’s face.

    The swimmer instantly forgot about exhaustion when she looked up at the timing board after finishing the 500-yard freestyle Saturday afternoon.

    Lane 5, first place.

    The Chatfield High School freshman burst into a big grin as she realized she had just become a state champion in her first state meet after winning the 500 free in a time of 5 minutes, 2.44 seconds at Edora Pool Ice Center.

  • Jeffco student-athletes sign with colleges near and far

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — From the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii and beyond, Jeffco student-athletes will fan out to all corners of the United States  to pursue their college dreams in the next school year.

    Feb. 7 marked another National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen high schools within Jeffco Public Schools had signing celebrations on Wednesday.

    “It’s always a special day,” Columbine principal Scott Christy said during the Rebels’ celebration.

  • Dakota Ridge inherits Jeffco field hockey team

    Dakota Ridge High School is taking the reins of Jefferson County field hockey.

    The team, which has been historically linked to Golden High School, is switching over under the veil of Dakota Ridge for this upcoming season and beyond.

  • Chatfield and Columbine have 4 qualify for state

    By Tyler Johnson

    At the Class 5A Region 3 tournament on Saturday at Poudre High School, Columbine and Chatfield earned a few spots at state.

    Smaller teams such as Chatfield and Columbine were looking to qualify as many wrestlers as they could as an overall team title was out of reach early in the day, with Poudre running away with the team victory.

    The best chance for Chatfield came from senior Earl Cameron Manzanares, who easily advanced to the semifinals with a pin and a major victory by a score of 10-1.

  • D'Evelyn senior Selin wins state titles in 200, 500 freestyle

    THORNTON — Over the last couple years, the weeks leading up to the state swim meet haven’t been kind to D’Evelyn High School’s Abbey Selin.
    But none of that seemed to matter on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, as a flu earlier in the week couldn’t stop the senior standout from going for the gold in the 3A state meet. In the end, she took home the titles for the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.