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Today's News

  • It’s about decency, respect

    Aretha Franklin said it … R E S P E C T.
    By the time you read this article, I would bet that more men will stand accused of improper treatment or even sexual abuse of women. The steady stream of this type of behavior is truly amazing. Most Americans seem to be saying, it’s about time these unwanted acts are exposed and the perpetrators held accountable. I certainly agree with this sentiment. The common denominator seems to be the arrogant belief by powerful men that their status gives them the right to sexual favors.

  • PERA reform faces challenging proposition

    One of the most attractive benefits of government employment is often a pension that used to be the norm among benefits from all employers. That has become increasingly rare as times have changed, and people are less likely to spend their entire careers working for the same employer.

  • The responsibility of finding a replacement

    Joe Webb

  • Chatfield’s late-game collapse to blame for loss

    LITTLETON ­— After Chatfield freshman Ethan Gorowski’s 3-pointer put the Chargers up 60-49 with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the Chargers were on their way to their first win of the season.

    As the “He’s a freshman” chants rained down from the student section, Chargers fans and players alike were unaware Douglas County was about to go on a 18-0 run that would lead to a 67-62 victory for the Huskies.

  • Jokic meets with hoopsters from Dakota Ridge

    LITTLETON — Throughout the years, Echo Park Automotive has been an ally for Dakota Ridge High School athletics and on Nov. 29 after school, it set up a meet-and-greet with Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

    The autograph signing included the entire girls program and the level three boys’ team.

    “It’s really cool,” junior guard Sydney Daniels said. “I’ve liked him for a long time, and I just think he’s a really good player. It’s cool to see him and finally meet him.”

  • Front Range Christian boys nab exciting late-game win

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to open the season in exciting fashion.

    On Saturday on their home court, the Falcons surrendered an early-game blowout lead to give their opponent, Burlington, a fighting chance to take over and win the game in the final seconds. With three seconds left in the contest, Burlington’s Jonah Hanson sunk a layup to draw the Cougars within one point of the Falcons, 60-59.

  • Columbine boys fall to Mullen in OT home opener

    LITTLETON — It’s not that Columbine boys basketball coach Clay Thielking roots against the Rebels’ football team. It’s just that the school’s annual success on the gridiron delays the building of his squad.

  • Thankful for my Colorado surroundings

    John Newkirk

  • Social media in today’s news coverage

    I wasn’t at Legacy Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but with every precious second I could feel the electricity of what was happening in Aurora.
    Maybe it was the former sports editor in me coming out, but as I sat in the comfort of my home Saturday afternoon, I kept an eye on Twitter to see what was happening in the 5A state football semifinals between Columbine and Eaglecrest. The winner will be heading to Sports Authority Field at Mile High next weekend to play for a state title.

  • Following title, Charger boys hoops facing inexperience

    By Levi Waddell

    With deep playoff runs occurring in their past two seasons, the Chatfield Chargers boys’ basketball team has high expectations to make another run.

    “We just kind of take it one day at a time, one game at a time,” head coach Steve Schimpeler said. “I just expect us to do the best we can. That’s really the only expectation that I have and we’ll see how far that gets us.”