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Today's News

  • Small fire extinguished near Wadsworth and Bowles

    Littleton firefighters responded at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 to a fire in a large metal trash bin in a parking lot near the Red Lobster restaurant at 5656 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

    The fire, which consumed bits of wood and other construction scraps, sent flames over the edge of the bin, as well as a plume of dark gray smoke that was visible from several miles away. The short-lived blaze was extinguished within about 10 minutes by two firefighters, who donned gas masks and entered the bin.

    The fire crew’s chief said the cause of the fire was not determined.

  • Reserve deputies serve and protect

    For much of its 150-year history, the Sheriff’s Office has relied on volunteer deputies — the reserves — to assist with public safety assignments throughout Jefferson County. These state-certified law enforcement officers are essential to our agency’s mission, and soon we’ll be looking to add a few new faces to their ranks. Do you have what it takes?
     
    Who are the reserves?

  • Stunning end for Rebels

    AURORA — Jonathan Beverly realizes that nobody’s perfect. Everybody makes mistakes, including the Columbine Rebels. Unfortunately, 5A’s No. 5 seed made a few too many on Nov. 12 at Legacy Stadium.

    Be it a blocked field goal in the first quarter, a botched attempt in the fourth or a late interception, Columbine stubbed its toes once too often against underdog Grandview. In the end, it cost the Rebels a 14-7 loss to the 21st-seeded Wolves in the second round of this year’s state playoffs.

  • Columbine’s Bloom ready to take game to Neb.-Kearney

    Amanda Bloom was an inexperienced volleyball player when she stepped onto the court four years ago at Columbine High School. Now, she leaves as a decorated leader of the Rebels and the latest recruit signed to play at nationally-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.

    The Columbine senior signed her letter-of-intent to play for the Lopers on Nov. 10, the first day of the early signing period. 

  • Cancer scare can’t slow down O’Brien

    There are success stories and then there’s Kevin O’Brien.

    The Chatfield tennis player, along with his playing partner Ross Donovan, not only took second place at No. 3 doubles in the 5A state tennis championship back in October at Denver’s Gates Tennis Center, but they beat the Regis Jesuit duo of Tyler Brasel and Garrett Cochran in the process.

    That in itself is impressive enough. Factor in that O’Brien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, back in January and the magnitude of his story growth immensely.

  • Howes, Terrell lead Dakota Ridge to 2nd round

    LAKEWOOD — Going into the Class 4A state playoff opening round, seventh-seeded Dakota Ridge was looking to dominate — and hopefully shutout — Pueblo South.

    Dominate the Eagles did, but the shutout eluded Dakota Ridge when Pueblo South snuck in a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. But that was of no avail because by then the score was well in hand as Dakota Ridge rolled to a 27-7 victory on Nov. 13 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Jeffco man arrested after standoff with deputies

    A South Jeffco man who barricaded himself inside his foreclosed home was arrested on the afternoon of Nov. 16 after a SWAT team smashed through the home’s reinforced front door.

    David Rothe had reportedly refused to cooperate with the Sheriff’s Office for months, having allegedly locked himself inside the home on two other occasions since it was sold over the summer at a foreclosure auction.

  • McDondle suffers concussion after scary hit vs. Wolves

    AURORA — Bernard McDondle, a freshman running back for Columbine, suffered a concussion on Nov. 12 at Legacy Stadium during the Rebels’ 14-7 5A state playoff loss to Grandview.

    McDondle, who ran eight times for 40 yards, was hit by the Wolves’ Eddie Yarbrough with 2 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation and Columbine driving down the field for a potential game-tying score. 

    He laid on the field for more than 12 minutes as coaches and medical personnel tended to him. He was transported to a nearby hospital for observation.

  • Excessive growth boosts fire danger

    By Mike Coffman

  • Political ads dwelled on negative

    If you’ve seen the political advertising that has now mercifully ended with the culmination of this year’s election cycle, you could easily be left with the belief that anyone who runs for political office in Colorado is an immoral opportunist seeking to destroy life as we know it.