Today's News

  • Charge against man who gave cop the finger to be dismissed

    The Colorado State Patrol requested Friday afternoon that the harassment charge against a man who flipped off an officer in South Jeffco last month be dropped.
    The district attorney’s office has already filed a motion to have the charge dismissed, a news release from the State Patrol stated.
    Shane Boor, 35, was charged with criminal harassment, a count that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

  • Man charged after giving cop the finger

    An Arizona man ticketed last month for flipping off a state trooper in Jefferson County was denied his First Amendment rights, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

    Shane Boor, 35, was driving near C-470 and West Bowles Avenue on his way to work April 19 when he gave the finger to a trooper who had pulled over another driver. A different state trooper tracked him to his work site, where Boor received a summons for making the obscene gesture.

    The criminal harassment charge against Boor carries a maximum potential sentence of six months in jail.

  • Jeffco's Outdoor Lab Schools to remain open

    The Jeffco school district’s Outdoor Lab Schools have been spared from the chopping block, thanks to a grassroots effort to raise funds.

    Fund-raising groups have raised $625,000, and the school board will chip in the remaining $300,000 needed to keep the schools open next year, according to district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • Dakota Ridge denied 5A state girls soccer title


    COMMERCE CITY -- Brittany Pugh and Kortney Hix scored a minute apart as top-seeded Mountain Vista denied Dakota Ridge a second 5A girls soccer state championship in eight years with a 3-1 win on May 25 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Desperately seeking legitimacy

    If marijuana makes you giggle, it’s easy to have a good laugh at the plethora of dispensaries on seemingly every street corner in certain Denver neighborhoods. Talking with two patients who have benefited greatly from marijuana edibles made me straighten up and take notice.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Burglar feels the heat

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A burglar with mysterious motives apparently broke into local barbecue hut Schneids’ Smokeshack on May 4, smashing the door lock but taking no items. The cash register, tip jar and even an iPod were left untouched, leaving meaty questions about the true motive behind such saucy behavior.


  • Lady Eagles to play for state title

    ENGLEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles knew who they wanted to play in the 5A girls state soccer semifinal. They wanted Arapahoe.

    That’s because the Lady Warriors had dealt Dakota Ridge its lone loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat at Littleton Public Stadium on March 19. And, lo and behold, the Lady Eagles got their rematch May 21 at Englewood High School.

  • Third place just fine for Eagles’ Roup

     LAKEWOOD — Austin Roup, like every other athlete at the 5A state track and field championships, was hoping to place first, but slick weather conditions on May 19 played havoc on the discus competition. But not all was bad for the Dakota Ridge discus thrower. 

  • Columbine upsets four-time state champion Rocky Mountain

    DENVER — The Columbine Rebels weren’t supposed beat Mullen in the first round of districts, but they did. 

    They definitely weren’t supposed to beat host Ralston Valley in the district finals to make the state tournament, but they routed them. 

    Surely, the universe would correct itself when the Rebels played four-time defending state champion Rocky Mountain on May 20 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Rebels playoff run ends

    DENVER — Columbine had just dropped another one-run loss to Mountain Range on April 7, its third one-run loss of the season to open the 2011 campaign 1-7. Little could anybody, especially the Rebels, expect that on May 22 they would be four outs away from being one of only four 5A baseball teams left.

    That’s how close Columbine was to playing in the final weekend of the season. But Highlands Ranch had other ideas.