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Today's News

  • Right advice on wrong end of horse

    You never know when you’re going to have a life changing experience.
        Stories about both the untimely death of former CU and CSU track coach Jerry Quiller at the age of 69 and his funeral in the last couple of weeks reminded me of the impact Quiller had on my development in a way that I’m sure he never even realized.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    DR, Chatfield, Columbine to play in 5A state tournament
    Dakota Ridge (14-9), the No. 7 seed in the Carol Callan Region, will host 10th-seeded Legend (9-14) on Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.
    Ninth-seeded Chatfield (11-12), also in the region, travels to eighth-seeded Loveland (11-10), while 11th-seeded Columbine (8-15) plays a first-round game in the Kaye Garms Region at sixth-seeded Cherry Creek (13-10).

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine earns bye; Chatfield, DR make 5A state field

  • Chatfield wrestler suspended from school

    Chatfield High wrestler Cory Cordova, a 182-pound junior, has been kicked off the team and was suspended from school for five days, head coach Robert Routh said. Routh would not specify why the disciplinary action was taken against Cordova.
    “He’s no longer on the team, and I don’t know going forward if he will be on the team,” Routh said.

  • Lady Chargers fend off late Columbine comeback

    Emily Lachenmeyer doesn’t score points all that often for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. The sophomore had only scored in double figures twice previously this season. But her team-high 10 points were much needed at Columbine on Feb. 17.
    Chatfield watched a 13-point fourth-quarter lead get shaved to two late in the fourth quarter before holding off a feisty Columbine squad 41-37 in the regular-season finale to sweep the season series. It’s the second consecutive year that Chatfield has swept the matchup after having lost the three previous meetings.

  • Chargers rolling entering playoffs

    The Chatfield Chargers are heading into the state hockey playoffs with a full head of steam.
    In its regular-season finale, Chatfield topped host Mullen 8-3 on Feb. 16 at the Edge Ice Arena. The win was the fourth consecutive for the Chargers, who’ve outscored their opponents 31-6 since a Feb. 4 loss to Ralston Valley.
    “We switched the lines up four games ago, and it seemed to spark them,” Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki said. “Early in the season they were all one-goal games, and all of a sudden we got things rolling offensively. We’ve been on a roll ever since.”

  • Caprinello-led Rebels win Jeffco title

    Nick Carpinello doesn’t consider himself to be a selfish person, but the Columbine Rebels point guard didn’t want his team to share its first 5A Jeffco League title in 13 years on Feb. 17.
    Because of his career-high 37 points it won’t have to.
    Carpinello scored all 12 of his team’s points in the third quarter and the Rebels never trailed in sweeping the season series with rival Chatfield 65-44 at Columbine High School. The home team beat out Ralston Valley by one game to secure its first league championship since 1999.

  • AGAINST ALL ODDS

    For some they had never been here. For others it was a matter of overcoming years of being so close yet so far away. Six wrestlers — three from Chatfield and three from Columbine — competed at this year’s 5A state wrestling tournament. They each left their mark in their own unique way. What follows is a look at how they fared over the course of three days — Feb. 16-18 — at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

    JUSTIN HAMBLETON, CHATFIELD, 170
    EXORCISING EIGHT YEARS OF DOUBT
    For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    Last month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.”