Today's News

  • Chatfield swim beach reopens

     Chatfield State Park reopened its swim beach Thursday, after water tests indicated bacterial levels had returned to safe limits.

    The park closed its swim beach Wednesday due to high levels of E. coli in the water. The closure was the second in less than two weeks.

  • Woman sues Jeffco deputy over alleged rights violation

    A Golden woman filed a lawsuit July 16 against a Jeffco deputy and a Colorado School of Mines campus police officer, alleging her Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures were violated when the pair entered her home to serve a harassment summons.

  • WEDDING: Baumgarten – Nickerson

    Brian Baumgarten and Elsa Nickerson were married on June 10. 
    Brian is a 2007 graduate of Columbine High School, and Elsa is from Atlanta, Ga. They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple, and a reception was held in their honor that evening in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
    The couple will be living in Provo, Utah, where Brian is attending Brigham Young University. Elsa recently graduated from BYU.

  • Reconciliation key to big solutions

    In a recent radio interview, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger made an interesting point about how polarized our politics have become. I’m paraphrasing here, but Kissinger’s idea is essentially that positive changes in society are achieved only through moments of reconciliation, not conflict. It seems clear he views the partisan environment as a major obstacle to the continued success of America.
    So how can we get to a point of reconciliation? And are we so polarized that reconciliation is no longer possible?

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bad vibrations on wash day

  • Silva, Eagles pitch way to tourney title

    Dakota Ridge pitcher Nick Silva accomplished something on July 14 that pitchers used to achieve a century ago. Just two days after pitching a 2-0 complete game shutout against Wheat Ridge, Silva pitched another complete game, a 5-2 victory over ThunderRidge.

    The win gave Dakota Ridge the championship in the Willie White State Tournament at Dakota Ridge High School. Silva scattered eight hits while striking out eight batters. He didn’t issue a single walk.

    “I knew it was the last game of the season and I had to give it my all,” Silva said.

  • Catron, Guzman pitch Rebels past Chaparral

    PARKER — The Columbine Rebels' Batter's Box summer baseball team has been struggling offensively lately, but its pitching staff is making sure the runs they get are enough.

    Pitchers Garret Catron and Bert Guzman combined to allow just five  hits and one run as they eased their way past Chaparral 4-1 on July 17 at Chaparral High School.The Rebels built a 4-0 lead after four innings, capitalizing on defensive miscues by the Wolverines and didn’t look back using good defensive and great pitching to stymie Chaparral.

  • Rush U-18 team displays heart, will in its quest for a national championship

    It was uncharted territory already for the U-18 Colorado Rush Nike girls soccer team. A team loaded with soon-to-be college players had never made it out of the Region IV quarterfinals much less a half away from going to nationals.

    But that’s where they were on June 26 in Boise, Idaho, against a Real So Cal team that had won its first five games in the weeklong tournament by a combined score of 21-1. Two early goals from Madison Yowsa and Denali Murnan had the Rush eyeing Phoenix, Ariz., site of next week’s four-team nationals.

  • Sports briefs

    Columbine hosting youth girls volleyball camp
    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches will be conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 10-12 from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym.

    The camp is open to all girls entering 6th-8th grade.

    The cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. Please bring court/tennis shoes, knee pads and a water bottle with your child’s name on it. 

  • Library system may close branch in 2012

    The Jeffco Public Library system is weighing the closure of at least one of its branch libraries next year, a measure it said could be necessary to meet $1.6 million in projected budget cuts.

    The library board, which presented a general list of cuts to the county commissioners last Thursday, did not specify which branches would be considered for closure. About $985,000 would be saved through at least one closure, the library said, in addition to separate cuts of $195,000 in operating expenses and $440,000 in efficiency measures.