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Today's News

  • DeGette kicks off campaign in South Jeffco

    U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette plans to focus on transportation, stem-cell research, hydraulic fracturing and prescription-drug shortages in the current session of Congress, she said Jan. 19 at a news conference announcing her bid for re-election.

    DeGette, a Democrat who kicked off her campaign at the Columbine Library, will now run in a district that includes most of South Jeffco after the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed in December a Democratic-endorsed redistricting map.

  • Back to the future

    Rick Acres and Rick Hedrick are doing their part to spruce up Littleton’s Main Street, old-school style. Both property owners have taken steps in the past year to undo dubious upgrades to their historic buildings that took place in the 1950s and 1960s. 

    Acres owns the building that houses Olde Towne Tavern and two other properties on Main Street in the historic district. A year ago Acres decided his historic property “needed a face-lift.”

  • Littleton City Council OKs downtown guidelines

    The Littleton City Council approved last week a new planning guideline for the historic downtown area, a document that had stalled in recent months over suggested caps on building height and other issues.

  • Scores attend school board meeting to protest music cuts

    Scores of teachers, students and parents flooded the Jeffco Board of Education meeting Jan. 19 to protest cuts proposed in the district’s elementary instrumental music program, forcing the fire marshal to temporarily shut down the meeting.

  • DeGette reaches out to new constituents

    When I first heard that Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, would announce her bid to be re-elected to Congress from the 1st Congressional District at the Columbine Library, my first thought was, “I thought that library in Cherry Creek was on Milwaukee, not Columbine.”
    As it turned out, I was right — there is no Denver library on Columbine Street. DeGette, who has represented Denver in Congress since 1997, chose to announce her re-election plans from the newest part of her district, the part in South Jeffco around Columbine and Ken Caryl.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Forest grump

  • Prep standings (as of Jan. 22)

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    5A JEFFCO LEAGUE (AS OF JAN. 22)

    Columbine: 7-1, 12-3
    Ralston Valley: 6-2, 11-4
    Dakota Ridge: 6-2, 8-6
    Chatfield: 5-3, 7-7
    Standley Lake: 4-4, 9-6
    Lakewood: 3-5, 7-8
    Pomona: 2-5, 7-6
    Arvada West: 1-6, 3-11
    Bear Creek: 1-7, 1-14

    2A MILE HIGH (AS OF JAN. 22)
    Denver Christian: 5-0, 11-0
    Heritage Christian: 5-1, 9-2
    Alexander Dawson: 4-1, 6-6
    Resurrection Christian: 2-1, 10-1

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Davis scores twice as Chargers snap a two-game losing streak
    BRECKENRIDGE
    — Kyle Davis scored two second-period goals and David Stephens’ third period power-play score proved to be the game-winner as Chatfield defeated Summit 3-2 at the Stephen C. West Arena on Jan. 21.
    The win snapped a two-game slide for the Chargers (6-5-1, 7 points Foothills Conference).

  • Horodyski shatters butterfly record

    ARVADA — Ashley Horodyski, in her own words, was struggling toward the end of her 100-yard butterfly final on Jan. 21 at the Jeffco Invite. Yet, by the looks of the end result you wouldn’t have known it.
    The Columbine swimmer set a meet record in 56.67 seconds, holding off Ralston Valley’s Erin Metzger-Seymour by .16 seconds for one of two Lady Rebels’ victories at George J. Meyers Pool.

  • Chatfield stops Rebels for Bame

    As if the Chatfield Lady Chargers didn’t have enough of a reason to win on Jan. 20, after all they were hosting archrival Columbine at Chatfield Senior High School, there was also the will to win for its fallen leader Brittany Bame.
    With Bame watching from the sideline with crutches in tow and her high school career over, Chatfield broke a tied game early in the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run and pulled away for a 59-50 win over the Lady Rebels.
    Kristi Vaninger led three Chatfield players in double figures with 15 points. Kristi Ohlschwager added 13 and