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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Rebels’ Kincaid gives Columbine its first state cross country title

    AURORA — Two years ago, William Kincaid wasn’t even running cross country. But he set a precedent at the pre-state meet at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in September by winning. So he had that in his back pocket.

    But coming off a loss to Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney and Austin Appel at the Jeffco League meet two weeks ago and running a slower time than Carney, despite winning a regional title a week earlier had to leave some doubt as to whether he would bounce back when it mattered most.

  • Rebels simply overpowered by Mullen

    DENVER — All the pageantry was there. From Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall” playing on the PA system, to the lively crowd at pre-game and the fireworks that welcomed the Mullen Mustangs and Columbine Rebels to the field, the Oct. 28 game at Brother Bernard Kinneavy de La Salle Stadium had all the elements of a big-time game.

    It was, after all, the No. 1 team in 5A playing No. 3. Then Mullen kicked off.