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Today's News

  • Coaches Invite win boosts Horodyski

    THORNTON — Maybe it was her nerves, but in the moments before Ashley Horodyski took to the pool for her 100-yard butterfly finals on Dec. 17 at the Colorado Coaches Invitational the Columbine senior was lining up in Lane 6. Unfortunately, she was marked to be in Lane 5.
    As it turned out, it probably didn’t matter which lane she was in. She didn’t have much to be worried about.

  • School district eyes elimination of 4th- and 5th-grade music program

    Work groups from Jeffco Public Schools are recommending that 590 jobs be eliminated over the next two years to help meet a $70 million budget shortfall.

    The cuts, which would most prominently affect elementary and middle schools and would save $47.5 million, would eliminate the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program. Additionally, all middle school librarian jobs would be cut.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Fare tonight, with increasing clods by morning

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Rebels improve to 2-0 with rout of Littleton

    Jon Snow scored a team-high 27 points as Columbine built a 15-point halftime lead and rolled to a 74-55 win over Littleton on Dec. 8.
    Brad Crowther added 17 points nad Josh Daly 10 for the Rebels (2-0).
    Littleton was led by Nick Giordano’s game-high 29 points.
    Chatfield falls to Cherokee Trail at Heritage’s Tip-Off Classic

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM
    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM
    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage

  • Lady Chargers suffer 1st loss of the season

    Chatfield suffered its first loss of the season to visiting Doherty, losing 67-61 in a non-league contest Dec. 9 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    Though the Lady Chargers led most of the game, Doherty exploded in the fourth quarter by outscoring Chatfield 20-10 to win on the road.
    “They’re a good team and they really played with a calmness,” Chatfield head coach Mike Deutsch said. “We got a little too hesitant and a little too rushed when they started coming back, and we just got a little anxious.”  

  • Tallmadge, Rebels win ugly affair

    As far as hockey games, Columbine’s rivarly showdown with Dakota Ridge was not a pretty sight. Not necessarily for the offensive explosion that the Rebels’ Orion Tallmadge put on early or the late goals the Eagles produced, but instead for the sheer angst that took its toll on both teams.
    Despite that, Tallmadge scored three times and Charlie Marchese made 37 saves as Columbine won its second straight 4-3 over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 10 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Rebels, Chargers expected more

    Mark Baltazar expects Columbine to go through some growing pains, especially with 13 of the 29 wrestlers in the program being freshmen, most of whom have never competed before.
    Even still, he expected to get a little more than he got at the Columbine Invitational on Dec. 10. The Rebels, with only seven wrestlers competing, placed 10th out of 13 teams with 51 points, placing just two wrestlers in the top four of their respective weight classes.

  • Library buys domain names to guard against pornographers

    The Jefferson County Public Library spent $230 last week acquiring rights to two .xxx website domains, a pre-emptive measure to keep the addresses jeffcolibrary.xxx and jeffco-lib.xxx out of the hands of pornographers.