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Today's News

  • Difficult childhood pushes Schliebe to success

    Rick Schliebe recalls walking to school wearing tattered clothing as a boy, a 60-year-old memory he said has motivated him to strive for a successful business life.

    But at age 70, the larger-than-life owner of Club USA, one of the biggest independent health clubs in the metro area, looks back on years building profitable and unique gyms as a life study that has been more social than financial.

  • Response team brings real effort to simulated disaster

    Decked out in yellow hard hats and neon visibility vests, members of Littleton’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, practiced their skills at a simulated smoldering plane crash on Saturday.

    In a scene reminiscent of a movie set, citizen responders assessed the area for safety and counted “victims” in the back lot of Bradford Auto Body as their practical exam in a four-week-long, 32-hour citizen response class.

    The citizens responded to a scenario in which a tornado caused a small plane to crash into the Littleton auto body shop.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Silva, Dakota Ridge rally from early deficit to top Gresham

    Nick Silva pitched seven-plus innings of four-hit relief, striking out 15 as Dakota Ridge rallied from an early eight-run deficit to defeat Gresham 13-12 on March 26 in Coach Bob Invitational in Arizona.
    It was Dakota Ridge’s third straight win. The Eagles (6-2) got three RBIs from Josh Guerra.

    Littleton scores early lead, holds off Paradise Valley late

  • Hard-charging Carter steals 50 freestyle at Rush Invitational

    THORNTON — Bryce Carter is setting up his senior season perfectly.
    The Chatfield swimmer finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle at last year’s 5A state championships. And now at the Dick Rush Memorial Invitational on March 31 he showed that this year he’s in it to win it.

  • From the amateur mat to the squared circle

    By day, he’s Brandon Morris, a 22-year-old Columbine High School gradute employed in the mailroom at Oce Business Services in Westminster. By weekend nights, he’s Bruce Rogers, a 6-foot, 220-pound local independent wrestler.
    A former four-year wrestler for the Rebels, Morris started training for professional wrestling days after his high school wrestling season ended.
    “I just wanted to do it the moment I turned 18. Then I realized I had to go through my senior year first. But then I wanted to do it right away,” Morris said.

  • IT’S THEIR OWN WRESTLEMANIA

    Wearing a black blazer, dress shirt and slacks, Andrew Ryan looks the part of a professional, even if the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder doesn’t exactly inspire visions of Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant.
    But in the wrestling ring the 21-year-old Colorado Springs resident has established himself as one of the state’s most entertaining and technically sound grapplers.

  • Shelter provides care for animal fire refugees

    Fleeing on a moment’s notice from her home on Pleasant Park Road was taxing enough for Conifer resident Tracy McCandless. But the task of relocating five horses and a cat caused her stress level to rise exponentially.

    Fortunately for McCandless and numerous other residents, volunteer teams of animal rescuers were prepared to help evacuate animals in the midst of the deadly Lower North Fork Fire.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Doesn’t respect others’ property

  • White powder discovered in FCI Englewood mailroom

    A hazmat team responded late Monday morning to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, the prison near Quincy and U.S. 285, when a routine check of inmate mail revealed an envelope containing white powder.

    West Metro Fire Rescue arrived at the prison shortly after 11 a.m. The mailroom area was “promptly contained” after the discovery, the prison stated in a news release.

    A test of the powder indicated the substance was not hazardous, a prison spokesman said.

    The recipient of the mail was not identified.

  • Jeffco enacts fire ban

    Jefferson County enacted a fire ban March 27 in the wake of several forest fires, including the 4,500-acre Lower North Fork Fire south of Conifer.

    The ban, which applies to all unincorporated county land as well as a section of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest off Brook Forest Road, will remain in effect indefinitely.