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Today's News

  • Class sizes in early grades get high priority at forum

    Nearly 100 South Jeffco residents identified student-teacher ratios in elementary classes and retention of the fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program as priorities at a budget forum hosted at Columbine High School on Jan. 28.

    The attendees — who included parents, district employees and a few students — also took issue with potential cuts to school technology budgets, custodial services and middle school librarians.

  • Sunday sports update

    SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD
    Boys basketball: Columbine 68, Dakota Ridge 55
    Boys basketball: Chatfield 66, Pomona 41
    Boys basketball: Front Range Christian 56, Nederland 50
    Girls basketball: Front Range Christian 52, Nederland 12

  • Bailey teen killed on U.S. 285

    A 17-year-old Bailey girl died early Jan. 28 after she jumped from a moving vehicle in South Jefferson County and was hit by another car, officials said.

    Catrina Fox was a passenger in a car her mother was driving about 1 a.m., according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. Their vehicle was westbound on U.S. 285 near South Kipling Street when Fox reportedly opened her door and jumped out.

    She was hit by a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a 17-year-old Littleton youth, Lewis said. Nobody in the Cruiser was hurt.

  • Saturday morning sports update

    FRIDAY'S SCOREBOARD
    Girls basketball: Dakota Ridge 48, Standley Lake 32
    Girls basketball: Lakewood 52, Columbine 42
    Girls basketball: Ralston Valley 69, Chatfield 20
    Ice hockey: Chatfield 5, Battle Mountain 1
    Ice hockey: Kent Denver 2, Columbine 0

    TODAY'S SPORTS SCHEDULE
    Boys basketball: Dakota Ridge at Columbine, 1 p.m.
    Boys basketball: Front Range Christian at Nederland, 7 p.m.
    Boys basketball: Chatfield at Pomona, 1 p.m.

  • Student suspect in Utah bomb plot interviewed DeAngelis

    Police arrested a 16-year-old Utah student this week in connection with an alleged bomb plot at his school, more than a month after the boy visited Columbine High School and interviewed principal Frank DeAngelis about the 1999 shootings.

    DeAngelis, who has in recent years tried to accommodate students doing research about the attack, said he was shocked when he received a call from Utah police on Wednesday to confirm that the teen had visited Columbine.

  • Friday sports update

    THURSDAY'S SCOREBOARD
    BOYS BASKETBALL

    Chatfield 66, Ralston Valley 51
    Columbine 59, Lakewood 34
    Standley Lake 51, Dakota Ridge 49

    THURSDAY'S ROUNDUP
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    CHATFIELD 66, RALSTON VALLEY 51
    -- Brenden Mann scored a team-high 18 points and Chatfield upset host Ralston Valley.
    Nate Rust added 16 points, Quinn Nishida 12 and Andrew St. Germain 10 for the Lady Chargers (9-7, 7-3 5A Jeffco League).
    Chase Duben scored 20 points to pace Ralston Valley (11-5, 6-3).

  • Forfeits, two wins gives Chatfield win over Columbine

    Shawn Damhoff and Calvin Cox scored Chatfield's lone head-to-head victories, but combined with five forfeit victories it was enough for the host Chargers to pin a 41-36 loss on Columbine in their dual wrestling match Jan. 26 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    Damhoff scored a pinfall win over the Rebels' Justin Hinkley in 1 minute, 19 seconds in their 113-pound bout and Cox scored an 18-2 major decision at 126 pounds over Josh Wyatt.

  • Columbine girls basketball hosting cancer awareness night

    The Columbine Lady Rebels girls basketball team is hosting a cancer awareness night Friday night, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., at Columbine High School.
    Columbine (7-9), tied for fifth place in the 5A Jeffco League with a 4-5 record, will host Lakewood. The Lady Tigers are 9-6 overall, 5-4 in conference play. Lakewood defeated Columbine 42-25 on Dec. 16 at LHS.

  • School board selects negotiators without public discussion

    The Jeffco school board pushed the boundaries of the Colorado Open Meetings Law on Jan. 19, holding a closed-door meeting, for which no prior notice was given, to select two of its members to negotiate with employee unions.

  • 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.