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Today's News

  • AGAINST ALL ODDS

    For some they had never been here. For others it was a matter of overcoming years of being so close yet so far away. Six wrestlers — three from Chatfield and three from Columbine — competed at this year’s 5A state wrestling tournament. They each left their mark in their own unique way. What follows is a look at how they fared over the course of three days — Feb. 16-18 — at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

    JUSTIN HAMBLETON, CHATFIELD, 170
    EXORCISING EIGHT YEARS OF DOUBT
    For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    Last month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.” 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Saab story

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mann, Rust propel Chatfield to its sixth straight victory

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Nate Rust added 11 as Chatfield won its sixth straight game 63-45 over Bear Creek on Feb. 10.
    The Chargers (13-7, 11-3 5A Jeffco) had nine differerent scorers to remain within one-half game of league-leading Columbine going into the final week of the regular season.

    Kozic’ 39 spurs Lakewood to overtime win over Dakota Ridge

  • Chargers’ Hobbs fourth in state diving

    FORT COLLINS — Averly Hobbs of Chatfield placed fourth in the 1-meter diving competition at the 5A girls swimming state championships on Feb. 11 at EPIC.
    Hobbs finished with 437.1 points. Loveland’s Michal Bower won with 515.1 points.
    Columbine had two sixth-place finishers. Hannah Kuhr placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.55 seconds. Fossil Ridge’s Rhianna Williams won in 23.48.

  • Hambleton leads state wrestling qualifiers

    Following is a list of Chatfield and Columbine wrestlers who qualified for the 5A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs and the Region 3 tournament at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood:

    132 pounds: Erik Gaytan, Chatfield, 3rd place
    — The CU-bound track and field star scored a 7-2 decision in the consolation finals over Doherty’s Thaddeus Hayes.\

  • Mustangs put Rebels’ league title hopes on hold

    With the battle for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship heating up, Columbine looked to all but clinch the title Feb. 10. But contender Ralston Valley wouldn’t let up and the Mustangs handed the Rebels their second league loss of the season.
    Even with 22 points from junior Jon Snow, the Rebels (16-4, 11-2 5A Jeffco) couldn’t seem to get their defensive game settled and the Mustangs took the 63-61 victory.

  • Chatfield’s big win has it on brink

    One doesn’t have to ask Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki twice. There was no question this was the Chargers’ biggest win of the season. And it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.
    With Aspen and Summit nipping out its heels for one of the final playoff spots in the Foothills Conference, Chatfield, behind two Tyler Seltenreich goals, scored a 7-1 victory over the visiting Sailors at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Columbine High students attacked with hammer

    Two Columbine High School students received medical attention Monday after a freshman allegedly attacked them with a hammer in a girls’ bathroom.

    Police arrested a 14-year-old female student, who the Sheriff’s Office said will likely be charged with first-degree assault.

    The injured students, both sophomores, a male, 16, and a female, 15, were sent to the Swedish Southwest emergency room. Though they sustained serious injuries, both are expected to fully recover.