Today's News

  • GOP can’t bear another sideshow

    I’ve never been much of a believer in governmental conspiracy theories. First of all, I’ve not met many people creative enough to think of them. Second, there are few, if any, people who could actually carry one out. Finally, if it could be crafted and carried out, how in the world would you keep it a secret?

  • Chatfield pushes Conifer aside

    What do Xcel Energy and boys swimming teams have in common? They are both kicking their energy conservation programs into high gear in an effort to combat the rising heat that May brings.

    With just a couple of weeks before the state finals every team is putting forth their best effort to qualify as many kids as they can. But at the same time they are trying to keep the kids fresh and energized. On April 29, the Chatfield Chargers were a little more energized than their Conifer counterparts, walking away with a 186-115 victory at the Ridge Recreation Center. 

  • Kelly, Rebels storm Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team picked up some positive energy going into the playoffs with an easy 11-4 victory over Evergreen on April 29 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine sophomore attacker Ryan Kelly scored four goals, including three in the first quarter.

     “The win brings us into the playoffs with some tempo,” Kelly said. “It’s a great win and it will give us a lot of the momentum we need to go far in the playoffs.”

  • Littin, Rogers part of eight in 2011 Columbine football HOF class

    Bryan Littin has spent the past 22 years serving in the U.S. Navy, first in San Diego, Calif., and now in Washington, D.C.

    Three years ago, on his move out east, he drove through Colorado on his way to Annapolis, Md. It was the last time the 1982 Columbine High School graduate and former football standout passed through the Rocky Mountains. When he comes back this week as one of eight inductees in the third class of the Colorado Football Hall of Fame it will be more than just a celebration it will be a reunion.

  • Roundup: Clough, Pedersen carry Rebels to 13-3 rout of rival Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD — Parker Clough went 2-for-4, including a solo home run, and three other Columbine players drove in two runs each in a 13-3 rout of rival Chatfield on April 30 at All-Star Park.

    The game was originally scheduled to be played at Columbine High School, but was relocated due to poor field conditions.

    Erik Pedersen, Michael Burns and Noah Durkin drove in two runs each for the Rebels (6-9, 3-2 5A Jeffco). Pedersen had three of Columbine’s 15 hits.

    Chatfield dropped to 8-9, 2-4 in league play.

  • Student needs vs. budget realities

    How to balance the needs of all students as Jeffco Schools makes sweeping budget cuts over the next three years was at the heart of the discussion at a budget forum Saturday at Evergreen Middle School.

    The 100 people attending the meeting listened to speakers ask that budgets for special education, preschool and Outdoor Lab Schools remain intact, despite the district’s plan to cut $39.9 million from the 2011-12 budget.

  • Jefferson County approves 187-acre expansion of White Ranch Park

    The Jefferson County commissioners recently approved a proposal to buy 187 acres for $1,045,408 to be maintained as undeveloped open space west of White Ranch Park.

    The commissioners approved the purchase, which was negotiated by Open Space staff, in the consent agenda at a meeting in March.

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  • A night to remember

    Prom was different this year for Chatfield High School junior Hally Burns.

    Dressed to the nines and meticulously groomed, Hally arrived at the dance looking as glamorous as a trendsetting musician attending the Grammy Awards.

    “We’re going to make her like Taylor Swift tonight,” said stylist Shauna Morris, as she ironed Hally’s hair into thick strands of loose curls. “That is who she picked out.”

  • Jeffco lifts fire ban

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office on Monday lifted a temporary fire ban issued in March for various sections of the county.

    Fire restrictions have been canceled for parts of Jeffco west of C-470, west of Colorado 93 and west of Colorado 121 for land south of C-470.

    Although restrictions have been lifted, fires and campfires are permitted only in permanent fire grates in parks, campgrounds and picnic areas. Smoking is prohibited, except in vehicles, buildings or areas at least 6 feet in diameter and free of combustible material.