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Today's News

  • An alma mater in disgrace

    I spent four of the best years of my life at Penn State University.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bedrock Confidential

  • Dahlkemper is new school board president

    Newly elected Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper took the oath of office Nov. 10, nine days after voters selected them over challengers Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh.

  • Students say goodbye to best friend

    One of the most well-known faces at Columbine Hills Elementary School retired Nov. 11 after a decade of tenure, which in the case of Ramblin’ the Retriever was about 70 canine years.

  • Memories of war

    South Jeffco resident Dean Hinds had a nostalgic surprise waiting for him when he sat down for breakfast on Veterans Day at MorningStar Senior Living — a wasp-waisted, dark-green Army jacket, a relic he had not seen since tucking it away in a trunk when he returned home from Germany after World War II.

    His son in law, Bob Jones, had discovered the jacket in his home just days before, and was eager to reunite the garment with its owner.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 2011 fall season:

    GYMNASTICS
    FIRST TEAM

    All-around: Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West; Hailey Gilleland, Bear Creek; Danae Goldsberry, Elizabeth; Ashley Perry, Evergreen, Ahna Spitzer, Green Mountain; Hannah Bissani, Standley Lake
    Vault: Kimmy Peterson, Elizabeth; Kelsey Valdez, Evergreen
    Uneven bars: Erika Bratschun, Bear Creek; Hannah Roshak, Lakewood
    Balance beam: Shayna Beshore, Elizabeth; Amy Button, Elizabeth

  • Good Knight for McDondle, Rebels

    BOULDER — Bernard McDondle was pretty excited. No, it wasn’t just because of the final score — though that would be understandable after the Columbine Rebels scored the game’s first 35 points on their way to a 41-14 5A state football second-round win over Fairview on Nov. 11 at Recht Field.
    No, what really tickled the sophomore running back’s fancy was that he finally got to beat older brother and workhorse running back Cameron McDondle for once.

  • Eastwood gets 18 months on gun charge, but won't serve additional jail time

    Deer Creek Middle School shooter Bruco Eastwood was sentenced Thursday morning to 18 months in jail for bringing a gun onto school grounds, time he will not serve after having already been in custody for 626 days.

    Judge Christopher Munch ordered that Eastwood be remanded to the custody of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, where he will remain until psychiatrists deem him safe to return to the community, if ever.

  • Bar fight at local watering hole results in three arrests

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is planning to cite 10 people involved in a wild bar fight Nov. 6 at the Mirage Sports Bar that ended with five hospitalizations and three arrests.

    Though the three people arrested have since been released from custody, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident to determine what charges should be filed against whom.

  • Let’s cut first, then tax later

    Last week, Colorado voters roundly rejected a slate of proposed tax increases. The largest of these, Proposition 103, would have raised state income taxes from the current 4.63 percent to 5 percent for five years. Had it passed, the state legislature would have decided how to spend the proceeds on education.
    Voters said “no” by nearly a two-to-one margin.