Today's News

  • Lacrosse event brings teams, charity together

    Columbine coach Matt Plitnick wanted to string together something for his players, something to promote boys lacrosse and also to raise money. But what exactly?


  • School district weighs annual contribution to economic-development group

    With approval of its 2012-13 budget expected next month, the Jeffco school board is evaluating its annual contributions to numerous organizations, including the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp.

    After an April 5 EDC presentation, the board praised the working relationship between the district and the economic-development group, though at least one school board member later expressed reservations about making the annual contribution, particularly as the future of state funding for education remains uncertain.

  • Sports briefs

    Columbine stretches streak to eight straight with 5-1 victory
    ­— Rylie O’Keefe scored two goals and Abbey Roelfson had two assists as Columbine won its eighth straight with a 5-1 win over host George Washington on April 13.
    Ember Albertson added a goal and two assists for the Lady Rebels (8-1).

    Ashmore, Standley Lake upend Chatfield in double overtime

  • Ross gets nod this time in Chatfield’s victory over Bear Creek

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield No. 1 singles tennis player, senior Katherine Ross, proved April 12 that winning doesn’t have to come at the cost of respect and sportsmanship.
    The Chatfield girls’ tennis team beat host Bear Creek 5-2 in a match that brought long-time rivals Ross and Bear Creek sophomore Alex Martinelli back on the court. Ross and Martinelli have played each other twice a year — once in the regular season and then again at regionals — for the past two years with each rotating wins.

  • Eagles take flight in second half

    So what if it was Friday the 13th. It was also Heritage head coach Brandt Hodgson’s 42nd birthday, and his Eagles gave him quite the present.
    A second-half flurry of five goals in four minutes of the third period — three straight by senior midfielder Sean Sullivan — rallied Heritage from a halftime deficit to a 10-4 victory over rival Littleton on April 13 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

  • Rebels feel win was lackluster at best

    By the time Columbine had finished off a 9-3 boys lacrosse victory over archrival Chatfield on April 13 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium it was difficult to tell which team actually came out the victor.
    The Rebels, in spite of scoring the game’s first five goals, including three within a span of 72 seconds early in the second half, never trailed, but also didn’t feel like a team that had just won its fourth straight and beaten the Chargers for a second consecutive season.

  • Lockout ends at Columbine High; no bomb found

    A lockout ended at Columbine High School about 3:20 p.m. Monday, three hours after the school received a bomb threat.


    Students were allowed to leave the campus for the day after remaining in classrooms while Jeffco deputies searched the grounds with bomb-sniffing dogs.

    The the school was on lockout after the threat report was made at 12:30 p.m., meaning classes continued but no one was allowed in or out of the building.

  • Golden rips draft legislation that paves way for beltway link

    The city of Golden says it would be railroaded by state legislation drafted with Jeffco’s help that would grant eminent domain power to build the controversial Jefferson Parkway.

    The draft bill, which has not yet been introduced in the legislature, was made public April 12 by Golden. The city characterized the document as a secretive means of circumventing the democratic process, but Jeffco officials sang the praises of the proposal, calling it a way to get a much-needed transportation project done.

  • Jeffco to replace roof on Taj Mahal for $1.4 million

    Jefferson County will spend up to $1.4 million to replace the severely damaged roof of Jeffco Courts and Administration and Building in Golden.

    County commissioners approved the expenditure April 3 after Anne Panza, Jeffco construction management manager, described the extent of damage to the roof’s heavy rubber membrane.

    “The membrane was actually ripped off of the roof in some areas,” she said. “Literally, the wind pulled that off.”

    The roof was installed about 20 years ago and had a 15-year warranty.

  • Crews inspecting water flowing into Strontia Springs Reservoir

    Denver Water just finished a cleanup of Strontia Springs Reservoir, but now the company must be alert to a new round of possible contamination from the Lower North Fork Fire.

    The reservoir reopened March 3 after a $17.7 million dredging project that cleaned out sediment and ash that came from tributaries affected by the 2002 Hayman Fire and the 1996 Buffalo Creek Fire.