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Today's News

  • CDOT launches Share the Road, Friend campaign

    In an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities on Colorado roads, the Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a statewide public awareness campaign that encourages everyone to uphold their mutual responsibility to share the road.
    Since 2002, Colorado has seen pedestrian fatalities increase by 9.8 percent and bicyclist deaths grow by 44 percent. More recently, Colorado experienced a 66 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities and a 63 percent increase in bicyclist fatalities from 2011 to 2012.

  • In NYC, politics takes turn for the bizarre

    During the 1983 session of the Colorado General Assembly, state Rep. Arie Taylor of Denver introduced legislation to prohibit a person from holding more than one elected office at the same time. She was unhappy that Bob Crider was simultaneously serving on both the Denver City Council and the Denver Board of Education. The bill easily passed its first committee vote and appeared headed for passage in the House of Representatives when a freshman legislator from northwest Colorado, Dave Wattenberg, got up to speak.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Boom and bust

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Columbine hosting youth volleyball camps

    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches are conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 5-6 for beginning to intermediate players and Aug. 7-8 for advanced players.
    Both sessions are from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym. The camp is open to all girls entering 5th-8th grade.
    Pre-registration cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. On-site registration is $50.

  • Columbine alum Miller suffers concussion at Browns camp

    Ryan Miller, a five-time letterman at the University of Colorado and a member of the 2006 Columbine Rebels’ 5A state championship team, suffered a concussion during the third practice of the week at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp on July 27, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland Browns reported.

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at Mt. Falcon 15k

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Plitnick, Sierra represent Columbine at All-Star showcase

    It was Matt Plitnick’s idea that if his team — Team Liberty — scored first in the finals of the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase lacrosse game, that his players would gather around and smile for the camera.
    A little cheesy? Yes. But having fun was the name of the game as four all-star teams gathered at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World from July 24-26. Players and coaches from throughout the United States gathered in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for a trio of pool-play games before the championship and consolation game finals.

  • JUNIOR ACHIEVERS

    It’s a Sunday morning in the Cunningham household. Eggs are cooking on the stove — 48 of them — to feed the family of 12. Chips are rarely found on the grocery bill, which runs upwards of $500 per week, and it’s not uncommon for Wiley Cunningham, the father of the household, to buy fruit twice a week and cook 5 pounds of meat on a given night.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    All politics is local

  • Longtime PTA member running for Jeffco school board

    Longtime Jeffco PTA member and parent Tonya Aultman-Bettridge has announced that she will run for the Jeffco school board in November.

    Aultman-Bettridge will vie with Julie Williams for the seat in District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Robin Johnson has announced she will not run for re-election.

    School board members run in geographic districts in nonpartisan elections, but voters throughout the county cast ballots in all the races. This year’s election is Nov. 5.