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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Columbine off to 2-0 start in 5A Jeffco League
    LAKEWOOD
    — Jon Snow scored 22 points to lead Columbine as the Rebels won for the sixth time in seven games 60-49 over host Lakewood on Jan. 5.
    Garrett Hyde added 11 points, while Brad Crowther scored 10 for the Rebels (7-2, 2-0 5A Jeffco League).
    The game was tied at 29 at halftime before Columbine pulled away with an 18-7 run in the third quarter.

    Silvas, Davis pave way for Dakota Ridge win over Gators

  • Chatfield breaks out of winter slumber in 2nd half

    ARVADA — The way things started Jan. 3 between the Chatfield Chargers and host Pomona Panthers it had trap game written all over it. After all, the Chargers’ boys basketball team ranks among the 5A Jeffco League’s elite, having won five in a row, while the Panthers, a team struggling and on a four-game slide, were the polar opposite
    Yet, there was Pomona scrapping out 16 of the game’s first 21 points and threatening Chatfield’s spot, if only briefly, atop the league’s standings.

  • Column: Lowry’s influence shines through

    Andy Lowry, Columbine High School’s football coach, if anything else is a modest person. He defers credit for his success to anybody and everybody else. The school’s administration staff, his assistant coaches, the Lord himself.
    But there’s little doubt that Lowry is an influential character in his own right.

  • Emotions get the best of Lions

    EVERGREEN — Emotion on the court can be a double-edged sword — the catalyst to defeat a tough opponent or the key to a team’s undoing. For the Littleton Lions’ boys basketball team on Jan. 4, it was the key to their undoing.
    The Lions let their emotions get the better of them in the fourth quarter, giving up their third-period lead in allowing the Evergreen Cougars to score a 68-57 win.

  • Carbon monoxide buildup sends nine occupants of South Jeffco home to hospital

    A carbon monoxide leak at a home in Governor’s Ranch sent nine people to the hospital on New Year’s Day.
    West Metro Fire Rescue said a call was received from the house near Bowles and Kipling about 11 a.m. Tuesday saying that all the occupants, five adults and four children, felt ill.
    Both the caller and dispatch suspected a carbon-monoxide buildup in the home, said West Metro Division Chief Gary Armstrong.
    The house didn’t have a CO alarm inside.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    It’s complicated

  • We’re Americans, not Dems and Republicans

    About a week after the November election, I sat down to lunch with two friends from my days in the legislature, one a former high-ranking AFL-CIO officer, and the other a conservative former state senator.

  • A beltway paved in bad intentions

    “Mr. Dillinger, why do you rob banks?”
    “Because, that is where the money is.”

    Robbing banks is one thing. But robbing senior citizens, the mentally ill and an organization that serves kids who have endured domestic violence and homelessness? Not even Jefferson County could rise to that level of Grinchliness during the holidays, right?

  • Stables give chance for city kids to experience nature

    A special bond exists between a horse and its rider.

    Unlike the relationship between a dog and his master, one built on obedience, the relationship between a horse and rider is one built on trust and cooperation.

     

    “It's a partnership. You understand each other,” said Heidi Henderson. “You have to work together.”

  • Whooping cough outbreak hits Jefferson County

    Colorado is in the middle of a whooping cough epidemic, and Jefferson County has the most cases in the state. 

    And the affliction isn’t limited to people who haven’t been immunized.

    Of the 1,407 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, that have been identified in the state between Jan. 1 and Dec. 8, Jeffco had at least 242, the most in any county. Denver County had the second highest number of cases with 207.