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Today's News

  • Winter all-conference girls swimming, wrestling

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League for the 2012-13 winter season in girls swimming and wrestling:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Marchese's path to juniors ventures through Switzerland

    Charlie Marchese got his first pair of hockey skates when he was 3 years old. At first he wasn’t very adept at skating, but over the next few years he became a capable inline hockey player. Those who play inline hockey, more likely than not, tend to be better ice hockey players as well, said his dad, Charlie Sr. Maybe that’s why the sport means so much to the 18-year-old Columbine High School senior.

  • Rebels exorcise previous demons

    AURORA – Old demons came back to haunt the Columbine Rebels as they faced the Regis Jesuit Raiders in the boys lacrosse season opener on March 8. Luckily for the Rebels they didn’t let their demons bring them down in an 8-5 victory at Regis Jesuit High School.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Bad lad’s dad mad

  • Jeffco jail inmate apparently commits suicide

    An inmate has died of an apparent suicide at the Jeffco jail.

    The 24-year-old man was found hanging in his cell Thursday night by a sheriff's deputy during a walk-through check of the inmate's cell.

    The Sheriff's Office said the deputy tried to revive the inmate by administering CPR. He was pronounced dead in the cell a short time later.

    While the Sheriff's Office said all signs pointed to a suicide, an investigation is currently under way to determine the cause of the man's death.

  • Chatfield's magical season ends in Sweet 16

    Andrew St. Germain drove uncontested through the lane and laid the basketball into the hoop with 7.8 seconds left. Then, he and his Chatfield boys basketball teammates painstakingly waited and waited and waited. Time was running out on their season, and there was nothing they could do to save it.

    A season in which the Chargers had won 21 consecutive games, including a 16-0 run through the 5A Jeffco League, was shockingly over as fifth-seeded Legend upset top-seeded Chatfield 51-49 in the Sweet 16 of the 5A state tournament March 6 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Chickens and bees all the buzz in Jeffco

    Jeffco is getting ready to have “the talk” about the birds and the bees. 

    This week the county will begin discussing a proposed zoning change that would allow residents to keep chickens and bees in residential-zoned districts. Currently in unincorporated Jeffco, raising chickens and bees is allowed only in agriculturally zoned areas. 

  • County zoning changes put pedestrians first

    In order to encourage a more pedestrian-friendly environment, Jefferson County has created a new set of regulations for mixed residential and commercial developments that are centered on people traveling on foot.

  • Courting community spirit

    Members of every team in the Dakota Ridge Youth Basketball league did more than work up a sweat on the court this year. The kids volunteered on community projects ranging from helping to clean up Water’s Edge Park and Coal Mine Avenue to writing letters to soldiers.

    “The kids are already involved in their community through basketball; the projects help to strengthen this connection as the kids give back and see the positive impact of their service,” said Felicia Randall, community service coordinator for Dakota Ridge. 

  • School board gets briefing on school-finance legislation

    Legislation that would overhaul the way Colorado’s public schools are funded was the main topic during a meeting of the Jeffco school board on Feb. 28.

    The district’s lobbyist at the state legislature, Ed Bowditch, reported on a bill by state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, that is designed to allocate state funds more equitably among school districts.

    “It’s really too early to fully talk about it because everything (with the bill) is just now taking shape,” Bowditch told the board.