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Today's News

  • Librarians, classroom coaches, assistant principals defend their jobs

    Groups of Jeffco Public Schools employees made their cases before the Board of Education to be spared from budget cuts Feb. 2 at a meeting cut short by last week’s snowstorm.
    Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, assistant principals and others filled more than two hours of public comment with short speeches about the need for their jobs.
    Though board members were slated to discuss for the first time their preferences for $50 million to $60 million in cuts over the next two years, the rapidly approaching storm led the board to postpone discussion to a later meeting.

  • Friday sporting events postponed

    Columbine's boys basketball game with Bear Creek scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to Friday's winter weather storm. No makeup date has been announced.
    The Rebels' hockey game at Steamboat Springs on Friday was also postponed with no rescheduled date announced.
    The Chatfield-Dakota Ridge boys basketball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Chatfield's hockey game with Mullen on Friday was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

  • Snowstorm socks South Jeffco

    A snowstorm that began Thursday evening and continued throughout the day Friday, closing schools and government offices and making travel hazardous, finally tapered off Saturday morning.

    The slow-moving storm was accompanied by wind gusts up to 40 mph, limiting visibility and piling drifts high. More than 18 inches of snow had fallen at some locations in South Jeffco.

    Weather closures Friday included Jeffco Public Schools, Jefferson County offices, Jefferson County Public Library locations and Foothills Park & Recreation District facilities.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Suspect is probably not moving

  • New Zambonis bring sour taste

    Two new electric Zamboni ice-resurfacing machines costing the Foothills Park & Recreation District $240,000 have broken down or malfunctioned repeatedly in recent months, leading the board of directors to question whether the unique machines are subject to the state’s lemon law.

    Though the district purchased the new, more energy-efficient machines to much fanfare, the two Zambonis have so far both suffered broken steering mechanisms, programming errors and other mechanic maladies.

  • New Zambonis bring sour taste

    Two new electric Zamboni ice-resurfacing machines costing the Foothills Park & Recreation District $240,000 have broken down or malfunctioned repeatedly in recent months, leading the board of directors to question whether the unique machines are subject to the state’s lemon law.

    Though the district purchased the new, more energy-efficient machines to much fanfare, the two Zambonis have so far both suffered broken steering mechanisms, programming errors and other mechanic maladies.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Eagles ride Cryder, Wood to victory over Standley Lake

    Kourtney Cryder scored a game-high 14 points and Lauren Wood added 12 as Dakota Ridge topped Standley Lake 48-32 on Jan. 27.
    Dakota Ridge (11-5, 8-2 5A Jeffco League) built a 41-21 lead going into the fourth quarter.

    Front Range Christian jumps out to early lead, tops Nederland

  • Chargers turning the corner as playoffs near

    It hasn’t always been the case this season, but Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki believes his Chargers are playing the kind of hockey that they played last year. The kind that put Chatfield in the state semifinals.
    It would be a hard fact to argue after the Chargers won a season-best third straight game Jan. 28 at the Edge Ice Arena with a 3-0 victory over Aspen.

  • Two wins, forfeits just enough for Chatfield

    Shawn Damhoff could tell that his Columbine opponent Justin Hinkley has gotten better since their previous meeting three weeks earlier. Yet that didn’t matter to the Chatfield junior in their head-to-head meeting on Jan. 26.
    All Damhoff had in mind was scoring six much-needed team points for host Chatfield in its dual with the Rebels, and he did.
    Damhoff’s pinfall in 1 minute, 19 seconds was the first of only two head-to-head wins for the Chargers, but coupled with five forfeit victories Chatfield was able to rally for a 41-36 victory over Columbine.

  • Three seats open in May on Foothills board

    Three of the five director seats on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board are up for election in May, and two of the incumbents have yet to decide if they will run.

    No candidates have yet filed with the district for seats representing Wards 1, 2 or 5, and self-nomination forms are due on March 2. If no candidates come forward, the current board would cancel the May 8 election and appoint new or existing members.