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Today's News

  • Mother, daughter face charges related to thefts stemming from pilfered mail

    A Jefferson County grand jury delivered a 64-count indictment in September against a mother and daughter accused of stealing more than $60,000 in money and goods, which they allegedly resold on eBay.

    Between October 2010 and March 2011, the pair allegedly obtained about $30,000 in postage stamps alone, using forged checks to make the purchases at post offices in the metro area, the district attorney’s office said.

  • Hand-me-down paper route finally folds

    The O’Brien children piled into the family’s full-size van the morning of Oct. 26, each bundled in coats and scarves, cradling freshly baked biscuits in their mittens and breathing cloudy wisps into the frigid air.

    Stacked behind the three rows of seats were crates of that week’s edition of the Columbine Courier, hundreds of papers enclosed in thin sheets of translucent blue plastic, waiting to be dropped on porches throughout Columbine Knolls.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Chatfield upsets Arapahoe, qualifies for 5A state playoffs

    Erik Gaytan scored three touchdowns, including touchdown runs of 13 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter, as Chatfield rallied for a 28-24 upset of Arapahoe on Oct. 29 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, clinching a berth in the 32-team 5A state football playoffs.

  • Columbine’s district run ends against Arapahoe

    DENVER — Columbine won its first two matches to advance to the 5A District 6 semifinals, but fell to Arapahoe in four games, ending its hopes of advancing to regionals on Oct. 29 at Denver East High School.
    The Lady Rebels started off by beating Loveland and host Denver East in straight sets, but after a long break between games came out flat against Arapahoe and never recovered.

  • Lady Chargers prepare for state, take third place at regionals

    AURORA — The Chatfield Lady Chargers gymnastics team had its work cut out for it at the 5A Regional III tournament at Overland High School on Oct. 28.
    Chatfield came in third with a combined score of 175.9, behind Overland (183.35) and Green Mountain (177.45), but qualified for state as a team in spite of the finish.
    Overland walked away with the highest score in all three regions, beating out fellow regional champions Fort Collins (181.025) and Broomfield (180.4). So what was it like competing in such a tough region?

  • Columbine’s Haynes overjoyed with finish in girls 5A race

    AURORA — Kaylie Haynes didn’t win the 5A girls state cross country championship on Oct. 29. She didn’t even finish in the Top 10 or 20. But not even that could erase the pure satisfaction that the smile she let out after the race was over.

  • Columbine blocks Mullen’s path

    LAKEWOOD — Ryan Earnest stands 6-foot-2, and the Columbine Rebels defender used every inch of his frame when his team needed him to the most.
    With the injury-riddled Rebels clinging to a three-point lead with 3 seconds remaining and Mullen’s John Scott lining up for a game-tying 40-yard field goal, Earnest found his way over the Mustangs’ offensive line and sealed, quite possibly, Columbine’s biggest win — a 24-21 victory — in the past five years.

  • Columbine tops Mullen

    A dramatic block of a last-second field goal propelled Columbine to a 24-21 win over Mullen on Friday night.
    Mullen's second-half comeback fell just short, keeping the Rebels undefeated on the season.
    Read more in the Courier next week.

  • Jeffco judge named to state Supreme Court

    Jefferson County District Judge Brian Boatright was appointed Thursday to fill a vacancy in the state Supreme Court.

    Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment, choosing Boatright over lawyers Frederick Martinez and Patrick O’Rourke, who were also finalists. State Supreme Court Judge Alex Martinez is retiring from the bench.

  • Commissioners take heat over library district

    South Jeffco residents grilled the county commissioners at an Oct. 20 citizen-input meeting over numerous hot-button issues, with a particular emphasis on library funding and efforts to create an independent library district.

    Following the commissioners’ presentation about county topics, residents also expressed ire about the construction of the large pedestrian bridge at Wadsworth and Bowles, the county’s dissolution of its audit committee and RTD’s pending cuts to local bus routes.