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Today's News

  • Jazzercise teacher delivers

    Pregnancy and exercise do mix.

    Those words could not be truer for Littleton resident Katherine McDonald, who gave birth to her daughter Macy on Feb. 13. McDonald’s labor was short, and the most interesting part is how it all came about.

    McDonald, 34, is a Jazzercise instructor at the Littleton Jazzercise Center. She’s been teaching for about a year, and the 9:15 a.m. class on Feb. 13 was going to be her last because her baby was due on Feb. 24.

  • Andy Kerr holds campaign event in new district

    House District 26 Rep. Andy Kerr brought his Democratic state Senate campaign to South Jeffco for the first time Feb. 16, meeting with local residents in the recently redrawn district that is up for grabs in November.

    Though four candidates are registered in the race, including incumbent Tim Neville and House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, both Republicans, only Andy Kerr and Republican House District 22 Rep. Ken Summers live within the district’s new boundaries.

  • Democrat will challenge Odom for commission seat

    Democrat Casey Tighe has the lofty goal of unseating Jeffco Commissioner John Odom in November, and the Colorado Department of Transportation audit director is ending his 24-year career to focus completely on his campaign.

    Tighe, a longtime Golden resident who filed his candidate affidavit on Jan. 27, said he does not foresee a highly charged, partisan race for the District 2 seat, which in recent years has been dominated by Republicans.

  • A simpler but entertaining era

    In updating Alan Jay Lerner’s classic musical “Brigadoon,” a story about an early 19th-century Scottish village that appears to the rest of the world every 100 years, director Chris Willard sprinkled in a few modern lines, such as references to global positioning systems and Twitter.

    Though modernizing a play about a 200-year-old village might seem unusual, the effect is arguably in synch with Lerner’s intentions — luring a perpetually distracted audience with the charms of a simpler time.

  • Authorities cite driver whose bus hit 3 teens

    The driver of the Jeffco school bus that struck and injured three Summit Ridge Middle School students Feb. 21 in a South Jeffco crosswalk has been cited by police.

     

    The students, all 14-year-old girls, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Lakewood at 3:09 p.m., a State Patrol spokesman said. The accident occurred last Tuesday afternoon at South Simms Street and Brandt Avenue.

  • Right advice on wrong end of horse

    You never know when you’re going to have a life changing experience.
        Stories about both the untimely death of former CU and CSU track coach Jerry Quiller at the age of 69 and his funeral in the last couple of weeks reminded me of the impact Quiller had on my development in a way that I’m sure he never even realized.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    DR, Chatfield, Columbine to play in 5A state tournament
    Dakota Ridge (14-9), the No. 7 seed in the Carol Callan Region, will host 10th-seeded Legend (9-14) on Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.
    Ninth-seeded Chatfield (11-12), also in the region, travels to eighth-seeded Loveland (11-10), while 11th-seeded Columbine (8-15) plays a first-round game in the Kaye Garms Region at sixth-seeded Cherry Creek (13-10).

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine earns bye; Chatfield, DR make 5A state field

  • Chatfield wrestler suspended from school

    Chatfield High wrestler Cory Cordova, a 182-pound junior, has been kicked off the team and was suspended from school for five days, head coach Robert Routh said. Routh would not specify why the disciplinary action was taken against Cordova.
    “He’s no longer on the team, and I don’t know going forward if he will be on the team,” Routh said.

  • Lady Chargers fend off late Columbine comeback

    Emily Lachenmeyer doesn’t score points all that often for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. The sophomore had only scored in double figures twice previously this season. But her team-high 10 points were much needed at Columbine on Feb. 17.
    Chatfield watched a 13-point fourth-quarter lead get shaved to two late in the fourth quarter before holding off a feisty Columbine squad 41-37 in the regular-season finale to sweep the season series. It’s the second consecutive year that Chatfield has swept the matchup after having lost the three previous meetings.