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Today's News

  • Rebels make good on few shots

    LAKEWOOD — As far as 5A state football playoffs goes, this was about to be as regular season as it gets. Then again, it was No. 1 Columbine against No. 32 Fort Collins. And, typically, that’s a mismatch. This time, it was again, though it wasn’t as lopsided as it could’ve been.

  • Cox overcomes odds, injury

    THORNTON — To be a gymnast one needs to have flexibility, coordination and dedication. But in order to be considered a top gymnast at the 5A state championship an athlete has to give more. That’s exactly what Columbine senior Lexi Cox did.

  • McDondle, Delk lead Columbine into the second round

    LAKEWOOD -- Cameron McDondle and Nick Delk rushed for two touchdowns each as Columbine overcame Fort Collins' early stalling offense for a 28-10 win in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    McDondle finished with 193 yards rushing for the top-seeded Rebels (10-0).
    Columbine advances to play Fairview (6-4), a 28-24 winner over Regis Jesuit in the first round.

  • Chargers' early lead not enough in playoff loss to Grand Junction

    GRAND JUNCTION -- The Chatfield High School football team found out why Grand Junction is seeded second in the Class 5A state playoffs and was ranked first for most of the season.

    After taking a 10-0 first-quarter lead, the Chargers gave up 41 consecutive points en route to a 51-17 loss to the Tigers on Nov. 4 at Stocker Stadium in the first round.

  • Political newcomer Neville picked to fill vacant state Senate seat

     A Republican vacancy committee on Nov. 3 appointed South Jeffco resident Tim Neville to succeed state Sen. Mike Kopp, who announced his resignation from District 22 last month.

    Neville, who was vying for the seat along with current House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, won by only two votes. Among the 118 votes cast in the Ken Caryl Ranch House by the district’s Republican central committee, 60 voted for Neville and 58 voted for Kerr.

  • Fellman, Dahlkemper elected to school board

    Jeffco school board candidates Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman claimed victories Nov. 1in two key races that had the potential to determine the board’s overall philosophical makeup.

    With 133,527 ballots cast in the county, the turnout on Election Day, 50.93 percent, was Jeffco’s third largest in an odd-year election, deputy of elections Josh Liss said.

    Dahlkemper and Fellman led opponents Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh by about 12 percentage points and 21 percentage points, respectively.

  • Banner signs win permanent approval

    Jeffco businesses are now allowed to advertise on banners and sandwich boards, under a permanent zoning amendment approved on Tuesday by the county commissioners.

  • Kopp to be missed as statesman, leader

    Recently, Mike Kopp stepped down from the state Senate seat he had held since first being elected in 2006. With his departure, Jefferson County loses a statesman.
    Serving in the legislature while maintaining a “day job” is tough enough for any father. But for Mike, it had become impossible. Three months ago, Mike’s wife and best friend, Kimberly, lost her three-year battle with cancer. Without regret or second thoughts, Mike decided that his four school-age kids needed more of his time.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A tip o’ the Cap-ulet

  • 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.