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Today's News

  • A prescription for danger

    More people are dying every year in Jefferson County because of prescription-drug overdoses, a trend mirroring national statistics that the coroner’s office attributes to increased prescribing of opiate painkillers.

    By year’s end, the office predicts, 45 residents will die from unintentional drug toxicity. And though 2010 saw a slight drop in prescription-drug deaths, the anticipated number for 2011 would represent a 73 percent rise over those of 2005.

  • 2011-12 girls swimming previews

    GIRLS SWIMMING PREVIEWS
    COLUMBINE REBELS

    Head coach: Kristi Marosy
    Assistant coach: Tim Byers
    Classification: 5A
    Top swimmers: Ashley Horodyski, Sr., 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke; Erin Lemberger, Jr., 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly; Hannah Kuhr, Sr., 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Mercedes Clements, Sr., diver
    Season opener: Dec. 2, vs. Lakewood (at The Ridge)

  • 2011-12 ice hockey previews

    ICE HOCKEY PREVIEWS
    CHATFIELD CHARGERS

    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty, Drew Lovell
    2010-11 record: 18-4
    Top players: Matt Smith, Sr, G; Ryan Seltenreich, Jr., G; Kyle Davis, Sr, F; Jeff Dawkins, Sr., F; Conner Elliot, Sr., F; Trey Johnson, Sr., D; Max Ross, Sr., D

  • All-conference selections: boys golf, cross country, volleyball

    Following is a list of 5A all-conference teams for the 2011 fall season:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM

    Matt Robertson, Bear Creek; Nick Berry, Chatfield; Drew Vance, Dakota Ridge; Sam Lange, Lakewood; Nate Olinger, Pomona; Ethan Yamada, Ralston Valley; Dallas Perrault, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM
    Riley Eichler, Chatfield; Trey Johnson, Chatfield; Bill Ramsey, Columbine; Michael Tait, Columbine; Taylor Seal, Lakewood; Jack Pedersen, Ralston Valley; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Nick Berry, Chatfield

  • Columbine chugging right along

    LAKEWOOD — The further one goes into the playoffs games aren’t supposed to be as lopsided as Columbine’s 35-14 win over Highlands Ranch was on Nov. 19 at Jeffco Stadium. Not even the final score does justice for the way the Rebels’ defense contained the visiting Falcons.
    “Our defense has played great all year to be honest with you. They bend a little, but never break. They keep teams out of the end zone,” Columbine head coach Andy Lowry said.

  • Columbine Library to reopen on Mondays in '12

    The Columbine Library will reopen on Mondays in 2012, though the branch will have reduced hours of operation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, a schedule released Nov. 17 by the library shows.

  • An alma mater in disgrace

    I spent four of the best years of my life at Penn State University.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bedrock Confidential

  • Dahlkemper is new school board president

    Newly elected Jeffco school board members Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper took the oath of office Nov. 10, nine days after voters selected them over challengers Jim Powers and Preston Branaugh.

  • Students say goodbye to best friend

    One of the most well-known faces at Columbine Hills Elementary School retired Nov. 11 after a decade of tenure, which in the case of Ramblin’ the Retriever was about 70 canine years.