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Today's News

  • Rebels finally beat Chargers

    The Columbine Rebels were due.

    Having never defeated rival Chatfield in hockey, statistically the Rebels’ had to win to sometime. Jan. 14 was that time, but it was more than just the odds evening out, it was a win with style.

    It was like taking the monkey off your back and selling him to the zoo for sweet cash.

  • Rebels, Chargers split in hoops

    In addition to getting past a rival Columbine and dealing with a packed gymnasium, the Chatfield Chargers had to overcome themselves Jan. 13.

    “We were nervous coming out. Big game,” Chatfield guard Kyle Evans said. “But we got it under control in the second half.”

    The Chargers erased — OK, more like scrubbed and bleached — any thoughts of an upset bid as they rolled to a 71-46 victory by outscoring the visiting Rebels 39-23 in the second half.

  • Ken Caryl Middle School teacher profile: Geol Weber

      Teacher Geol Weber is right at home in the trailer park.

    “I absolutely love it,” said Weber, as a loud whine emitted from the furnace in his temp classroom at Ken Caryl Middle School. “I call them the trailer park … If you look underneath, there’s a spot to put wheels.”

    The structures are a separate physical entity from the main school building, which gives them an entirely different feel, he said.

    “Given the choice, I would teach in a temp any day of the week. It seems like a home out here.

  • Rebels ground Eagles

    These are a few of Olivia Leyshock’s favorite things: Beating both local rivals in the span of two days.

    “That’s the best feeling in the world,” the Columbine junior forward said Jan. 15 after the Rebels dropped Dakota Ridge 48-45, two days after defeating Chatfield. “We let them up a little bit, but we got back, and I think just the chemistry really helped us out.”

  • Ken Caryl Middle School teacher profile: Veronica Maes

      The most important part of Veronica Maes’ job might just be taking a few minutes to converse with students. The assistant principal at Ken Caryl Middle School drops into the cafeteria every day with principal Pat Sandos to catch up with kids and see how life is treating them.

    “It’s the highlight of my day,” said Maes, now well into her second year at the school. “The students are used to seeing Pat and I out at lunch every day. We interact with them. We try and make it fun.”

  • Ken Caryl Middle School teacher profile: Kiley Mack

      The process of learning how to be an effective teacher is fresh in the minds of many of the predominantly young faculty at Ken Caryl Middle School.

    With a modest five years of experience, science teacher Kiley Mack is no exception.

  • Marijuana dispensary open in South Jeffco - for now

    Medical marijuana has made its way to South Jeffco.

    Despite a lack of zoning regulations that would allow their legal existence, pot dispensaries have recently sprouted intermittently in unincorporated Jefferson County.

    A few such businesses have ceased their marijuana-distribution operations after being cited for zoning violations, but at least one dispensary has remained open for more than two months.

  • Answers from Emile

    Question: What happened to the temporary classroom building on the west side of Colorow Elementary? Is the school planning new construction?

  • Ken Caryl Middle School gets reprieve

    Ken Caryl Middle School apparently will remain open.

    The Jeffco school board gathered for a special meeting Jan. 9 and ultimately decided that closing the school is not a viable option, despite a recommendation from a district committee to shutter the school and send its students to Deer Creek Middle School.

    “That wasn’t a solution anymore,” board member Paula Noonan said of the informal vote to remove the option from consideration.

  • Ken Caryl Middle School teacher profile: Connie Wilson

      Teacher Connie Wilson knows there’s more than one way to teach math.

    “As a child, I was dyslexic. I’m still dyslexic,” she said. “I struggled with it as a child.”

    Through her difficulty in learning to read, Wilson discovered the power of approaching a subject with different strategies. The Ken Caryl Middle School teacher didn’t learn the same way most children did, and she doesn’t expect her seventh-grade students to either.