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Today's News

  • Overhaul of school board districts draws criticism

    Members of the Jeffco school board voted 3-2 on March 7 to redraw the districts they represent, but audience members and two board members were unhappy with the decision.

    The new map would swap several elementary schools among Districts 2 and 5 in the southern part of the county, but much of the opposition came from what some viewed as the apparently sudden onset of the redistricting process, a lack of public input, and the changes coming in the middle of a school year.

  • Pulling together: College students help Jeffco Open Space eradicate weeds

    When most people think of spring break and weed, this probably isn’t what they have in mind.

    A group of about 140 students, almost all from Michigan State University, were at South Valley Park helping Jeffco Open Space to eradicate pervasive noxious weeds.

    The students were here instead of the beach as part of Students Today, Leaders Forever, an alternative spring break for college students that sends them across the country doing good deed after good deed.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Lions’ Jansky tosses no-hitter in season-opening victory

    Littleton junior Chris Jansky tossed a no-hitter while striking out 13 as the Lions opened the 2013 season with a 3-0 victory over Denver North on March 7.
    He faced just two batters over the minimum, allowing one on a walk and two more via errors.
    Littleton gave him some run support with one run in the third inning and two more in the fourth. Dylan Nickless, Will Brown and Colton Barrett scored for the Lions.

  • Winter all-conference girls swimming, wrestling

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League for the 2012-13 winter season in girls swimming and wrestling:

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Marchese's path to juniors ventures through Switzerland

    Charlie Marchese got his first pair of hockey skates when he was 3 years old. At first he wasn’t very adept at skating, but over the next few years he became a capable inline hockey player. Those who play inline hockey, more likely than not, tend to be better ice hockey players as well, said his dad, Charlie Sr. Maybe that’s why the sport means so much to the 18-year-old Columbine High School senior.

  • Rebels exorcise previous demons

    AURORA – Old demons came back to haunt the Columbine Rebels as they faced the Regis Jesuit Raiders in the boys lacrosse season opener on March 8. Luckily for the Rebels they didn’t let their demons bring them down in an 8-5 victory at Regis Jesuit High School.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Bad lad’s dad mad

  • Jeffco jail inmate apparently commits suicide

    An inmate has died of an apparent suicide at the Jeffco jail.

    The 24-year-old man was found hanging in his cell Thursday night by a sheriff's deputy during a walk-through check of the inmate's cell.

    The Sheriff's Office said the deputy tried to revive the inmate by administering CPR. He was pronounced dead in the cell a short time later.

    While the Sheriff's Office said all signs pointed to a suicide, an investigation is currently under way to determine the cause of the man's death.

  • Chatfield's magical season ends in Sweet 16

    Andrew St. Germain drove uncontested through the lane and laid the basketball into the hoop with 7.8 seconds left. Then, he and his Chatfield boys basketball teammates painstakingly waited and waited and waited. Time was running out on their season, and there was nothing they could do to save it.

    A season in which the Chargers had won 21 consecutive games, including a 16-0 run through the 5A Jeffco League, was shockingly over as fifth-seeded Legend upset top-seeded Chatfield 51-49 in the Sweet 16 of the 5A state tournament March 6 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Chickens and bees all the buzz in Jeffco

    Jeffco is getting ready to have “the talk” about the birds and the bees. 

    This week the county will begin discussing a proposed zoning change that would allow residents to keep chickens and bees in residential-zoned districts. Currently in unincorporated Jeffco, raising chickens and bees is allowed only in agriculturally zoned areas.