Today's News

  • Chargers’ Hobbs fourth in state diving

    FORT COLLINS — Averly Hobbs of Chatfield placed fourth in the 1-meter diving competition at the 5A girls swimming state championships on Feb. 11 at EPIC.
    Hobbs finished with 437.1 points. Loveland’s Michal Bower won with 515.1 points.
    Columbine had two sixth-place finishers. Hannah Kuhr placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.55 seconds. Fossil Ridge’s Rhianna Williams won in 23.48.

  • Hambleton leads state wrestling qualifiers

    Following is a list of Chatfield and Columbine wrestlers who qualified for the 5A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs and the Region 3 tournament at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood:

    132 pounds: Erik Gaytan, Chatfield, 3rd place
    — The CU-bound track and field star scored a 7-2 decision in the consolation finals over Doherty’s Thaddeus Hayes.\

  • Mustangs put Rebels’ league title hopes on hold

    With the battle for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship heating up, Columbine looked to all but clinch the title Feb. 10. But contender Ralston Valley wouldn’t let up and the Mustangs handed the Rebels their second league loss of the season.
    Even with 22 points from junior Jon Snow, the Rebels (16-4, 11-2 5A Jeffco) couldn’t seem to get their defensive game settled and the Mustangs took the 63-61 victory.

  • Chatfield’s big win has it on brink

    One doesn’t have to ask Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki twice. There was no question this was the Chargers’ biggest win of the season. And it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.
    With Aspen and Summit nipping out its heels for one of the final playoff spots in the Foothills Conference, Chatfield, behind two Tyler Seltenreich goals, scored a 7-1 victory over the visiting Sailors at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Columbine High students attacked with hammer

    Two Columbine High School students received medical attention Monday after a freshman allegedly attacked them with a hammer in a girls’ bathroom.

    Police arrested a 14-year-old female student, who the Sheriff’s Office said will likely be charged with first-degree assault.

    The injured students, both sophomores, a male, 16, and a female, 15, were sent to the Swedish Southwest emergency room. Though they sustained serious injuries, both are expected to fully recover.

  • Littleton council weighs parking-sign rules

    A lack of consistency in parking signage on private property and a “predatory” towing culture in Littleton have the City Council considering a measure to standardize private-parking signs.

    In several recent instances, cars have been towed from one parking lot with a “no parking” sign positioned about 12 feet high, a notice council members seemed to agree was inadequate.

  • Jeffco libraries keeping a few best-sellers available on the shelves

    Author Robert Crais’ latest Elvis Cole suspense mystery novel, “Taken,” amassed 165 Jefferson County Library reservations, with patrons claiming their spots online for one of 45 copies.

    For Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was recently made into a film, 154 people parked in the online queue for any of 33 circulating copies, potentially waiting weeks for the book.

  • Penalties considered for violations by pot dispensaries

    The Littleton City Council is considering penalties that the city’s four medical marijuana dispensaries could face if found to be in violation of city or state code.

    Under the proposal, penalties would be substantially stiffer for dispensaries than for similar violations at liquor stores, which are also regulated by the city’s licensing authority. In many cases, violations ranging from selling to an underage customer or a patient consuming marijuana on the premises would result in a license revocation.

  • Book sorters telling a problematic tale

    Automated book sorters that cost the Jeffco Public Library $2.6 million and came with innumerable service headaches recently offered another surprise — the Swiss manufacturer Bibliotheca apparently used the library system as a beta test for one of the company’s complex machines.

    The book sorters — a computerized assembly of belts and rollers that scan and sort materials via radio-frequency chips implanted in them — were acquired to increase efficiency and reduce the number of staff required to sort books and return them to shelves.

  • ‘A church where the table’s always set’

    Swaying with their hands in the air and chanting bits of a chorus as they learn the words, about 90 people fill the cafeteria at Grant Ranch Elementary School, where the Bridge Church is holding its first service.

    With a little more than half of the folding chairs filled on the Sunday morning, the faithful take in a morning of sermon and musical prayer. The church band, accented by magenta stage lights, leads the Mass in 15 minutes of song.