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Today's News

  • Rooting for two home teams

    If you’ve found yourself wanting to hear a little good news lately, you’re not alone. With glum news about the economy and stories about shrinking school district budgets and staff, people need something to cheer about. Jeffco Schools had our chance to cheer.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The gifts we give ourselves

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Musleh, Dakota Ridge snap three-game slide with rout
    AURORA
    — Abdullah Musleh led three Dakota Ridge players in double figures with 20 points as the Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with a 74-41 win over Grand Junction Central on Dec. 17 at the Hinkley Holiday Tournament.
    Dakota Wallin added 13 points and Dylan Hoffman scored 10 for Dakota Ridge (3-4).
    The Eagles led 34-23 at halftime before blowing the game open over  the final two quarters.

  • Rebels, Snow weather Tigers to remain perfect

    Senior center Jon Snow scored Columbine’s first seven points and finished with 18 to lead the Rebels past visiting Lakewood 60-46 on Dec. 16.
    “We just wanted to come out strong, and it just happened that I got the points with my teammates helping out a lot,” Snow said.
    Columbine (4-0) led the Tigers 30-23 at the half and survived a Lakewood threat in the third quarter led by Tigers forward Nermin Kozic.

  • Chargers forward’s 2nd goal ices game

    It would’ve been easy for Tyler Seltenreich to get down. After all, his Chatfield Chargers surrendered a two-goal lead in the third period to visiting Standley Lake on Dec. 16 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Coaches Invite win boosts Horodyski

    THORNTON — Maybe it was her nerves, but in the moments before Ashley Horodyski took to the pool for her 100-yard butterfly finals on Dec. 17 at the Colorado Coaches Invitational the Columbine senior was lining up in Lane 6. Unfortunately, she was marked to be in Lane 5.
    As it turned out, it probably didn’t matter which lane she was in. She didn’t have much to be worried about.

  • School district eyes elimination of 4th- and 5th-grade music program

    Work groups from Jeffco Public Schools are recommending that 590 jobs be eliminated over the next two years to help meet a $70 million budget shortfall.

    The cuts, which would most prominently affect elementary and middle schools and would save $47.5 million, would eliminate the school district’s fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program. Additionally, all middle school librarian jobs would be cut.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Fare tonight, with increasing clods by morning

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Rebels improve to 2-0 with rout of Littleton

    Jon Snow scored a team-high 27 points as Columbine built a 15-point halftime lead and rolled to a 74-55 win over Littleton on Dec. 8.
    Brad Crowther added 17 points nad Josh Daly 10 for the Rebels (2-0).
    Littleton was led by Nick Giordano’s game-high 29 points.
    Chatfield falls to Cherokee Trail at Heritage’s Tip-Off Classic

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM
    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage