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Today's News

  • Motivated Rebels tune up for the postseason

    LAKEWOOD — The motivation for the Columbine Rebels since Day 1 has been to win a state boys lacrosse championship. And that desire has not ebbed — a fact Boulder found out the hard way on May 4 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    Ryan Kelly scored the Rebels’ first six goals — all in the first period — and Jake Gonzales added four tallies as Columbine used the visiting Panthers as a steppingstone in their quest in a 20-3 regular-season finale victory. In all, nine players scored for the Rebels (11-5, 7-0 5A Front Range).

  • Carson, Evans carry Eagles past Rebels

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    Bryce, without a doubt, was the star of the game.  Whether that was Bryce Carson or Bryce Evans is debatable.
    Carson was the hero, Evans kept Dakota Ridge in the game, and the Eagles pulled out a 5-4 win in walk-off fashion over Columbine on May 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Next stop is state for Columbine’s No. 2 player

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Lillie Pettibone’s made the 5A girls tennis state tournament before. While the achievement has always been impressive, the credit has been split with a doubles partner. This year, she’s going all on her own.
    Pettibone, playing No. 2 singles this season, was the lone state qualifier for Columbine on May 3 at Redstone Park in the Class 5A Region 7 tournament. She won in the playback bracket and will head to the Gates Tennis Center on May 9 to represent the Lady Rebels.

  • Lady Chargers answer back

    LAKEWOOD — Julia Lisella seemed to be infallible in goal. Robyn Thomas and Taylor Campman took advantage of Columbine’s stingy defense to generate offense, scoring three goals in 35.1 seconds. Everything seemingly was going the Lady Rebels’ way. And then it didn’t.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Don’t c’mon back, good buddy

  • Littleton officer killed in accident is remembered

    A Littleton police officer who died in a traffic accident while off duty was laid to rest on Friday.

    Officer Kevin Denner, 42, died from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a car on May 6 in Aurora. He was remembered in a ceremony Friday at Mission Hills Church in Littleton.

    “Kevin was not only a tremendous asset to the department, but he was a dedicated friend to many. He will be sorely missed,” said interim Police Chief Gene Enley.

  • Littleton city attorney receives double severance pay

    When Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford resigned in February after initially requesting a leave of absence, she received a severance package worth six months of her salary, along with benefits. 

    As city attorney, Crawford made $133,428 a year plus benefits.  

    The six months of salary, about $66,700, was twice as much severance pay as had been agreed upon between Crawford and the City Council when she was hired in March 2012. 

  • West rail line opens with fanfare, fun

    Nothing says mass transit like drum circles and muscle cars.

    With the grand opening of RTD’s west light-rail line on Friday, RTD partnered with municipalities along the 12.1-mile track that connects Union Station in Denver to the Jefferson County government center to put on two days of fun.

  • Teacher-student relationships highlighted in feedback meetings

    A small group of Jeffco residents decided Saturday morning that quality educators and strong teacher-student relationships are critical when it comes to student achievement and success.

    Paula Noonan, the school board’s District 5 representative, led a discussion on student achievement in Chatfield Senior High’s library.

    “I think it’s great having access to board members like this,” said Rachel Swalley, a parent of three Jeffco students. “I hope (the district does) a lot more of these kinds of meetings.” 

  • Education veteran announces run for school board

    With three of five seats up for election and at least one incumbent not running, this year’s campaigns for positions on the Jeffco school board promise to be hotly contested.

    With the November election still six months away, longtime South Jeffco resident and education veteran Alonzo “Al” Rodriguez has announced a bid in District 5.

    “I have a vested interest in Jeffco schools,” Rodriguez said. “I have a son who is a junior at Columbine High School, and 13 of my grandchildren attend Jeffco schools.”