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Today's News

  • Columbine Hall of Fame quickly coming to fruition

    Spend any amount of time talking with Columbine football coach Andy Lowry and you’ll quickly get a sense for how passionate he is about the program.

    While he routinely deflects praise off himself and onto his players - despite having won four state championships since 1999 - Lowry is always pleased to discuss players and coaches from Columbine’s past.

  • Kopp, Witwer push creation of committee to study wildfire mitigation

    Two Jeffco legislators are one step closer to creating a committee to study ways to deal with wildfires, especially in areas where homes and forests collide.

    These areas — referred to in firefighting circles as the “wildland-urban interface” — contain increasing numbers of homes and subdivisions, making it difficult for firefighters to effectively fight wildfires and protect homes and lives, according to Senate Joint Resolution 25. The resolution would create an interim committee that would meet this summer and make recommendations by Nov. 1.

  • My friend has this problem ...

    SOUTH JEFFCO — Not smart: Using a friend’s ID, then telling a deputy that you did not tell him your real name because you didn’t want to be accused of impersonating that friend. However ludicrous, that’s the excuse one woman used last week when arrested on an outstanding warrant. She was a passenger in a car that had been pulled over, and when asked to present an ID, she handed over a state ID card that belonged to a friend. Unfortunately for her, that friend had a warrant for her arrest, so the woman was taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

  • Chargers topple Pirates, finish second in league

    ENGLEWOOD — Dallin Hall might have been able to wreck the Englewood Pirates just by himself.

    But what fun would that be?

  • Motorcyclist fleeing officer dies in crash at South Jeffco intersection

    The man killed when his motorcycle collided with an SUV at South Simms Street and West Bowles Avenue on April 29 was fleeing from police, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Mill levy spurs hot debate in Ken-Caryl

    About 100 people jammed the meeting room at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House on Wednesday, April 23, for a sometimes-emotional debate over the proposed property-tax increase in the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metro District.

    The district is asking voters for the second time in six months to approve a 2.5-mill increase from the current 12.709 mills. The mill increase was defeated by a 54 percent no vote in the November election. A 2.5-mill increase would cost the owner of a house valued at $500,000 an extra $100 a year.

  • Short-handed Rebels hang tough with Angels

    DENVER — The Rebels didn’t get burned in their latest trial by fire on April 26.

    Loaded with youth and smarting from a host of injuries and sicknesses, Columbine’s boys lacrosse team got to measure itself against perennial powerhouse Denver East in a nonleague tune-up before the postseason begins this week.

  • Long ball carries Eagles

    Redemption was the only thing on Cameron Pritchett’s mind as he settled into the batter’s box.

    With one swing of the bat, the Dakota Ridge junior more than made up for his earlier blunder, as he slammed the first pitch he saw from Columbine reliever Scott Anundsen over the wall for a home run

  • Suspect in theft from sports group waives hearing

    The South Jeffco woman charged with three felonies in the theft of more than $100,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association waived her right to a preliminary hearing April 22.

    Carrie Smith will head straight to arraignment at 8 a.m. June 9 in district court, according to Tom Bennett, special projects director with the Jeffco DA’s office.

    Smith, 44, has been charged with theft of more than $20,000 and two counts of forgery by check.

    Charles Morphew, Smith’s attorney, did not respond to multiple calls seeking comment.

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    My friend has this problem …