Today's News

  • Ingenuity floats their boat

    The physicist Archimedes completed his famed treatise “On Floating Bodies” more than 2,000 years ago, without knowing that swarms of Dakota Ridge High School students clad in grass skirts and Viking helmets would one day test his brilliant principle in shaky homemade vessels.

    More than 150 students packed into Carmody Recreation Center on Dec. 3, with 50 teams competing to best fabricate a pool-worthy ship from one of the most simple and widely available packaging materials.

  • Holiday’s true meaning not measured in sales 

    In the classic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown writes a letter to Santa as his sister, Sally, dictates. “Please note the size and color of each item,” she says, “and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: Just send money. How about tens and twenties?” Rolling his eyes in disgust, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism that has crept into Christmas.

  • Education: doorway to opportunity

    By Gov. Bill Ritter

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pushing the limits of the law

  • Wilson shows heart, grit in return

    Adam Wilson, after all he’s been through, never thought this would happen.

    Less than five months ago, the 6-foot-6 Columbine senior center was laying in a Kansas City-area hospital, his right kidney split in two after a freak accident during an Elite Next Level basketball tournament game. Forget about his high school playing career, his health was more of an issue at the time.

  • Dorris, Columbine hold off late Littleton charge

    Conner Dorris came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points in the second half and the Columbine Rebels held off a late charge from visiting Littleton, 50-43, on Dec. 2 in the boys basketball opener for both teams.

    The Rebels led throughout, only trailing 3-2 early in the game before going on an 8-0 run to lead 10-3 late in the first quarter. The lead grew to 43-27 early in the fourth quarter before Littleton went on a 16-3 run to cut its deficit to 46-43 with 15.5 seconds left.

  • Unexpected offense sparks Columbine to opening win

    Charlie Marchese provided the defense in goal that second-year head coach Justin Depretis was hoping for. But it was the Rebels’ offense that surprised him in the season opener. 

    Columbine scored three times on its first four shots in the second period to chase Valor Christian goalie Peter Kluth and four goals total in the frame en route to a 7-1 victory Dec. 3 at Edge Ice Arena. Seven different players scored for the Rebels, starting with Ty Shirley’s first-period goal and wrapped up with three power-play goals.

  • Eagles take 2nd at tourney

    Junior guard Kourtney Cryder admitted that she’s had some problems with free throws recently during practice. So it was no surprise that she was a little bit nervous before taking two shots from the charity stripe with the game tied and 8.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    “I was nervous, but my coaches and my teammates had faith in me and they said to just go out there and make them and put them in. So I just focused the whole time,” Cryder said.

  • Roundup: Chatfield boys stun Mullen in season opener

    DENVER — Chatfield rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to stun Mullen, 58-57, in the regular-season opener for both schools on Dec. 1.

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Kyle Evans added to for the Chargers.

    Mullen, which got 16 points from Anthony Stransky, led 30-24 at halftime before the Chargers rallied to tie the game at 44-all entering the fourth quarter. Chuck Smith added 15 points for the host Mustangs.

    Lady Chargers drop second straight to start season

  • Girls swimming results

     Following are winners from the Dec. 3 girls swimming meets between Standley Lake vs. Chatfield and Pomona vs. Columbine at Foothills Ridge Rec Center: