Today's News

  • Silver skates on a golden pond

    “It’s a bond that the best players in the NHL have with people like me. Doing it with the wind blowing in your face, and doing it when you’re 10 years old, and until your feet are freezing. It’s just the most wonderful thing I could ever think of.”

    — Fred Haberman, founder, U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

    INDIAN HILLS — The local herd of deer didn’t show up for the final morning of skating on Martin Richardson’s rink this month.

    Lazy beasts.

  • Albertson leads Rebels past stubborn Rampart

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore forward Ember Albertson learned that if at first you don’t succeed, try again … and again.

    The forward was stoned not once, but twice by Rampart goalie Katie Ruff from point-blank range and missed several shots wide of the net, but with just over 18 minutes remaining in the game, she finally got the best of Ruff and fired home the game-winning goal in a 2-1 Rebel victory on March 12 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Legislature focusing on finances

    This week marks the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2010 session. The state’s fiscal woes have dominated the session to this point. The legislature has adopted a package of bills that raised revenues by eliminating a variety of tax exemptions as well as approving a 32-bill package that reduced spending by state agencies for the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

  • Parents, faculty ask questions about shooting response

      About 70 people, including faculty and parents from Deer Creek Middle and Stony Creek Elementary schools, questioned school district staff and sheriff’s officials March 10 about the response to the February shootings at the middle school.

    The community meeting was held to address safety concerns and response efforts to the Feb. 23 shootings, but concern seemed to be focused less on the efforts at Deer Creek and more on the lockdown response at the neighboring elementary school.

  • Marine clinic named for Columbine grad

      A Columbine High grad was posthumously honored March 12 when a Marine Corps medical facility was dedicated in his name. The Charles Luke Milam Clinic in North Carolina will treat injured Marines and serves to bolster the memory of a Navy hospital corpsman who deployed on four combat tours.

    Luke Milam was killed in action in September 2007 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

  • Eastwood affidavit describes '02 mental-health hold

      The arrest affidavit of Deer Creek Middle School shooting suspect Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood indicates he was placed on a mental-health hold by Littleton police in 2002.

    The affidavit, released March 12, also says Eastwood told investigators he heard voices emanating from a Nielson television-ratings box in his apartment and described hearing voices since then, including on Feb. 23, the day of the shooting.

  • Rebels attack Wolves early, cruise to win

    The sight of a Grandview player carrying the ball across midfield was significant March 9.

    Why? It was first time the Columbine Rebels had allowed it to happen, and their game was nine minutes old. And the Rebels were already up 8-0.

    “I was happy with our first game,” coach Alise Steiner said after the Rebels tranquilized, tagged and released the Wolves to the tune of a 17-3 victory. “We ran hard; we went after groundballs; mostly made good passes.”

  • Marijuana dispensary appealing zoning citation

      The owner of a South Jeffco medical-marijuana dispensary is appealing a county-issued zoning violation that would force the business to close its doors if upheld.

    Marc Giuliani, owner of Footprints Health & Wellness, is scheduled to appear before the county board of adjustment March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

  • County's election-year caucuses set for March 16

    Jefferson County residents will gather March 16 for precinct caucuses, gatherings that provide party members a voice before the election and offer an early taste of the upcoming primaries.

    Voters will gather at party-specific locations in their respective precincts and nominate delegates to different assemblies.

  • A prayer to pure motion

    "Lately I buy new guitars,

    They're shiny as a hearse.

    I still like the look of road wear,

    But the roles have been reversed.”

    — From “Guitar Shopping” by David Wilcox

    The Pennsylvania winters of my youth seem less cold and more forgiving across time, but the sports we played after school on those dark, damp afternoons still inhabit a vital and vivid place in memory.