Today's News

  • Cunningham preparing for the next level

    Curtis Cunningham is just a little guy again.

    Yes, it seems almost impossible to imagine that the Columbine graduate – a standout defensive lineman and hard-swinging first baseman – could ever be small in any situation, but he is. Figuratively speaking, of course.

    Cunningham started classes this week at the University of Colorado and began running and lifting weights last week with his new Buffaloes teammates in hopes of making coach Dan Hawkins’ squad this fall as a true freshman.

  • School district seeks funds for building upgrades, educational needs

    Taxpayers in Jefferson County will be asked to decide this fall whether to allow the school district to issue $323 million to $350 million in debt and assess taxpayers between $32 million and $36 million a year.

    The district is proposing a two-part program — the bond issue and a “mill levy override.” The mill levy override is an increase in the mill levy, above and beyond what taxpayers have previously approved.

    The mill levy override would cost a homeowner about $3.35 a month for each $100,000 of assessed valuation.

  • Jury system keeps 'self' in self-government

    Last Tuesday I dutifully reported to the Jefferson County Taj Mahal to serve as a juror. As it turned out, after a video and some introductory remarks, I was among the group of people who wouldn’t be needed that day. So I, juror No. 1259, left the building having fulfilled my duty for the time being.

    As Milton said, they also serve who only stand and wait.

  • A new era begins

    The shadow cast is large.

    The legacy? Undeniable.

    Peter Horvath spent the past 25 years building Columbine's boys and girls soccer programs into some of the state's best.

  • County Briefs: Residents without DTV signal should contact stations

    Jefferson County residents who suddenly stopped receiving free, over-the-air digital television signals when a new antenna was installed on Lookout Mountain on May 12 should contact the local broadcast stations.

  • Columbine grad drowns after saving friend

    A Columbine High School graduate died May 31 after he jumped into a pool of water to save a friend.

    Stephen F. Burns II, 19, was camping with friends near the Little Dolores River near Grand Junction, according to Heather Benjamin, spokesperson for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

  • Windshield goes to watery grave

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A South Jeffco woman was the victim of a drive-by water balloon attack last week that left her spirit rattled and her windshield cracked. She told deputies that she was driving east on Quincy Avenue at about Carr Street when an unknown object hit her windshield. She saw a gray car heading the other direction and tried to follow it but soon lost it in the neighborhood. She pulled her car over and asked a woman to call 911. As she was waiting for deputies, the suspect's car drove by again, and the woman's husband gave chase.

  • Foothills faces grim financial picture: Rising costs, flat revenues expected through 2020

    Between now and 2020, the Foothills Park & Recreation District will face flat revenues as costs continue to rise — in some cases by roughly 25 percent annually.

  • Jefferson County 5A all-conference teams

    Girls golf

    First team

    Hannah Paulson, Chatfield

    Brittany Brownrigg, Columbine

    Stacy Harper, Dakota Ridge

    Andi Hibbert, Lakewood

  • Scouts give retired flags a dignified sendoff

    Like many things in life, an American flag will eventually reach the point where it needs to be retired. But with the flag’s powerful sentimental and symbolic value, the stars and stripes cannot simply be thrown away.

    An American flag that will wave no more must be burned.

    The national Flag Code says a flag, when it is in such a condition that it is not fitting for display, should "be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."