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Today's News

  • Finding the meaningful middle ground

    The first time I remember believing that a political event provided an absolute truth was after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in 1974. Through all that Watergate taught us, the overriding simple truth to me was that sometimes the story about the story is more important than the story itself, and that people finding themselves in a scandal would be best served if they acknowledge their failures rather than extending the scandal by dragging out its final determinations and ramifications.

  • Chatfield outlasts rival Columbine

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In a game that had everything one would expect from rival schools, the Chatfield Chargers outlasted the Columbine Rebels 63-56 on Jan. 24 in front of a packed house.

    Chatfield seniors Liam Mann, Keland Rumsey and Isaiah Reed were fundamental to the team’s success.

    “Back-to-back rivalry games with the wins, it feels great and obviously we needed it by the way we started league. We’re just hoping to continue that further down the road,” Rumsey said.

  • Columbine’s Maura Singer too much for Chatfield

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — From the initial tipoff, it was obvious that Columbine junior Maura Singer was going to have a big night against the Chatfield Chargers.

    Singer’s 16 first-quarter points helped the Rebels obtain a sizable lead, and they never looked back, winning the contest 58-31 on Jan. 24.

  • Jaguar girls pull together for big Green Mountain win

    The D’Evelyn girls basketball team took a while to come together this season — literally.

    The Jaguars didn’t have their full complement of players in the fall, but now that they do, things seem to be jelling. If the Jan. 24 53-40 win over Green Mountain is an indication, D’Evelyn is hitting its stride just as the 2017-18 season is heating up.

  • Jeffco surveying homelessness across the county

    Earlier this week, Jefferson County joined the rest of the metro area in conducting a yearly point-in-time survey of homelessness across the county.

    The survey, a nationwide initiative, helps communities understand trends and respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The information also is provided to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In Jeffco, the effort began at sundown Monday and continued until after sundown the following day.

  • Park Briefs: Foothills January Meeting

    Community garden, orchard approved

    After months of discussion, the Foothills Park and Recreation board on Jan. 23 unanimously approved a Feeding Many community garden and orchard.

    The project will develop a garden and orchard on a plot of land at Weaver Creek Park on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary. The garden will be a resource for Kendallvue students and the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Jury trial set for South Jeffco murder suspect

    A jury trial has been scheduled for Jordan Lemarinel, a suspect in the 2017 murder of a Littleton man.

    Lemarinel, 27, was arrested last May in connection with the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, a 26-year-old Dakota Ridge High School graduate and Littleton native. He pleaded not guilty in September to felony charges of first-degree murder and will return to court Feb. 16 for a pretrial readiness conference and then Feb. 28 for trial.

  • Colorow coordinating shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment

    Colorow Elementary School has organized a shoe drive to raise money to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Colorow coordinating shoe drive to raise money for new playground equipment

    Colorow Elementary School has organized a shoe drive to raise money to purchase new playground equipment.

  • Columbine becomes first Jeffco school to offer AP capstone diploma

    Next year, Columbine High School will be the first Jeffco Public School to offer the advanced placement capstone diploma program.

    The high school was approved for the program in December after a lengthy application process. With the AP capstone program, Columbine will add two courses to its current AP class offers. Those classes — AP seminar and AP research — focus on building the skills and in-depth knowledge that students need in preparation for college, according to Shannon Vigil, vice principal at Columbine.