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Today's News

  • Shorthanded Rebels turn the corner with victory

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Amanda Porter took the blame. Since the start of the 2017 girls soccer season more than half of Porter’s Columbine team has been hit by strep throat, and she thinks she was the first to contract the contagious disease.

  • Columbine bats sizzle in league opener

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s bats came ready for action in the Class 5A Jeffco League opener Tuesday, April 11, against Pomona at Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • The rise of a great American icon: Sears

    Jim Rohrer

  • McMinimee hired as charter system superintendent

    Former Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been hired as the new superintendent of New America School-Colorado, a network of public charter high schools that serve academically underprivileged students, including English language learners and new immigrants.

    Announced to NAS staff Tuesday morning, McMinimee will replace the organization’s longtime superintendent Dominic DiFelice, who is retiring from the role after 11 years.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Chargers, Eagles and Rebels tee off in Jeffco Tournament

    Three local teams were in action Monday in the 5A Jefferson County League golf tournament. Columbine finished third, trailing tournament winner Ralston Valley and runner-up Arvada West. Dakota Ridge placed seventh as a team while Chatfield finished eighth.

    Columbine was led by junior Tess Mitchell, who finished with a team-low score of 93 to finish ninth out of 40 competitors.

  • Columbine baseball wins two in trip to Sunflower State

    After a disappointing start to the 2017 season, the Columbine baseball team had a change of fortune over spring break.

    The Rebels fled the winter conditions of the Rockies for warmer temperatures in Overland Park, Kan., as they faced off with three local teams from the Sunflower State.

  • Shannon Vigil steps down as head coach at Columbine

    Shannon Vigil has been a head coach of at least one sport for 23 seasons. At the end of this year, that will all change as she has announced she is stepping down as the girls basketball coach at Columbine High School. Vigil will transition into a new role of assistant principal.

    “I think that this is the end of my coaching career,” explained Vigil. “Maybe one day I’ll coach my grandkids in a youth sport, but this is the end of my high school coaching days.”

  • Fire ban eased; stage-1 restrictions now in place

     The Jefferson County Sheriff has rescinded the temporary stage-2 fire ban and reinstated stage-1 fire restrictions for Jefferson County.

    While recent and forecasted weather helps reduce the risk of wildland fires, conditions still dictate the need for continued fire restrictions and caution, particularly with any outdoor cooking and campfires as permissible under stage 1, according to a release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The following activities are prohibited under stage-1 fire restrictions: