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Today's News

  • Performance gaps among minorities persist in Jeffco schools

    New results from Jeffco Public Schools’ year-long Measures of Academic Progress test show that while overall student performance is improving, many minority students in the district continue to struggle with math and reading compared to their Caucasian counterparts.

  • Appreciation for a wave of patriotism

    I’ve seen a man standing on the Genessee bridge over I-70 waving an American flag during morning rush hour several times over the last couple of months. At first I assumed he was a Donald Trump supporter celebrating the election of our new president. Other days, I wondered if he was expressing support for our country in response to concerns about things the new president had done. It then occurred to me that his display of patriotism could be driven by general support of our country, having nothing to do with current events.

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  • Valero on West Quincy robbed at gunpoint

    A man wielding a semi-automatic weapon robbed a South Jeffco convenience store Wednesday night and escaped with several hundred dollars.

    A clerk at the Valero at 14011 W. Quincy Ave. — formerly a Diamond Shamrock — called the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office about 9:45 p.m. after being robbed at gunpoint. The clerk was not physically harmed. 

  • Barrows, Lady Rebels escape with win

    Ellie Barrows made the most of her opportunity, and the Columbine Lady Rebels benefited from it.

    Playing without stalwarts Annabelle Young and Skylar Alward, Columbine had to look for others to step up and lead the way. Barrows only scored seven points Friday night at Chatfield Senior High, but her final two — on a layup with 51 seconds remaining — was enough for Columbine to sweep the season series with a nail-biting 55-52 win over a valiant Chatfield squad.

  • Eagles’ defense swats GJ

    Steal, steal and steal again. Dakota Ridge’s defense wreaked havoc on visiting Grand Junction on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5A state girls’ basketball tournament.

    Behind 13 points from freshman Emily Doolittle and 12 from sophomore Sydney Daniels, Dakota Ridge led from start to finish in rolling to a 54-38 victory over the Lady Tigers at Dakota Ridge High School. But it was the team’s defense, specifically a full-court pressing trap, that befuddled Grand Junction for much of the night.

  • Manzanares, Mullin were hoping for more

    DENVER — Earl C. Manzanares had the experience of being at the 5A state wrestling championships in 2016, but for Ted Mullin, this was his first trip to the Pepsi Center. As it would turn out, both Manzanares’ experience and Mullin’s inexperience at state showed at the 2017 event, but both were hoping for more.

  • Chargers perfect in Jeffco, again

    On the one hand, as Chatfield senior Titus Reed put it, the Chargers’ 74-39 victory over Columbine on Friday night was a “good milestone,” and it was. 

    Chatfield not only completed its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, but it also won its 30th straight conference game. The team celebrated by cutting down one of the nets at Chatfield Senior High afterwards.

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff's Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim's wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff's Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remain at large. 

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff’s Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim’s wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff’s Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remained at large.