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Today's News

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • MAKING A STATE-MENT: Chatfield's Holmes wins 5A state tennis title

    DENVER — Chatfield’s junior tennis star Christian Holmes surpassed expectations on Saturday, not only winning the 5A state tennis tournament at No. 1 singles, but also being the first player at a singles position to win state in Chatfield school history.

    It was also the first time a Jeffco player had won the title in the largest classification (5A) since 1996 and the fifth time ever since state tennis first began in 1927.

  • Andrews took just three years to make it to state tennis

    DENVER — Columbine’s junior Luke Andrews may have only started playing tennis three years ago as a freshman, but that didn’t stop him from making it to the 5A state tournament on Thursday at the Gates Tennis Center.

    The last time Columbine sent a No. 1 singles player to state was in 2006, when Angelo Faustino finished third overall.

  • Columbine gymnastics fares well at its own meet

    LITTLETON — All season long, Columbine gymnastics has been working its way up to put itself in a good position going into the postseason. After placing second at its own meet on Thursday, the Rebels are feeling pretty good right now.

    “They had a great night,” coach Barbara Quinn said. “They had a really great night, and they’re all really stepping up at the end of the season. It’s fun to watch.”

  • Columbine dominates Mullen in rushing and passing

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It’s far from wrapped up, but Columbine football has taken a sizable advantage in the Class 5A Mount Cameron League.

    The Rebels, No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A rankings, have back-to-back wins over conference foes No. 10 Fairview and No. 7 Mullen to grab the inside track to a league title and automatic berth in the 16-team state field. Columbine scored 38 unanswered points from the first quarter until late in the third quarter on the way to a 41-24 victory over Mullen on Thursday at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D'Evelyn softball ends season at leagues

    GOLDEN — The D'Evelyn softball team wouldn't seem to have much in common with Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, except that both have joined the close-but-no-cigar club of late.

    "We just can't get over that hump,'' veteran coach Dan Porreco lamented on Oct. 14 after the Jaguars came up one win shy of qualifying for the 4A state tournament for the second straight year.

  • Shelter network seeks volunteers as winter approaches

    As winter fast approaches, the Severe Weather Shelter Network is searching for volunteers to help with its sheltering program.

  • Jaguars, Rebels and Chargers bode well at league cross country

    LITTLETON — On a hot, sunny Thursday at Clement Park, Jeffco’s 4A and 5A cross country teams met to compete in their league meets before heading to regionals. D’Evelyn, Chatfield and Columbine all fared well in the large meet in their respective classifications.

    The race, in and of itself, was really a precursor for each team’s regional competition, which is far more important.

  • Jeffco’s food-share program starts thanks to Normandy student

    Schools across Jefferson County now have the option to participate in a food-sharing program that hopes to combat food waste across the district.

    The program allows students to dispose of prepackaged foods — such as bags of chips, applesauce containers and cups of cereal — as well as uneaten pieces of fruit. The food must be provided by the school and cannot be packed by a parent.

  • Schultz’s arraignment continued until November

    The arraignment for Richelle Schultz, a former Jefferson County Human Services employee, has been continued until Nov. 27.

    Schultz, 53, was indicted in September on 22 felony counts of attempt to influence a public servant and forgery and is accused of falsifying information in 12 child abuse and neglect complaints. According to the Jefferson County grand jury,

    Schultz is accused of committing the alleged crimes between April 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, while working as a child welfare caseworker with the county.