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Today's News

  • Eagles’ XC boys win league, girls 2nd

    LITTLETON — After a strong season, the Dakota Ridge cross country team started its postseason even stronger when the boys took home the title and the girls placed second at the Jeffco 5A league race at Clement Park on Thursday.

  • Rebels rally in extras to seal state berth

    Korbe Otis is wiser than her years would suggest. The Columbine freshman pitcher plays with the calmness of a seasoned veteran.

    So when she allowed her second two-run homer of the game Saturday — just two outs from victory — she didn’t let it rattle her. Instead, she embraced the opportunity that was presented to her an inning later.

  • Chargers down Rebels in soccer finale

    LAKEWOOD — While every rivalry matchup between Chatfield and Columbine is huge no matter what the sport, Monday’s soccer game at Lakewood Memorial Field held an extra meaning, with both teams celebrating senior night.

    In the end, the Chargers emerged victorious with the 3-1 win over their Rebel counterparts. 

  • Chatfield's Holmes wins 5A state boys tennis title

    DENVER -- Christian Holmes, the Chatfield Chargers’ No. 1 singles player, is the 5A state boys tennis champion. It’s the first state tennis title at a singles position in school history.
    Holmes started off slowly Saturday morning at the Gates Tennis Center, losing the first set 6-4 to Fairview’s Tom Melville. In the second set, after going down 3-2 early, something clicked for the Chatfield junior. He won the next four games to take the second set 6-3.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Learning at the center of where effort should be

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • The right to free speech

    We were in England the last week of September to attend the play my daughter Alex directed for her final project to complete a master of fine arts degree from the East 15 Acting School in London. Whenever we travel abroad, I’m always fascinated to see what news from the United States seems to be the most important to the locals.

  • Education briefs

    Columbine principal resigns to take job in Aurora
    Three years after succeeding Frank DeAngelis as principal of Columbine High School, KC Somers resigned to take a position as a P-20 Learning Community Director with Aurora Public Schools.
    In a resignation letter dated Sept. 8, Somers expressed “mixed emotions” about his decision to take on the new role, which will see him provide leadership and support for students, teachers and principals across the Aurora school district instead of just at an individual school.

  • Jeffco introduces 2018 budget with average 3 percent pay increase

    Jeffco has proposed an average 3 percent increase in salaries and 2.5 percent increase in benefits for its employees for 2018. As a whole, the county would spend almost $11.5 million more on salaries and benefits than it did in its 2017 budget — a 4.7 percent increase.
    The county has a little more than 3,000 full-time and grant-funded employees; salaries and benefits has made up about half of the county’s expenditures the past several years, the Jeffco commissioners said.

  • No. 6 Chatfield stays undefeated in 5A Jeffco

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s volleyball team is more than halfway to its goal of a second straight undefeated roll through the Class 5A Jeffco League.

    The Chargers, ranked No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A volleyball poll, defeated rival Columbine on the Rebels’ home court 3-1 Tuesday night.