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  • Cap and gown bound: One experience shaped the future for D’Evelyn grad

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we profiled one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    Participating in the Challenged Athletes Foundation triathlon in 2016 changed the course for Danny Terry, a recent D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School graduate.

  • It didn’t rain on this parade (of grads)

    When Rebeca Musina walked across the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, her family jumped to its feet, blowing air horns and waving large posters baring Musina’s smiling face.

    “We’re a big close-knit Romanian family,” said Musina’s aunt, Cecilia Guraliuc, who came up with the idea for the posters.

    “We thought we’d embarrass her a little,” Guraliuc added with a smile.

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  • Jeffco schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • Star Wars-themed laser tag takes over Columbine Library

    The Force was strong with local teens last week as they ran around the library, laser guns in hand.

    Columbine Library hosted about 30 youngsters for its Teens After Dark: Star Wars Laser Tag event last Friday, which was organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

    Their only hope, TAB members said, was to help local teens become active in the library, engage with their community, encourage creativity and have fun with other teens.

  • Columbine girls soccer advances to quarterfinals

    LAKEWOOD — It was do or die time for Columbine soccer in the 5A state playoffs, and Tessa Barton answered the call.

    On Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field, the No. 7 Rebels faced off with No. 10 ThunderRidge in the second round of the playoffs and, after contentious regulation play with many missed shots on both sides, Barton boosted her team in a 2-1 overtime victory.

  • Cap and gown bound: Columbine senior fights through surgeries, pain to finish on top

    Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we will profile one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    Amanda Brown’s story is one of determination.

  • Falcon Bluffs entrepreneurship class lends a helping hand

    Stepping inside John Trujillo’s entrepreneurship class at Falcon Bluffs Middle School is akin to walking in the front door of a small business.

    There are students calculating costs; others woodworking in the classroom wood shop; and still more packaging products. The class, now in its fourth year at Falcon Bluffs, is a real lesson in business, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, and its impact is not overlooked by students.

  • Parks Briefs: Ongoing, upcoming trail projects and other news items

    Conservation Greenprint

    With the Denver metro area’s growth expected to continue growing at 2 percent a year, Jeffco Open Space has identified five big-picture key initiatives to continue addressing the challenges its parks have seen because of increasing growth. All of these initiatives are ongoing, and JCOS staff have already started on several of them.

  • Jeffco food drive a ‘godsend’ for local nonprofits

    Four tons, or 8,000 pounds of food.

    That’s enough to feed one person for four years, or 2,000 people for a day.

    And it’s the goal that the county’s staff members have set for themselves — to raise 8,000 pounds of food for nonprofits as part of their 24th annual Food and Cash Drive.

    The drive runs through May 25 and will benefit four nonprofits across Jeffco, including Evergreen Christian Outreach, or EChO, and the Holy Family Center Food Pantry at South Jeffco’s Light of the World Catholic Church.