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Today's News

  • Investigators unsure if bomb threat, others are connected

    Investigators remain unsure whether the bomb threat at Columbine High School on Dec. 13 was part of a trend of such threats that were reported at multiple locations across the United States and three other countries.

    National news outlets reported that courthouses, universities, newspaper offices and other locations received e-mails containing bomb threats in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Chatfield senior Christian Holmes stands out in athletics, academics

    It would seem Chatfield’s Christian Holmes can do it all.

    In the Colorado high school tennis world, everybody who’s anybody knows Holmes from his back-to-back 5A state titles the past two seasons. But that’s not all that’s keeping him busy.

    As a scholar with the Chargers, Holmes has prided himself in his academics throughout the past four years of his high school career. He’s boosted his GPA — which he estimates is somewhere between a 4.0 and a 4.5 — with numerous honors and AP classes.

  • Columbine girls hoops no match against No. 7 Valor

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dec. 12 served as a girls basketball preview of the Class 5A Jeffco League.

    Valor Christian moved from 4A Jeffco up to the 5A Jeffco this year after winning back-to-back 4A state titles in 2015 and 2016. The Eagles, ranked No. 7 in the latest CHSAANow.com Class 5A girls basketball poll, had a road test at Columbine.

    Valor looked impressive from start to finish, taking a 54-24 victory over the Rebels (1-2 record).

  • Jeffco inmate dies at St. Anthony Hospital

    An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail died Sunday after being taken to St. Anthony Hospital due to “declining health issues.”

    Jeffery John Gillis, 68, was taken to the hospital the day prior to his death, according to a press release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Although his health improved at first, Gillis later “suffered a medical event” just before 2 a.m. and ultimately died.

    Gillis had been arrested by the Lakewood Police Department in August on charges of obstructing government operations and resisting arrest.

  • Littleton Adventist Hospital receives comprehensive stroke center certification

    Robert Woods sneezed in the shower and immediately realized something wasn’t right.

    “It was a weird sensation. A weird shooting feeling up and down my spine. You know, my neck was getting stiff and then my head started hurting. Like within minutes,” he said.

  • Morrison PD honors officers at annual awards ceremony

    As Jeremiah Wilbur prepared to leave dinner with his family one night in late October, he noticed a man choking.

    Without hesitation, Wilbur went over to the man and began doing the Heimlich maneuver. Thanks to impeccable timing and Wilbur’s quick thinking, the man was fine.

    “Had it been a minute later, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been there,” Wilbur said.

  • Education briefs

    Initial bond issuance expected to generate $375 million

    After ballot initiative 5B passed in the November election, Jeffco Public Schools has issued general obligation bonds that will generate approximately $375 million for district-wide improvements.

    “This is a great day for Jeffco schools,” said Steve Bell, Jeffco’s chief operating officer, in a Dec. 13 board meeting.

  • Man hopeful stolen leather case will be returned

    A man who lives in Ken Caryl is hoping that thieves who ransacked his truck on Dec. 12 will return the personal items they took.
    Arnold Davis, who lives on Park Range Road, said thieves entered his unlocked truck at his home and took his wallet and some clothes, and used his stolen credit cards. While those things can be replaced, other things that were taken can’t.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Exit strategy

  • Shiloh House kids go on a holiday shopping spree with Broncos defensive end

    With DeMarcus Walker leading the way and a list in hand, a dozen or so kids from Shiloh House rushed the toy aisles at the Target near Southwest Plaza on Dec. 4.