Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    Front Range Christian duo break free-throw record
    Former Front Range Christian girls basketball player Katherine Oosthuizen and her coach, Mike Anderson, combined to make 33 free throws in one minute to break the world record by a mixed pair.
    The duo set the mark on Aug. 2 at West Bowles Community Church. Witnesses, a referee, scoreboard operator, scorekeepers, a camera operator, rebounding staff and line judges were on hand to witness the feat.

  • 2013 boys golf capsule previews

    Head coach: Tim Capra
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 recap: Columbine placed third at regionals with a 236 team total and sent four to the 5A state tournament. Two of those players return in 2013, while the Rebels graduated long-time golfers Billy Ramsey and Logan Smith. Columbine placed eighth at state with a 480 total.
    Players to watch: Greg Shelton, Sr.; Michael Tait, Jr.; Ashton Opperman, Sr.; Evan Tooley, Soph.

  • Rebels' Tait ready for the next level

    Michael Tait knows that his schedule is going to be tough. How could it not be, considering the Columbine junior golfer is also hoping to start at quarterback for the Rebels’ varsity football team?
    He is going to be limited as to what he can do. He won’t practice golf much during the year because of his other commitments, but he’ll get there when he can. That said, considering he’s coming off a season in which he placed 20th at the 5A state tournament, his golf game seemingly is in pretty good shape.

  • DeAngelis announces plans to retire from Columbine

    Goodbyes can be bittersweet.
    As he enters his 35th year at Columbine High School, including 18 years as principal, Frank DeAngelis has announced he will retire after the upcoming school year.

  • Rimes rocks Clement Park audience

    Maybe we know too much about our stars.
    The price for being successful in the music business often means that every imperfection and mistake will be out in the open for the public to see. The stress of fame, especially when it comes at a young age, can destroy careers and psyches.  

  • Western Welcome Week wows Littleton residents

    Littleton has a lot to offer.
    And most of it is on display this week as Western Welcome Week gets into full swing.

  • Inmate at Jeffco jail dies

    An inmate at the Jefferson County jail was reported to have died Sunday morning.

    The man, who had been arrested by Lakewood police on Saturday, was found in his cell about 11:15 a.m. by a Jeffco sheriff's deputy during lunch service. The deputy tried to revive the unresponsive man with CPR and called for medical assistance.

    The man was pronounced dead 40 minutes later.

    The death is under investigation, but the Sheriff's Office said it had ruled out any second-party involvement.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Prosecution granted more time to prepare case against Littleton cop

    Federal prosecutors have been granted more time to prepare their case against Jeffrey Johnston, the Littleton police officer accused of buying $1,300 worth of Ecstasy.

    Federal Magistrate Kathleen Tafoya gave the prosecution an additional 10 days – or until Aug. 19 -- to bring its case before a federal grand jury. 

  • Littleton City Council to discuss recreational marijuana taxes

    Proposals to tax recreational marijuana and hotel guests will get public hearings on Aug. 20 before the Littleton City Council decides whether to put them on the Nov. 5 ballot.

    The council also is expected to make its decision at the Aug. 20 meeting, which is set to start at 7 p.m. in Littleton City Hall. Both tax proposals must go to voters for approval thanks to the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights.