Today's News

  • Rebels don’t fall into Eagles’ trap

    The similarities were there, according to Columbine head coach Clay Thielking.
    The last time his Rebels’ boys basketball team played Dakota Ridge the Eagles found a way to utilize their full-court trapping defense effectively enough to send Columbine to its first and to date only 5A Jeffco League defeat. On Jan. 28, Dakota Ridge tried to do that again, but Columbine wasn’t having any of that.

  • School board eyes reserve funds amid budget cutting

    A committee advising the school board about more than $50 million in anticipated budget reductions cautioned the district Jan. 26 about depleting its reserves, as doing so could threaten the district’s “Aa” credit rating.

    In the midst of waning revenue from the state, the school district is bracing for cuts that will likely result in layoffs and increased class sizes, particularly in elementary schools. But to help cushion the reductions, the school board is considering how much, if any, of its $92 million general fund reserves to spend.

  • Class sizes in early grades get high priority at forum

    Nearly 100 South Jeffco residents identified student-teacher ratios in elementary classes and retention of the fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music program as priorities at a budget forum hosted at Columbine High School on Jan. 28.

    The attendees — who included parents, district employees and a few students — also took issue with potential cuts to school technology budgets, custodial services and middle school librarians.

  • Sunday sports update

    Boys basketball: Columbine 68, Dakota Ridge 55
    Boys basketball: Chatfield 66, Pomona 41
    Boys basketball: Front Range Christian 56, Nederland 50
    Girls basketball: Front Range Christian 52, Nederland 12

  • Bailey teen killed on U.S. 285

    A 17-year-old Bailey girl died early Jan. 28 after she jumped from a moving vehicle in South Jefferson County and was hit by another car, officials said.

    Catrina Fox was a passenger in a car her mother was driving about 1 a.m., according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. Their vehicle was westbound on U.S. 285 near South Kipling Street when Fox reportedly opened her door and jumped out.

    She was hit by a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by a 17-year-old Littleton youth, Lewis said. Nobody in the Cruiser was hurt.

  • Saturday morning sports update

    Girls basketball: Dakota Ridge 48, Standley Lake 32
    Girls basketball: Lakewood 52, Columbine 42
    Girls basketball: Ralston Valley 69, Chatfield 20
    Ice hockey: Chatfield 5, Battle Mountain 1
    Ice hockey: Kent Denver 2, Columbine 0

    Boys basketball: Dakota Ridge at Columbine, 1 p.m.
    Boys basketball: Front Range Christian at Nederland, 7 p.m.
    Boys basketball: Chatfield at Pomona, 1 p.m.

  • Student suspect in Utah bomb plot interviewed DeAngelis

    Police arrested a 16-year-old Utah student this week in connection with an alleged bomb plot at his school, more than a month after the boy visited Columbine High School and interviewed principal Frank DeAngelis about the 1999 shootings.

    DeAngelis, who has in recent years tried to accommodate students doing research about the attack, said he was shocked when he received a call from Utah police on Wednesday to confirm that the teen had visited Columbine.

  • Friday sports update


    Chatfield 66, Ralston Valley 51
    Columbine 59, Lakewood 34
    Standley Lake 51, Dakota Ridge 49

    -- Brenden Mann scored a team-high 18 points and Chatfield upset host Ralston Valley.
    Nate Rust added 16 points, Quinn Nishida 12 and Andrew St. Germain 10 for the Lady Chargers (9-7, 7-3 5A Jeffco League).
    Chase Duben scored 20 points to pace Ralston Valley (11-5, 6-3).

  • Forfeits, two wins gives Chatfield win over Columbine

    Shawn Damhoff and Calvin Cox scored Chatfield's lone head-to-head victories, but combined with five forfeit victories it was enough for the host Chargers to pin a 41-36 loss on Columbine in their dual wrestling match Jan. 26 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    Damhoff scored a pinfall win over the Rebels' Justin Hinkley in 1 minute, 19 seconds in their 113-pound bout and Cox scored an 18-2 major decision at 126 pounds over Josh Wyatt.

  • Columbine girls basketball hosting cancer awareness night

    The Columbine Lady Rebels girls basketball team is hosting a cancer awareness night Friday night, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., at Columbine High School.
    Columbine (7-9), tied for fifth place in the 5A Jeffco League with a 4-5 record, will host Lakewood. The Lady Tigers are 9-6 overall, 5-4 in conference play. Lakewood defeated Columbine 42-25 on Dec. 16 at LHS.