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Today's News

  • Chatfield class explores final frontier

    South Jeffco is home to companies such as Lockheed Martin and Oakman Aerospace that are playing big roles in the future of space exploration. Chatfield High School’s senior engineering class is aiming to add the school’s name to that list.

    The class — one of nine in the country chosen to participate in a national design challenge sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science In Space — is working on a way to produce fuel in space with algae.

  • Young skaters perform an edgy holiday show

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    Figure-skating students of all ages brought a cool take on the Christmas spirit to The Edge Ice Arena’s annual holiday show.

    The show is a way for students from the Figure Skating Academy to show off their hard work to family and friends. This year’s “Skates and Snowflakes” event, held Saturday afternoon, had the largest number of participants ever, with 85 performers.

  • 70 years a Legionnaire

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    Virgil “Bud” Harold became both the newest and oldest member of American Legion Post 103 during an annual banquet recently.

  • Rebels’ experience pays off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For three quarters, neither Columbine nor Valor Christian could assume control of the championship game of the Columbine Classic. So the Rebels turned to their luxury — experience.

    Behind four of their five senior starters — one missed the game with an injury, Columbine blitzed the younger Eagles by 15 points in the fourth quarter for a 59-45 victory on Dec. 12 to go 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin tournament.

  • County gives approval to 2015 budget

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have approved a 2015 budget that they hope will prevent county employees from seeking greener pastures.

    The budget includes a 2 percent merit-based pay increase for employees and an additional $1.5 million for the commissioners to disburse to departments experiencing high attrition rates. The commissioners will decide how to distribute the additional funds, equal to about a 1 percent pay increase, next year.

  • Jeffco GOP taking applications for Griffin’s commission seat

    The Jeffco GOP is accepting applications to fill Jeffco Commissioner Faye Griffin’s soon-to-be vacant seat on the Board of County Commissioners.

    Griffin, elected in 2012 to a second term as a commissioner, will step down from the board when she is sworn in as Jeffco clerk and recorder in January. Griffin handily defeated Democrat Michael Snow in the Nov. 4 election to win a third term as county clerk; she previously was elected to that position in 1998 and 2002.

  • School board urged to refine details of performance-based pay

    The details of Jeffco Public Schools’ recently approved performance-based pay structure for teachers need to be hammered out, and soon, human resources director Amy Weber told school board members last Thursday.

  • Medical center proposed for Fun City site

    A developer’s plans for a medical center in South Jeffco could mean eviction for Fun City.

    Developer Fleisher Smyth Brokaw LLC is in the pre-application process with the county to turn the property that houses the entertainment center at 9760 W. Coal Mine Ave. into a medical facility. In the pre-application, plans indicate the current building may be torn down, said Heather Gutherless, a senior planner with Jeffco’s Planning and Zoning Department.

  • Ski-hill proposal could face uphill battle

    A proposal to rezone 53 acres in Morrison to allow creation of hiking trails and potentially a ski slope has elicited questions about water supply from Jeffco officials — and the ire of local residents.

  • Gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.