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Today's News

  • Community meeting notifies S. Jeffco of sexually violent predator

    Jeffco Sheriff’s officials on May 3 tried to allay the fears of residents living near Deer Creek Middle School because a sexually violent predator has moved into the area.

    Residents could only ask questions via notecards at the public meeting, but the concern of the audience, who packed the middle school cafeteria, was palpable. The ability of a sexually violent predator to move close to a school was a chief concern among neighborhood residents.

  • Deer Creek Middle School students showcase STEM projects

    What does a 21st-century classroom look like?

    This was the question students at Deer Creek Middle School were tasked with when they showcased STEM projects last Thursday to teachers, family members and friends. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    “Our sixth graders have spent the last month working on a problem-based learning project in which they have designed an effective 21st-century classroom,” said Brady Stambaugh, a Deer Creek sixth-grade teacher.

  • Molnar finishes as regional runner-up

    For two hours, Conifer’s Hailey Janson and D’Evelyn’s Julia Molnar battled point-for-point with a regional championship on the line. As the dust settled, it was Janson who came out on top in two sets (6-4, 6-4).

    Janson opened the first set with a 4-1 lead and looked as if she would dominate yet again this season. Molnar wouldn’t back down without a fight. The sophomore rallied to win the next three points to tie things at 4-4. 

  • Chargers, Rebels fall to Lakewood

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Gavin Olson and Payton Sage are best buds and teammates on the Foothills Swim Team. But they also swim on rival high school teams, and friendship was trumped in a May 5 high school quadrangular meet when they competed against each other for the first time in 2017.

  • Rebels open playoffs with shutout win

     By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Ninth-seeded and Class 5A Jeffco League champion Columbine is moving into the second round of the girls soccer state tournament.

  • Columbine boys lacrosse enters playoffs on 2-game losing streak

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Defensively, Wheat Ridge’s boys lacrosse team appears to be peaking at the right time.

  • Fourth straight 5A Jeffco girls soccer title for Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The Class 5A Jeffco League girls soccer title continues to run through Columbine.

  • One arrested, another suspect at-large in connection with homicide

    One person has been arrested and an arrest warrant has been issued for a second in connection with a homicide in a South Jeffco neighborhood earlier this week.

    Jordan Lemarinel, 27, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart, 26. Lemarinel was initially arrested on unrelated drug and illegal weapons possessions charges and remains in police custody. Kenneth Crise, 55, remains at large.

  • South Jeffco shooting leaves one dead

    A man has died after a Friday night shooting in South Jeffco.

    Dominic Diego Perez, 20, was found in a car on the 7900 block of South Depew Street. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

    Around 6:25 p.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an argument and subsequent gunshot in the 6900 block of South Newland Court. About 15 minutes later, they received a call reporting a gunshot victim in a car in the 7900 block of South Depew Street, about 2 miles from the reports of the argument.

  • Jeffco DA’s office investigating former Morrison police officer

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is investigating improprieties by a former Morrison police officer.

    Lt. Anthony Joiner resigned from his position with the Morrison Police Department in January after the town hired an outside firm to conduct an internal investigation.