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Today's News

  • Falcons struggle with shot in loss to Lutheran

    DENVER — It’s not so much about this year for the Front Range Christian Falcons — though they haven’t played poorly, by any means. It’s about developing for the future. Games against third-ranked Lutheran and its trapping 1-3-1 zone defense are good proving grounds for that.
    “We want the kids to face adversity, to stare it down and fight through it. This will make them stronger,” said Front Range Christian head coach Brad Folk. “We want to be in an attack mentality.”

  • Lady Falcons can’t contain Tatum, Limon

    DENVER — Keturah Tatum single-handedly did in the Front Range Christian Lady Falcons in the 2A District 4 semifinals.
    Tatum scored a game-high 20 points — 12 in the second half — as third-seeded Limon upset Front Range Christian 38-30 on Feb. 27 at Hutchison Field House at Mullen High School. The Lady Badgers won their ninth straight game, avenging a 41-35 loss to the Lady Falcons on Jan. 18.

  • Wray, Chargers come up big against Grizzlies

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    At 6-foot-5 and solidly built, Chatfield’s Alec Wray doesn’t always feel dwarfed on the basketball court. But he did against ThunderRidge’s 6-10 Zach Pirog in their March 1 second-round game of the 5A boys basketball tournament.
    But the Chargers’ senior outplayed Pirog and made the biggest play against the Grizzlies’ junior center in a 53-43 Chatfield victory.

  • Eagles’ senior leadership pays off

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The pressure might have been a wee bit scary, but Jae Ferrin didn’t show any nerves as the Dakota Ridge senior drove the baseline.
    With the clock winding down, she calmly pushed the ball down the right sideline and scored a layup with 10.8 seconds remaining as the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles, with senior leadership on their side, squeezed out a 49-47 upset over host Pine Creek on Feb. 28 in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Eagles’ defense locks down Monarch

    Ben Beauchamp is a stud. The 6-foot-4 Monarch 3-point shooter, if given an open look, can hit from just about anywhere around the perimeter. Dakota Ridge knew that, and also knew that Mason Grothuesmann had to do something to contain the Coyotes’ sharpshooter.
    In other words, Grothuesmann had to guard Beauchamp just like the Eagles had practiced all week. It paid off quite nicely in the second half.

  • Small grass fire extinguished in Ken-Caryl

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies put out a small grass fire in the Ken-Caryl area Monday afternoon before it had a chance to spread.  

    The fire, in the 9900 block of Whistling Elk Drive south of Deer Creek Road, started about 4:15 p.m. after a male teenager was playing with fireworks. 

    Deputies were able to contain the fire to a quarter acre using rakes, shovels and fire extinguishers borrowed from neighboring houses, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. 

  • Evergreen Newspapers win 33 awards at state press convention

    Evergreen Newspapers had a record-breaking weekend at the Feb. 21 Colorado Press Association awards dinner.

    The staff surpassed last year’s record total by one, taking home 33 awards at this year’s annual convention.

    The High Timber Times received a coveted Sweepstakes award for its website. In other categories, photo editor Gabriel Christus led the way, winning 19 awards. Sports editor Michael Hicks won 10, and Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh won five. Many of the awards had multiple winners for design and story/photo combinations.

  • Hanging loose with Seuss

    They celebrated the good doctor / the only way they knew how. 

    By telling silly stories / and mooing like cows. 

    More than 30 kids and their parents were at Littleton’s Bemis Library for an early celebration of the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss on Sunday. 

  • Jeffco schools’ leadership team acting as interim superintendent

    Jeffco schools’ leadership team will act as the district’s superintendent for at least one week, the Board of Education decided on Feb. 18.

    The leadership team is made up of Marcia Anker, chief school effectiveness officer; Heather Beck, chief academic officer; Lorrie Gillis, chief financial officer; and Steve Bell, the district’s chief operating officer.

    The arrangement will most likely be short-lived, however, as the board will discuss and vote on an interim superintendent at its Feb. 27 meeting.

  • Department of Parks and Wildlife kills 5 coyotes after animal attacks woman at Clement Park

    Five coyotes have been fatally shot in South Jeffco by the state Department of Parks and Wildlife after a woman and her two dogs were attacked by a coyote in Clement Park on Feb. 10.

    The attack occurred near Johnson Reservoir as the woman was walking her two small dogs along the trail. 

    Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the woman was walking with her pets early that morning when she noticed a coyote on the reservoir ice.