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Today's News

  • Chargers show pride despite loss

    DENVER — Before each face-off, the Chatfield boys lacrosse teams chants “Chargers, Chargers, Chargers,” something started by head coach Nick Mandia.

    Despite its 0-7 record, Chatfield has as much pride as any team in the state. The Chargers showed grit and determination in a 13-5 loss to Denver East on April 5.

  • Shorthanded Rebels turn the corner with victory

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Amanda Porter took the blame. Since the start of the 2017 girls soccer season more than half of Porter’s Columbine team has been hit by strep throat, and she thinks she was the first to contract the contagious disease.

  • Columbine bats sizzle in league opener

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s bats came ready for action in the Class 5A Jeffco League opener Tuesday, April 11, against Pomona at Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Mirada Fine Art opens exhibit, receives award

    A new collaborative exhibit at Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills aims to provide solace and connectivity in the wake of a tense election season.
    Each piece in the exhibit, called “Calm in the Storm,” demonstrates the artist’s personal interpretation of calmness and peacefulness.

  • The rise of a great American icon: Sears

    Jim Rohrer

  • Bail project deemed a failure

    Many of Jeffco’s top law enforcement officials think the county’s bail project and the 2011 implementation of unsecured bonds in the 1st Judicial District is a bust, and they’re not hiding their feelings from colleagues located throughout the country.

  • Working his magic

    Rob Hansen knows how to entertain a crowd.

    That was certainly evident as screams and cheers of delight echoed through the Bemis Library on March 28.

    “Magic is my most favorite thing to do,” the magician animatedly told a packed room.

  • McMinimee hired as charter system superintendent

    Former Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been hired as the new superintendent of New America School-Colorado, a network of public charter high schools that serve academically underprivileged students, including English language learners and new immigrants.

    Announced to NAS staff Tuesday morning, McMinimee will replace the organization’s longtime superintendent Dominic DiFelice, who is retiring from the role after 11 years.