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Today's News

  • Kadets control semifinal from start

    DENVER — Allie Sale and Rachael Walker shared a long embrace as tears trickled down their cheeks. Just minutes earlier, the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ unblemished 2014 girls lacrosse season came to a surprising end and the team fell to Air Academy 22-8 in the state semifinals at DU’s Barton Stadium on May 17.

  • Lady Rebels advance to 5A state finals

    ENGLEWOOD — Maybe this is Columbine’s time.
    Five times the Lady Rebels have played for a 5A girls soccer state championship and five times they’ve come up empty. Will No. 6 be the one?
    Columbine earned the right to find out after Kelcey Cavarra and Amanda Porter scored in the game’s opening 22 minutes as the eighth-seeded Lady Rebels knocked off defending champion Mountain Vista 2-0 in the state semifinals May 17 at Englewood High School.

  • Chatfield’s Roselli shoulders the load

    LAKEWOOD — Joey Roselli could barely lift his left shoulder after having surgery in November to repair a lingering torn labrum. The situation bummed out the Chatfield Senior High senior. His high school track and field career looked to be over before his final season started.
    Fast forward six months, and Roselli not only made his lone 5A state track and field championship appearance in the discus, but he placed fifth on May 15 at Jefferson County Stadium with a career-best throw of 148 feet in his final throw.

  • Wadsworth demonstrators decry school board majority

    Hundreds of Jeffco teachers, parents and students lined Wadsworth Boulevard last Friday to protest recent actions by the school board majority.

    “I’m sorry to see everything in Jeffco falling apart under this new board,” Mary Parker said as she stood at West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth.

  • Superintendent finalist faces tough questions in first appearance

    Jeffco superintendent finalist Daniel McMinimee was greeted by a skeptical crowd with difficult questions at an informal meeting Thursday night.

    Nearly 75 Jeffco community members packed the Wheat Ridge High School library to hear about McMinimee’s plans for leading their school district.

    McMinimee, the assistant superintendent for secondary education in Douglas County, was swarmed by audience members after he invited them to approach and ask questions.

  • Columbine's near-flawless baseball season comes to a frosty end

    Baseball in May is as unpredictable as the weather – one minute it’s sunny and beautiful, the next you’re soaked, frozen and bewildered.

    Such was the case for the Columbine Rebels, who walked off their home field heartbroken, many crying, because their spectacular 19-2 season end with a shocking loss to the Chaparral Wolverines 12-3 on May 10 in the District 3 finals.

  • Dakota Ridge proves that it belongs in lacrosse playoffs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER -- It didn’t take long for Dakota Ridge to establish itself in boys lacrosse. The Eagles bucked the odds by qualifying for the 5A playoffs in just their second year of varsity play, and, as the No. 12 seed, came close to stunning No. 5 Colorado Academy in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Shires, Shrader offer clear choice in GOP primary for sheriff

    The two candidates on the GOP ballot in the lone primary in the Jeffco sheriff’s race see a clear choice as a result of their on-the-job experiences.

    Jeff Shrader, the office’s division chief for special projects, and Jim Shires, a sergeant in the office, tout different backgrounds — and different approaches to the challenges faced by the Sheriff’s Office.

  • The business of compassion

    The winners of Columbine High School’s Big Idea Project learned that giving back to the community is its own reward. 

    The project tasks students in Columbine’s business class to create a business model to help the community in some way, with the winning group receiving a scholarship. 

    The project, started by Columbine teacher Bryan Halsey in 2011, has spread to Green Mountain High School in Jeffco, Rangeview High in Aurora and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Denver. 

  • Celebrating Staunton

    Staunton State Park will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, and park organizers are making sure the park is getting a fitting birthday bash.

    “We are all so excited to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Staunton State Park,” said park manager Jennifer Anderson. “I just have the feeling that year two will be even busier, with more and more people hearing about the park.”