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Today's News

  • McMinimee's demotion a 'mutual decision'

    Dan McMinimee's early departure from his position as Jeffco schools superintendent last week was ultimately the result of discussions he had with the school board almost three weeks ago. 

    According to board President Ron Mitchell, McMinimee approached the board in mid-February about possibly moving into a different role for the remainder of his contract, which expires June 30. 

  • Eagles avenge defeat, rout RV

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Jaguars run past Falcon before falling in Sweet 16

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The three keys to success for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is tempo, tempo and tempo — the quicker, the better for the Jaguars. 

  • Chargers cruise to win over Trojans

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The Chatfield boys basketball team did Saturday night what they’ve been doing all season: Winning.

    The Chargers won their first second-round 5A state playoff game against Fountain-Fort Carson by a massive 37-point cushion — 94-57. It was a solid start to the postseason for a team that is now 23-1.

  • Jaguars key on defense in victory

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The second quarter belonged to D’Evelyn’s full-court press defense Saturday afternoon.

    After a poor-shooting first quarter in the second round of the 4A boys basketball state tournament, the Jaguars looked to their defense to provide a kickstart against Cheyenne Mountain.

  • Memo from Jeffco school board lists Stevenson as superintendent

    A memo dated Feb. 23 on Jeffco school board stationery lists ex-superintendent Cindy Stevenson as the district’s current leader — but the district’s spokeswoman denied that the former longtime superintendent is poised to return.

  • Young Life to host annual wine-tasting fund-raiser

    South Jeffco Young Life will host its annual wine-tasting and auction fund-raiser on Saturday, March 4.

    The event will feature a live and silent auction, wine and beer tastings with cheese pairings, light appetizers and a dessert bar.

    Proceeds benefit Young Life programs and help the organization’s operating budget, said Kristen Schoon, a member of the fund-raising committee.

    She says the organization makes “a great impact” for kids across South Jeffco.

  • Foothills Theatre Company prepping for family-friendly ‘Black Comedy’

    Foothills Theatre Company next month begins a new season of family-friendly performances in Jefferson County with “Black Comedy,” a fun and farcical production by renowned playwright Peter Shaffer.

    Directed by Christina Leet, “Black Comedy” is scheduled for a five-show run March 3-11 at the Black Box Theatre at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6612 S. Ward St. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Commissioners OK security upgrades for admin side of courthouse

    In response to recent incidents of intimidation against county employees and anti-government demonstrations, Jeffco’s county commissioners on Tuesday signed off on a personnel request from the Sheriff’s Office to add two full-time deputies to patrol the administrative wing of the Jefferson County courthouse.

  • Student organizes fund-raiser for coach’s daughter

    When Katie Day heard that her basketball coach’s daughter had leukemia, she wanted to do something to help.

    With the help of Dakota Ridge High athletic director Matt Heckel and the school’s booster club, the student organized a pancake dinner fund-raiser and special “orange out” basketball game in less than a month’s time. All funds raised at the event benefited coach Jeff Lodden’s family — mainly his daughter, Reagan, 9, in her fight against cancer.