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Today's News

  • Gritty Lady Rebels fend off late Demons charge

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine girls lacrosse team breathed rarified air on April 20, cracking the top 10 in the CHSAA poll for the first time on the strength of a seven-game winning streak. The No. 8-ranked Lady Rebels promptly extended the run to nine with a pair of routs before closing the week against Golden in a key Jeffco League matchup.

  • Falcons soar to league title behind Dehaan’s four goals

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The love of the game helps keep morale up as the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ soccer team suffered a tough loss against Front Range Christian on April 26 by a final score of 6-0. 

    Clear Creek (6-7, 0-3 2A Region 5) had a tough time keeping the ball in the Lady Falcons’ zone, but top-ranked Front Range Christian (10-1-1, 3-0) had no such issues. 

  • Rebels persevere in ‘ugly’ victory

    LAKEWOOD — Grace Herring said Columbine’s perseverance paid off in a 2-1 double overtime victory against Lakewood on April 24 at Lakewood Memorial Field. If the Lady Rebels just kept shooting, they would eventually score.

  • Revenge is sweet for Koza at No. 1

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Grace Koza’s revenge was sweet. Unfortunately for Koza and her Chatfield teammates, the same was true for Ralston Valley.

  • Eagles extend Rebels’ misery

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The baseball season’s longest week couldn’t end soon enough for Columbine and Dakota Ridge, who entered their April 25 matchup at Columbine on respective two- and four-game losing streaks for the week after playing four times in the previous five days.

    At the end, only the Eagles wanted the week to continue.

  • Commissioners OK resolution on development, property rights

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have approved a resolution designed to emphasize the county’s commitment to fairly weigh all development applications and to protect property rights.

    The resolution was presented by Commissioner Don Rosier during staff briefings April 14 and was approved on a 3-0 vote April 21.

  • School has its day in the sun as solar panels are switched on

    Even under cloudy skies last week, the future looked bright at Mackintosh Academy.

    The private school flipped the switch on 97 new solar panels that will provide up to 70 percent of the school’s electricity and save more than $285,00 over the next 30 years. Yet it wasn’t the energy or cost savings the panels will provide that drew hundreds to the gymnasium last Thursday.

  • Teachers union sues over pay-for-performance policy

    Jeffco’s teachers union is suing the school district over its divisive pay-for-performance policy, which is still in its first year.

    The Jefferson County Education Association’s lawsuit, filed April 7 amid contract negotiations with the teachers, asserts that the district’s pay plan was unilaterally implemented without union input, and that it will cause irreparable harm to teachers’ interests. The suit also claims the policy violated an existing contract with the teachers.

  • School board member apologizes for Facebook post

    A school board member who publicly shared a link on Facebook calling for parents to protest Friday’s LGBT Day of Silence said she didn’t read the post before sharing it and feels “sickened” over its message.

    Board member Julie Williams shared a link April 15 from ultraconservative campaign website SaveCalifornia.com that urged parents across the U.S. to keep their kids home from public schools to protest “perverse indoctrination” by “sexually confused” students and teachers.

  • Website provides information on Chatfield Reservoir expansion

    The group behind the plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir has launched a website to serve as a central location for information on the upcoming project.

    The Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project received final approval from the Army Corps of Engineers last October. The plan will increase water storage at the state’s most popular park by 20,600 acre-feet and boost water levels by up to 12 feet.