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Today's News

  • Normandy teacher Carrie Jordan wins presidential award

    Carrie Jordan’s class photos run the length of Normandy Elementary’s gym wall. Every year from 1995 to 2016, 25 or so students surrounded their teacher in each photo. And while the fashion and hairstyles changed over those years, the smiles on their faces did not.

    And, maybe today, those students don’t remember the mathematics principles their teacher, “Miss Jordan,” taught them. But, if nothing else, they likely do remember how she taught it — with fun games and a positive attitude.

  • OUR READERS WRITE

    Why I’m running as an independent

    Editor:

    Two years ago, my neighbor told me she admired me and appreciated all my hard work running for the state legislature, but she would never vote for a Democrat. At that moment, I knew I was in trouble.

  • How the voters might win the election

    Predicting the presidential election outcome seems to be like trying to predict next month’s weather … with so many unknowns, flipping a coin might be the best process.

    I found a university professor named Allen Lichtman who seemed to have a great fact-based, history-authenticated methodology for predicting the next president. I was really buying into his prediction, which, by the way, was that Trump will win. Then, he finished with a disclaimer saying that because Trump is Trump, his methodology might not work.

  • County commissioners review draft 2017 budget

    Jeffco’s county commissioners received a preview on Tuesday of the 2017 budget, and although it is balanced, one official raised concerns about once again dipping into reserves to keep the county in the black.

    The county’s draft 2017 budget was presented to the commissioners by budget and risk management director Mary O’Neil and budget manager Dan Conway, who said next year’s spending plan amounts to $541.3 million. The budget is balanced assuming the use of $29.3 million in reserve funds, they said.

  • Normandy Elementary teacher wins presidential award

    Carrie Jordan's class photos run the length of Normandy Elementary's gym wall. Every year from 1995 to 2016, 25 or so students surrounded their teacher in each photo. And while the fashion and hairstyles changed over those years, the smiles on their faces did not.

    And, maybe today, those students don't remember the mathematics principles their teacher, "Miss Jordan," taught them. But, if nothing else, they likely do remember how she taught it — with fun games and a positive attitude.

  • Platte Canyon runs roughshod over Front Range Christian

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    BAILEY — For years, Platte Canyon has been running roughshod over opposing defenses out of its unique Double Wing-T.  The trend continues in 2016, as Front Range Christian will attest after absorbing a 46-12 Foothills League loss. Platte Canyon rolled up 428 yards on the ground in the Oct. 8 contest.

  • QB Arne, Chargers dismantle Demons

    LAKEWOOD — The true character of a team can be tested by how it overcomes adversity. Ever since losing to Columbine 28-7 on Sept. 22, Chatfield has been on fire. 

    On Oct. 7 at Jefferson County Stadium, Chatfield defeated Golden 54-0 in its homecoming game.  In their two games following their loss to Columbine, the Chargers have outscored their opponents a combined score of 106-0. 

  • Chatfield takes charge early, often

    Be it with a soft touch or an overpowering kill, Chatfield senior Sierra Bartley has the skill set to be an effective, yet dominant force on the front line. Columbine knows that all too well.

    Bartley is not the only force to be reckoned with fellow seniors Haley Fuller and Nicole Langford alongside junior Breanna Jones making noise on the front line. Add in the Lady Rebels’ defense with kills scattered throughout the floor in Chatfield’s 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 win Oct. 6 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Holmes, Chargers capture regional title

    If his trip to the 2015 5A state tennis championships taught Christian Holmes anything, it’s that the now-sophomore at Chatfield Senior High can hang with the top players in the state of Colorado. He did, after all, get to the state quarterfinals.

    Now, he’s going back again, and he’s not alone.

  • Thief on a roll steals bench from home

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a fleet-footed thief accused of stealing a bench from a South Jeffco home on Oct. 3 or 4. 

    “It was stolen sometime between the 3rd and the 4th of October, probably overnight on the 3rd into the morning on the 4th,” said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.