Today's News

  • Love INC plans fund-raiser Oct. 15

    Love INC of Littleton, an organization that coordinates the efforts of 30 area churches to address such issues as senior care and emergency shelter for the homeless, is set to host its Empty Bowls fund-raiser Oct. 15.

    The fund-raiser, at the Wildlife Experience in Lone Tree from 5 to 8:30 p.m., will feature a menu of homemade soups, live and silent auctions, and guest speaker Eric Alexander, a climber, skier and mountaineer who runs Higher Summits, a motivational and spiritual organization.

  • D'Evelyn belts Evergreen on the diamond

    DENVER — Giving up a deep home run over the left field fence to Evergreen junior Jessica Bellatti got D’Evelyn senior pitcher Allison Frantz fired up Oct. 4.

    Bellatti crushed a solo home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a cool Saturday morning on the Jaguars’ home field. The home run trimmed D’Evelyn’s lead to 4-1, but Frantz turned the mistake into a positive as the Jaguars went on to take a 10-1 victory.

  • Front Range Christian shut out by Platte Canyon

    By Craig Harper -- For the Times

    BAILEY — For years, Platte Canyon has run roughshod over opponents from its double-wing formation featuring two backs lined up behind tight ends and a fullback about two yards behind a quarterback under center.

    Packed in like sardines, the Huskies have made quick-hitting pitches and handoffs their trademark. The offense is rarely seen and, therefore, difficult to defend.

  • Rebels grind up Mullen

    DENVER — Columbine used some effective second-half jabs followed up by a pair of haymakers in a Class 5A Jeffco League heavyweight bout against Mullen on Oct. 2.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com 5A football poll, turned a 14-13 lead at halftime on the Mustangs’ home field into an eventual 35-13 conference victory to keep Columbine (5-0, 3-0) undefeated on the season. It all started with a 16-play, 80-yard drive to start the second half that chewed up nearly nine minutes of the third quarter.

  • Columbine gets scare from Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge nearly put a huge blotch on Columbine’s hopes for a Class 5A Jeffco League title Oct. 2 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Eagles entered the conference rivalry match Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field winless on the season, along with scoring just four goals in their first 10 games. However, Dakota Ridge played best game of the season according to Eagles’ coach Ryan Miller.

  • Jeffco officials lift fire ban

    Vegetation in Jeffco is moist enough again for officials to lift a countywide fire ban.

    The fire ban was lifted at 8 a.m. Tuesday on all unincorporated areas in Jefferson County, including all federal land.

    Clear Creek County could also lift its fire ban soon, said Sheriff Rick Albers.

    Current and predicted weather conditions have reduced the threat of wildfire in Jefferson County, the Sheriff's Office said in a statement. 

  • Suspect in Parker man's slaying to be prosecuted in Elbert County

    The man charged in a Jeffco court in connection with the slaying of Jason Michael Dosa, 44, of Parker will instead be prosecuted in Elbert County.
    Shawn Geerdes, 46, faces charges of first-degree murder and second-degree arson in the death of Dosa, whose body was found in a burning car in the Deer Creek area Sept. 20. Geerdes was arrested Sept. 23.
    The case was moved Sept. 30 because authorities believe the crime was committed in Elbert County, judicial spokeswoman Michelle Yi said.

  • Morrison bed and breakfast gutted by early-morning fire

    A fire early Thursday caused extensive damage at a historic bed and breakfast in Morrison.

    West Metro Fire Rescue received a call before 5 a.m. that a blaze had broken out in the basement of the Horton House Bed & Breakfast at 105 Cannon St.. Three people were in the building at the time of the fire, including one guest, but no one was injured, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for West Metro Fire.

  • Homecoming disappoint for Chatfield

    Dennis Pleuss - Sports Editor


    LAKEWOOD — It was good to be a junior tailback Sept. 25 at Jeffco Stadium.

    In a Class 5A Jeffco League football battle between Bear Creek and Chatfield, a pair of junior running backs put up some monster numbers on a night when the Chargers were celebrating their homecoming. The Bears, led by junior running back Andre Renteria, outlasted Chatfield (1-3, 0-2 in league) for a 35-21 victory.

  • Tait to take swing at state

    Craig Harper - For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Confidence won’t be lacking for Columbine’s Marcus Tait and Evergreen as they head to the Oct. 5 and 6 state golf championships.

     “I think I have a great chance of winning,” said Tait, the Rebels’ lone qualifier for the 5A tournament at Fort Collins Country Club.