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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • One-time Denver officer convicted of two felonies in Jeffco court

    A one-time Denver police officer, who was accused of arranging a tryst at a Burger King in South Jeffco with a DA’s investigator posing as a 14-year-old, has been convicted of two felonies.

    Joseph Ellsworth, 60, of Colorado Springs was found guilty last week of internet luring of a child and attempted sexual assault on a child. Ellsworth, who is scheduled to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1, faces nine years to life in prison.

  • Families donate snacks for deputies

    A Lookout Mountain family last week organized a community drive to collect snacks, sports drinks and other goodies for the Jeffco County Sheriff’s Office.

    Britt Gaskell and her three children decided that, in the wake of recent violence toward police officers across the country, they wanted to show their appreciation and “recognize all of you (officers) for your dedication and compassion to our community.”

  • Red Rocks celebrating 75 years as iconic venue in ‘thread of history’

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    MORRISON — Maybe it’s cliche to say there’s nothing else like it, but it’s true.

    “We’re very fortunate to have Red Rocks inside of our own backyard,” said artist Keith “Scramble” Campbell. “The reason there is so much activity there is because it really, truly is the best place to see live music. It really changes your perspective on other venues, too.”

  • Ex-school board member questions Jeffco's bond, tax hike at forum

    Jeffco Public Schools faced some staunch opposition last week to the bond and mill levy it hopes voters will approve on Election Day in November. 

    At an election forum held at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen on Sept. 27, former school board member Laura Boggs highlighted what she sees as long-term financial ramifications of the proposed $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase intended to go toward facilities upgrades, compensation and other needs in the district.

  • Preschool event celebrates cultures around the world

    “On the count of three, I want everyone to say aloha!”

    “ALOHA!” the crowd yelled in return, preparing to learn the hula dance of Hawaii with snow cones melting down their hands and sticking to their smiling faces.