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Today's News

  • Eagles fall in 5A state bracket

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — The numbers didn’t add up to Dakota Ridge reaching the 5A state baseball tournament. Not with a 27 RPI and 10-9 record to end the regular season, mostly the result of a sub-.270 team batting average that produced less than four runs per game.

  • D’Evelyn defeats Valor in semifinals

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH
    — It will go down as the biggest goal to date in the history of D’Evelyn’s girls soccer program.
    Junior Anna Wright hammered a slow shot past Valor Christian junior goalie Alexandra Daws with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left in regulation Saturday at Shea Stadium. Wright’s goal broke a scoreless tie, and the No. 4-seeded Jaguars went on to defeat Class 4A Jeffco League rival and top-seed Eagles 1-0.

  • Dakota Ridge rugby comes up short in state final

    WESTMINSTER — Dakota Ridge head coach Marcus Brook had no complaints Saturday after his team fell 30-20 against Arapahoe in the Division II state championship game at North Stadium.
    “We just played for a state championship,” Brook stated. “These kids are devastated, but, man, I’m awfully proud of them.”
    For the Eagles, the loss was a brutal ending to an incredible year. Not only was this their first season in Division II, but it marked the school’s first appearance in a state rugby final.

  • Airline customer service … an oxymoron

    Jim Rohrer

  • Legislature compromises in the 11th hour

    After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.

  • Rabies in skunks on the rise in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are reporting an increase in the number of confirmed cases of rabies in terrestrial animals in Jefferson County.
    As of Tuesday, Jeffco had 14 confirmed cases of rabies, according to the latest CDPHE data. All of the confirmed cases of rabies came from infected skunks.

  • CHS principals — past and present — reflect on 2017 graduating class

    Snowy weather may have changed plans for Columbine High School graduates, but it certainly did not deter the celebration.

    Originally scheduled for Thursday morning outdoors at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the graduation instead was held Sunday afternoon at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena.

    A new date, time and location required flexibility and patience, and in some ways, served as a wakeup call for the class of 2017.

  • A community treasure

    Nestled in the foothills of Littleton among craggy red rock formations and grassy fields sits one of Colorado’s 42 state parks.

    Roxborough State Park, which this year celebrates 30 years, is treasured by community members for its proximity and its ability to provide an escape from the chaos of everyday life. For staff, volunteers and residents of Littleton, Ken Caryl and beyond, the park is a gift.

  • Family of South Jeffco man raising funds for crime nonprofit

    Shocked.

    That’s likely the only word to describe the way Jessica Stewart felt when she found out her brother-in-law, Samuel Addison Stewart, had been killed.

    “You just don’t expect it. Ever,” she said. “You can’t prepare for death anyway but to hear somebody was murdered. I mean, what do you do with that? You go into complete, utter shock.”

    But her family’s pain provided an opportunity to create positivity.

  • ‘Be courageous’

    Three burning dumpsters symbolized the final fires West Metro Fire Rescue academy members would face — as recruits, that is.

    Nine recruits — six from West Metro Fire Rescue and three from Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District — last week wrapped up their five-month fire academy with final training exercises and a Friday evening graduation ceremony for family, friends and fire department staff members.