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Today's News

  • Foothills board approves memorial bench with biblical inscriptions

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board has approved a memorial plaque for a park bench that will include two verses of biblical scripture. Resident Laurie Norton, who is donating the bench that will be placed at Clement Park, added the verses to her original request.

    At the Feb. 23 board meeting, park district attorney Paul Rufien advised board members that the district cannot take any action that endorses religion. However, there is an exception for an individualized remembrance such as the one Norton requested, he said.

  • Coyote activity increases with breeding season

    A large coyote was seen crossing the aptly named Coyote Song Trail at South Valley Park last week. A group of coyotes recently followed a man walking in Clement Park, where coyotes also approached a woman walking with an unleashed dog, according to a Jeffco Sheriff’s Office report.

    Coyote sightings also have been reported on residential properties in the Columbine area and on the Meadows Golf Course in recent weeks.

  • Monarch puts Dakota Ridge’s season on ice

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    SUPERIOR — Dakota Ridge hockey coach Alec Hines has known all season that the Eagles’ road to the state championship would have to go through Monarch. 

  • D’Evelyn ends first season under Zinn

    LONGMONT — The first chapter in the new book of D’Evelyn boys basketball program came to a close Feb. 27.

    The Jaguars lost 66-44 to No. 1 seed Longmont on the Trojans’ home court in a Class 4A state tournament Sweet 16 game to bring the season to an end for D’Evelyn (15-10 record).

  • Journey leads to Sweet 16

    LITTLETON — One question will never be answered: How good would Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team be if Diane Thompson stepped in as head coach a few years ago?

     “Better late than never,” Dakota Ridge senior Becky Holley said having Thompson become the fourth varsity coach for the current group of seniors. “We have an amazing coach. She has helped us improve more than we have the past two years. We’re having a great final run with the best coach we could have.”

  • Jags are overtime magicians

    LONGMONT — If only games went into overtime every time for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team, the Jaguars could be undefeated.

  • Eagles survive furious rally

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Even after misfiring on his first nine attempts of the game, Dakota Ridge’s Tyler McFarland never lost confidence.

  • Chargers surge late to beat Aurora Central

    LITTLETON — While early 3-pointers ripping through the nylon nets brought Chatfield’s student section into a frenzy, it was four shots at the rim that gave the Charger faithful something to really cheer about in the end on Feb. 27.

    Baskets in the paint by Chatfield’s Titus Reed, Josh Frenette, Riley Welch and Cameron Pearson in the final minutes allowed the Class 5A Jeffco League champions to escape with a 78-71 second-round state playoff victory against Aurora Central.

  • Sheriff’s Office urges foothills residents to join neighborhood website

    Jeffco sheriff’s Deputy Gordon Neuenfeldt said county residents should consider joining Nextdoor.com, a neighborhood-based social media site that can help residents stay in touch with law enforcement.

    Neuenfeldt, speaking at the Feb. 17 Conifer town hall meeting at West Jefferson Middle School, said the site provides residents information about what is happening in their neighborhoods, which can include anything from lost dogs to bake sales to break-ins.

  • Sheriff’s Office receiving complaints about apparent IRS scam

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office over the weekend received six complaints about an apparent scammer claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service, a spokesman said.

    The scammer reportedly called and in some cases left voice-mails telling county residents they were behind in their tax payments and threatening arrest, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.