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Today's News

  • Rides just a phone call away with RTD service

    By Babzanne Barker

    For the Courier

    RTD’s green and white Call-n-Ride buses have been operating in South Jeffco for the past four years, but many area residents still may not know the service is available or how to hitch a ride.

    Tim Edgar, who lives in the Leawood subdivision, has been riding the vans daily since their inception in January 2012, and would have a much harder time getting to work without them.

  • Street tacos coming to Southwest Plaza mall

    Street tacos have been all the rage in recent years, with both food trucks and brick-and-mortar eateries getting crafty with the seemingly simple Mexican staple. R Taco threw its hat in the ring six years ago in Dallas, and its third Colorado location is scheduled to open this week at Southwest Plaza.

  • ‘Still here after 100 years’

    England was in the throes of World War II when London resident Mary Barry went into labor with her first child.

    She remembers many of the roads were closed because of the bombing. Shells exploded all around the ambulance as it meandered its way to the hospital.

    On an earlier occasion, Barry recalled how she and her husband, Jim, were caught off guard by a sudden barrage that was so intense they were unable to escape to shelter. Hunkered down in the street, Mary asked Jim if he thought they would survive until morning.

  • Family fit camp makes for a ‘fun’ Saturday morning

    It’s a peaceful Saturday morning at Clement Park. Groups of runners are preparing for a 5K. Ducks and geese are walking through the grass. Locals are running along the path, some with dogs at their sides.

    In the midst of all this, a small group begins a game of dodgeball. Even as the players are knocked out, they run behind enemy lines and do a set of 10 pushups. And once they have a ball in hand, they can attempt to hit their opponents, who now have enemy fire coming from both sides.

  • Camp brings British feel to Ken-Caryl Ranch House

    Union Jack jerseys, balls and backpacks decorated the Ken-Caryl Ranch House soccer field from July 11-16 as it played host to the British soccer camp offered in partnership with Challenger Sports.

    Instructors from all over the U.K. are hired by Challenger Sports to spend a summer teaching American kids the in’s and out’s of soccer with a British twist.

  • Columbine encouraged with lines’ potential in spite of relative youth

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For years under head coach Andy Lowry, Columbine’s offense has lived high on the hog. Or, more appropriately, the groundhog.

    That certainly was the case in 2015 when the Rebels, who averaged more than 300 yards rushing behind an offensive line led by all-Colorado tackle JT Gentry and two other seniors, roared to a perfect season before a missed extra point was the difference in a 5A semifinal loss to Pomona.

  • Local trio enjoys ‘fun’ vibe at all-state

    FORT COLLINS ­— Amanda Porter perfectly summed up the vibe at French Field on July 13 during the 2015-16 Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association girls soccer game.

  • A change for the better for Peters

    Kristyn Peters had been in the situation before. As a rising senior in high school, the softball prodigy transferred from Green Mountain High to Dakota Ridge. She was the new kid on the block. 

    Fast forward a couple of years and it was happening again, this time from Colorado State to Metro State University of Denver.

    Before she fit just like a glove, leading the Lady Eagles in homers (nine), RBIs (34) and runs scored (38). Dakota Ridge reached the 5A state title game before falling to Loveland. 

  • Percussion group keeps a steady rhythm

    "Oh yeah. I like ice cream. Oh yeah. I like ice cream.”

    Boom. Boom. Tap, tap, tap, tap. Boom. Boom. Tap, tap, tap, tap.

    A circle of 30 people, each with a percussion instrument in hand, sound out the rhythm. Then, progressively, it evolves.

    Boom. Boom. Tap, tap. Tap, boom, boom, tap.

    Each person beats out a different rhythm, a different sound, or a different timbre. Yet they all complement one another, weaving in and out of the collective beat.

  • Festival draws Irish-Americans and 'Irish at heart'

    English priest Saint Edmund Campion once described the Irish people as “religious, frank, amorous … very glorious … inclined with passing hospitality,” Dennis Gallagher, professor emeritus at Regis University, told attendees at the 22nd annual Colorado Irish Festival.