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Today's News

  • Iowa-based firm will search for new school superintendent

    The Jeffco school board has selected a search firm to help find the successor to former superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

    The board heard presentations from two search firms at its Feb. 18 study session, and Ray and Associates was selected to find potential candidates to lead Colorado’s largest school district. 

    Iowa-based Ray and Associates will charge $44,580 for its search, which will include conducting community meetings, recruiting, screening, interviewing and selecting a final pool of candidates.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Sharper than a serpent’s tooth

  • Twitter posts leave school board member offended

    School board member Julie Williams announced at last Tuesday’s meeting that she was offended by recent tweets from two Jeffco PTA members.

    Williams referred to a social media conversation that took place Jan. 30 between Jeffco PTA president and former school board member Michele Patterson and PTA vice president Shawna Fritzler. 

    On Jan. 30, the board was discussing which member should represent the board on the Jeffco PTA board. Patterson (@mmcpatt) and Fritzler (@DLMomofMorgan) had a conversation during and after the meeting.

  • ‘Redevelopment’ planned for Southwest Plaza

    An increase in vacant storefronts at Southwest Plaza mall is due in part to a planned large-scale renovation of the 30-year-old shopping center.

    Several stores in the mall have closed in recent weeks to help make way for a renovation, said Greg Sims, Southwest Plaza’s senior general manager. 

    There are several permit applications for construction work on the mall filed with Jefferson County. Yet Sims remained tight-lipped as to what the renovation will entail. 

  • Man convicted of attempted sexual assault in attack on teen

    A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of the attempted sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in South Jeffco who fought off her attacker. 

    A jury on Feb. 20 found Xavier McDaniel guilty of three felony charges stemming from the attack last April, which left the victim hospitalized for several days. 

  • Buffs’ overtime goal sends Eagles packing

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

  • Lady Chargers avenge earlier defeat, trip host Columbine

    Emily Lachenmeyer does a little bit of everything for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. She scores points — as evidenced by her game-high 18 against Columbine on Feb. 21 — she rebounds, and she gives a little bit of blood in the process.

  • Fourth-quarter surge sews up Chargers’ sweep of Rebels

    Columbine head coach Clay Thielking, just moments after his Rebels’ 60-51 regular-season-ending loss to Chatfield, walked into the Chargers’ locker room to give them a congratulatory speech. It was a feeling that he knows quite well. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago — 2012 — that Columbine was celebrating winning a 5A Jeffco League title. This year, it’s Chatfield for a second straight time.

  • Grapplers take it to the mat at state

    Wrestlers from all around the state converged on the Pepsi Center on Feb. 20-22 for three days of grappling action. Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach and Anthony Gibson, as well as Chatfield’s Wilson George and Dylan Seeman, were among the 896 qualifiers. The Columbine Courier takes you through their experiences.

  • Body found floating in Clear Creek

    A body was found in Clear Creek near the Golden History Museum on Wednesday afternoon.

    The Golden Police Department said the body of a male, believed to be in his 60s, had been discovered about 2 p.m. floating in Clear Creek.  

    No other information about the man’s identity and how he died was available.