Today's News

  • At Red Rocks, striking poses

    Looking out over Red Rocks Amphitheatre early Saturday morning, the rows were filled with a dazzling rainbow of bright colors — pinks, blues, greens, yellows, purples and reds. The colors were as diverse as the participants who wore them — men and women; children and seniors; novices and experts; families and groups of friends.

  • County sees declines in property crimes in second quarter

    Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader last week presented the commissioners the county’s crime stats for the second quarter of 2016, which showed interesting changes in the property-crime categories compared to prior years.

  • Improvements planned at Wadsworth, Waterton Road

    The Jeffco Transportation & Engineering Division accepted bids Aug. 2 for a construction project at one of the county’s most congested intersections.

  • School board votes to put tax increase, bond on ballot

    After months of deliberation, the Jeffco school board on Aug. 2 formally approved resolutions to put a proposed $535 million bond issue and a property-tax increase that would generate $33 million annually on the November ballot.

    At last week’s special meeting of the board, members voted unanimously to put both measures on the ballot this fall, saying it’s time for the district to put its financial future into its own hands.

  • Dakota Ridge celebrating 20th anniversary

    By Stephanie Mason, For the Courier

    Dakota Ridge High School’s first EagleFest, a celebration of the school’s 20th anniversary, promises athletic events, a 5K run, a carnival and a chance for students and alumni to watch their principal splash into a dunk tank.

    The event will be held Aug. 20 at the school, starting at 7 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon with five main activities.

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield Gold Crown team tryouts set
    Tryouts for the Chatfield Senior High Gold Crown volleyball team will be held Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Chatfield Senior High.

    Tryouts are open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Players of all skill levels are welcome. A parent meeting will take place at the time.

  • Optimism rising to add boys volleyball program

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Mark and Judy Bennett aren’t holding their breath, but they will be waiting with bated breath over the next year tracking a movement to make boys volleyball the next sport to receive accreditation from the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Rebels’ Tait in position to challenge in 5A

    The 2016 boys golf season will be a swan song for Columbine head coach Tim Capra. After 28 years, which he’s called a fun ride, Capra says it’s time to move on. 

    But not before he finishes one last project — watching Marcus Tait finish a high school career that has improved by leaps and bounds every year since he was a freshman in 2013.

  • Mayberry epitomizes role of team player

    It was nothing three years ago for Brian Mayberry to pile into a car with his teammates and drive three hours to watch the University of Sioux Falls football team play. That’s the kind of support he was willing to give head coach Jed Stugart and the Cougars as he sat out his freshman season.

    He didn’t have to be there, but he wanted to be. His older teammates took him under their wings, showing him how things would be on the gridiron on the college level. He watched and learned both what to do and what might go wrong.

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its Stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or recreational campfire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence or picnic area.