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Today's News

  • Launch of trail maps leads to a festive occasion

    Last Thursday’s official launch of comprehensive trail maps for the county pointed the way to a feeling of a job well done.

    Jeffco Open Space staff and a host of supporters and sponsors of the regional maps project gathered at Lookout Mountain Nature Center to celebrate its successful completion.

    “It’s a pretty amazing collaborative effort,” said Katie Matthews, spokeswoman for Jeffco Open Space.

  • Son of Holocaust survivor continues shoe project to help needy, raise awareness

    A large pile of shoes sits in the hallway of Deer Creek Middle School. They represent a sad reminder of the Holocaust — and teacher Alan Morawiec’s project to help people while raising awareness of the genocide that occurred in Germany and other European countries in the World War II era.

  • Dakota Ridge stays in league hunt

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer team is doing everything it can to make the big dance.

    The Eagles (5-7, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) has won four of their last five games, including a trio of conference victories. The goal is to grab one of the three automatic bids to the 32-team state tournament that are awarded to the top three teams in 5A Jeffco.

  • D’Evelyn not able to solve Kapande in shutout loss

    DENVER — Image if the slider was working for Evergreen senior pitcher Dane Kapande on April 23 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

    Kapande could have very well thrown a no-hitter in the Class 4A Jeffco League game against D’Evelyn. Instead, the Cougars’ ace had to settle for a 5-0 victory throwing 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while striking out 14 batters.

  • Rebels blossom during win streak

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine showed a little creativity on the lacrosse field April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine junior Lyndsie Pratt took the first shot on goal during an 18-2 victory against Cherokee Trail, but the attempt was anything but textbook. Pratt’s shot was a twirling, behind the head, no-look shot that sailed just wide.

    “Our first shot, I just wanted to start out with some fun,” Pratt said of her trick shot.

  • Dakota Ridge overcomes errors to down Chatfield

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Not taking anything away from the pitching effort by Dakota Ridge junior Carter Akerfelds, but Chatfield trailed in the arms race before the first pitch was thrown April 21 on the Chargers’ home field.

  • Dakota Ridge girls LAX scoring at will

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge sophomore Kailee Lammers weaved through a handful of Golden defenders before ripping a shot into the net, then sported a sheepish grin April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Shortly after scoring one of her six first-half goals, Lammers realized a goal right off the draw wasn’t the plan. Dakota Ridge coach Jordan Hogan wanted to work an offensive play with the Eagles starting to dominate Golden on the way to a 19-5 victory in the Jeffco League.

  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces former team

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Deputy struck, injured by stolen vehicle

    The driver of a stolen vehicle struck a Jeffco sheriff’s deputy Saturday night as he and another deputy were struggling with a second suspect on West Remington Avenue in South Jeffco.

    Authorities said one suspect was in custody and another remained at large in the incident, which spanned three jurisdictions and left two police cars damaged. The deputy was treated for minor injuries.

  • One Dem candidate remains in race to run against Szabo

    Marti Smith of Arvada is the only remaining Democratic candidate seeking to run for county commissioner against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo.

    However, Smith still must be approved by a vote of the Democratic vacancy committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Arvada Center for the Arts.