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Today's News

  • Electrical supply store opens at Ken-Caryl location

    Branch manager David Lercher and his team spent the past few weeks setting up product displays at Colorado Electric Supply on Shaffer Parkway.

    “We’re just finishing up the renovations and hope customers will be impressed when they walk into the new store,” Lercher said. “I’m just really excited to finally get the doors open.”

    Lercher says the store, which is near the Ken Caryl Avenue/C-470 interchange, is bringing service to an area with an unmet need.

  • Lower Waterton Canyon closed during the week to repair diversion structure

    The lower portion of Waterton Canyon, including the main entrance and parking lot, is closed Monday through Saturday until May 15 while crews repair the High Line Canal diversion structure in the South Platte River. The canyon is fully open to recreation on Sundays during the project, according to information from Denver Water.

  • Of time and the canyon

    As strong winds swept through Waterton Canyon last Thursday morning, students from Bradford Intermediate School gazed at high cliff walls and the swift-flowing river.

    “As you look up into the hills, you can see the wind causing erosion. Notice all the weathering,” said Bradford teacher Tonia Merino. “The erosional forces that created the canyon are at work today.”

    “You’re here to do research,” Merino added.

  • D'Evelyn girls to open playoffs in Longmont

    EVERGREEN — “Textbook” wouldn’t be a good description for Evergreen senior Hannah Orr’s 3-point shooting form.

    “Effective” would be a better word choice to depict Orr’s 3-pointers that came in bunches Feb. 17 in the Cougars’ 58-46 victory against D’Evelyn. Orr, with her long-distance launch from the side of her head instead of over her head, drained four 3-pointers to help Evergreen (20-3 record) to the Class 4A Jeffco League crossover divisional game against the Jaguars (14-9).

  • Eagles positioned for playoff run

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — With Lakewood and Ralston Valley combining for an impressive 26-2 Class 5A Jeffco League record this season, Dakota Ridge needn’t hang its head after going winless — 0-4 — against the conference juggernauts.

    “I was hoping to sneak one of those wins in,” Eagles’ coach Diane Thompson said after a 64-57 loss to Ralston Valley on Feb. 19 in Dakota Ridge’s regular-season finale.

  • Wins hard to come by at Pepsi Center

    DENVER — Earl C. Manzanares started the state wrestling tournament with a bang Feb. 18 at Pepsi Center.

    The Chatfield sophomore pulled off one of the biggest first-round upsets in the Class 5A tournament. Manzanares faced Cherry Creek senior Terrell Wooley, a regional champion, in the opening round and held on to take a 12-10 victory to advance into the 160-pound quarterfinals.

  • Undefeated league champions

    LITTLETON — Before turning the page, along with its attention, to the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament, Chatfield had a little cleaning up to take care of Feb. 19.

    The Chargers (21-2, 14-0 in 5A Jeffco League) completed their sweep of the conference with a dominating 90-46 home victory over Pomona (5-18, 0-14). Chatfield also ran its winning streak to 12 games entering the state tournament that begins this week.

  • Eagles enter state playoffs on chilly note

    LITTLETON — The brutal truth came from the mouths of Dakota Ridge hockey players last Saturday night.

     “We played bad from start to finish,” Dakota Ridge senior defenseman Zach Ross said after a 6-1 loss to Regis Jesuit at The Edge Ice Arena. “The second period we had five minutes of OK hockey, but nowhere near our caliber. It really gets you when you know you are better than that.”

  • No charges filed against homeowner in Craigslist robbery

    No charges will be filed in the Jan. 24 shooting death of David Martinez, 38, at a South Jeffco home during a robbery, Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir announced Wednesday.

    Martinez was shot by the home's owner as he allegedly attempted to flee after a robbery at the home on South Taft Court. Martinez was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, where he died a short time later.

  • Pass the crow: Predictions didn’t fly

    Anybody know where a guy can buy some crow meat? And while we’re at it, do any of you have a good crow recipe?

    I confidently wrote last year that while Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ campaigns for president were showing signs of success, they couldn’t last. I asserted that Trump’s success was nothing more than the result of the outrageousness of his comments, and that Sanders’ appeal had more to do with an enthusiasm gap for Hillary Clinton than for any real support for him.