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Today's News

  • Jeffco district eyeing pay increase for next superintendent

    The next superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools likely will earn significantly more than outgoing Superintendent Dan McMinimee, after the district’s executive search firm recommended boosting the salary to attract higher-quality candidates.

    Last Thursday, Ray and Associates president Gary Ray shared his firm’s proposed schedule and process for finding a new superintendent with the school board during a study session.

  • Inter-Canyon offering AED, CPR classes

    Starting Saturday, Feb. 18, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District will host a series of CPR, AED and first-aid courses.

    The classes come after the district installed a public-access AED, or automated external defibrillator, at each of its five stations. Classes are free to residents of the fire district.

    Each class will teach CPR. First-aid and AED certification classes will be held every other session.

    The schedule for the series of classes:

    • Feb. 18 — CPR/AED, four-hour class

  • High schools compete in state Science Bowl at Dakota Ridge

    Students from across the state battled it out in the 27th annual Colorado High School Science Bowl last Saturday at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Two South Jeffco teams — both from Dakota Ridge — competed, and though neither advanced past the round robin stage of the event, team leader Sharon Muenchow said they did well in a “really tough competition.”

    Nearly 50 high schools from across Colorado contended for the title and a trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

  • Kerr’s bike bill rolls to a stop

    A bill by state Sen. Andy Kerr was defeated in the Senate Transportation Committee last week, but the South Jeffco Democrat says he plans to continue educating and spreading awareness in the hopes of reintroducing it in the future.

  • Youthful entrepreneur marketing the write stuff

    It’s a warm Saturday afternoon in early February, and Vyjay Harris walks door to door in his South Jeffco neighborhood with a pile of papers in his hand.

    At 9 years old, Vyjay already has an eye for business. An avid writer and reader, the Belmar Elementary fourth-grader recently began writing and selling his books to neighbors.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.

  • Chargers throttle Eagles in Miks’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Drama has rarely unfolded during Chatfield’s run to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten season in 5A Jeffco League boys basketball, and it was no different on Valentine’s Day after a 97-57 home rout of Dakota Ridge.

  • Jaguars’ Selin wins freestyle state title

    THORNTON — Abbey Selin, by her own admission, was pretty out of shape, and the D’Evelyn junior didn’t know what to expect coming into the 3A state swimming championships on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    “It’s been a rough year,” Selin said.

  • Wayment makes one final push at 5A state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Peyton Wayment’s junior season in 2016 wasn’t a disappointment — fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in the 5A state meet is nothing to hang your head over. But the Chatfield distance swimmer knew she could do better in 2017.

    Determined to end her high school career with a bigger splash, Wayment vowed to leave no stone unturned.

  • Jeffco delays grade shuffling, school closures

    Two weeks after proposing the closure of five elementary schools to free up funds for teacher compensation, the Jeffco school board voted early Friday to close just one school — Pleasant View Elementary in Golden — and to delay plans to shuffle sixth-graders to middle schools.