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Today's News

  • Sarria has record-setting game as CCHS roars past FRCS

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — On senior night at Golddigger Stadium, a matchup between Clear Creek and the Front Range Christian looked poised to be an offensive showcase with the Falcons coming in averaging 152.4 rushing yards a game and Clear Creek averaging 214.9 yards passing behind the arm of Ty Judge.

  • D’Evelyn boys miss out on goal, but still place fourth in 3A

    COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no question that D’Evelyn had its hopes set high — real high.

    The Jaguars came into the 3A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 eyeing Alamosa and a boys team championship. Alamosa, the top-ranked team in 3A, won a state title in 2014 and one in 4A five years earlier.

  • Chatfield charges back late

    LAKEWOOD — The concern was evident. Be it Tylor Rowles, Dalton Keene or anyone on the Chatfield Chargers sideline, there were some anxious moments, and rightfully so.

    Down 29-17 with the clock winding down on the third quarter, the possibility was real that No. 2 Chatfield was about to lose control of the 4A Plains League to an inspired Dakota Ridge squad fighting for its playoff life Oct. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Then the comeback started.

  • Jeffco announces local government job fair

    Jefferson County government announced this week it is hosting a local government job fair.

    The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Road in Golden. Representatives from the county, the American Job Center and several other local government organizations and municipalities will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities in the Jeffco community.

  • Foothills Park District revenues up, expenses down through third quarter

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in a positive financial position as revenues are up and expenses are down through the third quarter, according to a financial update presented Oct. 25 by administrative services director Dennis Weiner.

  • Foothills seeks GOCO grant for ‘destination’ playground at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on Oct. 25 approved a resolution for staff to apply for a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the construction of a “destination” playground at Clement Park.

  • Community meetings slated on Columbine Library remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library is inviting local residents to preview the proposed design for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel.

    Two meetings are scheduled later this month in the meeting room at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave. in South Jeffco. The will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. The second is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Representatives from Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects will attend the meetings to present designs and gather feedback from residents.

  • Foothills board presented with ‘status quo’ 2017 budget

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is planning next year for a 0.5 percent increase in revenues and expenses, according to the proposed 2017 budget presented Oct. 25 to the district’s board of directors.

    “It’s a status quo budget,” said Foothills executive director Ron Hopp. “We’re proud of the fact that we’re going to be able to continue to receive nearly 70 percent of our revenue from earned income and less from property taxes.”

  • Woman lost sense of well-being; friend lost her life

    Editor’s note: This is one installment in a multi-part series exploring the issue of domestic violence in recognition of National Domestic Violence Month, which was observed in October.

    Darkness shrouds the door to Jenn’s home to such an extent that you don’t realize there’s a door there at all — until the porch light flickers on abruptly, betraying your presence to anyone and everyone nearby.

    Perhaps it’s just a default setting, but maybe it’s something more.

    Maybe it’s fear.

  • Art studio promotes creativity, critical thinking

    After co-teaching art at Montessori Peaks Academy for six years, Andrea Rollins and Michele Hardesty decided it was time to expand their reach and act on an idea that had been brewing for years.

    The pair recently opened artSPARK Creative Studio, a downtown Littleton studio where they teach classes and host camps and parties.