Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local family hoping for a cure

    At first blush, South Jeffco resident Tatum Moore appears to be a pretty typical 10-year-old girl.

    She enjoys dancing and twirling to music, and spends a lot of time chasing her 5-year-old brother, Tegan, around the living room. Tegan usually catches an adoring bop on the head from his older sister when she catches him.

  • Foothills ahead of ’16 budget thanks to wage savings, unplanned revenues

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is in the black following the second quarter, thanks in part to cost savings from unfilled seasonal jobs, but department heads are pushing for salary increases in 2017 to address employee retention issues.

  • Photos by Jeffco deputies named finalists in national contest

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has had two photographs selected as finalists in the National Sheriffs’ Association’s 2016 Photo Contest.

    An image by Jeffco Sgt. Charlie Simmons of Deputy John Butler patrolling Highway 93 against a cloudy, mountainside sunset is one of the five finalists in the “patrol” category. And Specialist Stephen Willder’s photo of Deputy James Tucker at the Jeffco jail during a night shift in February was in the top five in “jail / corrections.”

  • Dojo trains kids, adults in Japanese martial arts

    At the intersection of Bowles and Kipling, a sign near the stoplights reads, “Ninja Training, next to Ace Hardware.” Around the corner from the hardware store, people walk through a door and find themselves at the top of a flight of stairs covered with artwork of samurai. After a short trip down, visitors might feel as if they’ve walked into a ninja movie.

  • Future Rebel Mudd dominant at summer state finals

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — As coach of the Governors Ranch Gators swim team, Meagan Rushford has nurtured Jaclynn Mudd through her elementary and middle school years. So she wasn’t surprised when Mudd dominated all three individual events in the 13-14 age group at the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association Championships.

  • Rogers closing in on joining brother in the majors

    When Tyler Rogers got the news on June 28 that the San Francisco Giants were promoting him from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento it created, unintentionally of course, a dilemma. He had moved into an apartment back east with the intent of being there for the year. Half of his belongings, including his golf clubs, are still in Virginia.

  • Lanuza carving out her role with DU lacrosse

    There was little doubt that Kendra Lanuza, the 2015 Columbine Courier female athlete of the year, was more than just a little excited to embark on her college lacrosse career at the University of Denver. 

    What wasn’t as certain was how big her role would be with the Pioneers.

  • Man faces two misdemeanors in scattering of tacks on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A summons has been issued to a Littleton man in connection with the scattering of thumbtacks on Deer Creek Canyon Road on July 3, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported.

    Calvin Chambers faces misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment. According to Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, the tacks caused at least eight bicyclists to have flat tires that morning.