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Today's News

  • Foothills, county discuss future of Clement Park

    Clement Park isn't getting a face-lift — it's getting a whole new life. 

    Currently the park, built in 1987, needs about $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the Foothills Park & Recreation District. Foothills, which leases the park from Jeffco Open Space, has been in discussions with the Open Space Department about trying to figure out the best path for the park, not just for 2013 but for 2038 as well. 

  • Foreclosures down in Jeffco for third straight year

    Jeffco once again saw an improvement in its housing market last year as foreclosures decreased for a third year in a row in the county.

    In 2012, Jeffco had 2,650 foreclosure actions initiated, according to a recent report from the county’s public trustee. That number was down 206 from 2011 and 1,377 from 2009, when 4,027 homes saw the foreclosure process start, a record number for Jeffco coming at the height of the foreclosure crisis. 

  • Columbine area spelling bee: In a word, 'amazing'

    As fifth-grader Radhika Dave spelled out the final word to win the Columbine area spelling bee last Thursday, her mother, Aditi, gave an excited fist pump.

    Throughout the competition, Aditi Dave, a native of India, had been checking her daughter’s words on her phone, typing the letters as her daughter spelled.

    When her daughter finished a word, her mother would know whether or not she had spelled it correctly before the judges announced the verdict. She pumped her fist with each correct spelling.

  • County commissioners approve resolution opposing gun control

    Before a packed room Feb. 5, the Jeffco commissioners voted to approve a resolution supporting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and opposing any new gun regulations being considered at the state or federal level.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield rolls past Pomona, extends winning streak to 15

    Chatfield won its 15th straight game with an easy 90-29 thumping of Pomona on Feb. 1 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The Chargers (17-1, 11-0 5A Jeffco League) led 25-6 after one quarter and 50-11 at halftime.
    Chatfield now holds a two-game lead in the conference standings over Columbine with five games remaining in the regular season.

    Columbine snaps 2-game slide, tops Standley Lake

  • Chargers, Rebels prepared for wrestling postseason

    Postseason time is here. The next three weeks wrestling programs at Chatfield and Columbine will be grappling for league, regional and state supremacy, starting this Saturday, Feb. 9. Chatfield and Columbine will be competing at the 5A Jeffco League championships at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood. The Columbine Courier breaks down the upcoming postseason, starting with the league championships.

    WHAT: 5A Jeffco League championships
    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m.

  • Kuschel shines through in clutch as Chargers top Mustangs

    ARVADA — Bad luck is a coach taking a slap-shot to the cheek from one of his young players during practice. Irony is that young player making the exact same shot during a clutch game to score the game-winning point.

  • Column: Night special for Dakota Ridge's Nelson

    Solveig Nelson may just be a Dakota Ridge High School senior basketball player, but she knows all too well the affects breast cancer has taken on her family.
    Three generations of the Nelson clan have endured this battle — her great grandmother and grandmother  both passed away from breast cancer and an aunt just finished chemotherapy in December. So Nelson has seen all too much what breast cancer can do.

  • Hobbs peaking heading into state

    LAKEWOOD — Averly Hobbs is ready. At least that’s the hope after the Chatfield diver won the 5A Jeffco League championship on Feb. 2 at the Carmody Rec Center.
    Hobbs, who placed fourth at the 5A state meet in 2012, won the 2013 conference championship with a score of 410.05 points. Lakewood’s Allison Murphy was second with 380.55 points, while Chatfield teammate Nicole Hagen came in third with 317.95.

  • Rosier pushes resolution opposing gun control

    The battle taking place over gun control at the federal and state levels has found its way to the Jeffco commissioners.

    Commissioner Don Rosier has introduced a resolution that would call for the county to take a stand against possible new gun-control regulations being debated after the recent mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora.