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Today's News

  • Colorado politics remain deep purple

    In the wake of last week’s earth-shattering national election with implications that will likely take years to completely understand, Colorado’s reputation as one of the nation’s most purple states was reinforced.

  • High lead levels found in water at over 100 schools

    The number of Jeffco schools affected by unsafe levels of lead in drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain has risen to 109.

    According to documents posted to the district’s website, approximately 7,500 samples have been taken from 144 schools since June 3, and more than 500 of those samples showed lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable level, which is 15 parts per billion.

  • Lacrosse duo, pitcher Romero sign college letters

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Columbine’s lacrosse teams qualified for both 5A state tournaments last spring, so it should come as no surprise that each one was represented at National Signing Day on Nov. 9 when Matt Georgeadies and Karlie Hadden finalized their college choices.

  • Early deficit can’t hold back Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — An early deficit proved to be no problem for Chatfield in its 4A first-round playoff game against Grand Junction Central on Nov. 11 at Jefferson County Stadium. After falling behind 7-0 early, Chatfield picked up its game and won going away 58-19 to advance to the quarterfinals against either Fruita Monument.

    Kickoff is 1 p.m. for the second-round game at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction on Nov. 19.

  • Rebels escape Falcons’ late charge

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Andy Lowry most likely added a few gray hairs. He, for certain, had to have some sort of momentary health scare.

    “I think my heart skipped about 10 beats, that’s for sure,” Lowry said.

    That’s playoff football for you, and the Columbine Rebels and Highlands Ranch Falcons played it down to the wire and more so on Nov. 11 at Shea Stadium.

  • Chatfield fought until the end

    DENVER — If there’s a word that exemplifies the Chatfield Lady Chargers, it’s resilient. No matter how far they’re down, there’s never a look of despair. They’re always smiling. 

    And if you give them another chance. there’s a good possibility they’ll make it count. They don’t quit.

  • D’Evelyn High marching band hits another high note

    For the sixth year, the D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School marching band took first place in the 2A state competition.

    But unlike years past, this win felt less certain for the 53-member band as they went into the final round of competition as the third seed.

    “I was pretty pessimistic going into it. I didn’t think we were going to win,” said Brennan Reeves, a senior percussionist.

    Junior mellophone player Selma Shepherd agreed, calling it “a tight competition.”

  • D’Evelyn principal arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

    The principal of D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of domestic violence and has been placed on leave from his position at the school.

    Anthony Edwards, 36, faces misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and domestic violence, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton.

    Sheriff’s officers were called to Edwards’ South Jeffco home about midnight Wednesday.

  • Variety of services available to victims of domestic violence

    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.

    For every domestic violence crime that’s reported, countless others aren’t — but they don’t go unnoticed. 

  • School board approves $20,000 in performance pay for McMinimee

    The Jeffco school board has approved $20,000 in performance-based bonuses for Superintendent Dan McMinimee for his achievements during the 2015-16 year.

    Announced at the school board’s regular meeting Nov. 3, the decision comes after a presentation by McMinimee at a special meeting of the board Oct. 20, during which he gave his thoughts on whether he had adequately achieved goals set a year before.