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Today's News

  • Rebels take third place at Sanders tournament

    AURORA — The Columbine Lady Rebels finished the annual Dave Sanders Memorial softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Sept. 10, having won four of five games with their only loss an 11-5 decision to nemesis Brighton in the semifinals. Brighton knocked Columbine out of last year’s 5A state tournament.

  • Holmes, Chargers work on game in shutout of Dakota Ridge

    Christian Holmes’ approach to his tennis match against Dakota Ridge’s Austin Vancil on Sept. 7 was a simple one.

    “I was just trying a lot of new things, really just working on the things that are the weaknesses in my game,” the Chatfield sophomore said.

  • Rebels' Tait shares victory at Broken Tee

    ENGLEWOOD — Marcus Tait realizes that with each round that he plays, it’s him against the course. That, however, is easier said than done when you’re constantly squaring off against one of the state’s best in Lakewood senior Griffin Barela.

  • Jordan, Kuhn block out pain at Liberty Bell

    Lucas Jordan may have been a little bit dehydrated. He certainly was tired and his legs were aching, thus necessitating one of his D’Evelyn teammates to hold him upright.

    “I’m pretty dizzy, but I’m all right,” the Jaguars junior said.

  • Custodian at two local schools arrested on suspicion of sending nude photos to student

    The Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that a Jeffco Schools employee was arrested this week on suspicion of sending nude photos to an underage student.

    Jeffco investigators on Monday arrested Jacob David Deal, 21, on suspicion of Internet sexual exploitation of a child, a class 4 felony. Deal, a custodian at Dutch Creek Elementary and Ken Caryl Middle School, is accused of starting to communicate with two sixth-grade girls in the spring by leaving handwritten messages, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • West Metro firefighters rescue 5-year-old from house fire

    West Metro firefighters responded early Friday morning to a house fire in Lakewood and saved a 5-year-old girl who was hiding inside her bedroom closet.

    The blaze was reported by the girl’s mother at 12:27 a.m. from inside the home, which is in the 9900 block of West Vassar Way, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for the West Metro Fire Protection District. Scholting said it was against West Metro policy to identify the members of the family of four, including the 5-year-old and her mother, father and older brother.

  • Morrison author describes ‘different side of reality’

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    Rich Haas believes he chose his life. He grew up with an alcoholic father and several siblings — all now deceased — whom he described as “crazy.”

    But it was a decision his soul was willing to endure.

    Haas, a resident of Morrison, is the author of the newly released book “Sacred Quantum Metaphysics.”

  • Jeffco sheriff lifts fire restrictions

    The Jeffco sheriff has lifted the temporary fire restriction for all areas of unincorporated Jefferson County, including all federal lands, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Current and predicted weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, the release stated. However, residents are encouraged to be vigilant, as fire danger is always present in the high country.

  • Jeffco sheriff warns residents about parking ticket scam

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a parking ticket scam.

    Last week a woman tried to pay the fine for a fake parking ticket at the Jefferson County courthouse. The ticket cited a violation of “inconsiderate parking for others” with a fine of $401.08. The “violation” was "issued" Aug. 30 in the 11000 block of West Sixth Avenue.

  • Foes ramp up efforts to thwart rezoning in Rooney Valley

    The group that launched a petition opposed to rezoning that could bring auto and motorcycle dealerships, retail and commercial flex-use space to the Rooney Valley area near Dinosaur Ridge is ramping up efforts ahead of county commissioners’ hearings on the rezoning later this month.