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Today's News

  • Latest plan to move Community Corrections abandoned

    Jeffco has decided to abandon its latest idea for relocating the Community Corrections facility after hearing from angry neighbors of a potential site near the Jeffco Fairgrounds.

    The county had identified a property near the fairgrounds and Foothills Animal Shelter at 15650 W. Sixth Ave. as a potential new home for Community Corrections. The current facility, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues.

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp at Dakota Ridge from June 2-July 2

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting a speed and agility camp June 2-July 2.
    The camp will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and is open to incoming 2nd-8th graders. Cost is $85, which includes camp T-shirt.
    For more information and to print out a registration form, go to https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.
    If you have any questions, contact head football coach Ron Woitalewicz at rwoitale@jeffco.k12.co.us.

  • Chargers sophomore Garcia takes fifth in the state in the 100 butterfly

    THORNTON — The Kentucky Derby might be the fastest two minutes in sports, but it has nothing on swimming. If you blink you’ll miss the 50-yard freestyle, which lasts for only about 20 seconds.
    During the boys’ 5A state swimming championships May 17 at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, Chatfield sophomore Santana Garcia swam a lightening 50 free with a time of 21.38, landing him in ninth place. Douglas County senior J.P. Beach took first with a time of 20.30. Just one second was the difference between first and ninth.

  • Regis Jesuit’s pitching depth too much for Chatfield

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Pitching depth often is a deciding factor in the first weekend of the 5A state baseball championship series, where it’s not uncommon to play three games in two days. Just ask Chatfield, which, in essence, sent a co-No. 1 starter against Mountain Vista’s ace in the second game for both teams and its closer making his first start against Regis Jesuit’s No. 2 in an elimination situation.

  • Kadets control semifinal from start

    DENVER — Allie Sale and Rachael Walker shared a long embrace as tears trickled down their cheeks. Just minutes earlier, the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ unblemished 2014 girls lacrosse season came to a surprising end and the team fell to Air Academy 22-8 in the state semifinals at DU’s Barton Stadium on May 17.

  • Lady Rebels advance to 5A state finals

    ENGLEWOOD — Maybe this is Columbine’s time.
    Five times the Lady Rebels have played for a 5A girls soccer state championship and five times they’ve come up empty. Will No. 6 be the one?
    Columbine earned the right to find out after Kelcey Cavarra and Amanda Porter scored in the game’s opening 22 minutes as the eighth-seeded Lady Rebels knocked off defending champion Mountain Vista 2-0 in the state semifinals May 17 at Englewood High School.

  • Chatfield’s Roselli shoulders the load

    LAKEWOOD — Joey Roselli could barely lift his left shoulder after having surgery in November to repair a lingering torn labrum. The situation bummed out the Chatfield Senior High senior. His high school track and field career looked to be over before his final season started.
    Fast forward six months, and Roselli not only made his lone 5A state track and field championship appearance in the discus, but he placed fifth on May 15 at Jefferson County Stadium with a career-best throw of 148 feet in his final throw.

  • Wadsworth demonstrators decry school board majority

    Hundreds of Jeffco teachers, parents and students lined Wadsworth Boulevard last Friday to protest recent actions by the school board majority.

    “I’m sorry to see everything in Jeffco falling apart under this new board,” Mary Parker said as she stood at West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth.

  • Superintendent finalist faces tough questions in first appearance

    Jeffco superintendent finalist Daniel McMinimee was greeted by a skeptical crowd with difficult questions at an informal meeting Thursday night.

    Nearly 75 Jeffco community members packed the Wheat Ridge High School library to hear about McMinimee’s plans for leading their school district.

    McMinimee, the assistant superintendent for secondary education in Douglas County, was swarmed by audience members after he invited them to approach and ask questions.

  • Columbine's near-flawless baseball season comes to a frosty end

    Baseball in May is as unpredictable as the weather – one minute it’s sunny and beautiful, the next you’re soaked, frozen and bewildered.

    Such was the case for the Columbine Rebels, who walked off their home field heartbroken, many crying, because their spectacular 19-2 season end with a shocking loss to the Chaparral Wolverines 12-3 on May 10 in the District 3 finals.