Today's News

  • Jeffco voters turn out for Hillary; many just glad election is over

    The results for president of the United States were far from finalized late Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump took a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    But in Jefferson County, the results were the opposite. As of press time, Clinton was leading Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in Jeffco and 48 percent to 42 percent in Colorado. Colorado was designated a win for Clinton about 9 p.m.

  • Voters reject bond issue, tax hike for schools

    Voters on Tuesday rejected Jeffco Public Schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B, which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes. 

  • Everett re-elected in state House District 22

    Two-term Republican incumbent Justin Everett defeated challenger Mary Parker handily Tuesday to retain the state House seat in South Jeffco’s District 22. 

    Everett won 60 percent of the vote; Parker, who ran as an independent, had 40 percent.

    Everett had defeated Parker twice before, in 2012 and 2014, when Parker ran as a Democrat. 

  • Incumbent DA Weir wins re-election

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir won re-election over Democratic challenger Jake Lilly in Tuesday's election.

    With almost 290,000 total votes cast, Weir won 53 percent of the vote in the 1st Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin counties. Lilly, an Evergreen resident and an attorney in Lakewood, had 46 percent.

  • DeGette wins 11th term in 1st Congressional District

    Incumbent Democrat Diana DeGette won an 11th term representing Colorado’s 1st Congressional District in Tuesday’s election, besting challengers Casper Stockham, a Republican, and Darrell Dinges, a Libertarian.

    In partial returns, DeGette had 68 percent of the vote. Stockham, a first-time candidate, captured 28 percent, and Dinges garnered 3 percent.

  • Sports briefs

    5A Jeffco champs Chatfield hosting regional tourney
    The Chatfield Lady Chargers (21-2), who went 7-0 in the 5A Jeffco League, will host the 5A Region 4 tournament on Nov. 5 at Chatfield Senior High.

  • Sarria has record-setting game as CCHS roars past FRCS

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — On senior night at Golddigger Stadium, a matchup between Clear Creek and the Front Range Christian looked poised to be an offensive showcase with the Falcons coming in averaging 152.4 rushing yards a game and Clear Creek averaging 214.9 yards passing behind the arm of Ty Judge.

  • D’Evelyn boys miss out on goal, but still place fourth in 3A

    COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no question that D’Evelyn had its hopes set high — real high.

    The Jaguars came into the 3A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 eyeing Alamosa and a boys team championship. Alamosa, the top-ranked team in 3A, won a state title in 2014 and one in 4A five years earlier.

  • Chatfield charges back late

    LAKEWOOD — The concern was evident. Be it Tylor Rowles, Dalton Keene or anyone on the Chatfield Chargers sideline, there were some anxious moments, and rightfully so.

    Down 29-17 with the clock winding down on the third quarter, the possibility was real that No. 2 Chatfield was about to lose control of the 4A Plains League to an inspired Dakota Ridge squad fighting for its playoff life Oct. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Then the comeback started.

  • Jeffco announces local government job fair

    Jefferson County government announced this week it is hosting a local government job fair.

    The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Road in Golden. Representatives from the county, the American Job Center and several other local government organizations and municipalities will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities in the Jeffco community.