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Today's News

  • Up-and-comers take in Mammoth girls lacrosse camp

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Alexis Tolbert, a sophomore-to-be who played on Chatfield's Level 3 girls lacrosse team last spring, admitted she didn't know how or why she wound up attending the inaugural Colorado Mammoth girls lacrosse camp last week.

    But , "I'm really glad I did,"  Tolbert said halfway through eight hours of the July 22-23 instructional camp at Cornerstone Park. "I just wanted to get better. It works me really hard and I got better just from one day."

  • Johnson bumped off pedestal at Bandimere

    MORRISON — Step aside, Allen Johnson. Larry Morgan finally bumped the king off the mountain.

    The long wait for another NHRA Pro Stock champion at Bandimere Speedway finally ended July 26 at the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals. 

    The wait was even longer than usual because of a 27-minute rain delay earlier in the day and a 1 minute, 45 second grind-to-a-halt hold-up at the start line prior to their final. 

  • Jeffco inmate dies in apparent suicide

    A prisoner at the Jeffco jail died from an apparent suicide a day after he was found unconscious in his cell.

    Timothy Baca, 42, was found unconscious about 7:37 a.m. Monday during a walk-through by a deputy, according to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

    Baca received medical attention at the jail and was transported to a local hospital, where he was put on life support. He was pronounced dead about 1 p.m. Tuesday.  

  • 'It's what we do'

    MORRISON — As Steve Whitfield and younger son, Kameron, worked on Kris Whitfield’s Roadster, the 25-year-old was trekking down the straightaway at Bandimere Speedway in his brand-new dragster. 

    He quickly exited the vehicle — after an elimination-round defeat, hurried into the race truck briefly before getting ready to race again — this time in the Roadster.

  • Crowd gets a bang out of concert

    There’s nothing like listening to an orchestra play as the sun sets — the beauty of a violin, the dignity of the French horn, the sound of a battery of cannons firing in unison.

    At Clement Park on Saturday evening, the 4th Artillery Band, whose members dressed in Civil War-era attire, performed Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” which calls for cannons to be fired in the score.

    And boy, were they fired. Volley after volley sounded as the band played on.

  • Chatfield alums continue quest to reach majors

    Taylor and Tyler Rogers are just trying to do what they’ve always done. The 24-year-old twins and former Chatfield Senior High baseball standouts continue to pick up innings on the minor league circuit in hopes of one day making it to the majors.

  • Columbine flexes its muscles

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The first Hog Olympics hosted by Columbine — in 2014 — didn’t exactly go the Rebels’ way. Construction at the school forced moving the event to an off-campus site and the Rebel linemen’s performance didn’t meet their standards.

  • Unlikely candidates gaining traction

    By Jim Rohrer/Columnist

    The political news is surprising as two unlikely candidates are soaring in the polls. Not many would expect a self-identified socialist to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, but U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is gaining some traction. He trails her in a recent Iowa poll 52 percent to 33 percent. In New Hampshire, it’s 56 percent to 24 percent. No, he is not the front-runner, but his strong numbers are very surprising, and Clinton must be looking over her shoulder.

  • Irish sports clubs gather at Clement Park for competition, camaraderie

    Clement Park was filled with Irish music, food and art last weekend. And just outside the gates of the Colorado Irish Festival was a celebration of the sporting side of Irish culture.

    The Denver Gaels hosted an invitational tournament for other Irish sports clubs from across the country at the park’s sports fields. Clubs from as far away as Atlanta and Portland came to play hurling, camogie, and men’s and women’s Gaelic football.

  • ‘Legally Blonde, Jr.’ sets the stage for comedy

    The Town Hall Arts Center’s production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.” promises music and laughs — even if some of the actors are out past their curfew.

    The show, which opens Friday, is part of Town Hall’s summer acting program for youths of high school age and younger. The upcoming show, based on the musical “Legally Blonde,” features a cast of sixth- through 12th-graders, and the quality is top notch, said director Robert Michael Sanders.