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Today's News

  • Eagles embrace summer ball as a chance to ‘get better’

    LAKEWOOD — Chances are if Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach Curi Yutzy wasn’t coaching his team this summer, he’d be at home taking care of his two young children — a 3-year-old and 1-year-old. There would be more zoo trips, more trips to the park than there already are. He would have to be a little more creative in keeping them busy.

  • Rebels, Lions shine in pass-oriented 7-on-7

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine and Littleton did their part to debunk the myth that running teams can’t succeed in a passing environment at last week’s Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 high school football tournament.

  • High water forces closures at Chatfield State Park; Waterton Canyon remains off limits

    High water levels from snowmelt and the wet spring continue to cause problems at Chatfield State Park.

    Colorado State Parks is reporting on its website that the west side of the park is closed, including the main entrance off South Wadsworth Boulevard. The park can be entered off North Roxborough Road at the Plum Creek entrance.

  • Infighting threatens funding for arts

    Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered!

    That should be the simple lesson for some grousing small arts organizations that have argued that the proposal to continue the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and shift modest revenues from large organizations to smaller ones doesn’t give them enough.

  • Aces high

    The staging area was packed with warplanes spanning the entire history of winged combat. A World War I-era biplane sat next to a sleek F-16 fighter jet, which shared a hangar with a P-51 Mustang, the classic U.S. World War II fighter plane.

    It was an impressive display of military power, even if the planes were only a foot tall.

  • Foster care makes critical difference for local teens

    For the hundreds of area teens whose family situations make it impossible for them to live at home, a foster home can make all the difference in succeeding in school, social situations — and life.

    Of the 1,000 youths in need of foster placement in Jefferson, Arapahoe and Douglas counties, 400 of them are age 13 and above. And the difficulty in finding foster homes for these teens is one of the big reasons their futures are in peril.

  • Dance studio seeks rezoning to continue choreography

    A dance studio on West Quincy Avenue is walking through the steps to a rezoning in hopes of continuing to operate in its current location.

    True Dance Academy at 8950 W. Quincy Ave., across the street from the federal prison, was granted a “home occupation” exception in 2009 by the Board of Adjustment that permitted the dance lessons if the owner lived on the property. But business owner Shelly Trujillo now is seeking a zoning change, since she has not been living there.

  • Dinosaur Train coming to Morrison this weekend

    A “train” full of dinosaurs is coming to Morrison this weekend.

    Dinosaur Ridge will host the Dinosaur Train, an educational event based on the PBS children’s show that features colorful kid dinosaurs created by the company that brought you the Muppets. At the event, slated Friday through Sunday, kids can have their pictures taken with Buddy the T-Rex, examine dinosaur footprints and even dig for fossils.

  • Local skateboarder gets film project on wheels

    By Cat Elsby, for the Courier

    In 2009, a group of 10 local teenagers set out to clean up the skate park at Clement Park in South Jeffco. They swept the concrete, painted over the abundant graffiti, and restored their skateboarding sanctuary.

    Fast-forward to the present, and that same group is now the subject of Nick Bruso’s skateboarding film, “The 8th Layer.”

  • ACC lands federal grant for health information technology program

    Arapahoe Community College has been awarded a multimillion-dollar federal grant to expand the college’s health information technology program.

    The four-year, $2.39 million grant comes from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program. ACC was one of 71 schools across the country to receive funds from the program this year.