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Today's News

  • Medical center proposed for Fun City site

    A developer’s plans for a medical center in South Jeffco could mean eviction for Fun City.

    Developer Fleisher Smyth Brokaw LLC is in the pre-application process with the county to turn the property that houses the entertainment center at 9760 W. Coal Mine Ave. into a medical facility. In the pre-application, plans indicate the current building may be torn down, said Heather Gutherless, a senior planner with Jeffco’s Planning and Zoning Department.

  • Ski-hill proposal could face uphill battle

    A proposal to rezone 53 acres in Morrison to allow creation of hiking trails and potentially a ski slope has elicited questions about water supply from Jeffco officials — and the ire of local residents.

  • Jail inmate who suffered stroke awarded millions

    A former Jeffco jail inmate who was left untreated for 16 hours after suffering a stroke in 2012 has been awarded $11 million by a federal jury.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Eagles soaring after sixth straight win to start the season
    CASTLE ROCK — Dakota Ridge continued its early-season winning ways, scoring its sixth victory of the season with a 64-59 road win at Castle View on Dec. 13.

    The Eagles, coached by Curi Yutzy, opened the season with a trio of wins at the Fossil Ridge tournament before its lone home game thus far, a 59-57 thriller over Legend on Dec. 9.

  • Short-handed Eagles prevail

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Apparently, Dakota Ridge doesn’t need every player to win an ice hockey game. Minus seven of their top players, the Eagles defeated Steamboat Springs, 2-1, on Dec. 12 at the Edge Ice Arena. 

    Forward Zack Williams, scored Dakota’s first goal after he was collapsed in front of the net, went to his knees and lost the puck. Yet, somehow, he regained possession and poked the puck in. 

  • Eagles hope tourney is learning tool

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Some might question Rich Gavelda’s sanity for inviting the likes of Monarch, Grandview and Mesa Ridge — all ranked in the top five in last week’s 5A and 4A polls — to Dakota Ridge’s revival of the Battle at the Ridge girls basketball tournament.

  • Rebels’ experience pays off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For three quarters, neither Columbine nor Valor Christian could assume control of the championship game of the Columbine Classic. So the Rebels turned to their luxury — experience.

    Behind four of their five senior starters — one missed the game with an injury, Columbine blitzed the younger Eagles by 15 points in the fourth quarter for a 59-45 victory on Dec. 12 to go 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin tournament.

  • School district must work out details of pay plan, HR chief says

     The details of Jeffco Public Schools’ recently approved performance-based pay structure for teachers need to be hammered out, and soon, district human resources director Amy Weber told board members last Thursday. 

    The board needs to address issues such as how to pay teachers with advanced degrees, an equitable method of hiring new teachers, and how to pay for additional workdays for staff members like teacher librarians, Weber said.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

    The vehicle, a black Jeep, matched the description of a vehicle involved in a triple homicide earlier Wednesday in Adams County. Two people, a male driver and his female passenger, were arrested.

  • Gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.