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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Recall of 3 school board members will likely move forward

    Both supporters and critics agree that the group trying to unseat Jeffco’s three conservative school board members will likely have no trouble gathering the signatures needed to trigger a recall election.

    The question is whether the signatures will be collected in time for the Jeffco Elections Division to decide that the recall election should be part of the regular off-year November ballot, thereby saving the district about $500,000 for a special election.

  • Lions’ Gray soaks up vibe of All-State

    LAKEWOOD — A freshman going into her sophomore year, Sarah Gray couldn’t have imagined that she would be playing in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Game. But there she was July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • CSH’s Overholt sparks North’s lightning start

    LAKEWOOD — Ben Overholt didn’t have the opportunity in 2014 — not playing defense — to make much of an offensive impact in the Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State game. Back for a second straight year on July 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field, he was determined to make it count.
    And he did.

  • Rebels show passing touch

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine, a football program notorious for running the football, reached the championship game in a pair of 7-on-7 passing tournaments it entered this summer.
    The natural assumption: The Rebels will change their stripes and throw the football more in 2015.

  • Kickoff event planned for school board recall effort

    The Jeffco group calling for a recall of the three conservative school board members is planning a kickoff event to start gathering signatures.

    Recently formed group Jeffco United for Action is hoping to collect the necessary 15,000 signatures to trigger a recall election for board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams. The kickoff event, which will be held at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • ‘Everyone is a patriot on the Fourth’

    Overcast skies and a few raindrops weren’t enough to dissuade thousands from celebrating the long Independence Day weekend in South Jeffco and Littleton.

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District’s Red, White & You celebration on July 3 at Clement Park and Littleton’s Fourth of July festivities at Cornerstone, Belleview and Progress parks drew massive crowds to eat, play and watch the massive fireworks displays that capped off each night.