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Today's News

  • Battle of the Bands rocks Clement Park crowd

    The future of rock was on display at Clement Park on Saturday. And the future looks bright.

    The three bands that took the stage at Foothills Park and Recreation’s Battle of the Bands gave the audience of a couple hundred a show and proved a musician doesn’t have to have a driver’s license to know how to rock.

  • Courting the birds and the bees

    The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield joined gardens across the nation to celebrate one of the most important players in the life of plants: the pollinators.

  • Schools’ budget approved on split vote

    The Jeffco school district’s 2015-16 budget, which has proved to be the latest dividing line for the fractured school board, was approved last Thursday with the votes of the board’s three conservative members.

    The conservative majority was pleased that the financial plan avoided added expenses, but the board’s two liberal members say the budget shortchanges teachers on pay, and could have met pressing facilities needs responsibly through an alternative financing method.

  • 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.

  • School board adds $2.4 million to budget for teacher raises

    The Jeffco teachers union’s bargaining team on Monday “reluctantly accepted” the school district’s offer for teachers raises, although it fell several million dollars short of what the union requested last week.

  • 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.