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Today's News

  • Rosier wins re-election to Board of County Commissioners

    Republican Don Rosier’s bid to win a second term on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners was successful. Rosier captured 50 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Democratic challenger John Flerlage. Independent candidate Greg Standley had about 8 percent.

    Rosier, a water resources engineer, won the seat in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democrat Kathy Hartman. The Republican has focused on fiscal issues since first being elected and has been a critic of the county using reserve funds to balance the budget.

  • Voters pick Shrader as Jeffco's next sheriff

    Jeffco voters overwhelmingly picked Jeff Shrader as the county’s next sheriff.

    Results showed the Republican Shrader with 73 percent of the vote over Libertarian candidate Brett Almy’s 27 percent.

    In the same fashion as last Tuesday’s election, Shrader overwhelmingly captured the GOP nomination in June over Jim Shires, winning more than 60 percent of the primary vote.

  • School builds community at Halloween event

    The staff at Mortensen Elementary in South Jeffco staged a block party — literally — to celebrate Halloween on Friday.

    Faculty and office personnel pieced together costumes from “The Lego Movie” and paraded around the school in a tradition that demonstrates the interlocking commitment the school has with its surrounding community.

    Not every adult sported a costume with a giant Lego head, but all the big kids conjured characters, to the delight of their smaller counterparts.

  • All-conference fall sports

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf, boys soccer and softball:

    BOYS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Grant Olinger, Pomona; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; Jack Castiglia, Lakewood; Alan Berry, Chatfield; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley; Marcus Tait, Columbine; Zach Gomez, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Nick Medina, Ralston Valley; Evan Tooley, Columbine; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley; Ben Eisenbeis, A-West

  • Chatfield senior has ‘good’ last prep meet

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Elizabeth Dominguez returned to the 5A state gymnastics championships with a chip on her shoulder.

    “I had a rough meet at state last year,” the Chatfield senior said of finishing 45th in the all-around while failing to make an event final.

  • Chatfield making a return to state
  • Rebels pummel Raiders

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — His players are too young to have the déjà vu feeling that Columbine coach Andy Lowry was experiencing after the Rebels dominated Rangeview for a 48-7 first-round upset in the 5A football playoffs Oct. 31 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

  • Eagles end Lions’ playoff hopes

    One team — Dakota Ridge — was already headed to the 4A state football playoffs whether it won or loss. The other — Littleton — was the front-runner for an unlikely 4A Plains Conference title coming into the Oct. 31 regular-season finale at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Despite the high stakes surrounding the contest, the game itself never lived up to the hype.

  • Body of missing Littleton woman found in Gunnison National Forest

    Police in Mount Crested Butte say that human remains found in the Gunnison National Forest are those of Sherri Ahlbrandt, a Littleton woman missing in the area since Aug. 13

    A search party on Oct. 29 found the remains in a rugged area called Middle Anthracite Creek, close to where hunters on Oct. 23 found items identified as belonging to Ahlbrandt, said Marjorie Trautman, a spokeswoman for the Mount Crested Butte police.

  • Overholt's OT goal sends Chatfield to 5A state soccer quarterfinals

    By Matt Van Deventer, For the Courier