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Today's News

  • State Rep. Tim Leonard jailed for contempt of court in divorce case

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail on two counts of contempt of court in his divorce case with his ex-wife, Monica.

  • Cougars thwart Jeffco foe Jaguars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    January is the girls swimming equivalent of baseball’s dog days of summer, a period between the season’s biggest meets — the mid-December Colorado Coaches Invitational and the league and state championships in February. It’s a time when swimmers and coaches are focused on intensive training before tapering for the latter than performance times in the string of dual meets that proceeds them.

  • Commissioners favor rezoning for development at Dinosaur Ridge — without car dealerships

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were poised to vote Tuesday on a rezoning that could bring auto dealerships, hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge, but after a marathon meeting they instead showed support for a substitute motion by Commissioner Libby Szabo to eliminate vehicle dealerships from the controversial development.

  • Jacober, young Rebels continue to improve their skill set

    LAKEWOOD — Tony Jacober didn’t hide the fact that he was excited, maybe even a little bit scared. After all, this was the Columbine sophomore’s varsity debut on Jan. 12 at Lakewood High School.

    “I had to focus on just getting to work, beginning from practice to getting on the mat. Just completely focused on the match,” Jacober said. “I just want to work hard.”

  • Rebels swimmers start, finish strong

    Abby Hart, by her own admission, isn’t quite as strong in the breaststroke as she is in the butterfly and freestyle. Even her backstroke is solid all things considered.

  • Eagles still finding their identity

    When you’re the only senior on a team full of juniors, it may be expected that you take over the game during crunch time. That’s what Greg McNulty did.

  • T-wreck: a legacy from politicians past

    “Solid stone is just sand and water, baby.

    Sand and water, and a million years gone by.”

    — Beth Nielsen Chapman

    HIGH ABOVE THE STEGOSAURUS LOT — On a chilly and snowy Sunday, no birds of prey are visible from the raptor observation area along the trail, and no hikers or bikers pass by. To the south, clouds close in on the Rooney Valley, and throughout the gray landscape a sense of foreboding looms.

  • School board has 6 months to prove it’s up to the job

    With the new year, an election facing three members of the Jefferson County school board in November, and the failure of the bond and mill request in 2016, it’s time for the current board to take stock.

    This board, all five members, won their seats based on a call for increased transparency but has recently violated transparency principles in its handling of the employment of the current superintendent. It promised outreach to the community but received a resounding “you didn’t listen to us” message from citizens when the bond and mill went down.

  • Budget a key issue for lawmakers in 2017

    Day one! Today marks the opening of the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly. For the next 120 days, legislators from throughout Colorado will be responsible for doing the people’s business.

  • Defending 5A wrestling champion Pomona blanks Jeffco foe Chatfield

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — For the second year in a row, Chatfield’s wrestling team was blanked by Pomona in a Class 5A Jeffco League dual.

    Last year the Panthers defeated the Chargers 77-0 in a dual at Chatfield Senior High School. On a snowy night Jan. 4, Pomona froze out Chatfield again in taking a 62-0 victory at Pomona High School.