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Today's News

  • Exchange student raising funds to buy mosquito nets for people in Ghana

    Emmanuel Mwinbong, an exchange student at Dakota Ridge High School, is launching a fund-raising effort to provide mosquito nets for people in his native country of Ghana, where malaria is prevalent. The nets offer protection to children and adults from mosquitoes that carry the disease, which can result in disability and death.

    Emmanuel is seeking donations to purchase mosquito nets at the Pomona Invitational Track Meet this Saturday, April 23 Jeffco Stadium.

  • Medical provider seeks to dismiss portions of lawsuit in jail death

    By Gabrielle Porter

    Staff Writer

    The medical provider being sued by the family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours in vain for medical attention has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the lawsuit, calling the complaint “scattershot.”

  • Resignations of three top EDC execs termed a ‘restructuring’

    An executive board member of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. said last week’s simultaneous resignations of three high-level staffers were part of a restructuring.

    Rob Osborn, a past chair of the EDC’s board of directors, said the departures of president and CEO Kevin McCasky, executive vice president Doug Bene and investor relations manager Lilly Daniels mark the first step in a downsizing of the Golden-based organization.

  • A lively festival for a chilly spring day

    “Hop, cross, turn,” dance teacher Joan Saliman said to a group learning an Israeli dance at Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison on Sunday morning.

    With music supplying a steady beat, the dancers moved across the room with fast-paced steps and turns.

    Israeli dance was just one of many activities that people enjoyed at the congregation’s first Israeli cultural festival.

  • Quick Hits

    Chatfield relays strong at state

    Chatfield’s boys swim team finished tied for 14th at the Class 5A boys swimming and diving state meet in Colorado Springs. Three of the Chargers’ relay teams placed in the top 15.

  • Moranetz finds the right stroke

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The transition has come full circle for Jack Moranetz. 

    The D’Evelyn sophomore swimmer is a bona fide breaststroker. Oh, he’ll still swim freestyle races and maybe even the individual medley, especially if he gets his butterfly up to par.

  • Bright future for Rebels in girls LAX

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ENGLEWOOD — Sonorah Hunter’s first child isn’t due until August, yet she is already accustomed to molding today’s youth. 

  • Hume finishes on the state podium in 800 and 1,600

    LAKEWOOD — It was admittedly an emotional state track and field meet for Dakota Ridge senior Cayli Hume.

    First there was the dilemma of whether Hume would run the anchor leg in the first event on the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. The Eagles’ 800-meter medley relay broke the school record twice in the two weeks leading up to the three-day state meet and came in with the seventh best qualifying time. 

  • Quest for a second state title ends

    PARKER — It was one of those days where anything that could go wrong went wrong for Columbine’s girls soccer team.

    Mountain Vista junior Katie Joella scored back-to-back goals in two minutes in the first half. The Golden Eagles added a third first-half goal on a shot by sophomore Maisie Paulson in the 33rd minute to give Mountain Vista a commanding 3-0 lead in the Class 5A state semifinal game May 21 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker.

  • That’s a wrap for Reed

    LAKEWOOD — Seniors Lexi Reed and Katie Rainsberger embraced after both finished up their impressive prep careers May 21 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “She (Rainsberger) just said good job and I said good job getting the record,” Reed said of the conversation when the two hugged after Rainsberger set a new state meet record winning the Class 4A girls 1,600-meter state title with a time of 4:45.27.