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Today's News

  • Eagles’ defense swats GJ

    Steal, steal and steal again. Dakota Ridge’s defense wreaked havoc on visiting Grand Junction on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5A state girls’ basketball tournament.

    Behind 13 points from freshman Emily Doolittle and 12 from sophomore Sydney Daniels, Dakota Ridge led from start to finish in rolling to a 54-38 victory over the Lady Tigers at Dakota Ridge High School. But it was the team’s defense, specifically a full-court pressing trap, that befuddled Grand Junction for much of the night.

  • Manzanares, Mullin were hoping for more

    DENVER — Earl C. Manzanares had the experience of being at the 5A state wrestling championships in 2016, but for Ted Mullin, this was his first trip to the Pepsi Center. As it would turn out, both Manzanares’ experience and Mullin’s inexperience at state showed at the 2017 event, but both were hoping for more.

  • Chargers perfect in Jeffco, again

    On the one hand, as Chatfield senior Titus Reed put it, the Chargers’ 74-39 victory over Columbine on Friday night was a “good milestone,” and it was. 

    Chatfield not only completed its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, but it also won its 30th straight conference game. The team celebrated by cutting down one of the nets at Chatfield Senior High afterwards.

  • South Jeffco man shot in 'marijuana deal gone bad'

    A South Jeffco resident was shot outside his home late Tuesday in an incident the Sheriff's Office described as “a marijuana deal gone bad.”

    The shooting victim's wounds were described as non-life-threatening, but he was taken to a local hospital for surgery. The Sheriff's Office reported that two suspects in the shooting fled the scene and remain at large. 

  • Youthful entrepreneur marketing the write stuff

    It’s a warm Saturday afternoon in early February, and Vyjay Harris walks door to door in his South Jeffco neighborhood with a pile of papers in his hand.

    At 9 years old, Vyjay already has an eye for business. An avid writer and reader, the Belmar Elementary fourth-grader recently began writing and selling his books to neighbors.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.

  • Chargers throttle Eagles in Miks’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Drama has rarely unfolded during Chatfield’s run to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten season in 5A Jeffco League boys basketball, and it was no different on Valentine’s Day after a 97-57 home rout of Dakota Ridge.

  • Jaguars’ Selin wins freestyle state title

    THORNTON — Abbey Selin, by her own admission, was pretty out of shape, and the D’Evelyn junior didn’t know what to expect coming into the 3A state swimming championships on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    “It’s been a rough year,” Selin said.

  • Wayment makes one final push at 5A state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Peyton Wayment’s junior season in 2016 wasn’t a disappointment — fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in the 5A state meet is nothing to hang your head over. But the Chatfield distance swimmer knew she could do better in 2017.

    Determined to end her high school career with a bigger splash, Wayment vowed to leave no stone unturned.

  • Local group looks to unite businesspeople in South Jeffco

    In an effort to connect South Jeffco business professionals, the West Chamber of Commerce organized a monthly group called the South Jeffco Corridor Professionals.

    Entering its second year, the group aims to create and develop relationships and networking opportunities among public and private business sectors.