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Today's News

  • A change for the better for Peters

    Kristyn Peters had been in the situation before. As a rising senior in high school, the softball prodigy transferred from Green Mountain High to Dakota Ridge. She was the new kid on the block. 

    Fast forward a couple of years and it was happening again, this time from Colorado State to Metro State University of Denver.

    Before she fit just like a glove, leading the Lady Eagles in homers (nine), RBIs (34) and runs scored (38). Dakota Ridge reached the 5A state title game before falling to Loveland. 

  • Teams searching for new starting QB

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge share a common apprehension as they head into the 2016 football season: replacing a starting quarterback.

    “Everybody’s trying to do it, and all of us lost good quarterbacks too,” Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said during the Eagles’ 17th annual 7-on-7 tournament on July 7.

  • KCLL soaks in district tourney

    AURORA ­— It’s 9:55 p.m. on a Friday night, and usually one would find Colton Gregory doing something else other than being at a baseball field.

    “Sleeping,” Colton matter-of-factly said.

    But not on July 8. Not when your team — the Ken-Caryl Little League Majors — is playing in the District 5 tournament.

  • McDondle running toward the pros

    Cameron McDondle left a lasting impression on the football field at CSU-Pueblo. 

    The 2012 Columbine High graduate, no doubt, has a special blend of power and speed to run over or break the ankle of aggressive defenders and run around them.

    He also left school with a degree in criminal justice. That career, however, is on hold until the 5-foot-7, 202-pounder finds out whether a pro football career is in the cards.

  • Columbine High PTSA president honored for years of service

    Since her children were kindergartners, Marnie O’Connor has taken an active role in parent-teacher associations, working to raise funds and helping with projects to support students.

    “I’ve always been someone who has been involved,” she said. “I have volunteered all the time, ran for office.”

    “You get to find out things about the school,” she added.

  • Meet A Ranger: John Queen

    Name: John Queen, also known as Jeffco Open Space's “Ranger No. 5”

    Originally from: Beaumont, Texas

    Stationed at: White Ranch Open Space Park

    How long have you been a ranger?

    “Five years.”

    What’s one thing you do as a ranger that people would be surprised by?

    “Swift-water rescue.”

    What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at a park?

  • Town hall meeting discusses 2016 voter issues

    Ballot initiatives to create a single-payer health care system for Colorado and to eliminate an outdated reference to slavery in the state constitution were among those discussed at a town hall meeting June 27 at the Columbine Library.

    Mary Parker, an independent candidate in state House District 22, hosted the first of four town halls, inviting activists for approved or prospective ballot initiatives, as well as any local political candidates, to speak.

  • Outdoor fitness camp offers unique, fun workouts

    When 13 adults are playing a land-based version of “Sharks and Minnows” on a Monday evening at Clement Park, it leads many passers-by to raise an eyebrow.

    But Camp Gladiator participants don’t seem to mind — and, to some degree, they actually encourage the curiosity.

    “I’ve had several people walk up and join us for a workout,” said Tyler Kennedy, Camp Gladiator’s primary trainer for the Littleton area. “People want to be outside, having fun.”

  • All-conference lacrosse

    BOYS LACROSSE
    5A FRONT RANGE LEAGUE
    FIRST TEAM
    ATTACK: Austin Haid, Sr., Wheat Ridge; Gabe Mein, Soph., Columbine; Ben Rugh, Jr., Fossil Ridge; Nick Stasch, Sr., Columbine; Andrew Zwiers, Sr., Monarch

  • Ken-Caryl U13 squad enters uncharted territory

    Be it from hitting grounders to his infielders to launching fly balls to outfielders or keeping a keen eye on his pitchers, Scott Worman has a pretty good handle on his players. 

    He should, after all. He helped coach a handful of them during Ken-Caryl Little League’s regular season.

    Shoot, he’s coached many of them, including his son Dylan, dating back to T-ball. And the ones he didn’t coach, he’s watched them play.