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Today's News

  • Eagles fall, but not without great effort

    By Seth Davis Kahn
    For the Courier

    The Dakota Ridge High School boys’ basketball team took a hard-fought loss on Dec. 5, falling 67-54 to the Raiders of Ridgeview High School. The Eagles entered the contest at 1-2 after an overtime loss vs. Fossil Ridge in the third-place game of the Fossil Ridge Tip-off Classic the weekend before.   

  • Rebels, Chargers and Eagles fare well at state

    DENVER — On Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum, Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge put on some of their best performances at the state spirit competition in a variety of disciplines.
    • Chatfield finished ninth in 5A poms with an 81.05 mark and 13th in 5A co-ed cheer with a score of 66.2.
    • Columbine placed fifth in jazz at 86.8333 and 18th in 5A cheer (71.75).
    • For the Dakota Ridge, the poms team placed 11th in 5A with a 77.5333 score and the cheer team placed 28th (60.45).

  • What makes a great school?

    Dr. Jason Glass, Jeffco Public Schools

  • It’s about decency, respect

    Aretha Franklin said it … R E S P E C T.
    By the time you read this article, I would bet that more men will stand accused of improper treatment or even sexual abuse of women. The steady stream of this type of behavior is truly amazing. Most Americans seem to be saying, it’s about time these unwanted acts are exposed and the perpetrators held accountable. I certainly agree with this sentiment. The common denominator seems to be the arrogant belief by powerful men that their status gives them the right to sexual favors.

  • PERA reform faces challenging proposition

    One of the most attractive benefits of government employment is often a pension that used to be the norm among benefits from all employers. That has become increasingly rare as times have changed, and people are less likely to spend their entire careers working for the same employer.

  • The responsibility of finding a replacement

    Joe Webb

  • Chatfield’s late-game collapse to blame for loss

    LITTLETON ­— After Chatfield freshman Ethan Gorowski’s 3-pointer put the Chargers up 60-49 with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the Chargers were on their way to their first win of the season.

    As the “He’s a freshman” chants rained down from the student section, Chargers fans and players alike were unaware Douglas County was about to go on a 18-0 run that would lead to a 67-62 victory for the Huskies.

  • Jokic meets with hoopsters from Dakota Ridge

    LITTLETON — Throughout the years, Echo Park Automotive has been an ally for Dakota Ridge High School athletics and on Nov. 29 after school, it set up a meet-and-greet with Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

    The autograph signing included the entire girls program and the level three boys’ team.

    “It’s really cool,” junior guard Sydney Daniels said. “I’ve liked him for a long time, and I just think he’s a really good player. It’s cool to see him and finally meet him.”

  • Front Range Christian boys nab exciting late-game win

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to open the season in exciting fashion.

    On Saturday on their home court, the Falcons surrendered an early-game blowout lead to give their opponent, Burlington, a fighting chance to take over and win the game in the final seconds. With three seconds left in the contest, Burlington’s Jonah Hanson sunk a layup to draw the Cougars within one point of the Falcons, 60-59.

  • Columbine boys fall to Mullen in OT home opener

    LITTLETON — It’s not that Columbine boys basketball coach Clay Thielking roots against the Rebels’ football team. It’s just that the school’s annual success on the gridiron delays the building of his squad.