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Today's News

  • Chargers nearly blow Rodgers’ pitching outing, win in extra innings

    When your pitcher has a dominant performance you expect to win. But you don’t expect to need extra innings to do it.

    Yet that’s exactly what happened to the Chatfield Chargers, who got five superior innings from Tommy Rodgers, only to see their lead evaporate against the Arapahoe Warriors after Rodgers left the game. The Chargers turned it around, however, and eked out a 6-5 win in eight innings on  March 26 at Arapahoe High School.

  • Roundup: Dakota Ridge baseball team scores win on Arizona trip

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — A.J. Valerio pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out eight as Dakota Ridge continued its Spring Break play in Arizona with a 6-1 win over Desert Edge. 

    Two days earlier, Dakota Ridge scored a 12-0 win over Ketchikan (Alaska) High School.

    Shane Romero doubled twice and scored two runs and Nate Fishel hit a solo home run.

    Dakota Ridge led 2-1 before breaking the game open with two runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh.

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    Welcoming spring yoga and meditation

    Welcoming spring yoga and meditation will be at 5 p.m. March 20 at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Celebrate the vernal equinox with a warming, welcoming yoga practice and meditation. For ages 13 to adult. Bring yoga mat and comfortable clothing. This will be an indoor practice. Register at http://bit.ly/WelcomeSpringYoga.

  • Winds help stabilize Indian Gulch Fire

    A wildfire near Mount Galbraith west of Golden stabilized overnight on Wednesday at about 1,200 acres as high winds caused the blaze to burn back on itself, keeping the fire perimeter about the same size, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    On Tuesday the Indian Gulch Fire grew to 1,200 acres from 850 acres overnight as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze to the area south of Golden Gate Canyon Road. The fire was first reported about 10:15 a.m. Sunday. It covers an area south of Golden Gate Road and north of U.S. 6.

  • Our Readers Write

    State needs more revenue to avoid devastating cuts
    Editor:
    As a parent and taxpayer, I am saddened and outraged by the ill-advised path that we are on in the name of reducing spending.
    We are in a race to the bottom — to become last in the nation for education funding. Colorado is 48th in funding K-12 education, 49th in funding higher education, and we are falling faster every day.

  • Chatfield State Park enacts fire ban

    Chatfield State Park has implemented the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office stage 2 fire ban due to the continuing high fire danger.

    The fire ban prohibits any open burning, including campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, fireworks and any other type of open flame. Smoking is also prohibited, except in an enclosed vehicle or while stopped in an area of at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material.

  • Batter up!

    By Chelsy Woods Klein

    For the Courier

    Pete Van Gulick is a big hit with his daughters — because he has given them a year-round training facility to practice their hitting.

    Van Gulick realized that his daughters’ passion for softball was being hindered by two things — they couldn’t practice year-round, and typical batting cages did not provide a realistic hitting experience. His solution was to insert a new option into the lineup: RALI Fastpitch at South Kipling and West Bowles.

  • Motor vehicle deaths decrease in Jefferson County

    The Jefferson County coroner’s office investigated 1,043 of the 3,673 deaths reported in the county in 2010, numbers on par with previous years.

    Though the number of accidental deaths, homicides and natural deaths fluctuated little among recent records, the number of motor vehicle deaths — 40 — is low by historical figures. But among accidental deaths, the coroner’s office has noticed increased abuse of prescription drugs leading to lethal overdoses. Additionally, the number of suicides rose slightly from prior years.

  • Lockheed Martin unveils Orion, giant simulator

    Lockheed Martin has unveiled its new Space Operations Simulation Center and the first Orion spacecraft, and both projects are slated to help America reach for the stars — or at least a few nearby moons.

    On Monday at the company’s Waterton Canyon facility, members of the media toured the cavernous simulator and got a close-up look at the first Orion spacecraft.

    The Orion project is on schedule, according to John Karas, vice president for human space flight at Lockheed.

    “Orion is preparing to fly,” Karas said.

  • A new look for South Jeffco?

    Future redevelopment of aging South Jeffco commercial space is likely to shift away from sprawl, melding condos with coffee shops and apartments with art galleries, a new draft of the community plan indicates.