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Today's News

  • A life on hold

    Editor’s note: The Columbine Courier is following Ashley Bissel’s journey through her treatment for brain cancer. This is the second installment in an ongoing series.

     

     

    An oversized three-month calendar hangs on the wall above Ashley Bissel’s bed. The days are crossed out with a heavy pink marker, the way a student would mark off the weeks till the end of school or an overworked professional would note progress toward a tropical holiday.

  • The party’s over for state parties

    So it’s come to this. In perhaps the most favorable Republican year since at least 1994, scandal-plagued GOP front-runner Scott McInnis can’t even close the deal on his own party’s nomination, much less the general election. 

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  • Eagles' quick start stymies Conifer

    There’s nothing flashy about the way Dakota Ridge attacks its opponents. The Lady Eagles use the small ball and their base-running skills to set up their power hitters. From there it’s a simple case of whether or not the defense can stop them.

  • Election night could be ladies’ night

    Women. More specifically, suburban women. Most specifically, independent and Republican suburban women.

    Now that we’ve made it through the primary process and have a race for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat between Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck, it looks to me like the key to victory in this year’s race will be unaffiliated and Republican women voters from the suburbs.

  • Softball field named after Dakota Ridge coach

    Simply put, Dave Atencio is varsity softball at Dakota Ridge High School. The only coach the program has ever known since the school opened in 1996, he has led the Lady Eagles to four league championships, seven district titles, five regional victories and a state title in 2001.

  • Roundup: Chatfield's Berry, Dakota Ridge earn Top-5 finishes

    Chatfield’s Nick Berry shot a 78 to place fifth overall, and Dakota Ridge finished third in the team scoring at a 5A Jeffco League match at The Meadows Golf Course on Aug. 26.

  • Businessman hopes everyone is into pool

     

    Businessman Steve Post has dabbled in an array of entrepreneurial endeavors — he’s owned an automotive salvage yard, a bingo hall and a bar. But his new venture, a South Jeffco pool hall, reflects a lifelong love of billiards.

    “I started playing pool when I was a kid, (but) I didn’t start playing seriously until about 20 years ago,” said Post, 58, a Roxborough resident. “I really like the mental part of the game — figuring out the lay of the table.”

  • Lightning strike injures South Jeffco girl

    A South Jeffco teen was indirectly struck by lightning Monday afternoon near Summit Ridge Middle School.

    The 14-year-old girl was washing a car outside her family’s home in the 12000 block of West Cooper Drive. A family member called 911 about 12:20 p.m., and West Metro Fire responded, transporting the girl to Swedish Hospital.

  • Jeffco’s Maes wins GOP gubernatorial nomination

    After jumping into the governor’s race with no political experience and no establishment credentials or support, Evergreen businessman Dan Maes defeated Scott McInnis on Tuesday in the Republican primary.

    Maes won by 50.6 percent to 49.3 percent, with a record number of Coloradans casting primary votes.

    After peaking in the final weeks, the Maes campaign was tantalizingly close to victory, but the race was still too close to call. Maes now faces Democrat John Hickenlooper and Constitution Party latecomer Tom Tancredo in November.