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Today's News

  • Open Space outlines 2013 projects

    Jefferson County Open Space unveiled a list of goals for 2013, including building 4 miles of natural surface trail on South Table Mountain.

    Amy Ito, manager of park planning and construction, outlined the plans in a study session at the monthly meeting of the Open Space Advisory Committee on Nov. 1.

    The $3.45 million budget includes $1.4 million to complete a design/build contract for 4 miles of the Peaks to Plains trail from Mayhem Gulch west to Clear Creek County along Clear Creek.

  • Reading Corps gets young students back on literacy track

    By Laura Herrington Watson
    For the Courier
    Early on a Friday morning, Columbine Hills Elementary School third-graders Alanah and Angel are hard at work reading with their own personal tutors.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Underdog Eaglecrest upends Chatfield in first round of playoffs
    LAKEWOOD
    — Eaglecrest quarterback Adan Soto completed 11-of-16 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns as the 22nd-seeded Raptors upset 11th-seeded Chatfield 29-7 in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Both of those TD passes went to Tre-shawn Wilford, who caught three passes for 115 yards, including a 74-yarder.
    Soto also rushed for a touchdown as did Ryan Willey.

  • Chargers’ Barber, Hagen give it their all

    THORNTON — It starts with a pirouette, then a jump, then a tumble. Her floor routine was a mix of lovely grace and power, but after two days of long competition Chatfield senior Emily Barber’s body was fatigued and shaky, and it showed in her landings.
    Competition in the 5A state gymnastics division is nothing if not fierce, especially with girls such as Claire Hammen from Loveland, who placed first in every single event last year bagging an impressive 39.225 points — the most in Colorado high school gymnastics history.

  • Chatfield sweeps regionals, going to state

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

  • Ground game, turnovers pace Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — There is no question that junior running back Bernard McDondle and senior quarterback Michael Burns make Columbine’s offense go behind a proficient offensive line. But it was Columbine’s defense that set the table for the Rebels in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Nov. 2.

  • Precautions against online child predation

    By Ted Mink

    Online child predators can interact with children through a variety of channels: computers, video games, handheld gaming devices and mobile phones. These tools make millions of people accessible at your child’s fingertips … and vice versa. Paradoxically, young people asserting their individuality online remain very vulnerable to predation. Their innocence, natural curiosity, desire for attention, ingrained trust in adults, and/or desire to rebel against their parents can lead them into the path of someone who could harm them.
     

  • Don’t let Laura Boggs bog us down

    It’s stupid to suggest that someone be shot because of how she does her job. It’s unfortunate when people in the public eye don’t consider the consequences of the words they choose to make a point. It’s just as unfortunate when stupid comments and unfortunate choices drag on and detract from the real and important work we need from our public officials.

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  • Foreclosures leveling off in Jeffco

     As home foreclosures level off in Jefferson County, the home price index for the Denver area increased 5.5 percent from August 2011 to August 2012 — not exactly a surge, but perhaps a mini-surge.

    It was the eighth year-over-year increase in a row for Denver and the largest year-over-year increase since January 2002, according to the Case-Shiller home price index released Oct. 30.