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Today's News

  • Examining the illusion of safety (and its risks)

    Most Americans over the age of 40 grew up with an omnipresent fear of nuclear war. Fear might be too weak a word — terror is more like it.

  • Reporting, not endorsing, the news

    In Colorado and in South Jeffco, the social and political landscapes have seen significant changes over the last couple of years, and we all know that change can be difficult.
    But it can also be newsworthy.
    Our mission here at the Courier is to report that news as thoroughly and objectively as possible within the scope of our resources, and to reflect all aspects of the community we cover.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Chargers stun Regis Jesuit, headed to state quarterfinals
    AURORA
    — Ninth-seeded Chatfield scored four runs in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh to upend host Regis Jesuit at the Class 5A District 2 tournament on May 12 and qualify for the eight-team, double-elimination state bracket.
    Chatfield (13-8), which opened the district tournament with a win over Douglas County, has allowed just one run in its last four games.

  • Rebels’ Tait leads group headed to 5A state meet

    It was in the back of Jaylee Tait’s mind just how poorly she played at the 5A regional girls golf tournament in 2012. It was her worst round of the year. But she had to get over that because this year’s tournament was at that same Raccoon Creek Golf Course.
    Initially, though, it didn’t appear that the Columbine junior had let go of the past, because she bogeyed the first three holes May 6 before she found a groove.
    “I slowed my swing down and focused more on the fundamentals instead of trying to hit the perfect shot,” Tait said.

  • Wet weather, poor officiating doom Chatfield

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    PARKER — A guy on a John Deere had to plow the field at halftime because of water.
    Chatfield’s girls soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Chaparral in monsoon-like conditions in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on May 8 at Sports Authority Stadium.
    Rain poured almost the entire game and several puddles formed on the synthetic turf field and the sidelines.

  • Mountain Vista uses long ball to stop Dakota Ridge

    An amazing season for Dakota Ridge’s baseball team came to a sour conclusion May 11. After overcoming a 3-0 deficit to defeat Brighton 4-3 in the district semifinals, the host Eagles lost to Mountain Vista 8-6 in a hard-fought championship game at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Down 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth Dakota Ridge had the bases loaded with one out when Mountain Vista sophomore Marc Mumper struck out Eagles seniors Nate Liffick and AJ Valerio to get out of trouble.

  • Area tennis players weather the storm at state

    Mother Nature did her best to wreak havoc on the 5A girls tennis state championships, washing out the first day of the scheduled three-day tournament. But it was just a blip on the radar as Columbine’s Lillie Pettibone and a pair of Chatfield doubles teams took to  the court to face the state’s best.

    RAINING ON HER PARADE

  • Wife suspected of stabbing husband to death in South Jeffco

    A South Jeffco woman is suspected of fatally stabbing her husband on Monday and then turning the knife on herself, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    Michael Schreiber, 69, died Monday after being stabbed at 7835 W. Ontario Place in the Columbine West neighborhood, according to the Sheriff's Office. His wife, Sandra Lee Schreiber, 59, is a suspect in the crime.

    The Sheriff's Office had initially described the incident a domestic double stabbing.  

  • Arrests made in identity theft ring

    Several people have been arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft ring in Jeffco and Denver, and four suspects remain at large.
    District Attorney Peter Weir announced Wednesday that a Jeffco grand jury had issued a 156-count indictment against 11 people alleged to be members of the ID theft ring.  
    The ring is accused of stealing almost $26,000 from residents and businesses between April 2012 and last January.