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Today's News

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Tait-led Rebels place eighth at 5A state tourney

    GOLDEN – Columbine's Michael Tait was the top local finisher at the 5A boys golf state championships Oct. 1-2, tying for 20th with a 15-over-par 157 after back-to-back rounds of 79 and 78 at Rolling Hills Country Club.
    Douglas County's Kyler Dunkle, who carded a 1-under 70 on Day 2, won the state championship by one stroke over Legacy’s Eric Chen and Regis Jesuit's Spencer Painton.

  • Sloan finishes in middle of pack at 3A state tourney

    DENVER – Front Range Christian's Jared Sloan carded a 15-over-par 85 on both days of the 3A boys golf state championships at Pinehurst Country Club to finish in a four-way tie for 41st.
    Sloan finished tied with Trinidad's Dante Duran, Gunnison's Kiowa Sanders and Alexander Dawson's Christian Wagner, 30 shots back of Kent Denver's Ben Moore. Moore won the 3A state title after shooting an even-par 140 total, carding a 70 each day.

  • Ann Romney addresses crowd at Hudson Gardens

    The crowd of mostly women who waited at Littleton's Hudson Gardens on Tuesday afternoon got what they wanted: Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, talking about the softer side of her husband.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One tough mother

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Winkler leads Chatfield to upset of Lakewood in league opener
    LAKEWOOD
    — Backup quarterback Kyle Winkler completed 11-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Chatfield upset 5A state finalist Lakewood, 29-6, on Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Winkler threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Larry Huff, 28 yards to Race Fenimore and 3 yards to Jake Thayer as the Chargers (4-1 overall, 1-0 5A Super 6) won their fourth straight game.

  • Prepared Hume leads Eagles' charge

    Even though, the Dakota Ridge cross country team has been competing Carson Hume called the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 28 at Clement Park the first race he and his teammates have prepared for.
    “The last two weeks we’ve been totally training hardcore,” Hume said. “So I’m pretty happy with today.”
    He has good reason to be. Hume came in seventh in the boys’ Division I race in 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Only Arvada West’s Connor Lockwood, who came in third in 16:12, was faster than Hume among 5A Jeffco League runners.

  • League champs prep for regionals

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The ball was probably in the air for three seconds, but it felt more like a minute. As it fell out of the sky Columbine’s Andy Wright waited for it, undoubtedly ready to hit a smashing overhead winner.
    Then, as the ball met his racket, it was clear his massive windup was a decoy the entire time. Wright faked everyone out, including his opponent, Dakota Ridge’s Micah Schulman, and perfectly decelerated his racket to hit a gorgeous shot with precision and touch just over the net for an easy winner.

  • McDondle, big plays help Columbine prevail

    LAKEWOOD — Big plays are somewhat commonplace for Columbine. Be it Bernard McDondle’s 56-yard TD run in the first half or his 55- or 75-yarders in the second, or Michael Burns’ own 75-yard scamper, they were all part of the Rebels’ ever-present rushing attack Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    But if anything, Columbine’s 48-36 homecoming victory over Arapahoe was almost as much about what the Rebels did as it was what Arapahoe didn’t, at least in the first half.

  • Peters fitting right in

    Uniforms make everyone look the same. It helps remind those wearing them that they work for the same cause. But Dakota Ridge senior softball player Kristyn Peters might as well have an “X” on her uniform, because the second she hits the field, her extraordinary talent sets her apart.