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Today's News

  • Valor shines in rout of Rebels

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Yes, Christian McCaffrey is that good. The Columbine Rebels found that out the hard way in the 5A football state quarterfinals on Nov. 15 at Valor Stadium.

  • Eagles shoot selves in the foot

    LAKEWOOD — There were any number of reasons why Dakota Ridge saw its 4A state championship hopes dashed at the hands of Pueblo South 27-21 on Nov. 16 at Jeffco Stadium. There were the three turnovers, the three Pueblo South drives that started in Eagles’ territory or the goal-line stand by the Colts that stopped Dakota Ridge at the 1-yard line in the first quarter.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The consulting detective

  • Bomb threat leads to evacuation of South Jeffco Walgreens

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office evacuated the Walgreens at the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling on Thursday afternoon after a customer threatened to blow up the store.

    The store is now open.

    "(Deputies) went inside and did a sweep of the store with the bomb dog," said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. "They found nothing. Everybody's allowed back in the store." 

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys golf

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys golf and boys tennis:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Grant Olinger, Pomona; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley; Neil Tillman, Ralston Valley; Garrett Jones, Ralston Valley; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    A.J. Berry, Chatfield; Greg Shelton, Columbine; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Zach Joseph, Pomona; Dima Makarov, Ralston Valley; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Grant Olinger, Pomona

  • Rebels tune up for Valor with rout

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Tradition — five big-school state championships since 1999, including 2011 — favors Columbine. Recent history — four straight titles in three different classifications, including last year’s 5A crown — suggests Valor Christian. It’s one of the components that makes the Nov. 15 game between seventh-seeded Columbine (10-1) and No. 2 Valor Christian perhaps the most intriguing of the 5A quarterfinals.

  • Extra point seals Dakota Ridge’s upset

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    FALCON — It all came down to an extra-point conversion.

  • Turnovers, Marquez doom Chargers

    ARVADA — Chatfield Senior head coach Bret McGatlin noted that minute Pomona running back Chris Marquez, all 5-foot-5, 154 pounds of him, had great vision. It didn’t hurt that he also had 6-5, 6-6 linemen to block for him, either.

  • A Marine to her core

    Marie Rugg was one of the countless patriots who volunteered to help our country during World War II.  

    But on this Veterans Day, Rugg’s story stands out as special. She was in the first wave of women to sign up for the U.S. Marines when women were allowed to join the corps.

    “I wanted to volunteer to free a man to fight,” said Rugg, who now lives in an apartment at the Gardens at Columbine assisted-living facility. “I just wanted to do something for my country.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Textual dysfunction