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Today's News

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself. 

  • All the buzz: urban beekeeping

    It might seem counterintuitive, but for many beekeepers, taking care of a hive isn’t just about the sweet reward. 

    Instead, it’s born of a fascination with a creature that so much of our daily sustenance depends upon. 

    Bees, along with other insects and birds, pollinate 35 percent of the world’s food crops. Yet the number of bees in the world has dropped drastically in recent years.  

    The decline made Joanie Bock want to put a beehive in her Littleton backyard. 

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of embezzlement

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

  • 5A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:
    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM

  • Chatfield’s Nedved named an all-star

    Chatfield senior and 5A Jeffco first-team all-conference selection Madison Nedved played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 5A all-star game  Nov. 3 in Westminster.
    CCGS began sponsoring an all-state softball game in 1986 to provide girls a showcase for their talent. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of 72 athletes. Nedved, an outfielder and pitcher, also plays for the Colorado Elite Prospects 18A team.

  • Chatfield lacrosse trio sign on with D-I programs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Want to know why Chatfield is the defending 5A Jeffco League girls lacrosse champion and prohibitive favorite to repeat in the spring? Look no further than the Nov. 13 national signing day, when three Lady Chargers finalized their commitments to Division I programs.

  • Powell, four other Rebels sign national letter of intent

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine’s Katie Powell admitted she didn’t know until two summers ago that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., even had a women’s volleyball team. But after doing her homework, the fit seemed too good to be true.

  • 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