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Today's News

  • Student heroes honored at My Student, My Hero ceremony

    The stories told at the 2013 My Student, My Hero ceremony inspired and touched the more than 100 people who came to celebrate with the student honorees on March 16.

    “It warms your heart when you read about these kids,” said Greg Sims, general manager of Southwest Plaza. “It makes you proud of your community.”

  • Suspect in Jeffco slaying on FBI's Most Wanted List

    A suspect in a 2011 slaying in Jeffco has been placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List.

    Edwin Ernesto Rivera Gracias, 29, is a suspect in the slaying of Richard Limon, 69, in August 2011. Limon’s body was dumped along Lariat Loop Road on Lookout Mountain and was discovered by cyclists. He had been bound with duct tape, beaten and stabbed multiple times.

  • Jeffco Commissioners return from DC conclave

    Jeffco’s county commissioners were back in session last week after all three attended the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.

    The conference, which took place March 2-6, drew about 2,000 representatives from county governments from across the country.

  • Foothills grappling with budget challenges

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District has begun discussing how it will finance more than $35 million in capital repairs to park facilities, and how it will cope with a projected budget shortfall of more that $1.4 million by 2018.

    Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp said that over the last several years, the district has frozen salaries and delayed capital projects to stay within its budget.

  • When Irish tunes are playing

    St. Patrick’s Day can evoke images of green beer, parades and “Kiss me, I’m Irish” buttons. Yet what can get lost in all the noise and revelry is the beauty and emotion of Irish culture.

    And there is no better reflection of that than in the music of the Emerald Isle, which was on display Saturday at Littleton’s Bemis Public Library. Tradition, Tartan and Tears, a local Celtic band, played a selection of classic Irish songs in celebration of the holiday.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Columbine seeks head coach after Lodden steps down

    Jeff Lodden has resigned as the varsity head coach for Columbine High School, athletic director Scott Christy said via e-mail March 17.
    Lodden led the Lady Rebels to a 7-17 record during the 2012-13 season, including 6-10 in the 5A Jeffco League. Columbine lost in the first round of the state tournament to Doherty.
    Columbine is searching for a new head coach. Anyone interested in the position should contact Christy at 303-982-3545 or schristy@jeffco.k12.co.us.

  • 5 questions with Bobby Fitch
  • Ball bounces Lady Eagles’ way in win over Evergreen

    LAKEWOOD — Kayla Latham figured it was just a matter of time before the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles would score. When they did — and, incidentally, it was on a goal by her — it was the momentum shift they needed in the South Jeffco Invitational.

  • Tired Rebels find way to tie D’Evelyn

    LAKEWOOD — The exhaustion Columbine’s girls soccer players exhibited was quite noticeable. It would have been hard not to notice that the Lady Rebels had just played their third game in three days.
    And though D’Evelyn walked out of Lakewood Memorial Field on March 16 having outscored Columbine 5-4 in penalty kicks, the South Jeffco Invitational tournament game officially goes down as a 1-1 tie. The penalty kicks were necessary per tournament rules only.

  • Eagles take it on the chin in opener

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — There was no grace period. No easing into anything.
    The Dakota Ridge baseball team kicked off its season against No. 1 ranked and defending state champion Cherry Creek and fell 12-2 in five innings on March 16 at Cherry Creek High School.
    The fifth-ranked Eagles, limited to just two days of outdoor practice because of snow on their field, came in to the game without as much as a scrimmage underneath their belt.