Today's News

  • Williams wants to bring parent's perspective to school board

    Julie Williams, a Colorado native and a product of Jeffco schools, is running for school board.

    Williams, who is making her first bid for public office, is vying with Tonya Aultman-Bettridge in District 1, which covers the northern part of the county. Robin Johnson, who had held the District 1 seat since 2009, resigned in August after moving out of the county.

  • Our Readers Write

    Lamontagne the right choice for Jeffco school board
    I attended the Jeffco school board candidate forum in Evergreen to get a better feel for the qualifications and opinions of the candidates with regard to the issues our county is facing. District 2 candidate Jeff Lamontagne demonstrated that he would bring a balanced voice and a long-term, solutions-oriented commitment to the Jeffco school board.

  • District needs civility to bloom

    An early giant in the journalism trade was fond of saying that practically every political story boils down to two issues: conflict and cash.
    And while our members of Congress continue to clash over cash, the Jeffco school district is cramming our news columns with conflict, both ideological and, now, physical.
    The months-long controversy over the district’s plan to test the inBloom system for storing student information boiled over last week when shoving broke out between a resident and two district staff members at a school board meeting.

  • Sheriff's Calls


    Smoking out an outlaw

  • Former state senator Kopp running for governor

    Former South Jeffco state senator Mike Kopp has announced he is running for governor.

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • Rising to the occasion

    By Rochelle Smolinski
    For the Courier
    Friday’s rainy, chilly afternoon gave way to a warm gesture of compassion, as the Front Range Christian School community presented more than $2,600 in bake-sale proceeds to the Lyons High Lions.

  • Lives remembered, always

    One by one, the balloons joined an airborne procession above Clement Park as they floated toward the horizon. As each name was read aloud, a person in the crowd of about 1,000 released another balloon that rose and joined the rest.  

    More than 450 names were read Saturday at A Walk to Remember. Each balloon carried the name of an infant who died, either as a stillborn baby, from SIDS or from a life-shortening illness. 

  • Emily’s Parade participants get revved up for a cause

    More than 3,000 motorcyclists revved up for Sunday’s eighth annual Emily’s Parade along U.S. 285, remembering a young woman whose death has led to safer schools. 

    The motorcycle ride starts at Columbine High School in Littleton and ends at Platte Canyon High in Bailey. 

  • Rising to the occasion

    The rainy, chilly afternoon on Sept. 27 gave way to a warm gesture of compassion, as the Front Range Christian School community presented more than $2,600 in bake-sale proceeds to the Lyons High Lions.

    Lyons, one of the towns hit hardest by September’s floods, saw roads swallowed and families displaced, leaving the community to pick up and start over amid the chaos of destruction.   

    But not alone.