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Today's News

  • Falcons’ ground game beats down Diggers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Roster numbers alone suggested that Front Range Christian would wear down Clear Creek in the second half of their 1A Metro League football game Oct. 18.
    The visiting Golddiggers suited just 18 players, including Jordan Howard, their leading rusher and passer, who saw limited duty on offense because of a sore hip. By contrast, the Falcons had no personnel issues, particularly with their 1-2 running back combination of Tanner Matoba and Seth Scadden.

  • Chargers strike out vs. Legacy

    AURORA — Ask head coach Nicole Janssen, and the Chatfield Lady Chargers probably weren’t expected to be at the 5A state softball tournament anyway. Chatfield returned just five seniors from last year’s state-qualifying squad. But there they were at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 19.
    And they made themselves heard, albeit briefly.

  • Lightning shoots down Lady Eagles

    AURORA — As Rachelle Foos stood on the mound, a smile crossed her face as she delivered pitch after pitch in the sixth inning. It wasn’t because she was happy with the score, not with her Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles on their way to an 8-1 loss to Legacy in the 5A state softball quarterfinals. No, it was because she wanted to savor her final moments on the high school diamond.
    “I (wanted) just to make the best of my last time on the field. That’s what I was trying to do,” Foos said as she choked back tears.

  • Eagles lose their cool, then game

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge head coach Ron Woitalewicz walked across the field at his own pace. So did Eagles volunteer assistant coach Jim Juliana.
    Just moments earlier, both coaches, arguing an illegal touching call that negated an Eagles’ recovery of an onside kick at midfield, were ejected from the game in which Dakota Ridge lost 34-21 to Denver South on Oct. 18 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    One egg, over-hard. Very hard.

  • Hit-run accident injures pedestrian

    A 61-year-old man was seriously injured on the evening of Oct. 17 in a hit-and-run accident along a South Jeffco street.

    The man was walking his dog about 5:45 p.m. on West Glasgow Place, northwest of West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street, when he was hit by an unknown vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Hit-and-run leaves one injured Wednesday night

     A 61-year-old man was left seriously injured Thursday night after being the victim of a hit and run.

    The man was walking his dog around 5:45 p.m. near 7052 West Glasgow Place, northwest of Ken Caryl Avenue and Pierce Street, when he was hit by an unknown vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Former Inter-Canyon fire chief faces theft, embezzlement charges

    Former Inter-Canyon fire chief Dave MacBean is facing theft and embezzlement charges in connection with $643,000 in purchases made with district funds over a three-year period.

     

    A news release from the Morrison-based fire district said MacBean was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Oct. 15 after an investigation was triggered by an internal audit in January. MacBean was placed on leave in January and left the department in March.

  • Bomb squad renders suspicious device inert; Chatfield High searched

    A suspicious device found in the Ken Caryl area led to the closing of one road and a precautionary search of nearby Chatfield High School on Oct. 16.

    The device was found by a homeowner in the 10600 block of Dakan Mountain Road, east of Chatfield Avenue. The Jeffco sheriff’s bomb squad responded, along with deputies.

  • On a mission to bring ‘care’ to health care

    Christina Garza's paternal grandfather, who worked in a uranium mine, was diagnosed with liver cancer when she was 4. He died a year later.
    Garza knew then her calling was to be a doctor.