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Today's News

  • C-470 options discussed at Ken Caryl open house

    Members of the C-470 Coalition communications team staged an open house Sept. 23 at the Ranch House in Ken Caryl to give a presentation and answer questions about the proposed widening of C-470 from I-25 west to the Kipling interchange, or about 10 miles.

    About 35 people turned out for the event, which consisted of a computer simulation and about a dozen poster-size illustrations of various toll-road, hybrid-toll-road and non-toll-road configurations that are being investigated.

  • Park district seeks bolder look

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has asked for site approval from Jefferson County to allow for much larger signage at its campus on Ward Street.

    A hearing is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, before the Planning Commission.

    Ron Hopp, executive director of the district, said the main reason for seeking bigger signage is to make the buildings easier to find in an emergency. The new sign on The Ridge Recreation Center would be 135 square feet. The current sign is about 4 feet by 3 feet, or 12 square feet.

  • Commission candidates Odom, Tighe face off at forum

    Jefferson County natives Casey Tighe and John Odom faced off Sept. 27 at an election forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, debating everything from development to budgets in their race for county commissioner.

    In an event at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, incumbent Odom and challenger Tighe illustrated their differences: Odom is a Republican, Tighe a Democrat; Odom is a businessman, Tighe a longtime state transportation agency auditor and former lawyer. They also have similarities: Both are life-long Jeffco residents and family men who live in District 2.

  • Tait-led Rebels place eighth at 5A state tourney

    GOLDEN – Columbine's Michael Tait was the top local finisher at the 5A boys golf state championships Oct. 1-2, tying for 20th with a 15-over-par 157 after back-to-back rounds of 79 and 78 at Rolling Hills Country Club.
    Douglas County's Kyler Dunkle, who carded a 1-under 70 on Day 2, won the state championship by one stroke over Legacy’s Eric Chen and Regis Jesuit's Spencer Painton.

  • Sloan finishes in middle of pack at 3A state tourney

    DENVER – Front Range Christian's Jared Sloan carded a 15-over-par 85 on both days of the 3A boys golf state championships at Pinehurst Country Club to finish in a four-way tie for 41st.
    Sloan finished tied with Trinidad's Dante Duran, Gunnison's Kiowa Sanders and Alexander Dawson's Christian Wagner, 30 shots back of Kent Denver's Ben Moore. Moore won the 3A state title after shooting an even-par 140 total, carding a 70 each day.

  • Ann Romney addresses crowd at Hudson Gardens

    The crowd of mostly women who waited at Littleton's Hudson Gardens on Tuesday afternoon got what they wanted: Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, talking about the softer side of her husband.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One tough mother

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Winkler leads Chatfield to upset of Lakewood in league opener
    LAKEWOOD
    — Backup quarterback Kyle Winkler completed 11-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Chatfield upset 5A state finalist Lakewood, 29-6, on Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Winkler threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Larry Huff, 28 yards to Race Fenimore and 3 yards to Jake Thayer as the Chargers (4-1 overall, 1-0 5A Super 6) won their fourth straight game.

  • Prepared Hume leads Eagles' charge

    Even though, the Dakota Ridge cross country team has been competing Carson Hume called the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 28 at Clement Park the first race he and his teammates have prepared for.
    “The last two weeks we’ve been totally training hardcore,” Hume said. “So I’m pretty happy with today.”
    He has good reason to be. Hume came in seventh in the boys’ Division I race in 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Only Arvada West’s Connor Lockwood, who came in third in 16:12, was faster than Hume among 5A Jeffco League runners.

  • League champs prep for regionals

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The ball was probably in the air for three seconds, but it felt more like a minute. As it fell out of the sky Columbine’s Andy Wright waited for it, undoubtedly ready to hit a smashing overhead winner.
    Then, as the ball met his racket, it was clear his massive windup was a decoy the entire time. Wright faked everyone out, including his opponent, Dakota Ridge’s Micah Schulman, and perfectly decelerated his racket to hit a gorgeous shot with precision and touch just over the net for an easy winner.