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Today's News

  • School board member Noonan arrested on outstanding warrant for traffic ticket

    Jeffco school board member Paula Noonan was arrested during a traffic stop Jan. 8 when Denver police officers became aware of an outstanding warrant from a 2011 traffic ticket.

    Noonan wrote in a letter to the editor of the Courier that in 2011 she was ticketed for not having proof of insurance when she was pulled over. Noonan was given a court date, which she said she missed.

    Noonan apologized publicly at the school board’s meeting Thursday evening.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield extends win streak to nine games, thumps Gators
    WESTMINSTER
    — Brenden Mann scored a team-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chatfield won its ninth straight game with a 76-54 defeat of host Standley Lake on Jan. 11.
    Alec Wray added 16 points and Michael Hampson scored 13 as the Chargers (11-1) improved to 5-0 in the 5A Jeffco League.
    Marcus Asmus led Standley Lake (2-9, 1-4) with a game-high 23 points.

  • Lady Rebels’ 2nd-half rally stuns Dakota Ridge

    The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles, through the end of the second quarter and for all of the third, showed no reasons to believe they were in danger. The game was comfortably, so it seemed, in their control.
    So when Jaylee Tait capped a furious 21-9 comeback over the game’s final 14 minutes, 19 seconds with  a layup with 26 seconds left, and Columbine’s defense stopped Dakota Ridge twice in the game’s final eight seconds for a stunning 54-53 home victory Jan. 9 the Lady Eagles were left searching for answers as to what just happened.

  • Columbine grapplers use simple approach

    EVERGREEN — Brian Mayberry is pretty simplistic in his way of thinking. The Columbine 220-pound wrestler couldn’t tell you what his record is this season because he doesn’t keep track of it, and he never looks at the rankings. For the record, he’s been ranked No. 1 in 5A for much of the season by On the Mat.
    But for Mayberry it’s always been about one match at a time, one period at a time and one point at a time.

  • Resilient Rebels fend off late Eagles’ charge

    If one wanted to find a reason or two for Columbine’s 60-53 boys basketball victory over Dakota Ridge on Jan. 9, here are a couple.

  • Lady Eagles coming into their own

    Evolution is key to survival whether it be in the wild or in the pool. The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles girls’ swim team has gone through an evolution.
    In years past, they were a team of strong, if not at times mismatched, swimmers who lacked depth and appeared to lack confidence. Dakota Ridge was a team that had a few swimmers go to state, mostly in relays, but that didn’t place as a team or individually. But that was the Lady Eagles of yesteryear.

  • Foothills Rec still offering free classes

    Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are times for celebration, family and food. A lot of food.

    All those gastronomic good times can knock any workout plan off track and wreak havoc on any waistline. Which is why so many new year’s resolutions contain the word “exercise.”

  • DA warns of sexual comments posted on photo-sharing site

    The Jeffco district attorney’s office is warning parents and children to be cautious when using social media sites like Instagram.

    The DA’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit has received complaints from parents and children about strangers leaving sexually explicit comments directed at children on the site.

    Sites like Instagram allow users to alter and share pictures they’ve taken. Users can see other people’s photos and leave comments.
    But they can also see personal information, depending on what

  • Morrison synagogue vandalized again

    A synagogue in Morrison has been the site of several acts of vandalism over the past year, the most recent involving Nazi symbols.

    On Jan. 4 two backward swastikas were found painted on both sides of the sign for the B'Nai Chaim Temple at 4716 S. Coors St. It was not the first act of vandalism at the Reform Jewish Congregation’s temple that involved a swastika, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jeffco board OKs gun transfer station near Westridge Elementary School

    Jeffco’s Board of Adjustment has granted approval for a home near Westridge Elementary School in South Jeffco to act as a licensed gun transfer location.

    Longtime homeowner Donald Jensen had asked for a special exception to the zoning regulations to allow his home to act as a transfer location for online sales of gun firearms.