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Today's News

  • 5A softball regional pairings

    PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
    The following are regional softball pairings for Oct. 12. The top two teams advance to the state tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 18-19.
    5A REGION 3
    FIRST ROUND
    DAVE SANDERS FIELD, COLUMBINE HS
    #28 Fruita Monument (11-8) at #5 Dakota Ridge (16-3), 10 a.m.
    #21 Greeley West (12-7) at #12 Chatfield (11-8), 10 a.m.
    CONSOLATION
    Fruita-Dakota Ridge loser vs. Chatfield-Greeley West loser, 12:15 p.m.
    CHAMPIONSHIP
    Fruita-Dakota Ridge winner vs. Chatfield-Greeley West winner, 12:15 p.m.

  • Eagles pull out all the stops, knock off Rams

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles didn’t have to look far to get motivated for their Oct. 4 football game with Green Mountain. Recent history told the Eagles they needed only to look across the field.
    Two years in a row the Rams escaped with wins over Dakota Ridge, with last year’s game essentially costing the Eagles a 4A postseason berth. But the Eagles won’t have to concern themselves with that in 2013.

  • Rebel has Wright stuff to get back to state

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The last time Andy Wright went to the 5A state boys tennis tournament he was playing No. 2 doubles. This year, the Columbine senior is going by his lonesome.
    Wright, Columbine’s No. 2 singles player, will be the Rebels’ only representative at state after he placed second at the 5A Region 5 tournament on Oct. 3 at the Lebsock Tennis Center at Redstone Park. He won three of four matches, including a playback match against Mitch McGregor of Heritage 6-4, 6-3.

  • Showing left lot to be desired for Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — Michael Tait and Columbine won’t lack motivation for the 2014 season.
    Tait’s junior season didn’t end quite as well as he had hoped with a tie for 17th place at the 5A state boys golf championships Oct. 1 at the par-72 Murphy Creek Golf Course. Tait shot 74-76 — 150 and improved both his place (tie for 20th) and score (157) from his sophomore year, but conceded, “I’m not too satisfied with this tournament. It’s kind of disappointing.”

  • REBELS TRICK CHARGERS

    LAKEWOOD — The play is called 437 hide-a-ball. It’s so rare that most of the Columbine Rebels players had never seen it before. But head coach Andy Lowry thought it would be a good week to incorporate it into the game plan just in case they would needed it.
    Not only did they need it against second-ranked Chatfield, but it worked to perfection.

  • Van de Water announces his candidacy for school board

    Gordon “Spud” Van de Water, a veteran of both the U.S. Army and education matters, is running for the Jeffco Board of Education. 

    Van de Water will vie with Ken Witt for the District 5 seat, which covers the southern part of Jefferson County. Incumbent Paula Noonan announced in April that she would not run for re-election.

    “I’m running because I want to see every kid be successful,” Van de Water said.

    The election is Nov. 5.

    What’s in a name?

  • 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
    Editor:
    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