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Today's News

  • Second arrest made in fatal shooting in October

    A second suspect has been arrested in the Oct. 19 shooting death of 18-year-old Da Von Flores of Centennial.

    Robert Alexander Placa, 18, was arrested Thursday night by Littleton police in connection with the shooting death of Flores on a Littleton street.

    On Oct. 19, police responded to a report of shots fired at 5400 S. Fox St. at 11:11 p.m. and found Flores and a 17-year-old boy shot. Flores died at the scene. The boy was transported to Swedish Hospital, where he received treatment for his wounds.

  • Man dies in Golden house fire

    A 67-year-old man died in a house fire in Golden on Thursday night.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Golden and Pleasant View responded about 10:48 p.m. to a fire at 1415 Isabell St.

    Neighbors had reported they could smell smoke and saw flames on the roof. Firefighters found the man’s body inside; he reportedly was the only occupant of the home at the time of the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation; the Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not suspected. 

  • County cuts $688,000 from funding to social services nonprofits

    Three Jeffco nonprofits are facing sizable cuts in funding due to tightened budgets at the county, state and federal levels.

    In its 2013 budget, Jefferson County cut $688,000 from the amount it provides to Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’Resource Center.

  • Study eyes link of teacher compensation to student achievement

    A Jeffco Public Schools study on school structure and pay reform is expected to help prepare the district for changes required by the legislature.

    The district’s strategic compensation pilot program, which is being tested in 20 Jeffco schools, is attempting to find out what kind of pay and support are effective in boosting students’ academic achievement. Results are expected to help the district reform the way it pays teachers while still focusing on student improvement.

  • Is this an argument we need to have?

    How can we talk about the shootings in Connecticut — or Aurora or Columbine or Virginia Tech or an Oregon shopping mall or anywhere else — without getting into an argument?

  • Finding our way to actual solutions

    Readers might be wondering why this week’s Courier has no stories with local reaction to the massacre in Newtown, Conn. — and that’s a fair question.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Water witch at work

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Griffiths leads Lady Falcons to fourth consecutive victory
    COLORADO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian broke open a tied ballgame in the second half, outscoring Colorado Springs Christian School 22-13 en route to a 39-30 victory on Dec. 15.
    Leigh Griffiths led the Lady Falcons with 14 points. Shelby Bloomquist added seven.
    Front Range Christian improved to 4-0 on the season.

  • 2012 all-conference football teams

    Following is a list of all-confererence football selections for the 2012 season:

  • Rebels win Classic on Snow’s late basket

    The Columbine Rebels knew that they had a lot on the line. A win against Chaparral meant that they would be the undefeated winner of the Columbine Classic. A loss meant that they would be in a three-way tie for first place.
    And by the end of the last game in the series — Columbine vs. Chaparral — the game clocked ran painstakingly slow. With 2 minutes, 23 seconds left in the game, the score was tied 48-48.