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Today's News

  • Explaining votes on gun control bills

    By State Sen. Jeanne Nicholson

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Setting a bad example

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine’s Snow scores 19 in losing effort at The Show
    DENVER
    — Columbine senior Jon Snow scored a team-high 19 points, but his team ­— the White team — lost 93-77 to the Blue team at The Show all-star game on April 6 at the Pepsi Center.
    Aurora Central’s Carlton Hurst paced the Blue team with a game-high 22 points.
    Denver East’s Dom Collier added 14 points for the White squad.

    BASEBALL

  • Rally never develops for Eagles

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    In each of the final three innings it looked as if the rally could happen. Each time Dakota Ridge just couldn’t get the big hit.
    The Eagles stranded seven runners between the fifth, sixth and seventh innings against Mountain Vista in a 7-1 loss on April 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    “We just aren’t believing in ourselves offensively. They don’t believe in how good they can be. It’s a confidence thing right now,”  Dakota Ridge head coach Jeff Legault said.

  • Roundy, Chatfield hold off Conifer

    It’s Travis Roundy’s senior year, and that’s a big motivation factor for the Chatfield swimmer. That and keeping up his kick throughout a race, so he can finish strong.
    His finish in the 200-yard freestyle on April 5 at the Ridge Rec Center wasn’t quite up to what he would’ve liked, but it didn’t matter, considering the way he started the race. He swam a meet-winning time of 1 minute, 55.06 seconds as the Chargers won 10 of 12 events for a 194-100 victory over Conifer.

  • Potts, Chargers rally past Eagles

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Eric Potts had a bag of ice firmly planted on his left cheek, and for most of the post-game it stayed there.
    “That’s just from all the hits to the face after scoring. I’m just icing it up,” Potts said.
    Score, he did. Potts buried four goals, teammate Jacob Larsen added three and Chatfield rallied from a mini-deficit to beat Dakota Ridge 13-8 on April 5 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Staunton State Park gets finishing touches

    The finishing touches are being put on Staunton State Park before its long-awaited debut on May 18.

    “There’s still so much to do,” park manager Jennifer Anderson said of the five weeks leading up to the opening. “Planting trees, hanging signs, (painting) the roads and parking lots — but all the hard work is worth it.”

  • Running for his life

    Bob Stromberg offered the best of reasons for joining the 2,500 people who ran the Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay on Sunday: He isn’t dead. 

    Last April 4, the Parker resident was in Marin, Calif., on a family vacation. While trying to get in a run before he and his family returned to Colorado, the 44-year-old triathlete suffered a heart attack.

    “I was running along the boardwalk, I stopped for a second and then I just dropped dead,” Stromberg said. 

  • Littleton council ponders sales tax on marijuana

    While the state legislature is deciding how to tax the sale of recreational marijuana and at what rate, Littleton wants to make sure municipalities will have a share of any revenue generated. 

    Littleton City Council member Jim Taylor wants the city to send a letter to the state voicing a strong desire for municipalities to retain the right to levy sales taxes on recreational marijuana. 

  • Controversy follows DeGette back to Colorado

    Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette spent time in her Colorado district last week — including the newly added South Jeffco areas — and she brought plenty of controversy with her.

    DeGette fielded issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to federal budget cuts, but gun control, which has been a hot topic at the federal level and at the Colorado statehouse, dominated the week’s headlines.