Today's News

  • Commissioner feathered nest of future employer

    Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky proposed an increase of $20,000 in the county’s contribution to the Jefferson Economic Council last year while he was a candidate for the private economic development organization’s top job, the Columbine Courier has learned.

  • Local Ultimate Electronics store begins liquidation

    Ultimate Electronics is scheduled to begin liquidating its merchandise Thursday, South Jeffco store employees confirmed, less than two weeks after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    How deep any discounts will initially be was unknown, and exactly how long stores remain open could be related to how fast the locations can sell their existing stock.

    “Once it’s done, it’s done,” a store employee said Wednesday.

  • Fate of local Ultimate Electronics store uncertain

    The fate of the South Jeffco Ultimate Electronics store at 8196 W. Bowles Ave. is uncertain following a bankruptcy filing last week by the chain retailer’s parent company, Ultimate Acquisitions.
    Nonetheless, the store currently remains open and has not had any indication that it will close, an employee said.
    The Bankruptcy Code’s Chapter 11, which Ultimate Acquisitions filed, differs from liquidation bankruptcy provided by Chapter 7, in that the business will reorganize its operations, which can include closing certain store locations.

  • Schools right to face cold, hard reality

    Sometimes you know that you just can’t win.
    I had a lot of empathy for school administrators across the Front Range last week when they had to make decisions about whether schools should be open during the frigid temperatures. All the school districts in the area closed schools Tuesday, and only Denver opened its schools Wednesday.

  • Chatfield plans don’t hold water

    By Paula Noonan

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Where there’s smoke …

  • Sign of the Times: Local athletes live it up at National Signing Day

  • Norris stands up at league

    EVERGREEN — Aaron Norris had built a three-point lead and before he knew it the Chatfield senior lost it. An illegal hold and a reversal by Bear Creek’s Hammer Morton had evened the score in the finals of their 215-pound bout at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling championships on Feb. 5 at Evergreen High School.

    With Morton in control and time winding down, Norris knew what had to be done.

    “I just had to stand up. I knew what I had to do. My coaches showed me,” Norris said. “I did what I had to do.”

  • Kuhr wins twice at Jeffco meet

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next week’s state finals.

    In the 5A division Ralston Valley took first place in team points with a score of 436. Columbine took third place with 338 points, Chatfield fourth with 298.5 and Dakota Ridge sixth with 154.

  • Roundup: Davis, Knoll carry Chatfield to victory over Dakota Ridge

    Kyle Davis and Trevor Knoll scored two goals each and Nate Grush, Jeff Dawkins and Kurtis Youse also netted scores as Chatfield defeated Dakota Ridge, 7-1, on Feb. 4 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    The Chargers (15-2) have won 10 straight. Dakota Ridge (4-13-1) got a first-period tally from Ross Brauer.

    Rebels’ losing streak reaches five in 3-1 defeat at Aspen
    ASPEN — Ben Ripperton scored Columbine’s only goal in a 3-1 loss to Aspen on Feb. 5 at the Lewis Ice Arena.