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Today's News

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    Our apologies to customers and readers of the Courier who were unable to reach us this morning via phone or e-mail. Our technical difficulties have been addressed, and you can now call 303-674-1036 for general assistance or 303-674-1039 to reach the news room. Our standard e-mail addresses are also back up and running.

  • Sheriff honors two men for preventing DUI

    Two men who followed an intoxicated man to a pub’s parking lot and pulled the key out of his car’s ignition were honored last week by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Capt. Patricia Woodin awarded Jefferson County commemorative coins to Q’s Pub & Grille, customer Mike Vanselow and Rich Rice, an off-the-clock bartender.

    “This person was clearly in no condition to drive,” Rice said. “He would’ve hurt himself or someone else.”

  • A gargantuan task: Big-time sculptures being installed at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

      Several of the gargantuan bronze works of celebrated British sculptor Henry Moore have arrived at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    “Draped Reclining Mother and Baby,” an abstract piece from 1983 that weighs 4,400 pounds, and “Large Two Forms,” a curvy two-piece installation that totals 6,000 pounds, will be on display from March 8 until Jan. 31, 2011.

  • Ise, Ise, baby

    ARVADA — If you have to step up to take some game-winning free throws, it helps to have a nickname like “Ice.”

    OK, so maybe it’s more like “Ise,” but Columbine senior Nick Isenburg was the perfect guy to put an end to a maddening fourth quarter Jan. 27 against Arvada West.

    Having watched the Rebels stall just long enough to turn the ball over or miss a series of wide-open layups, Isenburg was put on the free-throw line with 9 seconds remaining and the visitors down 46-45.

  • New superhero: Kurtenbach

    ARVADA — Kate Kurtenbach practices to be amazing.

    But seriously, to hit two 3-pointers Jan. 26, the first from just inside half-court to send the game into overtime, and the other with 12 seconds left to give Chatfield a 65-64 victory over Ralston Valley? Who does this stuff?

    “I practice those all the time. I seriously do,” Kurtenbach said. “Usually from half-court. So I was just like, ‘OK, I’ve been here before.’ And when it went in I just went ecstatic.”

  • Morris-led Eagles down Standley Lake

    After losing three of their first five Jeffco league games, the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team entered last week’s two-game homestand needing to win both games to get back in the race. Mission accomplished.

    After beating Pomona 47-29 on Jan. 26, the Eagles overcame an early eight-point deficit to defeat Standley lake 58-46 three days later.

    “These wins are really important,” Dakota Ridge sophomore Kylie Morris said.

  • Lessons in giving

    Brady Sullivan was watching a news broadcast when he learned about Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake. And the 9-year-old student at Shaffer Elementary School was quick to take action and do more than his share to help.

    “I thought, ‘Is there something I can do to help? Can I do anything?’ ” Brady said.

  • Rebels rally, clip Eagles

    With his team down 2-1 at the first intermission, Columbine assistant coach Brent Bohn told his team what the outcome would be.

    “I just reminded these guys to keep their composure, work on penalties and stay out of the box… I told them if they did they’d win this game, I told them it would be a 4-3 final score and that’s what it ended up being,” Bohn said.

  • School board avoided tough decisions

    When members of Congress and Pentagon leaders realized we needed to close military bases around the country and find ways to use others better, they knew they would face impossible political dilemmas. Communities around the country would fight to keep their bases and missions. What politician with an ounce of self-preservation instinct would vote to close a base in his or her own district?

  • Two teens arrested in rash of thefts from vehicles

      Two teens are accused of stealing electronic devices and other items Jan. 21 from at least seven unlocked cars in the Friendly Hills area.

    The pair were arrested at 1:30 a.m. that day. They face felony charges punishable by thousands of dollars in fines and possible prison time.