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Today's News

  • SWARM looking to get back on track in 2013

    They’re at polar-opposite ends of the spectrum. One team is a state powerhouse coming off a Division II championship. The other is trying to find its footing again.
    PAC Rugby, made up of players from Conifer, Platte Canyon and Evergreen high schools, finally got the monkey off its back in 2012, winning the Rugby Colorado Division II state title in its third straight trip to the finals. The victory over Grand Gents last May, however, is hopefully just the beginning, head coach Hugh Miller said.

  • Girls basketball: Chatfield ousted from state tourney in 2nd round

    AURORA — Natalie Halbleib scored 16 points and Natasha Edge added 15 as host Grandview scored a 61-32 victory over Chatfield in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on March 1.
    The loss ended Chatfield’s season with an 11-14 mark.

  • Don’t make a stink — think pink

    During the first couple months of this year’s legislative session, I supported a bill on which the opponents didn’t feel at all constrained by either the truth or any kind of ethical behavior. And while my policy not to write about things I work on will spare you the details, it reminded me of a learning experience I had early in my career.

     

  • Chargers overcome slow start to reach Sweet 16

    Eight days, especially for a team on a 20-game winning streak, is a long time between games. Chatfield’s first-quarter shooting woes showed as much. Yet, even after shooting just 4-for-20 from the field in the game’s opening eight minutes, it was no excuse.

  • Columbine runs out of time in 2nd round

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    When you’re losing late, the game clock is a bigger enemy than a Monday morning alarm clock.  
    Columbine’s boys basketball team saw its season come to an end as a furious fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 61-47 loss to Arapahoe on March 2 in the second round of the 5A state tournament at Columbine High School. Arapahoe (18-7) advances to the Sweet 16 where it will face Fossil Ridge on March 6.
    “We needed one more quarter. We could’ve had it,” Columbine senior Ty McMinimee said.

  • Littleton's Citizens Academy introduces residents to police work

    The Littleton Police Department is once again giving citizens an opportunity to see the inner workings of the agency. 

    The Littleton Citizens Academy is an 11-week course that gives residents a chance to learn about the many facets of law enforcement, said Littleton police Cmdr. Trent Cooper. 

    “What we try to do is give the students a good overall picture of the department,” Cooper said. “We try to make it as hands-on as possible.”

  • CPR seeks donations of musical instruments for school

    Colorado Public Radio is looking for a few good tubas. Throughout March, CPR will be collecting used musical instruments to donate to school music programs throughout the state.

    The purveyor of classical music is looking for any band or orchestral instrument, from violins and guitars to tubas and trombones, to refurbish and donate to elementary and high schools.

  • Sen. Andy Kerr, constituents discuss issues over appetizers

    More than a dozen constituents braved snowy conditions Feb. 20 to share some appetizers with state Sen. Andy Kerr. But they wanted to share more than tapas — the South Jeffco residents at Q’s Pub & Grille that chilly night wanted to hear the first-term Democrat’s opinions on a variety of topics, and to share their own.

  • Jeffco Public Library in the running for prestigious national award

    The Jefferson County Public Library is in the running to be named one of the top libraries in the country.

    Jeffco’s library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, an award given every year by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The award is considered to be one of the highest honors a library can receive. 

  • Jeffco YouthWorks to host job fair for young adults

    Attention, teens: It’s time to polish your resume and iron your business attire. 

    That’s because Jeffco YouthWorks will host its Young Adult Job Fair on March 5. The fair, which serves all youths in the metro area, will bring businesses, community partners and apprenticeship programs to one location. The fair will offer workshops, application assistance and resume-reviewing rooms to give young people support. 

    For this event, the focus is just on youth jobs, so young people don’t have to compete with older workers.