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Today's News

  • Turnovers too much for Rebels

    ARVADA — The Columbine Rebels don’t have to look far to find out why their 5A state football championship reign came to an end Nov. 10 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Turnovers tell a lot.
    Unfortunately for Columbine, it couldn’t overcome those, miscues.

  • Underdog Chatfield shows it belongs

    DENVER — There was little question that the Chatfield Lady Chargers were the underdogs. Nobody was expecting anything from them as the No. 12 seed in the 12-team field at the 5A state volleyball championships.
    But while others may not have expected much from Chatfield, it certainly demanded something from itself.

  • Search launched for missing woman, 83

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public in finding a missing 83-year-old woman, Bobbye Benham. The South Jeffco woman was believed to have been driving to a nursing home in Denver to visit her husband, but never arrived.

    Benham has short-term memory loss and difficulty hearing. When visiting her husband, she normally wears black slacks and a black jacket and carries a medium-size black purse. She wears glasses, which are not seen in the photo.

  • Everett wins against Parker in state House District 22

    Republican Justin Everett convincingly won the election for state representative from House District 22 against Democrat Mary Parker with 22,698 votes, or 53 percent. Parker, a political newcomer, garnered 18,867 votes in the Republican dominated district.

    A South Jeffco native and former president of CoHOPE, Everett launched the campaign season by winning a tough primary against Republican Loren Bauman.

    Parker came on strong with an energetic campaign, experience as a small-business owner, volunteer experience and a working mom. 

  • Commission race too close to call

    More than a week after Election Day, the county commission race in District 2 between incumbent John Odom and challenger Casey Tighe remains undecided, with thousands of provisional ballots still unrecorded.

  • Democrat Kerr captures Senate District 22 seat

    In a Jeffco race that attracted a considerable amount of money from outside groups, Democrat Andy Kerr won over Republican Ken Summers in state Senate District 22.

    Kerr captured 52.37 percent of the vote to Summers' 47.63 percent.

    South Jeffco residents were flooded with mailers targeting both Kerr and Summers in the last few weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

  • Voters return DeGette to Congress

    Incumbent Democrat Diana DeGette was an early winner in Colorado congressional races, easily defeating Republican Danny Stroud in the redrawn 1st District.

    DeGette had 53 percent of the vote, versus Stroud with 42 percent. Degette's victory coincided with Barack Obama's, who captured 51 percent of Jefferson County votes, compared to Mitt Romney with 47 percent.

  • Open Space outlines 2013 projects

    Jefferson County Open Space unveiled a list of goals for 2013, including building 4 miles of natural surface trail on South Table Mountain.

    Amy Ito, manager of park planning and construction, outlined the plans in a study session at the monthly meeting of the Open Space Advisory Committee on Nov. 1.

    The $3.45 million budget includes $1.4 million to complete a design/build contract for 4 miles of the Peaks to Plains trail from Mayhem Gulch west to Clear Creek County along Clear Creek.

  • Reading Corps gets young students back on literacy track

    By Laura Herrington Watson
    For the Courier
    Early on a Friday morning, Columbine Hills Elementary School third-graders Alanah and Angel are hard at work reading with their own personal tutors.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Underdog Eaglecrest upends Chatfield in first round of playoffs
    LAKEWOOD
    — Eaglecrest quarterback Adan Soto completed 11-of-16 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns as the 22nd-seeded Raptors upset 11th-seeded Chatfield 29-7 in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Both of those TD passes went to Tre-shawn Wilford, who caught three passes for 115 yards, including a 74-yarder.
    Soto also rushed for a touchdown as did Ryan Willey.