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Today's News

  • Foothills staffer joins Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

    Foothills Park and Recreation golf director Tom Woodard started playing in a junior program at Denver’s City Park at 9 years of age, when instructors correctly recognized a budding golf prodigy.

    The family had moved from Midland, Texas, to Denver into a house just two blocks away from the course, where some of the neighborhood kids worked as caddies.

    “I just followed them down there,” said Tom Woodard, 56, Foothills’ golf director for the last six years. “It just took off from there.”

  • Man arrested after leading authorities on chase from Jeffco to Denver

    A man suspected of ramming a police car and then leading Jeffco deputies and state troopers on a high-speed chase has been arrested.

    Jarrett Stoner, 26, is suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase through southern Jefferson County and into Denver on Wednesday morning, ramming a deputy’s patrol car and hitting two other vehicles in the process.

    The deputy whose car was hit and the other motorists were not injured, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Boots on the ground: Hang gliders, paragliders rebuild trail to launch site on Lookout Mountain

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Hang gliders and paragliders catching the currents at Lookout Mountain are enjoying the fruits of their joint labors with Jefferson County Open Space: an upgraded trail to the popular launch site on Windy Saddle.

     

    The airborne adventurers earn their rides by hauling gear weighing up to 80 pounds to the launch area — and a deteriorating foot trail was making that undertaking both unsafe and unpleasant.

  • Pondering an election post-mortem

    Now that we’ve had a couple of weeks to digest election results, I find myself with observations about what we’ve seen and will see at all levels of government.

  • Sigg to be tried as adult in Jessica Ridgeway slaying

    Austin Sigg, 17, who is accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, will be tried as an adult. A Jefferson County judge also ordered Sigg to be transferred from the Mount View Youth Services Center to a special housing unit in the Jeffco jail. 

    At a hearing Tuesday morning, a prosecutor presented two witnesses from the Division of Youth Corrections who asked the judge to approve the transfer. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The sound and the fury

  • 2012-13 hockey capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty
    Conference: Foothills Conference
    2011-12 record: 14-7-1
    Players to watch: Logan Turner, Sr., F; Tyler Seltenreich, Jr., F; Aaron Thompson, Sr., F; Greg Harbison, Sr., D; Tyler O’Connor, Sr., D; Brett Thompson, Soph., D; Ryan Seltenreich, Sr., G; Nick Ross, Sr., G
    Season opener: Nov. 30, vs. Summit, Edge Ice Arena, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012-13 girls swimming capsule previews

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Kristi Marosy
    Assistant coach: Tim Byers
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    Swimmers to watch: Erin Lemberger, Jr; Lily Burk, Sr.; Maggie Burns, Jr.; Lauren Dolloff, Sr.
    Season opener: Nov. 30, vs. Pomona, Ridge Pool, 4 p.m.
    Outlook: “We grew our team by about 12 girls so now we need to make sure that we grow and are successful and that everyone has a good season,” Marosy said. “Hopefully the girls who have never swum before will appreciate being part of a team and have a good time.”

  • Girls basketball: ‘No regrets’ for Falcons in 2012-13

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The music blares through the speakers and about 15 girls, all perfectly in rhythm, are staying on beat. This certainly isn’t a dance practice though. The basketballs bouncing off the floor, all at the same time, are a good reminder where you are.

  • Boys basketball: Snow will be focal point for Rebels

    Jon Snow won’t have to look too hard to recognize that the 2012-13 Columbine Rebels’ boys basketball team has a different makeup than the past two seasons.
    In head coach Clay Thielking’s first couple of years at the helm he’s only led Columbine to a 36-15 record, including a 21-5 season a year ago which included a 5A Jeffco League title and a berth in the Great Eight. That’s quite the change from the four previous losing seasons from 2006-2010.