Today's News

  • Curling starting to find its niche in the Colorado landscape

    The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, curling started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.

  • Swimming is Marosy's life

    For Kristi Marosy there is just something about the pool. Maybe it’s the chlorine that has infused with her DNA, or maybe it’s the fetal lull of the water splashing into the gutters. But whatever it is it’s got a hold of her good.

  • A year of change

    2011 was a time of change in South Jeffco. The usually quiet community experienced dramatic political changes through a controversial redistricting and reapportionment process. Local agencies began slashing budgets in a time of economic crisis. The school board election proved to be one of the most contentious battles in the state.

  • Waterton Canyon reopening delayed until March

    Denver Water has postponed opening Waterton Canyon until March 1 because a contractor hired to dredge massive amounts of sediment from Strontia Springs Reservoir is running behind schedule.

    In addition, less than half of the dredging work specified in the $30 million contract has been completed, Denver Water has paid the contractor, New York-based Sevenson Environmental Services, only a little more than half of the $30 million and the two groups are locked in an out-of-court contract dispute, the details of which have not been divulged.

  • Conifer couple surrenders 38 Pomeranians

    A Conifer couple surrendered 38 Pomeranians last month to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, flooding Foothills Animal Shelter with dozens of small dogs in need of medical attention.

    The octogenarian couple, Raymond and Phyllis Kooken, who for years have sold puppies out of their home, voluntarily relinquished custody of all but 10 of their Pomeranians. The couple will be allowed to sell five puppies and to keep five, which are older, provided the dogs are sterilized.

  • More funds means more to debate

    As news begins to trickle in about improvements to our economy, the political implications about who will benefit most will have both high stakes for the interests who will battle for the increased resources a better economy makes available, and high drama as our state’s leaders decide where to dedicate the newly found money.

  • Hick gets credit for bipartisanship

    The Colorado Reappor-tionment Commission recently wrapped up its work of redrawing state legislative boundaries to reflect the 2010 census figures. What began as a collaborative, bipartisan process ended on a bitter note, with five Democrats and the commission’s unaffiliated chairman pushing through a very partisan map on party-line votes.  

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Sports briefs

    Columbine goes 2-2 at Cherry Creek Invitational
    — Austin Haldorson scord 17 points as Highlands Ranch sent Columbine to its second loss of the season — both in the Cherry Creek Invitational — on Dec. 21.
    Brett Brady added 14 points for Highlands Ranch.
    Columbine, which went 2-2 in the three-day tournament, entered the winter break with a 6-2 record.

    Chatfield drops third straight, loses at Cherokee Trail

  • 2011 Top 10 sports stories

    2011 saw many things from Columbine’s football program overcoming injuries to win a fifth 5A state championship since 1999 to Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney coming oh-so-close to a cross country title to Chatfield reaching the state hockey semifinals despite losing head coach bradd markusch for much of the season. The following is a list of the Columbine Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year: