.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Fund-raisers dance the night away to help Haiti

      Flappers and jitterbugs filled Abiding Hope Lutheran Church on Feb. 20 and quite literally danced the night away. As many as 50 people gathered for a 1920s-style dance-a-thon fund-raiser that began at 7 p.m. and ended 12 hours later.

    And unlike some Haiti-relief benefits, the dance did not require donations of food or clothing — participants paid cash for the privilege of staying up all night, and 100 percent of the money generated by the event is set to go to the people of Haiti.

  • Coffee shop is a training ground at Workforce Center

    Jefferson County has a new addition to its Workforce Center that has employees buzzing: a small coffee shop that serves locally roasted beans and provides barista training to special-needs students and clients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

    Training Grounds, the aptly named café, offers everything one would find in a commercial coffee operation. Coda Coffee Co. provides fair-trade beans, and all of the sandwiches are made fresh daily by Warren Tech culinary-arts students.

  • Mr. Biggs owner trying to relinquish interest in business

    The owner of Mr. Biggs apparently intends to pull out of the South Jeffco entertainment center and is planning legal action to force the former owner to take back the business, a development that surfaced Feb. 18 at an unusual change-of-corporate-structure hearing before the county liquor-licensing board.

  • Norris places fifth for Chargers; Campton fourth for Rebels

    DENVER —  Aaron Norris has legs like a bulldozer’s tread and a barrel chest.

    Strength, however, and a tough-guy mentality, will only get you so far in wrestling. And that makes Norris’ run to the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in his first year since taking up the sport all the more impressive.

    “My coaches are teaching me a lot of moves, keeping me in good positions,” the Chatfield junior said Feb. 18 after he scored a 16-1 technical fall in his opening match.

    And things only got better.

  • Actions weaken Foothills’ community

    In response to the Feb. 10 Columbine Courier article regarding issues between Foothills Park & Recreation District and the Mesa View Estates HOA, I would like to provide further detail. This is an extremely complex issue, and it is important the residents of our district are fully informed.

  • When Wolves attack

      AURORA — On paper, the Chatfield Chargers were supposed to be fed to the Wolves Feb. 24. Seeded 10th in the Alice Barron Region of the Class 5A state tournament, the Chargers were set to be just a blip on Grandview’s road to the second round. On paper, the Chargers were just that. Chatfield’s season came to an end with a 57-33 defeat. It wasn’t very close from the first quarter on, but one could only wonder what the Chargers could have done had they taken better care of the ball. Turnovers. Turnovers.

  • Man gets 40 years in sexual assault of South Jeffco resident

      A Littleton man was sentenced to 40 years in prison last week following a guilty plea to charges related to a 2009 attack on a 59-year-old woman in her South Jeffco home.

    Ryan Iliff, 23, admitted to failed attempts to gain access to another area home earlier on June 26, 2009. He gave up and went to the house next door, broke in and sexually assaulted the woman in her bedroom.

  • Terrell's miraculous shot lifts Eagles

    Redemption was a process rather than a moment for Brent Terrell.

    The Dakota Ridge junior guard missed a free throw and a chance to give the Eagles a one-point lead over Columbine with 8.5 seconds remaining Feb. 19. But he came back in overtime to cash two free throws with 13.9 seconds left to tie the game.

    He wasn’t finished.

    John Sherman stole the ball in the final seconds and passed ahead to Terrell, who drilled a running 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Eagles a stunning 55-52 victory and season sweep of the rival Rebels.

  • Basketball playoffs

    High schoolers get a head start on March Madness as the Class 5A state basketball playoffs begin this week, with first-round action tipping off Feb. 23.

    Here’s a look at where your local teams are going, and who they must get past to advance through the field of 48 teams.

    Chatfield boys (19-4)

    The Chargers are the No. 2 seed in the Glenn Wilson Region, making them one of the top eight teams overall — a pretty fair seed for the Jeffco champs.

  • Rebels have a birthday bash with Dakota Ridge

    The Columbine girls all got first-year coach Sam Murillo a broom for his birthday.

    The Rebels completed a season sweep of the Dakota Ridge Eagles for the first time in school history Feb. 19 with a 45-38 victory on the Eagles’ home floor.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” Rebels forward Maddie Tedford said. “And it’s our coach’s birthday today.”