Today's News

  • Patrol-car cameras track passing vehicles

      Three sheriff’s patrol cars in Jeffco’s fleet are now equipped with cameras that track and record every passing car.

    The Sheriff’s Office is among the latest organizations to employ license plate scanners, a technology that reads license plates through the use of cameras mounted atop the vehicles.

  • Planning commission OKs development west of Hogback

    The contentious Lyons Ridge housing development took a step forward Aug. 11, as the Jeffco planning commission unanimously approved a final plat for 230 homes directly west of the Hogback.

    The land, former home to Colorado Christian University’s campus, would be sold to Shea Homes, which developed most of Highlands Ranch along with its parent company, Shea Properties.

  • A life on hold

    Editor’s note: The Columbine Courier is following Ashley Bissel’s journey through her treatment for brain cancer. This is the second installment in an ongoing series.



    An oversized three-month calendar hangs on the wall above Ashley Bissel’s bed. The days are crossed out with a heavy pink marker, the way a student would mark off the weeks till the end of school or an overworked professional would note progress toward a tropical holiday.

  • The party’s over for state parties

    So it’s come to this. In perhaps the most favorable Republican year since at least 1994, scandal-plagued GOP front-runner Scott McInnis can’t even close the deal on his own party’s nomination, much less the general election. 


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  • Eagles' quick start stymies Conifer

    There’s nothing flashy about the way Dakota Ridge attacks its opponents. The Lady Eagles use the small ball and their base-running skills to set up their power hitters. From there it’s a simple case of whether or not the defense can stop them.

  • Election night could be ladies’ night

    Women. More specifically, suburban women. Most specifically, independent and Republican suburban women.

    Now that we’ve made it through the primary process and have a race for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat between Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet and Republican challenger Ken Buck, it looks to me like the key to victory in this year’s race will be unaffiliated and Republican women voters from the suburbs.

  • Softball field named after Dakota Ridge coach

    Simply put, Dave Atencio is varsity softball at Dakota Ridge High School. The only coach the program has ever known since the school opened in 1996, he has led the Lady Eagles to four league championships, seven district titles, five regional victories and a state title in 2001.

  • Roundup: Chatfield's Berry, Dakota Ridge earn Top-5 finishes

    Chatfield’s Nick Berry shot a 78 to place fifth overall, and Dakota Ridge finished third in the team scoring at a 5A Jeffco League match at The Meadows Golf Course on Aug. 26.

  • Businessman hopes everyone is into pool


    Businessman Steve Post has dabbled in an array of entrepreneurial endeavors — he’s owned an automotive salvage yard, a bingo hall and a bar. But his new venture, a South Jeffco pool hall, reflects a lifelong love of billiards.

    “I started playing pool when I was a kid, (but) I didn’t start playing seriously until about 20 years ago,” said Post, 58, a Roxborough resident. “I really like the mental part of the game — figuring out the lay of the table.”