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Today's News

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • Washington needs a win-win mentality

    By Jim Rohrer
    For the Courier

  • Cherry Creek defeats Dakota Ridge in walkoff

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE —  Dakota Ridge entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead over second-ranked Cherry Creek. The Eagles were hoping to spoil opening day for the Bruins and were three outs away from celebrating, but a walk-off win by Cherry Creek ruined the Eagles plans in a 5-4 loss on Saturday.

  • Rebels win 10-8 against No. 5 Grizzlies

    DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.
    “It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”

  • No. 3 Columbine tops East

    DENVER — For 60 minutes, the Columbine Lady Rebels couldn’t find a spark on offense, trailing Denver East 2-0. In the final 20 minutes, the Lady Rebels tallied five unanswered goals to pick up a 5-2 victory over the host Lady Angels.
    “We dug ourselves in a quick hole in the first half,” said Columbine head coach Brian Todd “I never want to see a team struggle, but it was nice to see us able to figure things out.”

  • Rebels win 10-8 against No. 5 Grizzlies

    DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.

    “It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”

  • West Metro crews contain early morning Ken-Caryl fire

    A 3-acre highway grass fire ignited early Saturday morning in Ken-Caryl Ranch, but the flames were fully contained within five hours.

    Around 1:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported visible flames near the Hogback at Ken-Caryl and C-470. Crews from West Metro Fire Rescue checked the highway and ultimately discovered the blaze on the west side of the Hogback.

    Firefighters attacked the flames for several hours, controlling the fire by 3 a.m. but remaining on scene until 5 a.m., according to information from 5280 Fire’s social media account.

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of mange and the mighty mites

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • Museum marks anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death

    The Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is observing the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill Cody’s death with a rousing display of facts largely unexplored.
    The exhibit, for which two rooms have been set aside, will be open through June. It features personal effects and information about the legendary figure — including facts about his role as a conservationist.

  • D’Evelyn denied elusive Final Four

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Josh Brinkerhoff was well aware of D’Evelyn’s recent history in the 4A state boys basketball tournament: four straight season-ending appearances in the Great Eight from 2012-15, along with Sweet 16 appearances in ’11 and ’16.

    Missing from the resume: a berth in the Final Four.