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Today's News

  • Jeffco school board majority files for re-election

    Three members of the Jeffco school board are running for re-election.

    Board President Ron Mitchell, along with vice president Susan Harmon and treasurer Brad Rupert filed their intent to seek re-election with the Colorado Secretary of State earlier this week.

  • Our Readers Write

    Voters paying attention to Jeffco school board
    Editor:

    According to some supporters of the current Jefferson County school board, former board member John Newkirk committed the ultimate transgression in his column last week by pointing out the ridicule and outrage that he and fellow board members faced when hiring Dan McMinimee for superintendent. When the current school board does the same thing, there is absolutely no pushback from anyone with the notable exception of Courier columnist Greg Romberg.

  • Community voices: Together we are moving Jeffco Schools forward

    Ron Mitchell
    President, Jefferson County Board of Education

    The Jeffco Board of Education is very proud of the achievements gained this year to make Jeffco Schools one of the best in the nation. Our students and staff have demonstrated tremendous accomplishments in arts, sports and academics.

  • Don’t cut the cord because they do

    Greg Dobbs

    A really bad guy might be coming to the White House. President Donald Trump late last month invited his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, to pay a visit.

    Duterte is the tough-talking tyrant who actually encouraged the “slaughter” by his own police of drug suspects — not just dealers, but even users. They’re called “extrajudicial killings.” That means no arrest, no trial, no jury, no conviction. Just death. An estimated 7,000 so far.

  • No. 4 D’Evelyn tops Ponderosa

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn sophomore Kiera Hess received plenty of hugs from teammates after the Jaguars’ 3-2 victory over Ponderosa on Saturday.

  • Dakota Ridge makes history

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Emotions were flowing for Dakota Ridge’s girls lacrosse team after making history Friday.

    The Eagles’ 11-10 overtime victory against Palmer Ridge advanced Dakota Ridge into the state quarterfinals for the first time in the program’s history.

  • Chargers, Rebels find success in the water

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — It wasn’t the ending to their high school swimming careers that Chatfield’s Payton Sage and Tucker Rivera envisioned before the start of their senior season. Ideally, that would have come at this week’s 5A state meet.

  • D’Evelyn captures 3A state crown

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports Editor

    First-year head coach Woody Oliver has set the bar high at D’Evelyn.

    Not only was this his first season, but the Jaguars’’ moved to Class 3A, the first year of its classification. 

    Another first was in the cards on Saturday at Greeley as the Jags won their first state championship in girls tennis by just three points.

  • Our Readers Write

    Ecstatic about Dr. Glass as superintendent finalist
    Dear Editor,

  • It’s only OK when someone else does it

    John Newkirk