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Today's News

  • Eagles come up just short

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Facing arguably their toughest non-league test against Colorado competition, Dakota Ridge football coaches reached into their bag of tricks in a Week 3 matchup against 4A’s eighth-ranked team.

  • EDUCATION BRIEFS

    Conifer, Columbine students place third in international competition

    A team of students from Columbine and Conifer high schools participated in the 2016 Destination Imagination Global Finals earlier this year after taking top honors at the Colorado state tournament in May.

  • Summerset Festival scheduled this weekend at Clement Park

    As the temperatures cool and the days get shorter, South Jeffco residents and others can give summer an official farewell at the 32nd annual Summerset Festival this weekend in Clement Park.

    Event organizer Lora Knowlton said the three-day “goodbye to summer” is a free event, and takes over the majority of the park with everything from vendor booths to music to kids activities.

  • Stair Climb honors fallen from 9/11

    Today’s high school freshmen weren’t yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. The youngsters climbed anyway.

    Many who attended Sunday weren’t in New York, Washington or Pennsylvania on that horrific day, and don’t know anyone who was. And still they climbed.

    Some participants weren’t firefighters and didn’t have any connection to first responders. And yet they climbed as well.

  • Fourth-quarter rally pushes D’Evelyn over Green Mtn.

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It was unconventional, but D’Evelyn’s football coach Jeremy Bennett had no problem walking off Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 with a 16-15 victory.

  • Rebels take third place at Sanders tournament

    AURORA — The Columbine Lady Rebels finished the annual Dave Sanders Memorial softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Sept. 10, having won four of five games with their only loss an 11-5 decision to nemesis Brighton in the semifinals. Brighton knocked Columbine out of last year’s 5A state tournament.

  • Holmes, Chargers work on game in shutout of Dakota Ridge

    Christian Holmes’ approach to his tennis match against Dakota Ridge’s Austin Vancil on Sept. 7 was a simple one.

    “I was just trying a lot of new things, really just working on the things that are the weaknesses in my game,” the Chatfield sophomore said.

  • Rebels' Tait shares victory at Broken Tee

    ENGLEWOOD — Marcus Tait realizes that with each round that he plays, it’s him against the course. That, however, is easier said than done when you’re constantly squaring off against one of the state’s best in Lakewood senior Griffin Barela.

  • Jordan, Kuhn block out pain at Liberty Bell

    Lucas Jordan may have been a little bit dehydrated. He certainly was tired and his legs were aching, thus necessitating one of his D’Evelyn teammates to hold him upright.

    “I’m pretty dizzy, but I’m all right,” the Jaguars junior said.

  • Morrison author describes ‘different side of reality’

    By Kevin M. Smith
    For the Courier

    Rich Haas believes he chose his life. He grew up with an alcoholic father and several siblings — all now deceased — whom he described as “crazy.”

    But it was a decision his soul was willing to endure.

    Haas, a resident of Morrison, is the author of the newly released book “Sacred Quantum Metaphysics.”