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Today's News

  • The first hundred days of a Trump presidency

    The president is coming up on the 100th day of his term. Much is being made of this waypoint because of his many campaign promises. He ran on a change agenda and told his followers that he would act swiftly to make America great again. The inflation adjusted medium income in America has been basically flat since Ronald Reagan was in office. I think it is fair to say that President Trump was elected by many looking for positive change to their financial fortunes.

  • An injustice with superintendent hiring secrecy

    I wonder if there’s something in the water at the Jefferson County School Board headquarters that makes people averse to transparency and compliance with Colorado’s Open Meetings Law. How else could you explain a Board of Education that came into office on the heels of a recall election where one of the biggest issues was lack of transparency, saying at a public board meeting that ensuring candidates to head the district can apply without fear that their names will become public is a high priority?

  • Remembering Columbine 18 years later

    The phone rang at my one-bedroom apartment. It was my wife-to-be, even though at this point we weren’t dating. I could hear the tremble in her voice. Tears trickled down her cheeks. The horror was all too real for her to bear.
    We were a world away it seemed, residing in Rock Hill, S.C. It was where we met, but, on this day — April 20, 1999 — we were more than a couple-to-be. We were a part of a much bigger being — a nation mourning the most horrific high school shooting that our country had ever witnessed.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The truth is self-evi-dent

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.
    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.
    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Columbine takes big step toward fourth straight league title

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Columbine sophomore Tessa Barton went from walking boot to booting in the game-winning goal April 19 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Chatfield, D’Evelyn earn top-10 finishes at the Dakota Ridge Invitational

     LAKEWOOD — More than 25 teams flocked to Lakewood on Saturday to participate in the Dakota Ridge Invitational at Jeffco Stadium. Teams battled cold and soggy weather, but action heated up on the track. 

  • Jags roll past Green Mountain

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Laryssa Hamblen had three hat tricks in the D’Evelyn girls soccer team’s first 11 games. But none was as satisfying for the Lady Jaguars’ leading scorer as the one against Green Mountain on Friday.

  • Chatfield powers past Dakota Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    Chatfield junior pitcher Blake Dickman helped himself out before he even took the mound Tuesday, April 25, at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Dickman belted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning in the Class 5A Jeffco League baseball game that decided the No. 1 seed for the upcoming conference tournament.