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Today's News

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Ridge advances, Columbine eliminated

    Dakota Ridge advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament with a 66-61 overtime victory over Monarch in the Sweet 16 on March 6 at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland.

    Jennelle Branting led the Eagles, seeded second in the Carol Callan region, with 21 points. Dakota Ridge (22-3) takes on No. 1 Regis, a 59-37 winner over Heritage, at 2:30 p.m. March 8 at the Denver Coliseum in the first of four quarterfinal games.

    Rebels fall to Wolverines

  • Wiretaps preserving democracy or destroying it?

    Hannah Hayes

    In typical “Both Sides Now” fashion, there are contrasting ways that citizens might feel about government authorizing wiretaps on Americans communicating with those outside the country. President Bush felt that he had been granted the power to spy on us when Congress gave him unchecked authority to fight terrorism. That was a mistake made in the first week after the attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon.

  • Rebels upset Palmer, headed to Sweet 16

    By Brian Forbes

    Staff Writer

  • Sheriff's Calls: Drinking and advising

    Drinking and advising

  • Jeffco voting equipment conditionally certified, but concerns remain

    Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman conditionally certified Jeffco's voting equipment last week, partially paving the way for the county to conduct elections this fall without having to invest in a new voting system.

    But Jeffco Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson said there's still some uncertainty resulting from legislation that would require paper ballots at every polling location, a move she's estimated will cost the county $1.3 million.

    "If we do get our equipment made whole, we could proceed," Anderson said. "But there's still some ongoing uncertainty."

  • Courier reporters recognized at state press gathering

    Several Columbine Courier reporters were recognized with awards March 1 by the Colorado Press Association during its 130th annual convention at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

    A quick rundown:

    • Reporter Matt Gunn, who has moved on to the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Journal, was recognized with two first-place awards, for best story-picture combination and best deadline reporting.

  • Jeffco salaries

    Jefferson County Government Press Listing For Year 2007

    County Commissioners

    Administrative Specialist II 1340.00

    Commissioners Exec Secretary 58389.84

    Elected Official 63203.00

  • Rebels roll past Wildcats by 30

    The Rebels’ girls basketball team was happy to get one more home game Feb. 28. Call it a curtain call for the seniors and one more chance for the team to continue to improve.

    The No. 5 Rebels got all of that as they pounded 12th-seeded Fruita Monument to kick off the first round of the Class 5A state tournament.

  • Can't spoil her party

    Let the Dakota Ridge Eagles girls basketball team eat cake. They certainly deserved it Mar. 1.

    After getting roughed up on the boards by George Washington and in danger of getting roughed up all over, the Eagles leaned heavily on their age an experience.

  • Missing but not forgotten

    DENVER — A family’s frantic emotions in the face of a missing child were remembered at the state Capitol on Feb. 29, as Allyn Atadero of South Jefferson County continued his push for improvements in search and rescue efforts.