Today's News

  • Rebels attack Wolves early, cruise to win

    The sight of a Grandview player carrying the ball across midfield was significant March 9.

    Why? It was first time the Columbine Rebels had allowed it to happen, and their game was nine minutes old. And the Rebels were already up 8-0.

    “I was happy with our first game,” coach Alise Steiner said after the Rebels tranquilized, tagged and released the Wolves to the tune of a 17-3 victory. “We ran hard; we went after groundballs; mostly made good passes.”

  • Marijuana dispensary appealing zoning citation

      The owner of a South Jeffco medical-marijuana dispensary is appealing a county-issued zoning violation that would force the business to close its doors if upheld.

    Marc Giuliani, owner of Footprints Health & Wellness, is scheduled to appear before the county board of adjustment March 17 at 10:30 a.m.

  • County's election-year caucuses set for March 16

    Jefferson County residents will gather March 16 for precinct caucuses, gatherings that provide party members a voice before the election and offer an early taste of the upcoming primaries.

    Voters will gather at party-specific locations in their respective precincts and nominate delegates to different assemblies.

  • A prayer to pure motion

    "Lately I buy new guitars,

    They're shiny as a hearse.

    I still like the look of road wear,

    But the roles have been reversed.”

    — From “Guitar Shopping” by David Wilcox

    The Pennsylvania winters of my youth seem less cold and more forgiving across time, but the sports we played after school on those dark, damp afternoons still inhabit a vital and vivid place in memory.

  • Late surge dooms Columbine boys

    LAKEWOOD — Back and forth games are always tougher to lose than a blowout. Such was the case for the Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse team who fell to 1-2 on the new season as they dropped one to the Rock Canyon Jaguars 9-7 on March 12 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The game was a see-saw battle throughout, but Rock Canyon was just a little bit better in the second half as they outscored Columbine 7-4 in the final two quarters to take home the win.

  • Budget woes to dominate whole session

    This week marks the halfway point of the Colorado General Assembly’s 120-day 2010 session. The state’s fiscal woes have dominated the session to this point. The legislature has adopted a package of bills that raised revenues by eliminating a variety of tax exemptions as well as approving a 32-bill package that reduced spending by state agencies for the current fiscal year that ends June 30.

  • At Adrenaline Cycles, 2 entrepreneurs pedal their dreams

      At 37 and 43, Frank Harney and Sean Fey are not exactly senior citizens. But the pair of dedicated extreme-sports enthusiasts decided they were too old for their favorite pastime of racing sport motorcycles at breakneck speeds. So they traded their crotch rockets for two-wheelers powered by their own legs, and their newfound passion led them to open South Jeffco’s newest bike shop.

    Adrenalin Cycles, a small boutique catering to the needs of discerning, spandex-clad riders and elite triathletes, opened its doors Feb.

  • Shooting victim recalls horrific day from hospital bed

      Fourteen-year-old Matt Thieu, the Deer Creek Middle School student critically injured in last week’s shootings, is recovering at home and showing remarkably good spirits. Thieu was discharged from The Children's Hospital in Aurora late in the day on March 1.

    “It’s getting tiring in here,” Thieu said Friday from his room at the hospital in an exclusive interview with the Courier.

  • Liquor sales halted at Mr. Biggs after brawl

      Another wild weekend at Mr. Biggs has resulted in a temporary halt to the entertainment facility’s liquor sales. Meanwhile, the future of the business remains murky in the wake of a liquor-licensing board hearing that left nearly everyone involved scratching their heads.

    A Feb. 27 incident at the business prompted another appearance of owner Art Cormier before the county liquor-licensing board.

  • Jeffco planning $500,000 security revamp at Taj Mahal

      Jefferson County is spending $500,000 to beef up security at the Taj Mahal in response to increased court traffic and in anticipation of three additional judges who are scheduled to arrive next year.

    New magnetometers, or walk-through metal detectors, X-ray belts and a shuffling of desks and other structures in the building’s atrium are among the security revamp.