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Today's News

  • Dakota's defense shines in win over Columbine

    From the outset, it was pretty clear what Columbine’s strategy was against girls basketball rival Dakota Ridge.

    Spread the floor and let sophomore point guard Demitra Apergis drive the lane.

    Janelle Baal would have none of it.

  • Chatfield makes statement with win over Wheat Ridge

    Memo to Wheat Ridge: Don’t dis the Chargers.

    What exactly was said and who from Farmerland said it was not something Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler wanted to repeat Feb. 8.

  • Cunningham tops list of local football signees on National Signing Day

    Last year, Ryan Miller was the guy with all the media attention as he finalized his college plans.

    The 2006 Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year from Columbine High School decided to stick close to home and sign with the University of Colorado.

  • Athletes experience range of emotions during National Signing Day

    Even after putting pen to paper, Columbine’s Kelsey Alsdorf had a difficult time coming to terms with what she had just done.

    The Columbine senior was one of 31 local athletes to sign national letters of intent Feb. 6 as part of National Signing Day.

  • Presidential pick of Jeffco Republicans drops out

    Two days after winning a presidential straw poll in Jeffco, Mitt Romney has pulled out of the race.

    "If this were only about me, I would go on," Romney said Feb. 7 during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "But I entered this race because I love America. And because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

  • Unlocking the truth: DNA leads to suspect in '76 slaying of Columbine student

    DNA is unlocking the doors to ice-cold cases once believed unsolvable.

    Samples from convicted felons led police to a suspect in the 1976 slaying of Columbine High student Holly Marie Andrews in Clear Creek County. Suspects also were identified in a string of violent rapes from 2004 and 2005 in Denver, Aurora and Arapahoe County.

    Investigators with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Department arrested a suspect Feb. 1 in connection with the 1976 slaying of Andrews, who was 16 years old.

  • In dog years, it was a life well lived

    “I am a clock without hands

    I’m walking through the midnights

    Counting all the moments

    Of the loves I’ve left behind.”

    — Nanci Griffith,

    “A Clock Without Hands”

  • CAFE standards paving way to a better world?

    Hannah Hayes

    The survival of our planet depends upon a large-scale shift in consciousness. Increasing the number of miles per gallon a car is required to achieve isn’t going to create enough change. If you are not already embracing a responsible 21st-century lifestyle, the journey might be uncomfortable at first, but it’s absolutely necessary. Reversing global warming and gearing up for sustainability requires steering outside of those double yellow lines and parking in an entirely new spot.

  • Sheriff investigating theft from sports association — again

    The sheriff's office has again opened its investigation into the theft of $125,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association, marking the third time since September that the sheriff has investigated the theft.

    The saga began when some of the association's leaders and office staffers noticed some irregularities with checks and other payments, and then learned that an office worker had been forging checks and otherwise manipulating the books to steal money.

  • Romney wins Jeffco as GOP voters caucus

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a Jeffco presidential straw poll running away at GOP caucuses Feb. 5, according to unofficial results provided to the Courier by the Jeffco GOP.

    The non-binding straw poll conducted across 365 Jeffco precincts during the Feb. 5 caucuses showed that Romney pulled in 4,999 votes, compared to 1,419 for Arizona Sen. John McCain. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee received 727 votes, with Texas Congressman Ron Paul pulling in 553, as of 10:30 p.m.