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Today's News

  • Mullin, Columbine shut out ThunderRidge in season finale

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s defense sure looks ready for the Class 5A football playoffs.
    The Rebels defense managed its second consecutive shutout Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium. Columbine, ranked No. 6 in the final CHSAANow.com 5A football poll, blanked ThunderRidge 41-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

  • Column: CHSAA’s flawed RPI postseason ranking system needs tweaking

    I’ve got to get this off my chest, and I’m not going to mince my words: CHSAA’s RPI system is flawed. It’s broken. It needs to be tweaked, if not just outright fixed — and fast.
    The system with its calculated setup to account for a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and that of the opponents’ opponents is noble, but too much weight is put on how well one’s opponents play and that of their own opponents and not nearly enough on how a team does in the win-loss column.

  • Walters, Ratcliff make some noise at state gymnastics

    THORNTON — Morgan Walters is just a freshman, but it’s safe to say that in her first year as a high school gymnast that she made a name for herself. It just wasn’t a certainty what kind of impact she would have when the season started two months ago because of her relative youth.

  • Chatfield charges way back to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    When they had to dig deep to preserve their goal of reaching the 5A state tournament for the third straight year, the Chatfield volleyball team mined their memory.
    The Lady Chargers harkened back to 2014, when they had lost their first match at state and found themselves on the brink of elimination after losing the first two sets to Cherry Creek and trailed 24-19 in the third. Sophomore-laden Chatfield rallied to beat the Lady Bruins, and proceeded on to the semifinals.

  • Votes are in: Evergreen’s Tim Leonard retains HD 25 seat

    The Jeffco Elections Office appears to have caught up on its outstanding Election Day ballots, making it safe to declare Republican Tim Leonard the winner in the race for state House District 25.

  • Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe survives close election

    After almost a week of watching the polls, a Jeffco candidate in one of the closest races of 2016 finally decided Monday night to concede the election to his opponent.

  • Jeffco voters turn out for Hillary; many just glad election is over

    The results for president of the United States were far from finalized late Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump took a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    But in Jefferson County, the results were the opposite. As of press time, Clinton was leading Trump 49 percent to 42 percent in Jeffco and 48 percent to 42 percent in Colorado. Colorado was designated a win for Clinton about 9 p.m.

  • Voters reject bond issue, tax hike for schools

    Voters on Tuesday rejected Jeffco Public Schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B, which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes. 

  • Everett re-elected in state House District 22

    Two-term Republican incumbent Justin Everett defeated challenger Mary Parker handily Tuesday to retain the state House seat in South Jeffco’s District 22. 

    Everett won 60 percent of the vote; Parker, who ran as an independent, had 40 percent.

    Everett had defeated Parker twice before, in 2012 and 2014, when Parker ran as a Democrat. 

  • Incumbent DA Weir wins re-election

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir won re-election over Democratic challenger Jake Lilly in Tuesday's election.

    With almost 290,000 total votes cast, Weir won 53 percent of the vote in the 1st Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin counties. Lilly, an Evergreen resident and an attorney in Lakewood, had 46 percent.