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Today's News

  • Colorado Center for the Blind teaches students independence

    It is a crisp September morning, and Zach Harshbarger steps out of his Littleton apartment and into the morning sun.

    He cannot see the sun’s glow, but he feels its warmth on his face and finds comfort in knowing its rays are pointing him east. With a white cane in hand, Harshbarger makes his way to the bus stop, where he is greeted by a group of his classmates.

    Most have canes; some have dogs; but none can see.

  • Dines, Jaguar football easily take down Arvada

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The presence of McCaffrey brothers didn’t necessarily drive Chad Dines to transfer from Valor Christian. The D’Evelyn senior quarterback said it was the commute that brought him closer to home after two years at the private school in Highlands Ranch, and it’s a move that’s paying off for him and the Jaguars.

  • Golfing toward a better future through 3A, 4A and 5A

     

    As the high school golf season wound down this year, D’Evelyn, Columbine, Chatfield and Front Range Christian all sent some talent to compete in the 3A, 4A and 5A golf tournaments.

    From Chatfield, Max Heupel shot a 172, 30-over par, which was good for 73rd place in a pool of 84 golfers in the 5A tournament at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Though he’s only a sophomore, he put in the work necessary between this season and last to poise himself for his run to state.

  • Jaguars find rhythm after a sluggish start

     

    EVERGREEN — Peyton Wright had little doubt that her D’Evelyn Jaguars would be in for a battle against host Evergreen in the 4A Jeffco League volleyball opener on Sept. 26. It was just a matter of her team getting some momentum. Once the undefeated Jaguars did that, they were confident it would carry them through to victory.

  • Walters shines on senior night

    LITTLETON — Morgan Walters may only be a sophomore, but the Chatfield gymnast is already pretty exceptional. How good can she be?

    “I don’t know. I’ll guess we’ll see,” Walters shyly said.

    She was quite formidable Thursday night in the Chargers’ senior night tri-meet with Lakewood and Standley Lake at Chatfield Senior High School. Walters won two of four individual events, tied for first in another and took second in the fourth en route to an all-around title.

  • Columbine volleyball bests Dakota Ridge in four sets

     

    All season long, Dakota Ridge volleyball has been rolling. But on Thursday at Columbine High School, the Rebels stopped the Eagles in their tracks 3-1.

    “This is a rivalry, and there’s a lot of people that know each other from both schools,” Columbine head coach Guy Garcia said. “We worked really hard to try to shut down their strengths and attack their weaknesses, and I think our girls executed a flawless plan, so I was pretty proud of them.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Squelching a roomer

  • Free speech attacks not confined to college campuses

    Tim Neville

  • Being more civil, respectful moving forward

    Happy New Year.  
    No, I’m not confused and didn’t lose my calendar. The year 5778 on our Jewish calendar started at sundown last Wednesday night. The new year (Rosh Hashanah) begins our 10-day observance of the High Holidays, or Days of Awe, that will end at sunset Saturday with the end of Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement.

  • Jeffco’s Glass says the end of DACA would ‘rob our community’

    Three weeks after he publicly reiterated Jeffco Public Schools’ stance of support of students impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Superintendent Jason Glass says he remains concerned about plans by the federal government to possibly rescind the program next spring.