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Today's News

  • Chargers turn up the heat on Rebels

    It was just one shot — a Joe Miks 3-pointer from the corner to close the first half — but it was symbolic of how the first half was for Chatfield and Columbine and, more or less, where it was headed after the intermission on Jan. 25 at Columbine High School.

    Miks made five 3-pointers in the game for the Chargers, who had nine as a team, and that buzzer-beating 3 before halftime was the catalyst for second-half dominance for third-ranked Chatfield in a 70-43 lopsided win over the rival Rebels.

  • Commission approves development at Dino Ridge

    Jeffco’s county commissioners on Tuesday morning approved a modified rezoning request from Three Dinos LLC that will bring hotels and retail to the northwest corner of C-470 and Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge.

  • Man arrested in connection with three South Jeffco bank robberies

    A suspect in five Colorado bank robberies, including three in South Jeffco, was arrested in January after a collaborative effort among the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office and three other agencies. 

  • Atlas Coffees gets a new look

    Change has been brewing at Atlas Coffees.

    A recent addition to the ownership team of the coffee shop on West Ken Caryl Avenue led to renovations, new hours, a new coffee roaster and new menu offerings.

    With the renovations, the shop has more space to host community events. And with its new roaster — Denver-based Corvus Coffee Roasters — the business hopes to emphasize coffee education and offer myriad varieties of coffee beans and flavorings.

  • Dive team trains for cold-water rescues

    Picture this: You drive by a frozen lake during the winter and notice tracks in the snow and a hole in the ice. What would you do?

    For the dive team at West Metro Fire Rescue, the answer is simple: The members would gear up and jump in.

    And to prepare for just such an emergency, firefighters recently practiced cold-water diving techniques at Bear Creek Lake Park just east of Morrison. Wet snow pelted their protective suits as the team made practice dives to review rescue procedures.

    In some ways, the cold weather is helpful.

  • Jeffco district proposing to close several schools over next two years

    Jeffco Public Schools is proposing a plan that will close several schools throughout the district over the next two years as part of its efforts to find $20 million to $25 million for employee compensation in the district budget.

    According to Superintendent Dan McMinimee, the proposal will be presented at the school board meeting on Thursday and is part of a wider plan that proposes cuts across the entire school system.

  • Chargers trio makes quick work of Tigers

    LAKEWOOD — Artem Rusakov, on the one hand, believes he’s doing pretty well this wrestling season. His record — 20-8 — proves as much. 

    On the other hand, he can see room for improvement. Moving down from 195 pounds to 182 has certainly helped his cause.

  • Reed, Chargers down Eagles to remain unbeaten in Jeffco play

    Chatfield senior guard Titus Reed might describe the Chargers’ win over the Dakota Ridge Eagles as “blessed.” Not only did the Chargers defeat the Eagles 84-63 at Dakota Ridge High School, but also because Reed was the Chargers’ leading — and most flashy — scorer.

    He dominated under the net and also nailed the only dunk of the game, racking up a 17 points, including a 3-pointer and 4-of-6 on free throws, for Chatfield (14-1 overall, 6-0 5A Jeffco).

  • Eagles unleash offensive flurry

    Though Dakota Ridge had its most dominant performance in a month — a 10-0 thrashing of Denver East on Jan. 21 at The Edge Ice Arena — players and coaches felt there was still room for improvement after the lopsided victory.

    But still it was a lopsided victory.

    Jacob Gombos had two goals and two assists, and nine players in all scored goals for the Eagles, who dominated in every facet of the game.

  • Rebels get much-needed victory

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Clay Thielking insists he doesn’t “get caught up in standings and things of that nature,” but the Columbine boys basketball coach wasn’t about to underscore the importance of his team’s next-to-last game in the first go-round of 5A Jeffco League play.