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Today's News

  • Museum marks anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death

    The Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is observing the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill Cody’s death with a rousing display of facts largely unexplored.
    The exhibit, for which two rooms have been set aside, will be open through June. It features personal effects and information about the legendary figure — including facts about his role as a conservationist.

  • D’Evelyn denied elusive Final Four

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Josh Brinkerhoff was well aware of D’Evelyn’s recent history in the 4A state boys basketball tournament: four straight season-ending appearances in the Great Eight from 2012-15, along with Sweet 16 appearances in ’11 and ’16.

    Missing from the resume: a berth in the Final Four.

  • Column: Senior class leaves its mark in Chatfield lore

    DENVER — With his eyes welling up with tears, Joe Miks reflected back on just moments earlier, in Chatfield’s locker room after the Chargers’ 72-64 loss to ThunderRidge in the 5A Great Eight at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday night. Miks took off his game jersey likely for the final time.

    “Just taking off my jersey right there was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to do,” an emotional Miks said. “This team means so much to me.”

  • Chargers run out of time in the 5A Great 8

    DENVER — Tears streamed down their cheeks, their voice cracked with every other word. For the Chatfield Chargers, Saturday night’s 72-64 loss to second-seeded ThunderRidge in the Great Eight of the 5A state boys’ basketball tournament was more than just a loss. It was the end of a two-year run that has seen the team dominate the Jeffco League and been one of the perennial powers in the state.

  • Jeffco fire restrictions upgraded to stage 2

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has enacted a stage 2 fire ban because of dry, windy conditions.

    This ban, which is more stringent than the stage 1 ban in place since mid-February, prohibits the following:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire.

    • Recreational fires, including recreational campfires.

  • Eagles avenge defeat, rout RV

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Jaguars run past Falcon before falling in Sweet 16

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The three keys to success for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is tempo, tempo and tempo — the quicker, the better for the Jaguars. 

  • Chargers cruise to win over Trojans

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The Chatfield boys basketball team did Saturday night what they’ve been doing all season: Winning.

    The Chargers won their first second-round 5A state playoff game against Fountain-Fort Carson by a massive 37-point cushion — 94-57. It was a solid start to the postseason for a team that is now 23-1.

  • Jaguars key on defense in victory

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The second quarter belonged to D’Evelyn’s full-court press defense Saturday afternoon.

    After a poor-shooting first quarter in the second round of the 4A boys basketball state tournament, the Jaguars looked to their defense to provide a kickstart against Cheyenne Mountain.

  • Sock puppets help students warm up to storytelling

    For a group of elementary students at Montessori Peaks Academy, puppets play a special role in the storytelling process.

    As part of a unit, the first-, second- and third-grade students create puppets based on the protagonist and antagonist in stories they have written. Ultimately, the youngsters use their sock-puppet creations to learn more about dialogue and character development.

    “It helps them learn dialogue. It helps them learn the tag versus the speech,” said teacher Jacquie Cartwright.