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Today's News

  • Quick Hits

    Mitchell finishes tied for 63rd

    Columbine sophomore Tess Mitchell placed tied for 63rd at the Class 5A girls golf state tournament that wrapped up May 24 at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Mitchell shot round of 88 and 98 to finish 42-over-par for the two-day tournament.

  • Football standouts made their mark at state

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Local WWII veteran participates in Honor Flight

    There were WACs, WAVES and WASPs. And then, there were the women Marines.

    During World War II, women served in and alongside the armed forces, including the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the Navy’s Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).

  • West Metro Fire hosts 11-day technical rescue course

    A construction worker is trapped in a trench, with a 20-inch pipe pinning his torso and legs. He’s stuck in a confined and unstable space, being crushed under a large structure. He should be terrified, but he isn’t.

    This scenario was an exercise — the final test, actually — for firefighters enrolled in West Metro Fire’s technical rescue course.

  • JCEA awards Excellence Fund scholarship

    After almost a decade, the Jeffco Education Association has reinstated its Christa McAuliffe Excellence Fund scholarship.

    Established in 1984 as the JCEA Excellence Scholarships, the program awards $4,000 across four years to graduating Jeffco seniors who plan to pursue careers in education. The scholarship was renamed in McAuliffe’s honor after the New Hampshire teacher was killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.

  • Chatfield grads cherish their memories, look to the future

    Kygo’s “Stole the Show” echoed throughout Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday afternoon as Chatfield Senior High graduated nearly 450 seniors in its 30th commencement ceremony. As a group of seniors performed their class song one last time, the proverbial spotlight was on, as thousands of parents, family members, friends, teachers and classmates looked on from the stadium seats.

  • Quick Hits

    Chatfield relays strong at state

    Chatfield’s boys swim team finished tied for 14th at the Class 5A boys swimming and diving state meet in Colorado Springs. Three of the Chargers’ relay teams placed in the top 15.

  • Moranetz finds the right stroke

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The transition has come full circle for Jack Moranetz. 

    The D’Evelyn sophomore swimmer is a bona fide breaststroker. Oh, he’ll still swim freestyle races and maybe even the individual medley, especially if he gets his butterfly up to par.

  • Bright future for Rebels in girls LAX

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ENGLEWOOD — Sonorah Hunter’s first child isn’t due until August, yet she is already accustomed to molding today’s youth. 

  • Hume finishes on the state podium in 800 and 1,600

    LAKEWOOD — It was admittedly an emotional state track and field meet for Dakota Ridge senior Cayli Hume.

    First there was the dilemma of whether Hume would run the anchor leg in the first event on the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. The Eagles’ 800-meter medley relay broke the school record twice in the two weeks leading up to the three-day state meet and came in with the seventh best qualifying time.