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Today's News

  • Chargers’ Holmes stands above the rest

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Tennis runs deep in Stephen and Carol Ann Holmes’ family. The couple has five sons — four of whom have played singles on the Chatfield Senior High varsity team. Christian Holmes, however, became the first of the siblings to play No. 1 singles for the Chargers, emerging as the top player in one of the Jeffco League’s best programs as a freshman in 2015.

  • Our Readers Write

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    My home is in Morrison. I absolutely love living here and greatly appreciate the amazing views, the teeming wildlife and the beautiful open spaces. I was born and raised here on the Front Range, and feel very fortunate to be able to call Colorado my home. I would guess that you feel just as fortunate and, like me, feel very protective of our wonderful community.

  • Parties leave us with post-convention hangover

    The political conventions are over. The final television images showed convention workers popping the red, white and blue balloons and sweeping them away. The candidates nominated in Cleveland and Philadelphia are the most unpopular in modern times, and perhaps in the history of our country.

  • Ken-Caryl’s Music a la Mode hops with summer fun

    Eager kids lined up to have their faces painted at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House on Aug. 3, just one of many activities at the Music a la Mode summer celebration.

    Sitting on a blue chair, 3-year-old Jude Duran squinted as paint met skin. Meanwhile, Adam Duran, Jude’s father, held his son’s head still as a clown painted Jude’s face to look like Spiderman. After the process was finished, Jude looked into a mirror with a smile of satisfaction.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Chatfield Gold Crown team tryouts set
    Tryouts for the Chatfield Senior High Gold Crown volleyball team will be held Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Chatfield Senior High.

    Tryouts are open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Players of all skill levels are welcome. A parent meeting will take place at the time.

  • Optimism rising to add boys volleyball program

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Mark and Judy Bennett aren’t holding their breath, but they will be waiting with bated breath over the next year tracking a movement to make boys volleyball the next sport to receive accreditation from the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Rebels’ Tait in position to challenge in 5A

    The 2016 boys golf season will be a swan song for Columbine head coach Tim Capra. After 28 years, which he’s called a fun ride, Capra says it’s time to move on. 

    But not before he finishes one last project — watching Marcus Tait finish a high school career that has improved by leaps and bounds every year since he was a freshman in 2013.

  • Mayberry epitomizes role of team player

    It was nothing three years ago for Brian Mayberry to pile into a car with his teammates and drive three hours to watch the University of Sioux Falls football team play. That’s the kind of support he was willing to give head coach Jed Stugart and the Cougars as he sat out his freshman season.

    He didn’t have to be there, but he wanted to be. His older teammates took him under their wings, showing him how things would be on the gridiron on the college level. He watched and learned both what to do and what might go wrong.

  • Jeffco sheriff eases fire restrictions

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has lifted its Stage II fire ban and returned to Stage I fire restrictions in the county.

    The less-stringent restrictions were reinstated because of lower temperatures and higher humidity that have reduced wildfire risk. The change was made starting Friday morning.

    People are prohibited from:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using any fire or recreational campfire, except within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence or picnic area.



  • Local family hoping for a cure

    At first blush, South Jeffco resident Tatum Moore appears to be a pretty typical 10-year-old girl.

    She enjoys dancing and twirling to music, and spends a lot of time chasing her 5-year-old brother, Tegan, around the living room. Tegan usually catches an adoring bop on the head from his older sister when she catches him.