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Today's News

  • Sinkhole repairs on Simms might take awhile

     Repair work on a massive sinkhole will close South Simms Street between West Cooper Avenue and South Ward Street for the foreseeable future.

    Jeffco shut down Simms last week to begin repairing a culvert that collapsed beneath the street on June 25. The collapsed culvert created a 20-foot-wide sinkhole about 400 square feet in total size.

  • Roundabout eyed for South Prince, Centennial Drive

    Littleton is considering its first traffic roundabout as a solution to numerous accidents at South Prince Street and Centennial Drive.

    The intersection has been the site of a pattern of accidents; the majority occur when eastbound traffic on Centennial, which has a stop sign, collides with through traffic on Prince, said Charlie Buck, a traffic consultant from Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig.

  • Local promoters courting bike race stage

    Bicycle racers could climb from Golden to Evergreen and Echo Lake before cruising down through Idaho Springs in one stage of the 2016 USA Pro Challenge, if local promoters get their way.

    National race organizers usually plan the seven-day bike race two years in advance, said Michael Raber, a bicyclist and race promoter who lives in Clear Creek County.

  • Jurors find local woman guilty in stabbing death of husband

     A South Jeffco woman was found guilty by a jury last week in the stabbing death of her husband last year.

    Sandra Lee Schreiber, 71, was arrested in the slaying of her husband of 43 years, 79-year-old Michael Schreiber, in May 2013. On July 16, she was found guilty of first-degree murder and assault on an at-risk adult, both felonies, after a 12-day trial in Jefferson County court.

  • Jeffco public schools hire new chief academic offer

    Syna Morgan has been hired as Jeffco Public Schools’ chief academic officer.

    The 24-year education veteran served as Douglas County Schools’ chief system performance officer since 2010. Before that, she was a director with the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Downhill marathon will traverse Jeffco

     Close to 1,000 people have registered to run the first Revel Rockies half-marathon/marathon on Aug. 17 — a downhill course from Squaw Pass Road east past Red Rocks to Bandimere Speedway.

    Downhill courses are growing in popularity as runners realize they can log “personal best” race times and enjoy great scenery along the way, said Anna Ryan, race director. Revel Rockies also is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, Ryan said. It currently costs $104.99 to register for the Revel Rockies marathon and $84.99 for the half-marathon.

  • Inter-Canyon board scraps Youth Patrol

     Inter-Canyon Fire's Board of Directors voted unanimously July 17 to end the district’s Youth Patrol program because of concerns over inadequate supervision and insurance coverage in the event of an injury.

    “These kids are put at risk, and we have no … way of supervising them (properly),” said Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon board treasurer.

  • Columbine finishes 2014 ranked 12th nationally

    The Columbine Lady Rebels, on the heels of winning the school’s first 5A state girls soccer championship, finished the 2014 season ranked 12th nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

  • KCLL 9-10 team’s rally comes up short

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    After rolling to a 10-run victory in its District 5 Little League opener, the Ken-Caryl 9-10 team dug itself deep holes in the next two games. The first resulted in a 13-1 loss to Cherry Creek. The second almost produced a comeback victory, but ended in a tournament-ending defeat.

  • Johnson continues Bandimere dominance

    MORRISON — Allen Johnson is still the king of the mountain.

    The 35th annual NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals ended just like the previous two and five others since 2007 — with a Johnson victory in the Pro Stock division. The Greeneville, Tenn., driver toppled teammate Jed Coughlin Jr. in the rain-delayed final July 20 at Bandimere Speedway after Coughlin red-lighted the start. Even if Coughlin hadn’t red-lighted, it would’ve been a tough task to beat Johnson in what has become his race to lose.