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Today's News

  • Mile High BMX in negotiations to bring national event to Schaefer complex

    The BMX track at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex is still under construction, but that hasn’t prevented the still-to-open facility from attracting the attention of the sport’s national sanctioning body.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Clothes encounter of the worst kind

  • Fox tests positive for the plague

    A dead fox found in Ken-Caryl Valley has tested positive for the plague, according to the Jefferson County Public Health Department.
    A notice provided by Ken-Caryl Ranch says the dead fox was found at a Ken-Caryl residence in late April, and the animal tested positive in May.
    While summer brings warmer weather and sunny skies, it’s also prime time for animal- and insect-borne diseases like rabies, West Nile virus and the plague.

  • Local teams enjoy success at state track

    LAKEWOOD — The history books at Columbine high school were rewritten on Sunday afternoon.
    The Rebels’ 4x100-meter team of Logan DeAment, Ted Mullin, Mikey Greibel and Mateo Rodriguez broke the school record with a time of 42.93 seconds as it finished in sixth place in the 5A state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Olson wins swimming title for Columbine

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Gavin Olson’s greatest reward after edging defending champion Danny Kovac to win the 100-yard backstroke title Saturday at the 5A state meet was looking to the other side of the pool and spotting Columbine coach Kristi Marosy “crying her eyes out.’’
     It was a sight that brought a smile to the sophomore’s face and tugged at his heartstrings.

  • Eagles fall in 5A state bracket

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — The numbers didn’t add up to Dakota Ridge reaching the 5A state baseball tournament. Not with a 27 RPI and 10-9 record to end the regular season, mostly the result of a sub-.270 team batting average that produced less than four runs per game.

  • D’Evelyn defeats Valor in semifinals

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH
    — It will go down as the biggest goal to date in the history of D’Evelyn’s girls soccer program.
    Junior Anna Wright hammered a slow shot past Valor Christian junior goalie Alexandra Daws with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left in regulation Saturday at Shea Stadium. Wright’s goal broke a scoreless tie, and the No. 4-seeded Jaguars went on to defeat Class 4A Jeffco League rival and top-seed Eagles 1-0.

  • Dakota Ridge rugby comes up short in state final

    WESTMINSTER — Dakota Ridge head coach Marcus Brook had no complaints Saturday after his team fell 30-20 against Arapahoe in the Division II state championship game at North Stadium.
    “We just played for a state championship,” Brook stated. “These kids are devastated, but, man, I’m awfully proud of them.”
    For the Eagles, the loss was a brutal ending to an incredible year. Not only was this their first season in Division II, but it marked the school’s first appearance in a state rugby final.

  • Airline customer service … an oxymoron

    Jim Rohrer

  • Legislature compromises in the 11th hour

    After a flurry of activity in the waning days of the session, the accomplishments of the 2017 Colorado legislature may well be the most productive with a split legislature in the history of our state.