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Today's News

  • Incumbent Moeder re-elected to West Metro fire board

    Voters on Tuesday chose incumbent Kristina Moeder to continue serving on the board of the West Metro Fire Protection District in the only contested race.

    Two other incumbents, Pam Feely and Wendy Volmerran, ran unopposed.

    Moeder defeated challenger Michael Williams 186 votes to 64. Feely and Volmer received 224 and 216 votes, respectively.

    In her campaign, Moeder pointed to the need for ensuring financial security for the district, as well as firefighter safety by providing apparatus and equipment. 

  • Farrar is winner in only contested race for seat on Foothills board

    Peggy Farrar defeated three other candidates in Tuesday's election to win the only contested seat on the board of the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    Farrar was declared the winner in Ward 2 on Tuesday night in an unofficial result posted on the district’s website. Farrar defeated incumbent Michael Bielkiewicz, as well as Chris Crippen and Scott Kennerly.

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  • Chargers locked into girls soccer playoff berth

    LAKEWOOD — A shot on goal is never a bad thing.

    Chatfield proved that fact April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Chargers’ first shot on goal came in the 55th minute and led to the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over rival Dakota Ridge.

  • Rebels respond after giving up first goal in Jeffco League

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls soccer team was able to flip the switch April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    After giving up their first goal in Class 5A Jeffco League play and falling behind Lakewood 1-0, the Rebels responded in an impressive way. Columbine (11-0-2 record, 5-0-1 in league) poured in six goals in the final 11 minutes of the first half to take a 6-1 lead.

  • Columbine wins sixth straight

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Dwelling on the past isn’t in the nature of Columbine’s girls lacrosse team.

    Hopes for back-to-back perfect seasons in the Jeffco League eluded Columbine early with a 12-11 overtime loss to Ralston Valley in the Rebels’ second conference game April 7.

  • Buried baseball season

    LITTLETON — Let’s play ball … or shovel snow off fields, pump water off infields and pray for the sun to come out.

    To say the weather has been the main opponent for prep baseball teams across Colorado this spring is a major understatement. Just take a look at the Jeffco School District’s athletic schedule website and click on varsity baseball. It looks like a 3-year-old got their hands on it with all the crossed out games in red.

  • Board mulls grade shuffling, elementary school mergers

    A facilities master plan unveiled at last Thursday’s meeting of the Jeffco school board would require a bond issue to address capital needs among the district’s aging schools.

    In a presentation of the plan, Superintendent Dan McMinimee and facilities staff recommended reconfiguring grades at a number of elementary and middle schools, adjusting matriculation boundaries, and making significant renovations at schools across the district — all in a bid to address aging facilities within current budget limitations.

  • Board mulls grade shuffling, elementary school mergers

    A facilities master plan unveiled at last Thursday’s meeting of the Jeffco school board would require a bond issue to address capital needs among the district’s aging schools. 

    In a presentation of the plan, Superintendent Dan McMinimee and facilities staff recommended reconfiguring grades at a number of elementary and middle schools, adjusting matriculation boundaries, and making significant renovations at schools across the district — all in a bid to address aging facilities within current budget limitations.

  • Proposed development in Rooney Valley opposed

    Plans for an auto dealership and mini-storage facility at C-470 and West Alameda Parkway near Dinosaur Ridge are meeting with significant opposition.

    More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition objecting to a proposal to rezone properties northwest and southeast of the intersection. And an informal community group has been formed to challenge the proposed development in the scenic Rooney Valley.

    Three Dinos LLC has filed preliminary documents requesting the rezoning.