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Today's News

  • DA’s office reviewing complaint about forged signatures on Keyser’s petitions

    The economic crime unit of the Denver DA’s office is reviewing a complaint from ProgressNow Colorado, a political group that has alleged signatures were forged on the petitions of Jon Keyser in his bid to make the GOP primary ballot for U.S. Senate.

    After receiving a letter from Alan Franklin, political director of ProgressNow, the district attorney's office agreed to review the complaint, said Lynn Kimbrough, Denver DA’s spokesperson.

    “We are in the process of looking at documents,” Kimbrough said.

  • Lower portion of Waterton Canyon now open daily for recreation

    The lower portion of Waterton Canyon reopened for daily recreational use on Sunday.
    The area had been closed Monday through Saturday since early February for construction of the High Line Canal diversion structure in the South Platte River.

    Access to the river from the canyon entrance to mile marker 3.2 is closed indefinitely because of high flows in the South Platte from April storms. The high flows also prevented crews from completing the construction project by early May as scheduled.

  • First section of Peaks to Plains Trail to open in July

    Folks who came to the Trails Talk meeting of Jeffco Open Space on May 10 learned that a section of the Peaks to Plains Trail linking Jefferson and Clear Creek counties is scheduled to open in mid-July.

    The 3-mile segment in Clear Creek Canyon extends from the west portal of Tunnel 5 to the parking lot at Mayhem Gulch, Scott Grossman, Jeffco Open Space project manager, told a group at The Peak Community and Wellness Center.

  • Developer outlines plans for homes in Deer Creek-Ken Caryl area

    Speaking to nearly 200 people gathered last Thursday at the Terrace Gardens at Ken Caryl, Dennis Carruth of Carruth Properties outlined his proposal to create patio homes for baby boomers and seniors on land beside the Deer Creek Golf Course.

    Carruth is representing landowners in the Deer Creek and Ken Caryl planning areas who are seeking rezoning from industrial and office uses to Residential Planned Development to build about 128 duplex-style and single-family residences on two parcels totaling 22 acres.

  • An enlightening experience in the dark

    The gym at Columbine High School is shrouded in pitch-black darkness on Friday night. Groups of people with hands on the shoulders of those in front of them begin walking into this inky expanse where a Blind Café dinner is about to begin. A blind person leads the students, parents and teachers to their assigned tables.

    Soon the chatter of nearly 80 people seated at tables fills the room, along with aromas of the spaghetti and fresh salad placed before them, which they cannot begin to see.

  • Quick Hits

    Jaguars place 6th in Pueblo

  • D’Evelyn pleased with postseason return

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t a long drought, but returning to the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs was worth the wait for D’Evelyn, particularly the seniors.

    A 4-1 first-round victory over Niwot on May 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field made it that much more memorable and rewarding.

  • Injuries prevent Chargers' postseason magic

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was a classic tale of two seasons for Chatfield’s baseball program — or more aptly described, the halves of two seasons.

    The 2015 Chargers finished in a blaze of glory, winning 12 of 13 games before back-to-back losses to Rock Canyon in the finals of the Class 5A state tournament as Chatfield claimed the state runner-up trophy.

  • Ball doesn’t bounce Rebels’ way

    AURORA — The Class 5A District 8 baseball championship game started out promising for Columbine.

    The Rebels plated a pair of runs with a walk of junior Mikey Griebel, followed by a pair of RBI hits by senior Tommy Gillman and junior Chase Anderson to give the No. 11 seed an early 2-0 lead on host and No. 6 seed Grandview. 

    Unfortunately for Columbine, it would be the only runs the Rebels could muster in what would eventually materialize into a season-ending 5-2 loss on the Wolves’ home field.

  • Rebels score in bunches to make quarterfinals

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine soccer goals are kind of like the sun in Colorado — it will show up more often than not.

    The Rebels waited a bit longer than normal, but poured in three goals in the span of five minutes late in the second period of their second-round Class 5A state tournament game against Castle View on May 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The trio of goals propelled the No. 2 seed Columbine to a 5-1 victory.