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Today's News

  • Falcons roll Diggers, set up showdown with Resurrection

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian did not help Clear Creek’s unfortunate 2014 football season on Oct. 17 as the Falcons chalked up another victory, 48-6, at Golddigger Stadium.

  • Lady Chargers befuddle host Columbine in straight sets

    Home is where the heart is. At least that’s how the saying goes, but on Oct. 15 the Columbine girls’ volleyball team received broken hearts when they lost at home to the Chatfield Lady Chargers in straight sets 25-12, 25-21, 25-11.

    “This is the first game that I was kind of nervous for, but playing Columbine in all of our sports this week made (our victory) that much more exciting,” said Chatfield senior captain Amelia Metzler.

  • Rebels improve playoff chances

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield and Columbine don’t need added incentives when they square off in any sport, but both football teams were playing for their playoff lives on Oct. 17 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Lady Rebels found their rhythm just in the nick of time

    AURORA — Columbine senior Shelby Copley considered it perfect timing. The fact that the Lady Rebels came together when it mattered most — at the end of the season — is why they made their first appearance in the 5A state softball tournament since 2008. That’s where Columbine was Oct. 17 at Aurora Sports Park.

  • Third rally not in the cards for Eagles

    AURORA — For whatever reason, the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles didn’t make it easy on themselves in 2014. Four times in recent weeks, dating back to a Sept. 6 non-conference encounter with Erie and as recently as the opening round of the Oct. 11 regionals with Rampart, Dakota Ridge has had to battle back time and again.

  • 10-day crime spree ends with capture of escaped jail prisoner

    The man who escaped from the Jeffco jail on Oct. 5 is suspected in a string of subsequent car thefts is back in custody.

    Travis Sandlin, 32, a registered sex offender, was arrested about 8:30 a.m Oct. 16 in the 3900 block of Sunshine Canyon Drive in Boulder by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after a stolen car Sandlin was driving flipped as he was fleeing law officers.

    Sandlin apparently had been staying in a vacant house that is up for sale on Sunshine Canyon Drive. 

  • Pumpkins, great and small

    That first sip of apple cider, savored in the middle of a pumpkin patch, signals for many the arrival of autumn. 

    The hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve and a bumpy ride behind a horse-drawn wagon also are seasonal traditions. And at Littleton’s Harvest Festival on Saturday at the Littleton Museum, traditions as colorful as fall leaves were enjoyed by young and old.

    For the past decade, Carol Montgomery has brought  her granddaughters to the festival, and this year Katie, 12, and Lilly, 10, enjoyed the autumnal offerings as much as ever.

  • 300 protest school board, urge recall election

    A group of Jeffco high school students announced Saturday that they are ready to lead an effort to recall the Jeffco school board majority if enough community members also are willing. 

    “This board will not change. A recall is (necessary),” said Chalen Gordon-McGlone, a senior at Evergreen High School. “I know (a recall) will take a lot of work, but we must work together. We are much stronger together than as individuals.”

  • Lawsuit greets approval of Chatfield expansion

    Final approval for a controversial plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir was granted last week on the same day that a lawsuit was filed to block the project.

    The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is suing  in federal court to stop the expansion plan, which has been put together by the Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. 

  • Q&A with the three county commissioner candidates

     Editor’s note: With Election Day fast approaching, the Times is taking a final look at local races.

    The three candidates vying for the county commission seat in District 3 offer a variety of views, and this week Evergreen Newspapers is publishing their responses to questions about issues important to the county.