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Today's News

  • 2014-15 5A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming, wrestling

    GIRLS SWIMMING
    The following is the 2014-15 5A Jeffco League all-conference girls swimming team:

  • 2015 baseball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Grubesic
    Assistant coach: Scott Gross
    2014 record: 20-4 overall, 6-2 (third place) 5A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Kyle Winkler, Sr., SS; Sean O’Dell, Sr., CF-P; Jake Carstensen, Sr., RF; Camden Lawhead, Sr., C; Kobie Wood, Sr., P; Matt Watson, Jr., P.
    Key losses: Matthew Jarecki, Mason Brown, Nick Chamberlain, Travis Schnoor, Blake Moore, Patrick Barder, Colton Nobles, Brennan Gabler

  • FRC loses to Sheridan in blowout

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Front Range Christian’s venture into 2A boys regional basketball play was literally over before the 2-minute mark of the first quarter.

    But the Falcons refused to let the 61-34 blowout at the hands of a taller and deeper Peyton squad on March 6 at Sheridan High School put a damper on their season.

  • Bond set at $50,000 for principal accused in sex assault

    Bond was set at $50,000 on March 11 for the principal of Ute Meadows Elementary School, who was arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault on a child that began more than 10 years ago.

    Steven Weigum, 55, was taken into custody March 9 and booked into the jail on charges of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and sexual assault by a person in a position of trust as a pattern, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

    The arrest affidavit alleges that the assaults took place between 2004 and 2010.

  • Cherry Creek clips Dakota Ridge in 6-overtime thriller

    LOVELAND — They played and played and played some more. Almost all night. Catch your breath; this might go on forever.

    It actually was six overtimes between Cherry Creek and Dakota Ridge in the longest game in Colorado high school hockey history. Then it was over. Chris Nitchen’s game-winning goal 36 seconds into the sixth overtime helped Cherry Creek end Dakota Ridge’s season with a 3-2 loss in the state ice hockey semifinals on March 5 at the Budweiser Events Center.

  • Vulcan spoke truth to his American fans

    When the original “Star Trek” debuted in September 1966, our nation was about to be torn apart by an unpopular war in Vietnam and by race riots at home. In the nearly half-century since, the science-fiction juggernaut spawned five additional television series and 12 movies on its way to becoming a cultural icon.

    At first, many assumed “Star Trek” to be an escapist space opera, but it didn’t take long for the writers to begin secreting much bigger issues into their scripts, from racism to war to civil rights.

  • Holtzmann, Chaparral end Dakota Ridge’s best season

    The last two fingers on Jake Holtzmann’s left hand were taped together, the result of a dislocation a few weeks prior. Unfortunately for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, the Chaparral senior is right-handed and has a pretty good shot, especially from the foul line.

  • Union seeks to protect names of teachers absent during sick-out

    A lawsuit filed by Jeffco’s teachers union in an attempt to protect the names of teachers who missed school during a “sick-out” last fall has shifted the district’s simmering discord to the judicial arena.

    An injunction issued last week prevents the district from any further release of the names of teachers who were absent last Sept. 19 — at least until a district court hearing scheduled for May 15.

  • Down-and-out donkey back in the saddle

    Ernest the donkey’s journey to his new home in Littleton was long and difficult.

    The 6-year-old donkey is the newest resident of the Littleton Museum’s 1860s working farmhouse. He joins another museum resident, Kate the mule, and will eventually be integrated into the farm’s daily activities, said Suellen Winstead, the museum’s education and interpretation coordinator.

  • It is their beeswax

    A new store in Littleton hopes to create some buzz in the South Jeffco beekeeping community.

    To Bee Or Not To Bee opened in February at 8280 W. Coal Mine Ave. Yet the business has been around in one form or another for more than 25 years, said Dave Baker, who owns the beekeeping supply store with his wife, Ashley.

    The couple bought the rights to the store from the former owner, who operated it in north Denver and who herself had bought the store several years ago and changed the name to To Bee Or Not To Bee, Dave Baker said.