Today's News

  • Late comeback not enough as Chatfield falls to Valor

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The message was clear at halftime as Chatfield trailed Valor Christian 6-1. Chargers head coach Sarah MacDonald paced the sidelines where her team took a knee repeating one thing, “play the next 25 minutes with something to be proud of”.

    Her squad answered the call as it scored seven goals in the second half, eventually falling 13-8 on Thursday night.

  • Wildland fire contained on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A 1-acre wildland fire that ignited Wednesday morning on Deer Creek Canyon Road and engulfed a cabin in flames has now been contained.

    A little after 10 a.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported flames and smoke in the trees at 9107 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.

    “Apparently, it’s about a quarter-acre and one out building is burned,” said Chief Emery Carson of Indian Hills Fire Department. “That’s all I know so far.”

  • Jeffco Commission knocks down Foothills’ rezoning request

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted against a rezoning request made by the Foothills Park & Recreation District on more than 3 acres it was hoping to sell for development.

  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Public Library hosting community meeting about Columbine remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library announced it is hosting a community meeting to provide information about the upcoming Columbine Library remodel.

  • Transportation proposal a good first step

    Not quite halfway through the 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate President Kevin Grantham, in conjunction with the Transportation Committee chairs -- Representative Diane Mitsch-Bush and Senator Randy Baumgardner -- have introduced the highest priority bill of the legislative session. Their proposal refers to a transportation plan that will, if voters approve it in November, make $3.5 billion available for transportation projects across Colorado over the next 20 years.

  • Washington needs a win-win mentality

    By Jim Rohrer
    For the Courier

  • Cherry Creek defeats Dakota Ridge in walkoff

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE —  Dakota Ridge entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead over second-ranked Cherry Creek. The Eagles were hoping to spoil opening day for the Bruins and were three outs away from celebrating, but a walk-off win by Cherry Creek ruined the Eagles plans in a 5-4 loss on Saturday.

  • Rebels win 10-8 against No. 5 Grizzlies

    DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.
    “It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”

  • No. 3 Columbine tops East

    DENVER — For 60 minutes, the Columbine Lady Rebels couldn’t find a spark on offense, trailing Denver East 2-0. In the final 20 minutes, the Lady Rebels tallied five unanswered goals to pick up a 5-2 victory over the host Lady Angels.
    “We dug ourselves in a quick hole in the first half,” said Columbine head coach Brian Todd “I never want to see a team struggle, but it was nice to see us able to figure things out.”