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Today's News

  • Rebels girls lacrosse upsets Denver East

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is still in the fight.

    After a 6-5 upset against Denver East in the second round of the state tournament, the Rebels, who were defeated by the Angels 20-9 earlier this season, will head to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, according to Columbine coach Sonorah Hunter. 

  • Doubling up down at state

    DENVER — There were some tears, but there was also smiles and laughter as Chatfield players, coaches and fans hugged senior Jenna Alvarez and sophomore Kendall Moore on the final day of the Class 5A girls state tennis tournament.

    Alvarez and Moore came up short claiming the Chargers’ first individual state title since 2010 with a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Cherry Creek’s Allison Murphy and Emily Wilkens, but Alvarez didn’t mind her new title of state runner-up.

  • Dakota Ridge earns first state berth since 2012

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — On a day where top-seeded teams tumbled by the wayside, Dakota Ridge’s baseball team stayed true to what it does best.

    In the two games of the Class 5A District 4 tournament at Rock Canyon High School on May 14, the Eagles relied on a mixture of clutch hitting, quality pitching and solid defense to punch their ticket to the eight-team, double-elimination 5A state tournament.

  • Decline in enrollment will reduce state funding to Jeffco Schools

    Employee compensation, state funding and an enrollment decline remain major discussion points as Jeffco Public Schools moves closer to finalizing its budget for the 2016-17 academic year. 

  • 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 in Foothills park district

    Peggy Farrar defeated three other candidates in the May 3 election to win the only contested seat on the board of the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

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

  • Drizzle drains some sizzle from Alley Fest in Morrison

    The lyrics of a song performed by the Family Dog String Band at Saturday’s Alley Fest in Morrison couldn’t have been more apt: “Let it rain, let it pour … I’ve got the deep alley blues.”

    The bluegrass band from Eldora was one of several musical groups that set up under canopies and played outdoors as drizzling rain fell.

  • Defendant in Craigslist robbery sent to state hospital for competency evaluation

    A defendant being held on charges of first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery and identity theft in connection with a robbery at a home on South Taft Court is being sent to a state hospital for a competency evaluation.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 55, has been in the Jeffco jail since January, when a homeowner on South Taft Court was robbed after posting items for sale on Craigslist.

  • Quick Hits

    Five league titles and counting

  • Rebels tuned up for state tourney

    LAKEWOOD — Fittingly to what has been a miserable spring season when it comes to weather, Columbine and Conifer girls lacrosse teams finished up the regular season in a cold and gloomy May 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.