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Today's News

  • Miller wins battle of brothers for Rebels

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Location makes Columbine and Dakota Ridge natural rivals in any sport. Now there’s a sibling rivalry adding spice to the recipe in boys lacrosse.

    A year ago, brothers Jake and Riley Miller were freshman teammates on Dakota Ridge’s first varsity team. But Jake transferred to Columbine for the 2013-14 school year, and the two went head-to-head for the first time on March 21.

  • Chargers relish chance to play at Coors

    DENVER — It was approximately 1:45 p.m. when the Chatfield Chargers’ team bus pulls up to Coors Field for a 3 p.m. game with Horizon. The butterflies started to set in, but Jacob Falbo said that he and his teammates were ready.

    “We were hungry for a win, and we got one,” Falbo said after Chatfield sent 11 batters to the plate in a six-run first inning of a 12-2 defeat of the Horizon Hawks on March 21.

  • Walker, Chargers make a statement in lacrosse match-up

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — The nerves were there. After all, the Chatfield Lady Chargers were playing Cherry Creek, the defending girls lacrosse state champ and a perennial powerhouse. But once Chatfield got the momentum — and it did so early on by scoring the game’s first five goals — the realization set in that they not only could compete with the Lady Bruins, they might just be able to beat them.

    That’s exactly what the Lady Chargers did March 21 at the Stutler Bowl.

  • Local teen triumphs over bullying

    Sometimes our struggles define us. 

    For Ashley Berry, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Summit Ridge Middle School, her battle to overcome bullying was a defining struggle in her life. 

    “When I was in fifth and sixth grade, I was dealing with a lot of bullying issues,” Berry said. “… I didn’t really know how to cope with being bullied.”

  • County commissioners approve new master plan for Open Space

    After a month’s delay, the county commissioners have approved a new master plan for Jeffco Open Space.

    The board was originally scheduled to vote on the plan at its Feb. 11 public hearing but unanimously granted a delay at the request of several developers who wanted more time to comment.

    The master plan now has a section defining its purpose as a guide to open space acquisition and not as a tool for zoning and land development. 

  • Stevenson diagnosed with benign brain tumor

    Former Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Cindy Stevenson has been diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor.

    In a 9News interview, Stevenson said she found out about the tumor weeks ago during a routine medical checkup. 

    The former superintendent said her medical issues played no part in her decision to retire early from Jeffco Public Schools.

    The tumor is scheduled to be removed May 13, and Stevenson will receive additional radiation treatment after surgery. 

  • Proposal for South Jeffco dog park is put on hold

    Plans for a dog park in South Jeffco have been put on hold. 

    The project was to be a joint venture between the Foothills Park and Recreation District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District. But Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp said he had heard very negative feedback about the proposal. 

    One design had the dog park being built near the parking lot of Sledding Hill, at West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Kipling Parkway.  

  • Inter-Canyon theft prompts newcomer to run for board

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Morrison resident Kerry Prielipp decided to run for the Inter-Canyon Fire District board after hearing about the theft and embezzlement allegations against former fire chief David MacBean.

  • School district abandons legal battle over Lakewood parcel

    The Jeffco school board voted 3-2 on March 20 to end the district’s legal battle over a piece of property in Lakewood.

    Jeffco Public Schools filed an appeal after a county judge ruled that a 10-acre parcel at 2090 S. Wright St. belonged to Lakewood and not the school district.

  • Community members describe ideal school superintendent

    Being a collaborator and understanding Jeffco’s diverse school district were just two qualities mentioned during community sessions held to gather opinions on the hiring of a school superintendent.