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Today's News

  • Sarria has record-setting game as CCHS roars past FRCS

    By Tyler Jordan
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — On senior night at Golddigger Stadium, a matchup between Clear Creek and the Front Range Christian looked poised to be an offensive showcase with the Falcons coming in averaging 152.4 rushing yards a game and Clear Creek averaging 214.9 yards passing behind the arm of Ty Judge.

  • D’Evelyn boys miss out on goal, but still place fourth in 3A

    COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no question that D’Evelyn had its hopes set high — real high.

    The Jaguars came into the 3A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 eyeing Alamosa and a boys team championship. Alamosa, the top-ranked team in 3A, won a state title in 2014 and one in 4A five years earlier.

  • Chatfield charges back late

    LAKEWOOD — The concern was evident. Be it Tylor Rowles, Dalton Keene or anyone on the Chatfield Chargers sideline, there were some anxious moments, and rightfully so.

    Down 29-17 with the clock winding down on the third quarter, the possibility was real that No. 2 Chatfield was about to lose control of the 4A Plains League to an inspired Dakota Ridge squad fighting for its playoff life Oct. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Then the comeback started.

  • Jeffco announces local government job fair

    Jefferson County government announced this week it is hosting a local government job fair.

    The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. Sixth Ave. Frontage Road in Golden. Representatives from the county, the American Job Center and several other local government organizations and municipalities will be on hand to discuss available job opportunities in the Jeffco community.

  • Foothills seeks GOCO grant for ‘destination’ playground at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on Oct. 25 approved a resolution for staff to apply for a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the construction of a “destination” playground at Clement Park.

  • Community meetings slated on Columbine Library remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library is inviting local residents to preview the proposed design for the 2017 Columbine Library remodel.

    Two meetings are scheduled later this month in the meeting room at the Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave. in South Jeffco. The will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12. The second is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. Representatives from Denver-based Humphries Poli Architects will attend the meetings to present designs and gather feedback from residents.

  • Art studio promotes creativity, critical thinking

    After co-teaching art at Montessori Peaks Academy for six years, Andrea Rollins and Michele Hardesty decided it was time to expand their reach and act on an idea that had been brewing for years.

    The pair recently opened artSPARK Creative Studio, a downtown Littleton studio where they teach classes and host camps and parties.

  • South precinct’s new captain looks to connect with community

    Scott Happ always knew he would one day be involved in public service; he just didn’t know how.

    Happ, a former military policeman and California native, was promoted in early September to captain of the south precinct of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after serving as deputy sheriff and lieutenant for 15 years. As captain, he hopes to build better relationships with the community.

  • Bonfils Blood Center opens South Jeffco location

    Blood donors in South Jeffco now have a new place to give after Bonfils Blood Center opened its eighth community donation center on South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    Bonfils, which has been operating in Colorado since 1943, collects blood to provide to patients in about 100 different hospitals across the state.

    “When we’re able, we also provide blood to patients in other states, but Colorado’s needs always come first,” said Liz Lambert, a Bonfils spokeswoman.

  • Trick-or-treaters haunt Dakota Ridge halls

    Ladybugs, zombies, superheroes and Paul Blart the mall cop packed Dakota Ridge High School on Oct. 27 for the school’s annual Trick or Treat Street.

    The event, which has been held for approximately nine years, aims to provide a fun Halloween event for the community while also showing off the high school where many of the youngsters one day will attend.