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Today's News

  • Out of the Darkness walk supports suicide prevention

    All of the members of South Jeffco Girl Scout Troop 50739 have in some way dealt with suicide.

    So the troop decided to do its part in preventing suicide by spreading awareness and raising money. Five years ago, it organized the inaugural Out of the Darkness campus walk, which continues to serve as a fund-raiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

    The event is a noncompetitive 3-mile walk around Dakota Ridge High School. It begins at the high school at 11 a.m. this Saturday. Registration begins an hour earlier.

  • Artwork fills Ute Meadows on a magical evening

    There was art aplenty at Ute Meadows Elementary School’s annual Evening of the Arts celebration last Friday.
    More than 2,000 pieces of artwork created by students filled the halls of the elementary school. Ute Meadows also hosted a two-hour student talent show, choir performance and poetry reading. A dance segment was also included this year where students and their families could learn to waltz.
    “The evening is a celebration of the children,” said Alesia Westhead, art teacher at Ute Meadows and organizer of the event.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • ‘Therapeutic recreation’

    Every Saturday, 6-year-old Alexander Yoder looks at his mom and dad and says: “Water? Water?”

    Alexander used to be afraid of the water, but the Foothills Park and Recreation District’s Adaptive Swim and Play program quickly changed that.

    “It made him a lot more of a daredevil,” said his father, Allin, with a grin.

  • Columbine takes big step toward fourth straight league title

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — Columbine sophomore Tessa Barton went from walking boot to booting in the game-winning goal April 19 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Chatfield, D’Evelyn earn top-10 finishes at the Dakota Ridge Invitational

     LAKEWOOD — More than 25 teams flocked to Lakewood on Saturday to participate in the Dakota Ridge Invitational at Jeffco Stadium. Teams battled cold and soggy weather, but action heated up on the track. 

  • Jags roll past Green Mountain

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Laryssa Hamblen had three hat tricks in the D’Evelyn girls soccer team’s first 11 games. But none was as satisfying for the Lady Jaguars’ leading scorer as the one against Green Mountain on Friday.

  • Chatfield powers past Dakota Ridge

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    Chatfield junior pitcher Blake Dickman helped himself out before he even took the mound Tuesday, April 25, at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Dickman belted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning in the Class 5A Jeffco League baseball game that decided the No. 1 seed for the upcoming conference tournament. 

  • Early morning fire damages South Jeffco home

    An early Sunday morning fire in South Jeffco gutted a home but injured no one.

    Littleton Fire Rescue received a call about a residential structure fire around 6:20 a.m. The fire, in the 6000 block of West Nova Drive in Littleton, destroyed the home but was contained quickly. Jackie Erwin, spokeswoman with Littleton Fire Rescue, said the flames were fully extinguished by 7 a.m. 

    When firefighters arrived on scene, neighbors confirmed that the home was vacant. It had no occupants. 

  • NREL is paving the way for research

    Greg Dobbs