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Today's News

  • Jeffco teachers receive flier discussing possible strike

    An information sheet sent to members of the Jeffco teachers union discusses the possibility of a strike, but a union spokesman said efforts are still focused on collaborating with the school district.

  • Young adults learn babysitting skills

    Babysitting is the first real job for many young adults — but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one.

    Because of the challenges and responsibilities involved in caring for little ones, the Red Cross is committed to providing training for teens in everything from dressing a minor cut to performing CPR.

    “It gives the parent a peace of mind that the babysitter has gone through training,” said Glen Bernard, a Red Cross instructor trainer. “The babysitter knows how to handle an emergency situation.”

  • A Vegas-style gleam at The Edge

    Disco lights and bedazzled skaters danced across The Edge Skating School’s home ice last weekend in a spring performance worthy of Caesars Palace.

    “Viva Las Vegas” was the theme of this year’s show at The Edge Ice Arena, where about 50 students of all ages showed off their figure skating skills to proud families and friends on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The show included six acts, each set to music from a different era in Las Vegas history.

  • County to add up to 15 child-welfare employees

    A statewide initiative to increase the number of child welfare caseworkers could mean up to 15 new employees for Jeffco’s Human Services Department.

    The state legislature approved $6 million this year to add 100 child welfare caseworkers across Colorado. The funds come with a required 10 percent match from counties; Jeffco would need to put up $100,000 to create the 15 positions.

    The county commissioners gave initial approval for spending the $100,000 during their May 12 staff briefings.

  • Columbine team has the biggest, best idea

    A big idea from a group of Columbine High School students has turned out to be a big winner.

    Columbine’s team placed first last weekend in the inaugural statewide Big Idea competition with its project Denver Push, which focused on accessibility for the disabled. Kale Reader, 17, Dan DeGraaf, 17, Ty Duffy, 18, and Megan Lacy, 17, each won a $1,500 college scholarship.

  • Latest proposal boosts allowed number of sidewalk displays

    The latest version of an ordinance governing retail sidewalk displays in downtown Littleton would increase from three to eight the number of days each month a business could display merchandise outside.

    At a May 12 study session, a majority of City Council members requested that staff overhaul the controversial restrictions placed on sidewalk displays last May. The latest rules also would decrease the maximum size of the displays, standardize how merchandise can be displayed, and charge a fee for the required permit.

  • Late Dawson goal ends Front Range Christian's season in 2A semifinals

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Eric Osberg could see it coming. Not necessarily No. 2 seed Front Range Christian's loss to No. 3 Dawson School in the 2A girls soccer semifinals, but that it would be a hotly-contested and low-scoring game.

    "Their coach and I, we go back and forth and talk about how these games are usually classics, because they're usually (decided by one goal) or ties," the Lady Falcons coach said.

  • Berg, Chargers take 8th at state

    Chatfield senior Eric Berg placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.39 seconds and he took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 52.20 as the Chargers finished eighth with 115 points at the 5A boys state swimming championships on May 16 at the Air Force Academy.

    Chatfield’s 200 freestyle relay team of Cal Reynolds, Berg, Santana Garcia and Payton Sage came in fifth in 1 minute, 27.79 seconds. Garcia took sixth in the 100 butterfly in 52.40, while Chatfield’s 200 medley relay team of Reynolds, Berg, Garcia and Tucker Rivera was seventh in 1:37.16. 

  • Bond helps Chatfield tandem Froning, Boyd to take 4th at state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Being good friends and complementing each other on the court aren’t required components for success in tennis doubles. But it sure helps, as is the case with Chatfield’s Lauren Froning and Olivia Boyd. 

  • Cardiac Chargers to play for state

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    DENVER — A pair of walk-off wins against Cherry Creek and Mountain Vista has sent the Chatfield Chargers parading into the 5A state championship game after starting the season 1-8.

    Maybe it was getting a new coach midseason or a revival in team spirit or both, but whatever the magic, Chatfield (14-10) will play for the state title after a trio of wins May 16-17.