Today's News

  • School board names 11 to District Accountability Committee

    The Jeffco school board’s conservative majority seated 11 members of a new District Accountability Committee at an Oct. 15 meeting in what has become the latest battle for the deeply divided board.

    In a process that liberal board members Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman likened to throwing darts or drawing names from a hat, board members selected committee members without having interviewed them or being provided with resumes or detailed biographical information.

  • Threat posted on Facebook unsettles attendees at candidate forum

    A Facebook post calling for the “execution” of the instigators of Jeffco’s school board recall, authored by a former Evergreen resident with alleged ties to white-supremacist groups, caused some alarm Oct. 13 at a candidates forum in Conifer.

    Nate Marshall posted a picture of a “No Recall” yard sign on his public Facebook wall Oct. 13, accompanied by a message that called recall instigators “scum.” The post said they should be “executed” and “forced to pay” for their actions.

  • School board candidates forum polite

    While the political storm surrounding Jeffco’s school board election continues to rage, a candidate forum Oct. 13 in Conifer was, in contrast, low-key and civil.

    Eleven of the 13 candidates in the Nov. 3 election appeared at the event at West Jefferson Middle School, which was moderated by Evergreen Newspapers editor Doug Bell and co-sponsored by the newspapers and the Conifer Area Council. For the most part, candidates seemed to lean on their usual talking points.

  • Littleton installs charging station

    Littleton is charging into the future.

    The city has installed its first public charging station for electric vehicles at South Rio Grande Street and West Crestline Avenue. The station can accommodate two cars at once and is free to the public.

    Littleton received a grant from the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Energy Office to cover the $6,052 cost of the charging station, and the city paid the $5,000 installation cost, said city spokeswoman Kelli Narde.

  • Dakota Ridge set to begin Theory of Knowledge discussions

    Dakota Ridge High School on Thursday will kick off its Theory of Knowledge Talks, a series of community conversations led by instructors from the school on a range of topics that impact the community.

    Teachers from the school’s International Baccalaureate program will lead two discussions each semester on a range of issues, said Mark Sherman, a teacher in the IB program who is coordinating the talks.

  • Skid dims playoff hopes

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courier

    ARVADA — The lights literally went out on Columbine’s soccer team at halftime of its Oct. 8 game against 5A Jeffco League front-runner Arvada West.

    It proved to be a prelude to a total blackout.

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Impressive run for Reed at league championships

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.

  • State berth eludes Eagles

    AURORA — Dakota Ridge gave host and No. 6-seeded Grandview all it wanted Oct. 17 at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    The Eagles (12-10 record) came in as the 27th seed and the team proceeded to shock Grandview with a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination format with the last two teams left standing advancing to next week’s 16-team state tournament.

  • Out of reach

    DENVER — Chatfield seniors Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz were looking at becoming the Chargers’ first individual tennis champions in a decade when they took to the court last week at Gates Tennis Center.

    Meyer and Stutz were in a similar spot as they were last year as a state-contending team in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Straight set victories in round one and quarterfinals Oct. 15 set up a semifinal date on the morning of Oct. 16 with powerhouse Cherry Creek.