Today's News

  • Jeffco deputies bid farewell to longest tenured undersheriff

    On Sept. 1, Jeffco Undersheriff Ray Fleer retired after 42 years in law enforcement, 37 of which were with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    During his career with Jeffco, Fleer was a member of the executive staff for five sheriffs and served as undersheriff for two. He is the longest serving undersheriff in the history of Jefferson County.

  • Stair Climb honors fallen from 9/11

    Today’s high school freshmen weren’t yet born on Sept. 11, 2001. The youngsters climbed anyway.

    Many who attended Sunday weren’t in New York, Washington or Pennsylvania on that horrific day, and don’t know anyone who was. And still they climbed.

    Some participants weren’t firefighters and didn’t have any connection to first responders. And yet they climbed as well.

  • Fourth-quarter rally pushes D’Evelyn over Green Mtn.

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It was unconventional, but D’Evelyn’s football coach Jeremy Bennett had no problem walking off Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 9 with a 16-15 victory.

  • Rebels take third place at Sanders tournament

    AURORA — The Columbine Lady Rebels finished the annual Dave Sanders Memorial softball tournament at Aurora Sports Park on Sept. 10, having won four of five games with their only loss an 11-5 decision to nemesis Brighton in the semifinals. Brighton knocked Columbine out of last year’s 5A state tournament.

  • Holmes, Chargers work on game in shutout of Dakota Ridge

    Christian Holmes’ approach to his tennis match against Dakota Ridge’s Austin Vancil on Sept. 7 was a simple one.

    “I was just trying a lot of new things, really just working on the things that are the weaknesses in my game,” the Chatfield sophomore said.

  • Rebels' Tait shares victory at Broken Tee

    ENGLEWOOD — Marcus Tait realizes that with each round that he plays, it’s him against the course. That, however, is easier said than done when you’re constantly squaring off against one of the state’s best in Lakewood senior Griffin Barela.

  • Jordan, Kuhn block out pain at Liberty Bell

    Lucas Jordan may have been a little bit dehydrated. He certainly was tired and his legs were aching, thus necessitating one of his D’Evelyn teammates to hold him upright.

    “I’m pretty dizzy, but I’m all right,” the Jaguars junior said.

  • Custodian at two local schools arrested on suspicion of sending nude photos to student

    The Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that a Jeffco Schools employee was arrested this week on suspicion of sending nude photos to an underage student.

    Jeffco investigators on Monday arrested Jacob David Deal, 21, on suspicion of Internet sexual exploitation of a child, a class 4 felony. Deal, a custodian at Dutch Creek Elementary and Ken Caryl Middle School, is accused of starting to communicate with two sixth-grade girls in the spring by leaving handwritten messages, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • West Metro firefighters rescue 5-year-old from house fire

    West Metro firefighters responded early Friday morning to a house fire in Lakewood and saved a 5-year-old girl who was hiding inside her bedroom closet.

    The blaze was reported by the girl’s mother at 12:27 a.m. from inside the home, which is in the 9900 block of West Vassar Way, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for the West Metro Fire Protection District. Scholting said it was against West Metro policy to identify the members of the family of four, including the 5-year-old and her mother, father and older brother.

  • Morrison author describes ‘different side of reality’

    By Kevin M. Smith, For the Courier

    Rich Haas believes he chose his life. He grew up with an alcoholic father and several siblings — all now deceased — whom he described as “crazy.”

    But it was a decision his soul was willing to endure.

    Haas, a resident of Morrison, is the author of the newly released book “Sacred Quantum Metaphysics.”