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Today's News

  • Q&A with the three county commissioner candidates

     Editor’s note: With Election Day fast approaching, the Times is taking a final look at local races.

    The three candidates vying for the county commission seat in District 3 offer a variety of views, and this week Evergreen Newspapers is publishing their responses to questions about issues important to the county. 

  • McMinimee says compromise was close on curriculum review

    Jeffco schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee believes he almost negotiated a compromise on the school board majority’s controversial proposal to create a curriculum review committee at the board’s Oct. 2 meeting. 

  • County’s 2015 budget eases use of reserves

    This article was corrected to show the county is considering a two percent merit increase, not a three percent merit increase. 

    Jeffco is set to present a preliminary budget for 2015 this week that represents a slight decrease in spending from 2014 but maintains funding for nonprofits and uses less of the county’s reserve funds. 

  • Cobb wants more after close finish at leagues

    The feeling was a sinking one for Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb. The petite Lady Rebels runner knew just how close she was to winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship on Oct. 10 at Clement Park. She also knew with mere yards to go that she wasn’t going to catch Arvada West’s Erin Rawe-Thomas no matter how hard she tried.

    “I’m kind of disappointed because I was so close to first. I could’ve gotten it, but I didn’t because I can’t sprint,” Cobb said.

  • Eagles survive, advance to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Getting to the 5A Region 5 softball championship game was a monumental accomplishment for Dakota Ridge. Once there, winning another regional title and berth in the state tournament was a breeze.

  • Soaking in the experience

    SENIOR ROSS JUST RELISHES THE OPPORTUNITY
    Brian Ross’ final trip to state was over almost before it started. His third visit, this time at No. 1 singles, resulted in a quick exit courtesy of a 6-0, 6-2 first-round defeat to Boulder freshman Kap Smith. And though it was over quickly, Ross was ecstatic just to get there.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Eagles tune up for regionals, rout Conifer
    Cassidy Creekmore went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Aubrey Nelson scored three runs as Dakota Ridge rolled to an 11-1 win over Conifer on Oct. 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    The Lady Eagles, who wrapped up the 5A Jeffco League championship a day earlier with an 8-2 win over Lakewood, finished the regular season 16-3.

    Megan Sansburn scattered five hits over five innings, while striking out 10 in the complete game victory.

  • Littleton plays in bursts, topples Evergreen in straight sets

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.

  • First-half goal, A-West’s hustle stymie Rebels

    ARVADA — For whatever reason, be it Arvada West’s equally-quick style of play or the hostile environment at the North Area Athletic Complex on Oct. 1, the Columbine Rebels’ boys soccer team couldn’t settle into its game, head coach Zach Martin said. Giving up an early goal didn’t help matters, either.

  • Slow start hampers Rebels’ bid

    The 5A state boys golf championship didn’t exactly go as Columbine had hoped. As a matter of fact, it started off about as poorly as the Rebels could’ve imagined.

    The Colorado Springs Country Club course was menacing, to say the least, on Columbine’s golfers on Day 1 of the two-day tournament Sept. 29-30 with the Rebels finishing the first round in last place of the 14 teams in the field.