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Today's News

  • Getting a glimpse: Camp Ember offers teenage girls a look at fire service

    If you can’t see it, you can’t be it.

    As a female firefighter, Rachel Kohler knows this struggle firsthand. And because of it, the 16-year West Metro Fire Rescue firefighter worked with Red Rocks Community College and the Arvada Fire Department to host the inaugural Camp Ember, a four-day immersive fire-based camp for girls.

  • Weiman selected by Pirates

    By Courier Staff

    With the 238th pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected former Columbine ace Blake Weiman.

    The former Rebel recently finished his junior year at the University of Kansas.

    Weiman, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall, tossed 45 innings for the Jayhawks, posting a 2.80 ERA with a 5-1 record.

  • Premier Basketball living up to the name at youth camp

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Who better to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball than a former NBA player?

    Colorado Premier Basketball, which is run by former NBA pro Keith Van Horn, hosted its first summer camp of the year on June 8 at Denver Christian High School.

  • REVEL Rockies marathon, half-marathon a winner

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.

  • Story joins state Senate race in District 16

    Tammy Story, the Conifer woman who last year challenged State Rep. Tim Leonard for the House District 25 seat, is running for state Senate.

    Story, whose campaign officially kicks off June 27, said Sunday that while she considered running again for Leonard’s seat in 2018 she felt she could better serve the public at a district level.

  • Motorcyclist killed in C-470 accident

    A Golden woman has died after losing control of her motorcycle while merging onto westbound C-470 on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 4 p.m., Susan Hartley, 53, came around the loop from northbound U.S. 285, hit gravel on the left side of the ramp and lost control, according to Steve Davis, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department.

    “She crossed a couple of lanes and hit a Honda Pilot that was already heading westbound,” Davis said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Transparency of school board seems to be lacking

    It’s awfully easy to criticize your political adversaries. It’s much harder to criticize your political allies. And when it comes to policy issues that is eminently reasonable. But when it comes to process and your allies violate the same important public policy principles you’ve lambasted your opponents for employing, there is an obligation to be consistent.

  • Passion of Jeffco parents is shining through

    I can pinpoint the date like it was yesterday. In actuality, it was May 1. That was the day that e-mails started to sprinkle in to my inbox with comments, letters to the editors and columns. It was the day that Jeffco Public Schools announced Dr. Jason E. Glass as its one and only finalist for its superintendent position.
    That’s when the floodgates opened.

  • Education briefs

    School district purchases artwork from two South Jeffco students

    Jeffco Public Schools has purchased artwork created by students at 11 schools, including two in South Jeffco.