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Today's News

  • Youthful entrepreneur marketing the write stuff

    It’s a warm Saturday afternoon in early February, and Vyjay Harris walks door to door in his South Jeffco neighborhood with a pile of papers in his hand.

    At 9 years old, Vyjay already has an eye for business. An avid writer and reader, the Belmar Elementary fourth-grader recently began writing and selling his books to neighbors.

  • State wrestling qualifiers

    The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.

  • Chargers throttle Eagles in Miks’ return

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Drama has rarely unfolded during Chatfield’s run to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten season in 5A Jeffco League boys basketball, and it was no different on Valentine’s Day after a 97-57 home rout of Dakota Ridge.

  • Jaguars’ Selin wins freestyle state title

    THORNTON — Abbey Selin, by her own admission, was pretty out of shape, and the D’Evelyn junior didn’t know what to expect coming into the 3A state swimming championships on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

    “It’s been a rough year,” Selin said.

  • Wayment makes one final push at 5A state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Peyton Wayment’s junior season in 2016 wasn’t a disappointment — fifth place in the 500-yard freestyle in the 5A state meet is nothing to hang your head over. But the Chatfield distance swimmer knew she could do better in 2017.

    Determined to end her high school career with a bigger splash, Wayment vowed to leave no stone unturned.

  • Jeffco delays grade shuffling, school closures

    Two weeks after proposing the closure of five elementary schools to free up funds for teacher compensation, the Jeffco school board voted early Friday to close just one school — Pleasant View Elementary in Golden — and to delay plans to shuffle sixth-graders to middle schools. 

  • South Jeffco native appears in Trump’s inaugural parade

    Despite being some 24 hours away from Washington, D.C., Littleton was well represented in the Jan. 20 Inaugural Parade.

    Patricia Ormond, 21, a 2013 graduate of D’Evelyn High School and a first classman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, marched with her school’s band company, leading the way and calling commands for the marching officers behind her.

  • Becoming restaurateurs

    A chaotic buzz permeated TNT Country Kitchen last Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-graders from Red Rocks Elementary zoomed about the Morrison restaurant.

    Students acted as waiters, bus staff and hostesses for the evening, moving hastily from the kitchen to the dining tables, balancing plates of piping-hot spaghetti, trays of baked goods and glasses of ice water.

  • Local group looks to unite businesspeople in South Jeffco

    In an effort to connect South Jeffco business professionals, the West Chamber of Commerce organized a monthly group called the South Jeffco Corridor Professionals.

    Entering its second year, the group aims to create and develop relationships and networking opportunities among public and private business sectors.

  • Figure class a mix of technique, stamina, emotion

    Elevated on a stage in the center of a room, illuminated by the harsh glare of a spotlight, stands a figure.

    He clutches a staff, props his foot on a chair, lengthens his torso.

    Beep. Beep. Beep.

    A timer on the corner of the stage signals it’s time for a change. The man stretches a bit and contorts himself into another position, giving a varied perspective of the human form.