Today's News

  • D’Evelyn gets defensive in win over GMHS

    By Dennis Pleuss
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn senior receiver/defensive back Cullen Flynn was a prime example of how to respond to adversity on Friday at Jeffco Stadium.

    Green Mountain’s large homecoming football crowd got fired up early, when junior Ryan Burdi intercepted a pass from D’Evelyn quarterback Chad Dines that was intended for Flynn on the third play from scrimmage. The ball hit Flynn directly in the face mask on an out-pattern. Burdi snagged it and returned the pick to the Jaguars’ 3-yard line.

  • Columbine’s Killeen sisters shine at GMHS gymnastics meet


    In just its second meet of the season, the Columbine High School gymnastics team fared well at the Green Mountain High School competition on Sept. 5, beating out Standley Lake High School for a second-place team finish behind Green Mountain.

    As a team, the Rebel girls finished with a 160.275 score, while Green Mountain won with 164.950 and Standley Lake took third at 152.725.

  • Chatfield softball downs Evergreen

    By Alissa Noe

    LITTLETON — All season long, the Chatfield Senior High School Chargers have seen their ups and downs in softball, but after earning their third straight win, 10-0, on Tuesday against the visiting Evergreen High School Cougars, they’re feeling good heading into league play and beyond.

  • D’Evelyn and Columbine girls steal the show at Liberty Bell

    By Alissa Noe

    LITTLETON — In a cross country meet of grand proportions that saw nearly 100 teams from around Colorado and Wyoming, two local high school teams held their own amid stiff competition at the Liberty Bell Invitational 5K at Heritage High School on Friday.

    For D’Evelyn High School, the girls dominated much of the competition in their field as they notched a second-place finish (69 score) in Division III, whereas the boys struggled a bit with a score of 238 at 11th place.

  • Falcon volleyball earns first win at Dawson Invitational

    By Alissa Noe

    LAFAYETTE — Although the Dawson Volleyball Invitational on Saturday didn’t quite turn out the way the Front Range Christian High School team hoped, finishing fifth out of six attending teams, the Falcons did manage to walk away with their first win of the season.

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  • Denver man faces felony charges in fatal U.S 285 accident

    Charges have been filed against a Denver man accused of causing an Aug. 28 crash on U.S. 285 that killed a 53-year-old motorcyclist.  

    Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, is facing felony charges of leaving the scene with death, vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular homicide, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and several traffic infractions, including reckless driving, no proof of insurance, fictitious plates and more. The charges were filed by the Jeffco DA's office.

  • Chatfield tennis downs Dakota Ridge in dominant fashion

    By Craig Harper

    The easiest part of Christian Holmes’ 17th birthday was a shutout victory in Chatfield’s 2017 boys tennis high school opener.

    The reward for Holmes’ 6-0, 6-0 road victory over Dakota Ridge sophomore J.T. Abeita on Aug. 31 was a roughly eight-hour drive with his parents to Utah, where he played in the USTA Intermountain Level 4 Labor Day Masters tournament in Salt Lake City and squeezed in an unofficial recruiting visit to Brigham Young University in Provo, his top college choice.

  • Columbine softball wins in come-from-behind effort


    It may be early in the season, but Columbine softball is already showing tremendous fight and grit after two come-from-behind victories, including a 7-6 win at home over Douglas County on Aug. 30.

    “I’m extremely proud of these girls. This is the second time we’ve done this. Our first game against ThunderRidge, we were down 8-0. I can’t say enough about their character,” head coach Jim Santaniello said. “We were down 8-0 and we won 10-9, so it just shows the no-quit attitude that these girls have.”

  • Morrison questions development plans in the Rooney Valley

    Development in the Rooney Valley may be inevitable, but the town of Morrison is faced with an important question: Will the development actually be in Morrison? Or will it be disconnected into unincorporated Jefferson County?

    Dozens of community members joined board members at the Morrison Town Hall on Aug. 29 to hear an informal update from Ventana Capital, the real estate investment group representing the ownership of the 300-plus acre property now called Red Rocks Ranch.