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Today's News

  • 2014-15 girls basketball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coaches: Terry Nickels, Liz Baker
    2013-14 record: 7-17 overall, 5-11 5A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Gabby Miller, Jr., 5-7, G; Peyton Gibler, Jr., 5-4, PG; Jessica Jarecki, Jr., 5-7, SF
    Key losses: Emily Lachenmeyer, Kate Gelston, Katie Glander, Shelby Piper

  • Girls basketball: Lady Eagles hope to replicate last year’s success

    Dakota Ridge head coach Rich Gavelda is back, as is junior point guard Caitlin Navratil. But the Lady Eagles must replace its top two scorers — Jae Ferrin and Lauren Wood — after a 19-win season, which included a trip to the 5A Great Eight.

  • 2014-15 boys basketball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Assistant coaches: Gary Anderson, Todd Glasser, Craig Aukland
    2013-14 record: 20-5 overall, 14-2 5A Jeffco League
    Players to watch: Joe Miks, Soph., 6-1, Wing; Cameron Pearson, Jr., 5-11, PG
    Key losses: Alec Wray, Andrew St. Germain, Riley Welch, Austin Rice

  • Boys basketball: Turnover aplenty for Chatfield

    Part of wearing a Chatfield boys basketball jersey is the expectation that comes with it. However, for the 2014-15 season, those expectations might have to be altered a bit considering the turnover the Chargers underwent this year.

    Chatfield graduated 10 seniors from last year’s 20-5 squad, which won its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, and lost another key player, sophomore Riley Welch, who transferred out of state.

  • Possibly suicidal woman found safe

    A woman with a knife who was said to be possibly suicidal was found Tuesday afternoon and taken to a local hospital.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office had been searching the area around Southwest Plaza mall for the woman, 24. She was believed to be somewhere near West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard.

  • ‘In this new life, anything is possible’

    Some 29 kids were officially adopted into 22 families on Saturday at the Jeffco courthouse, and every child had a unique and often poignant history that carried him to that eventful day.

    But as the new families left the building, they started a new journey together from a joyful place.

    Hundreds gathered to celebrate those adoptions on National Adoption Day through Jeffco’s Human Services Department.

    Temporary becomes permanent

  • Error on flier leaves school district parents riled

    Two parents want the Jeffco school district to vet sponsors of district officials’ speaking engagements after an announcement for an Evergreen Tea Party meeting originally listed a white-supremacist group as a co-sponsor.

    The flier for the Evergreen Tea Party’s Education Night on Nov. 10 originally listed the American Freedom Party as a co-sponsor. The flier was later corrected to list Americans For Prosperity, and an explanation of the error is on the Tea Party’s website.

  • Locavore hops to its local mission

    By Cat Elsby

    For the Courier

    For the locals, by the locals — that was the vision of owners Jason Reinhardt and Andy Nelson when they decided to open a brewery, Locavore Beer Works, in Littleton.

    The aim of Locavore, which opened its doors on Saturday, Nov. 15, is to support local businesses as much as possible and promote local companies, Reinhardt said. Names of the brewery’s business partners appear on the beer menu, and the tables were made by a local craftsman.

    Local ingredients

  • County ups grant limit for Clement Park irrigation repairs

    Jeffco Parks and Open Space has increased the amount it could provide for an overhaul of Clement Park’s irrigation system.

    The county raised the amount to $1 million from the normal $400,000 cap for one-to-one matching grants. The Foothills Park and Recreation District board has unanimously approved seeking the grant, which would require the district to spend $1 million on the project as well.

  • Commissioners set to extend moratorium on retail pot sales

    Jeffco has taken the first steps in extending a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales until 2016.

    The moratorium currently in place prohibits commercial marijuana sales, grow operations or manufacturing, but is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2015. The county commissioners will vote at a public hearing Dec. 9 on extending the ban until Jan. 1, 2016.