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Today's News

  • Olson, Moranetz win state titles in the pool

    Columbine junior Gavin Olson took first place in the 100-yard backstroke, and D’Evelyn swimmer Jack Moranetz took home the title in the 100-yard breaststroke during the state swimming championships last weekend.

    The two swimmers were among area athletes who competed at state. Following is a look at how Southwest Jeffco teams did.

    Columbine

    Olson had a target on his back going into the 5A state swim meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.

  • Cap and gown bound: One experience shaped the future for D’Evelyn grad

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we profiled one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    Participating in the Challenged Athletes Foundation triathlon in 2016 changed the course for Danny Terry, a recent D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School graduate.

  • It didn’t rain on this parade (of grads)

    When Rebeca Musina walked across the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, her family jumped to its feet, blowing air horns and waving large posters baring Musina’s smiling face.

    “We’re a big close-knit Romanian family,” said Musina’s aunt, Cecilia Guraliuc, who came up with the idea for the posters.

    “We thought we’d embarrass her a little,” Guraliuc added with a smile.

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.

  • Disassociating from a falling star

    John Newkirk

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Jeffco schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • Star Wars-themed laser tag takes over Columbine Library

    The Force was strong with local teens last week as they ran around the library, laser guns in hand.

    Columbine Library hosted about 30 youngsters for its Teens After Dark: Star Wars Laser Tag event last Friday, which was organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

    Their only hope, TAB members said, was to help local teens become active in the library, engage with their community, encourage creativity and have fun with other teens.

  • Rebel girls lacrosse defeats Chatfield for quarterfinal bid

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    After losing in the second round of the 2017 playoffs to Arapahoe in overtime, the Columbine girls lacrosse team had a chance to atone for that disappointment in this year’s second round against Chatfield on Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels made sure there would be no such heartbreak this time, defeating Chatfield 17-7 to advance to the state quarterfinals against Denver East.

  • Columbine girls soccer advances to quarterfinals

    LAKEWOOD — It was do or die time for Columbine soccer in the 5A state playoffs, and Tessa Barton answered the call.

    On Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field, the No. 7 Rebels faced off with No. 10 ThunderRidge in the second round of the playoffs and, after contentious regulation play with many missed shots on both sides, Barton boosted her team in a 2-1 overtime victory.