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Today's News

  • Morrison board briefs

    Initial budget talks underway

    Initial budgets talks in Morrison indicate the town will end 2019 with a budget deficit of more than $533,000 — despite having $3.77 million in its general fund balance.

    The Morrison Town Board took a first look at next year’s budget during its Sept. 4 meeting. The initial proposal presented in the board packet estimates the town will bring in approximately $2.51 million while spending about $3 million.

  • Honoring the fallen: Red Rocks stair climb serves as a way to remember 9/11

    Shelly Bennett came to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the first time Tuesday morning with plans for a hike.

    But those plans soon changed when she saw the hordes of people gathered in the amphitheater’s upper south parking lot. Quickly, Bennett and her crew from Wisconsin — Taylor and Sheila Hibl and Kevin Bale — became four of about 2,300 people who participated in the Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

  • West Metro finalizes language on November ballot question

    When Jon Bybee’s 17-year-old granddaughter went into cardiac arrest earlier this year, West Metro Fire Rescue paramedics were there to save her life.

    Because of this, Bybee spoke in support of West Metro’s upcoming ballot initiative that, if approved, would allow the district to adjust its mill levy to compensate for a loss in revenue due to a reduced residential assessment rate.

  • Adaptive Adventures hosts fun-filled outdoor adventures for people with physical disabilities

    A series of loud honks echo through Chatfield State Park as Shweta Broberg and Cody Homola celebrate making it to the top of the rock climbing wall.

    “Mom, your car’s in my way,” Shweta joked to her mom, Joelle Broberg, who stood below watching.

  • Chatfield shuts out Wheat Ridge on the pitch

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield senior Connor Vernon ended his scoring drought in a big way Sept. 4 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers’ senior striker had a hat trick in the opening half in the boys soccer non-league game at Lakewood Memorial Field. Vernon hadn’t scored for Chatfield (3-0 record) yet this season.

  • Turnovers doom D’Evelyn in showdown against Eaton

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Eaton’s offense really didn’t need to be on the football field on Saturday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Fightin’ Reds, ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 2A football poll, scored three defensive touchdowns and forced two other turnovers that allowed Eaton to start eventual touchdown drives inside D’Evelyn’s 20-yard line.

  • Chatfield gymnastics takes second at meet

    LITTLETON — Coming off a strong year, a much-younger Chatfield gymnastics team is looking to repeat.

    On Saturday at Columbine’s 10-team meet, it made great strides in proving that it might.

    In taking second as a team with an overall score of 164.575, the Chargers dominated most of the competition, save Pomona, who won with a 179.750.

  • Front Range Christian golfer performs well at 3A meet

    ARVADA — The Front Range Falcons might have a tiny golf team, but that doesn’t stop them from excelling at what they do.

    Still, that doesn’t mean they don’t face their fair share of struggles.

    On Thursday at the Indian Tree Golf Course, junior phenom Breck Ferrin finished ninth overall in a competitive 3A Metro League tournament, shooting just 6-over par (76). His only teammate, senior Davis Stewart, could not finish due to a wrist injury and only completed 10 holes.

  • Chatfield’s Heupel wins Jeffco tourney at Indian Tree

    ARVADA — It’s no secret that Chatfield’s Max Heupel is a master on the golf course.
    On Friday at the Indian Tree Golf Club, the junior Charger proved as much when he won not just the 5A competition but beat out every single golfer (including 4A) outright. He shot even with the par-70 course.

  • Chargers topple Cougars in 4 sets

    By Alex Purcell
    For the Courier