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Today's News

  • Weiman, Rebels bombard Eagles

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    There is a very good reason as to why the University of Kansas baseball program latched on to Columbine senior pitcher Blake Weiman. He is tall, lanky and mixes his pitches well. And one other thing — he is just plain good.

  • Navratil to represent Dakota Ridge at state

    DENVER — Rachel Navratil will represent the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles at state after she placed second at No. 3 singles in the 5A Region 5 tournament May 1 at City Park.
    The Dakota Ridge senior was 7-1 in dual matches during the regular season. Last year, she played No. 3 doubles.

  • Lady Chargers serves up 2nd place in Region 4; Jones, Day win crown

    BOULDER — Gabbie Jones and Catherine Day, Chatfield’s No. 2 doubles tandem, rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first-set tiebreak against Fairview’s Angela Cai and Laura Jamison at No. 2 doubles en route to winning the 5A Region 4 championship on April 30 at Fairview High School. Jones and Day won the match 7-6 (10-8), 7-5.
    They earned one of five state-qualifying spots for the 5A Jeffco League champion Lady Chargers, who placed second to Fairview in the regional team standings.

  • Columbine’s No. 3 doubles team finds the right fit

    Leah Rogers and Carley Maloney didn’t start out the 2014 season as partners, but they found out quickly that they were a perfect fit for each other.
    Columbine’s No. 3 doubles partners are aggressive players by nature. They communicate well on the court and they share a similar sense of humor. All of those ingredients proved to be a recipe for success.
    “It turned out to be a really good partnership. I think it worked out really well for both of us,” Rogers said.

  • A cut above the rest

    There’s a quiet confidence within Sydney Merchant. It’s evident both in the way she speaks and when she’s on the golf course.

  • 1,000 throng school board meeting

    The topics of teacher raises and full-day kindergarten drew 1,000 people to the Jeffco school board meeting last Thursday, leading to more than four hours of public comment.

    Because of the fire-safety occupancy limit, more than 400 people were turned away from the meeting, which was held in the auditorium at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood.

    Many of the teachers at the meeting spoke out about the need for pay increases and the financial troubles some are experiencing. 

  • Waterton Canyon closed for four days this week

    Denver Water has closed Waterton Canyon to recreational activities for four days this week, until Saturday morning. 

    The closure is part of a dust mitigation program. During the four days, both the canyon and the parking lot are closed. 

  • Students hold day of unity, courage

    Across Jefferson County and the world, hundreds of thousands of kids made white a symbol of courage last week. 

    Students throughout the Jeffco school district, the state and as far away as Europe wore white T-shirts April 25 to recognize a Day Without Hate. The event began in 2007 at Standley Lake High School in Westminster after shootings on the Virginia Tech campus left 32 people dead. 

  • District’s talks with teachers union will enter mediation

    Bargaining representatives from the teachers union and the Jeffco school board will enter mediation, after the board failed to meet the union’s request for a contract extension.

    After declaring an impasse April 7, the Jeffco Education Association told the board in a letter that only a multi-year contract extension would bring teachers back to negotiations. 

  • A business blooms

    Terri Pepper hasn’t stopped to smell the roses in 17 years. She’s been too busy cutting them.

    Pepper opened her own flower shop, Autumn Flourish, with boyfriend Dan Tri after 17 years of arranging flowers and crafting corsages for other companies. Their store on the southeast corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling Parkway celebrated its grand opening last week.