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Today's News

  • Inter-Canyon Fire approves 2014 budget

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District had a memorable 2013, but for all the wrong reasons.

    “Last year’s theme was ‘survive,’ ” said Karl Firor, treasurer for the Inter-Canyon board of directors. “This year’s theme is, ‘It’s going to be a little bit better than last year.’”

  • Lake open for skating at Pine Valley Ranch

    Eager anglers and graceful gliders can now slide down to Pine Grove to enjoy some winter activity in the mountains.

    The lake at Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park is now open for ice skating and fishing.

    “It’s kind of a step back in time,” said Thea Rock, spokeswoman for Jeffco Open Space. “We don’t groom the ice or anything like that. People can get a flavor of ice skating in the past and really get that outdoor experience.” 

  • Evergreen to be hub for regional emergency dispatch system

    In the new year, Evergreen will be the hub for all things emergency-related in west-central Jeffco.

    It’s all part of “regionalization,” a nationwide push to bring emergency agencies together under one roof, system or organization to better coordinate response over an extended area. And when that area is prone to wildfires — or flooding — a little reorganization is designed to go a long way.

  • Foothills again will host talent show for youth

    If you have a song in your heart, now’s the time to sing it. 

    Foothills Park and Rec is giving kids a chance to shine again as it hosts the Night of the Stars talent show on Feb. 1. 

    The show, which has auditions Jan. 14 to fill 30 available slots, has been a hit since it started three years ago, said Regina Smith, Foothills’ cultural arts specialist.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Pittman, Antrillo lead charge as Dakota Ridge trips Legend

    Cody Pittman scored 15 points, while Cambrian Antrillo added 13 points as Dakota Ridge pulled away from Legend for a 54-42 victory on Jan. 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The host Eagles (6-1), who led 34-30 entering the fourth quarter, outscored Legend 20-12 in the final eight minutes.

  • Rebels’ defense stymies Gators

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Something had to give. Columbine was looking for its first home win of the season and visiting Standley Lake was seeking its first road victory of the year on  Jan.  4 at Columbine High School.
    Senior Jaylee Tait did her usual damage to the opposition with 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals; however, senior Kindra Koenig supplied the firepower for Columbine with relentless defensive pressure and three big shots from beyond the arc to lead the Lady Rebels past the Lady Gators 61-49.

  • Second-period scoring flurry ignites Chargers

    Fifty-two seconds. That’s all the time it took for the Chatfield Chargers to turn a one-goal game into a much-needed momentum shift.
    Chatfield scored three goals in that span early in the second period en route to a 6-3 victory over Resurrection Christian on Jan. 3 at the Edge Ice Arena. Brian Vits, Payden Thanner and Tyler Seltenreich scored goals during the flurry, the last off an assist from Thanner that ended up being the game-winner.

  • Cougars tame host Lions

    It started with a 3-pointer, then a layup and then another. Before long, Evergreen junior point guard Nathan Haas was in a zone.

  • Change your strategy, but not your values

    As I read about the record-breaking Internet sales being reported this Christmas, I remember s0metime around 1985 I was asked to co-chair a task force at Sears headquarters to come up with ideas about how the retailer should leverage the use of the Internet.

  • Politics will reign at the Capitol in ’14

    Against the backdrop of the first successful recalls of sitting state legislators in Colorado history, the Colorado General Assembly convenes today. The changes from the recall will be evident in a number of ways.