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Today's News

  • Eagles’ Hume just misses all-state honors

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor

  • Chargers eke out victory on final play

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Columbine gets scare, then help to win title

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Timely scoring propels Chargers

    Chatfield Senior head coach Brock Blume said he’s been looking for Daniel Froning’s game to come around all season. The expectations are there for the senior midfielder to score time and again. 
    On Oct. 24, in the first round of the 5A boys soccer state playoffs, Froning did that early and often.

  • Governor's Ranch Elementary locked down after report of suspicious man

    Governor’s Ranch Elementary School was locked down on the afternoon of Oct. 30 after a student reported seeing a suspicious person on campus.

    The student described seeing either a middle-school- or high-school-age male in jeans and a black trenchcoat carrying a backpack around campus, said Mark Techmeyer, spokesman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

  • Doggy disguises a good trick, and a real treat

    As the judges compiled their notes, the costumed contestants sniffed out the competition. 

    It was a fierce battle. But when all was said and done, Leo, an 8-month-old puppy in a lion outfit, was obviously the top dog among the dozen or so canines competing for title of cutest. 

    The competition was part of the final event of the UFO World Cup Frisbee Dog Series, held Saturday at Clement Park and hosted by the Colorado Disc Dogs. 

  • Sheriff’s Office hopes raises will reduce loss of employees

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office hopes measures proposed in its  2014 budget can help reverse the sharp increase in employee turnover the department has experienced over the last several years. 

    The Sheriff’s Office has seen its turnover rate for both sworn officers and civilian employees increase during the five years since raises have been given. 

    Currently, several employees are suing the Sheriff’s Office for what they claim are back wages and overtime promised on a salary schedule that existed when they were hired. 

  • Momentum building for consolidated emergency dispatch system in Jeffco

     

    Jeffco and its municipalities are starting to consolidate emergency dispatch services in the county into one centralized call center. 

    A recent study done for the Jefferson County Emergency Communications Authority recommended consolidating the 10 primary and secondary call centers in Jeffco into one main call center and several regional dispatch centers. 

  • School board approves tech upgrades

    The Jeffco school board approved a $1.2 million contract to upgrade the school district’s data storage technology at the board’s study session Oct. 24.

    The $1.2 million will upgrade digital storage hardware and software through the technology company EMC. District staff members said Oct. 3 that the technology upgrade is unrelated to the inBloom system for storing student data or its classroom dashboard. 

  • Jeffco Human Services facing more cuts

    Jeffco’s Human Services Division is facing another round of cuts in the proposed 2014 budget and might have to eliminate positions and programs to balance its books. 

    One of the targeted programs is the Family Integrated Treatment Court, often called drug court, which costs the county about $500,000 annually.

    FIT Court, a voluntary program in the Jeffco court system, works with high-risk dependency or neglect cases involving families, with the goal of keeping children from having to be removed from homes.