Today's News

  • West Metro firefighter dies

    A West Metro firefighter died Saturday night while off duty.

    Mike Miller, a 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic with West Metro Fire Rescue, died in his sleep Feb. 15. Miller had served with West Metro for seven years.

    “(Miller) was a valued member who was committed to serving our citizens in a professional and caring manner,” West Metro Fire Rescue Fire Chief Don Lombardi said in a news release. “Mike will be greatly missed.”

    Miller is survived by his wife and daughter.

  • A bad ending; positive steps needed

    You had to know it wouldn’t end well. And it didn’t!

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield Senior High hosting youth clinic on March 1

    Chatfield Senior High School will be hosting a spring youth baseball clinic on March 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the school’s baseball field.
    Players will be working on hitting, throwing and fielding skills.
    The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 8-14. Cost is $45, which includes lunch.
    In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held indoors in the school’s auxiliary gym.

  • Chargers’ Seeman captures regionals

    AURORA — Chatfield’s Dylan Seeman went 4-0, including a 4-2 decision over Smoky Hill’s Demarcus Curtis, to win the 5A Region 1 championship at 195 pounds on Feb. 15 at Cherokee Trail High School.
    Teammate Wilson George also qualified for the 5A state tournament, set for Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, by placing second at 182 pounds. He reached the finals with a pair of decisions before falling to Ponderosa’s Dylan Gabel in 1 minute, 37 seconds.

  • Columbine rested, tuned up for the playoffs

    Forrest Czarnecki and his goaltending counterpart Evan King were the beneficiaries of the Columbine Rebels clinching their first postseason hockey berth a week early.
    Because the Rebels were locked in as the sixth seed out of the Foothills Conference, Czarnecki and King, not Ashton Opperman, started Columbine’s final two games.

  • Eagles keep Chatfield from locking up Jeffco title

    Dakota Ridge has Chatfield’s number. At least, this year it does.
    For the second time in a month, the Eagles befuddled the Chargers — the only team to do so in the 5A Jeffco League this season — posting a 74-66 victory on Feb. 14 at Chatfield Senior High School. The loss kept the Chargers’ second straight conference title on hold for a few more days.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Victim psychology

  • Hobbs ‘happy’ with state effort

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    THORNTON — Averly Hobbs’ junior season of diving for Chatfield began with her nursing a sore shoulder and ended with her having a shoulder to cry on.
    Her coaches and teammates provided their share of support after a third-place finish in the 5A state meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center on Feb. 15 left last year’s runner-up and this year’s top returnee disappointed and unable to suppress tears.

  • Special bond at the heart of Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball

    A little one-on-one time for fathers and daughters is a good thing — especially if it involves a two-step.

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District hosted 100 father-daughter pairs Saturday at its Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball at The Peak Community Center. The evening dance gave the fathers and daughters a chance to make some special memories.

    And to cut a rug or two. 

    “It’s been great. I taught her to do a little swing dancing, and now she won’t let me off the dance floor,” said Robert Rivera. 

  • Search for new superintendent to continue as planned

    Even though Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson will be leaving her position four months earlier than expected, it won’t change the process for finding a new leader for the district.

    “We are still on course and will continue to search for a new superintendent,” Witt said Saturday.

    The Jeffco Board of Education was tasked with finding a new superintendent after Stevenson announced her retirement Nov. 7. Her last day was slated for June 30, but she announced Saturday her last day will be Feb. 21.