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Today's News

  • Jeffco, Arapahoe emergency dispatch teaming up

    A newly formed partnership among the Littleton, Evergreen, South Metro and West Metro fire departments and the Metropolitan Area Communications Center Authority will create the largest computer-assisted dispatch system in the state. 

    The new group, working under the name Jefferson-Arapahoe Consolidated CAD, will provide dispatch services for more than 1 million people across 23 cities and multiple unincorporated areas, and will handle roughly 66,000 fire and emergency calls annually.  

  • Access to information nurtures democracy

    By Jeffrey A. Roberts
    “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.”
    Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the inequities fostered by the corporate monopolies of his time.

  • Farewell to politics: The ‘fields’ beckon

    By Cheri Gerou

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Forecasters fall out

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Hixon, two others spark Yuma post Lady Falcons at regionals
    STERLING
    — Logan Hixon led three players in double figures as Yuma topped Front Range Christian 72-29 in the first round of the 2A Region 2 tournament on March 7 at Northeastern Junior College.
    Peighton Roth added 13 points and Caitlyn Murphy scored 12 for Yuma. Charis Courtney paced the Lady Falcons with 14 points.

  • PAC Rugby, SWARM are polar opposites as 2014 season gets rolling

    The similarities are there, especially in the physical nature between the sports, but as Greysen Lincoln points out, there’s one major difference between rugby and football.
    “It’s a lot more of an active sport. You’ve got to be a lot more aware. You have to know where all your guys are unlike in football,” Lincoln said. “It’s a lot more team-oriented. You’ve all got to be a cohesive unit. That’s also the case in football, but it’s a lot more apparent in rugby.”

  • Overland’s inside-out game too much for Eagles

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — It took a decade for Dakota Ridge to return to the Sweet 16 of the 5A state boys basketball tournament. So getting there was an accomplishment in itself. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t match their 2004 counterparts, who made it one step further.

  • Chargers bow out of field in Sweet 16

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.
    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.

  • Lady Eagles’ run ends in Great Eight

    DENVER — There was a coaching change and there were some injuries, yet somehow, some way the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles were playing in the 5A Great Eight. The end result — a 50-40 loss to top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Regional finals March 6 at the Denver Coliseum — couldn’t take away from the season that was for the Lady Eagles.

  • Chargers’ Sweet 16 loss ends a magical two-year run

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.

    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.