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Today's News

  • Robert Gates’ ‘Duty’ a good read for all citizens

    By Jim Rohrer

    OK, I admit it: I can’t resist reading every single insider book that portends to explain the goings-on within our government. Most of us have strong opinions concerning the executive branch of our government powered by the simplistic rhetoric of Fox or MSNBC. We have become a group of “Monday-morning quarterbacks.” The Bush hate seemed to be unprecedented, until the Obama hate got into full swing.

  • State now ground zero in battle for Senate

    Talk about a game changer!

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Something’s been bugging her

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mullen upsets Columbine in triple OT in the state opener

    Ninth-seeded Mullen upset host and eighth-seeded Columbine 65-62 in triple overtime in the first round of the 5A state boys basketball tournament on Feb. 26.
    The game was tied at 45 at the end of regulation, 51 after the first overtime and 56 after a second overtime before Mullen outscored the Rebels 9-6 in the third extra session.
    Keaton Matthies scored 26 points to lead Columbine (10-14). Michael Tait added 18 points and Brandon Wilson scored 12.

  • Falcons struggle with shot in loss to Lutheran

    DENVER — It’s not so much about this year for the Front Range Christian Falcons — though they haven’t played poorly, by any means. It’s about developing for the future. Games against third-ranked Lutheran and its trapping 1-3-1 zone defense are good proving grounds for that.
    “We want the kids to face adversity, to stare it down and fight through it. This will make them stronger,” said Front Range Christian head coach Brad Folk. “We want to be in an attack mentality.”

  • Lady Falcons can’t contain Tatum, Limon

    DENVER — Keturah Tatum single-handedly did in the Front Range Christian Lady Falcons in the 2A District 4 semifinals.
    Tatum scored a game-high 20 points — 12 in the second half — as third-seeded Limon upset Front Range Christian 38-30 on Feb. 27 at Hutchison Field House at Mullen High School. The Lady Badgers won their ninth straight game, avenging a 41-35 loss to the Lady Falcons on Jan. 18.

  • Wray, Chargers come up big against Grizzlies

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    At 6-foot-5 and solidly built, Chatfield’s Alec Wray doesn’t always feel dwarfed on the basketball court. But he did against ThunderRidge’s 6-10 Zach Pirog in their March 1 second-round game of the 5A boys basketball tournament.
    But the Chargers’ senior outplayed Pirog and made the biggest play against the Grizzlies’ junior center in a 53-43 Chatfield victory.

  • Eagles’ senior leadership pays off

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The pressure might have been a wee bit scary, but Jae Ferrin didn’t show any nerves as the Dakota Ridge senior drove the baseline.
    With the clock winding down, she calmly pushed the ball down the right sideline and scored a layup with 10.8 seconds remaining as the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles, with senior leadership on their side, squeezed out a 49-47 upset over host Pine Creek on Feb. 28 in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Eagles’ defense locks down Monarch

    Ben Beauchamp is a stud. The 6-foot-4 Monarch 3-point shooter, if given an open look, can hit from just about anywhere around the perimeter. Dakota Ridge knew that, and also knew that Mason Grothuesmann had to do something to contain the Coyotes’ sharpshooter.
    In other words, Grothuesmann had to guard Beauchamp just like the Eagles had practiced all week. It paid off quite nicely in the second half.

  • Small grass fire extinguished in Ken-Caryl

    Jeffco sheriff’s deputies put out a small grass fire in the Ken-Caryl area Monday afternoon before it had a chance to spread.  

    The fire, in the 9900 block of Whistling Elk Drive south of Deer Creek Road, started about 4:15 p.m. after a male teenager was playing with fireworks. 

    Deputies were able to contain the fire to a quarter acre using rakes, shovels and fire extinguishers borrowed from neighboring houses, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.