Today's News

  • Ann Romney addresses crowd at Hudson Gardens

    The crowd of mostly women who waited at Littleton's Hudson Gardens on Tuesday afternoon got what they wanted: Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, talking about the softer side of her husband.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    One tough mother

  • Sports briefs

    Winkler leads Chatfield to upset of Lakewood in league opener
    — Backup quarterback Kyle Winkler completed 11-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Chatfield upset 5A state finalist Lakewood, 29-6, on Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Winkler threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Larry Huff, 28 yards to Race Fenimore and 3 yards to Jake Thayer as the Chargers (4-1 overall, 1-0 5A Super 6) won their fourth straight game.

  • Prepared Hume leads Eagles' charge

    Even though, the Dakota Ridge cross country team has been competing Carson Hume called the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 28 at Clement Park the first race he and his teammates have prepared for.
    “The last two weeks we’ve been totally training hardcore,” Hume said. “So I’m pretty happy with today.”
    He has good reason to be. Hume came in seventh in the boys’ Division I race in 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Only Arvada West’s Connor Lockwood, who came in third in 16:12, was faster than Hume among 5A Jeffco League runners.

  • League champs prep for regionals

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The ball was probably in the air for three seconds, but it felt more like a minute. As it fell out of the sky Columbine’s Andy Wright waited for it, undoubtedly ready to hit a smashing overhead winner.
    Then, as the ball met his racket, it was clear his massive windup was a decoy the entire time. Wright faked everyone out, including his opponent, Dakota Ridge’s Micah Schulman, and perfectly decelerated his racket to hit a gorgeous shot with precision and touch just over the net for an easy winner.

  • McDondle, big plays help Columbine prevail

    LAKEWOOD — Big plays are somewhat commonplace for Columbine. Be it Bernard McDondle’s 56-yard TD run in the first half or his 55- or 75-yarders in the second, or Michael Burns’ own 75-yard scamper, they were all part of the Rebels’ ever-present rushing attack Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    But if anything, Columbine’s 48-36 homecoming victory over Arapahoe was almost as much about what the Rebels did as it was what Arapahoe didn’t, at least in the first half.

  • Peters fitting right in

    Uniforms make everyone look the same. It helps remind those wearing them that they work for the same cause. But Dakota Ridge senior softball player Kristyn Peters might as well have an “X” on her uniform, because the second she hits the field, her extraordinary talent sets her apart.

  • 'If you don’t get a tear in your eye, there’s something wrong with you'

    Crowds of leather-clad bikers held brightly colored balloons as they waited in the parking lot at Columbine High School on Sunday morning.
    Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis told the crowd that every balloon represented a person who had lost their life to school violence.

  • Jeffco champ Columbine completes undefeated league play

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Jeffco League champion Columbine cruised to an easy victory over Dakota Ridge on Sept. 27 at Marker Park in a final tune-up before regional play. The Rebels won six of seven matches, including three without dropping a game.
    No. 2 singles player Kellen Iverson, the No. 2 doubles combination of Mitch Clough and Galen Graham, and the No. 4 doubles team of Kevin Walls and Kyle Iverson all won their matches 6-0, 6-0.

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

     A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”