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Today's News

  • Stealing away: Conifer girls basketball gets big win against Englewood

    CONIFER — Amid a tough season with plenty of growing pains, the Conifer girls basketball team found a reason to rejoice on Thursday on its home floor.

    In a hard-fought court clash with Englewood, the Lobos earned their third win, 42-34. Everything they had been working toward all season had finally come together.

  • Youthful Huskies ‘coming along’ after double dual

    EVERGREEN — Wins are difficult to come by for the Platte Canyon Huskies wrestling team, but the experience is invaluable.

    “We’re coming along,” Platte Canyon head coach Gary Rhoads said. “It’s a little slow. The team is a little bit smaller, but we have a tough middle school (program), a tough youth club. Hopefully, here in the next year or two we’ll be back with the numbers and be a little more competitive.”

  • Bounce-back win helps Eagles fly up standings

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Consistency was the focus for the Dakota Ridge hockey team on Jan. 22 at the Apex Center, giving the Eagles a much-needed win over Ralston Valley 4-2.

    The Eagles entered the game following a rollercoaster return from winter break. They started with another 4-2 win. But the next three games — a win then two losses — were all decided by no less than six goals. The team’s top lines were decimated by injuries, and the Eagles got more than comfortable in the penalty box.

  • Woman who caused I-70 Christmas Eve crash was intoxicated

    The 62-year-old woman believed to have caused the Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 70 near Genesee was intoxicated at the time, a recent autopsy report states.

    Cheri Goodard was driving eastbound on Interstate 70 near mile marker 254, when she overcorrected and her car went across the median. It struck Sancy Shaw's vehicle, which was going westbound. The two women died at the scene, and Shaw's 6-year-old daughter was airlifted to Denver's Children's Hospital in serious condition.

  • Church decommissions its 65-year-old organ

    It’s not often that a church decommissions a pipe organ, but that’s what happened at Church of the Transfiguration on Sunday.

    While the church’s pipe organ, which was installed in 1953, hasn’t been played for a couple years, it was time to give it a proper sendoff. The pipes will remain in the church, but the organ itself will be put into storage.

    “Everybody likes the pipes,” pastor Mike McManus said, “so we’ll keep them.”

    In 2017, a state-of-the-art organ was purchased and dedicated.

  • Glass: EnrollJeffco offers parents, students broader options

    One important concept in a business transaction is “friction.” Basically, this is anything that slows down someone from making a purchase — and the more friction in a purchase, the less likely someone will actually follow through on it.

    Enrolling a student in school has been a decidedly friction-filled experience. This is especially true for families who wish to enroll their student in a school other than their assigned neighborhood public school.

  • Romberg: Polis pitches campaign promises in budget

    Gov. Jared Polis had a busy first week. After being sworn into office and giving a general inaugural address, he had just two days before presenting his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly.

    As you would expect, the speech included many of the things that Polis emphasized during his campaign, but the priorities were further honed and, in some cases, included more details about how he intends to pursue his agenda.

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  • Additional homes may be coming near The Homestead

    A proposal to subdivide 53 acres off U.S. 285 into 18 lots for single-family homes quickly passed through the Jeffco Planning Commission.

    Because the item was on the consent agenda during the Jan. 9 meeting and there were no residents in attendance to speak about it, the case moved forward without discussion. The case is scheduled to appear in front of the Jeffco commissioners on Jan. 29. The meetings are held at 8 a.m. at the county building in Golden.