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Today's News

  • A pas de deux of yesteryear, today

    The music ranged from Timberlake to Sinatra as the younger prom-goers made memories, and the older ones recalled their younger days.

    The dance floor at Willowbrook Place was packed Saturday as members of the poms team from Dakota Ridge High put on the prom for residents of the memory care facility in South Jeffco. More than two dozen students mingled with about 40 of the facility’s residents while tunes kept the dance floor teeming.

  • Hundreds remember departed loved ones at Courage Walk

    Survivors of violent crime, family members who have lost loved ones to crime, and law enforcement and support groups came together again Saturday to remember those lost and the courage shown by those left behind.

    Hundreds participated in the 22nd annual Courage Walk at the Jefferson County Government Center.

  • Eagles extend Rebels’ misery

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The baseball season’s longest week couldn’t end soon enough for Columbine and Dakota Ridge, who entered their April 25 matchup at Columbine on respective two- and four-game losing streaks for the week after playing four times in the previous five days.

    At the end, only the Eagles wanted the week to continue.

  • On the trail of cleaner parks

    Volunteers hit the trails with trash bags in hand on April 25 in Littleton as part of the BIG Day Trails Cleanup.

    The South Suburban Park Foundation hosted volunteers at the event, aimed at cleaning up the trail system of the South Suburban Parks and Rec District. Last year, the event drew more than 150 people to pick up trash and debris.

  • Restrictions on sidewalk displays are retained

    By Ramsey Scott

    Staff Writer

    The Littleton City Council has temporarily put off making any changes to restrictions on retail sidewalk displays downtown.

    Last May, the council voted to let downtown merchants use the sidewalks in front of their stores to display merchandise for three days each month. Merchants must apply to the city for a free permit before putting out displays.

  • The devil in the details

    Early negotiations between Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Education Association have highlighted a long-existing source of tension: How much detail should be written into teachers’ contracts?

    Union negotiators argued for detailed contracts in sessions last week, pointing out that in the high-pressure day-to-day schedule of a teacher, prescriptive contract language can provide stability.

  • Newest council member sees budget as biggest challenge

    Littleton’s newest City Council member is steeling himself for a steep learning curve as he takes office, and Bill Hopping believes the biggest challenge will be balancing the city’s budget.

    “I’m fired up to get going,” Hopping said. “Our biggest challenge is how to balance the budget while providing the services the citizens want and that the town really needs.”

  • Meeting without minutes raises Sunshine Law questions

    The Littleton City Council didn’t keep minutes of a meeting during which it interviewed the seven candidates for an open council seat, a possible violation of the state Open Meetings Law.

    The law states that “local public bodies must keep minutes of meetings where formal action does or could occur.” Since all six members of the council were present at the April 14 meeting, formal action could have been taken on the vacancy.

  • Scouts plan suicide-prevention walk

    A group of Girl Scouts in South Jeffco has continued to work this year to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.

    For the third year, the seven members of Troop 50379 will hold the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. The event raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and raises awareness about the serious problem of suicide, said Sonja Singelstad, 16, a member of the troop.

  • Commissioners OK resolution on development, property rights

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have approved a resolution designed to emphasize the county’s commitment to fairly weigh all development applications and to protect property rights.

    The resolution was presented by Commissioner Don Rosier during staff briefings April 14 and was approved on a 3-0 vote April 21.