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Today's News

  • Liquor store burglary could be linked to other recent break-ins

    A break-in early Sunday at a liquor store on South Kipling Parkway might be connected to a recent series of smash-and grab burglaries, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Security footage shows two people breaking into the store at 5055 S. Kipling Parkway about 1 a.m. April 13 by using large landscaping rocks to break the glass door. The pair, wearing work gloves, hooded sweatshirts and bandanas over their faces, took the cash register and liquor and left. 

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Her lucky day

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Is Littleton getting bigger in all the wrong ways?

    By Betty Harris

    Does Littleton have an inferiority complex, or is that complex merely a reflection of some of the members of the city council? What is the purpose of spending $50,000 on a new logo and slogan when the council continues to complain about lack of revenue? Will a logo and slogan draw in more people? Will they pull in more customers and more revenue when masses of people have moved to shopping online because it is easier?

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Chatfield edges Ralston Valley, closes in on 5A Jeffco title

    Jia Wiebe rallied in the third set for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Kelsey Maas at No. 3 singles as host Chatfield edged Ralston Valley 4-3 to remain undefeated in the 5A Jeffco League on April 17.
    The win set up a showdown with Lakewood on April 21 to all but determine the 2014 conference title. A Chatfield win would lock up a Lady Chargers championship. Results from that match weren’t available at press time.

  • Dakota Ridge knocking on playoff door, tops Littleton

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Dakota Ridge’s second-year lacrosse program didn’t accomplish one of its primary goals this season: beating rivals Columbine and/or Chatfield. But after a 14-4 win over Littleton in the Littleton Cup on April 19 at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium, a berth in the 16-team 5A playoffs remained a solid possibility, even a likelihood.

  • Gleeful Garcia lights up the pool in the 50 freestyle

    ARVADA — Santana Garcia came out of the pool with his ever-present gleeful smile. He had a good reason to be so chipper. The Chatfield Senior High sophomore blitzed the field in the 50-yard freestyle.
    “It felt powerful. baby. I felt great. My turn was a little slow, but besides that, it was a great race,” Garcia said moments after posting a winning time of 22.02 seconds at the 2014 Jeffco Invite at the George J. Meyers Swimming Center.

  • Chargers’ climb to the top continues

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
     Chatfield rallied late last season to reach the final eight of the 5A state baseball playoffs. But, given the heavy graduation losses and a fall semester coaching change, few could have predicted the Chargers’ meteoric start to 2014.
    Of course, Charger players weren’t among those.

  • Weiman, Rebels shine in spotlight

    Blake Weiman saw the swarm of scouts standing behind home plate, radar guns in hand clocking every pitch. The Rebels senior left-hander was also aware they were at Columbine High School to take a peek at Ralston Valley starter Jordan Holloway and not necessarily him.
    “I wasn’t too worried. I’ll just do my thing, and if they like me, they like me. If not, they don’t,” said the University of Kansas recruit.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Impending changes at Chatfield cause concern

    By state Sen. Andy Kerr

    To residents of state Senate District 22 and others:

  • Board, teachers must be reasonable

     Impasse!

    It’s a word that hardly sounds positive when it comes to a negotiation. And yet, it is what the teachers union declared last week before walking out on negotiations for a new contract with the Jefferson County Board of Education.

    Not to be the eternal optimist, but designation of an impasse may be just what the doctor ordered, as it will lead to designation of a mediator between two groups that seem to have little trust for each other in a possible standoff where there’s plenty of blame to go around.