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Today's News

  • New member joins board of urban renewal authority

    The Littleton City Council has named a new member to the board of the city’s urban renewal authority, Littleton Invests For Tomorrow.

    Justin Hay was approved unanimously by the council on Sept. 2 to fill a seat left vacant when Bill Lajoie resigned earlier this year. Hay will be on the board for LIFT’s next meeting Sept. 15.

  • Littleton Planning Board delays vote on two urban renewal plans

    Littleton’s Planning Board has decided to hit pause on its decision on two urban renewal plans approved by Littleton Invests for Tomorrow, the city’s urban renewal authority. 

    The Planning Board discussed plans for two of the four areas being considered for urban renewal projects, Columbine Square and the South Santa Fe corridor, during its Aug. 25 meeting. The board voted to continue its discussion at a special meeting Sept. 11. 

  • Teacher raises on hold as board rejects fact-finder's report

    Jeffco teacher salaries will remain at 2013-14 levels entering September after the school board rejected a fact-finder’s recommendations at Thursday’s school board meeting in Golden.

    A tentative contract agreement reached by bargaining teams would have given raises to educators rated “effective” and “highly effective,” but teachers rated “partially effective” would also have received a pay increase.

  • Foothills puts property-tax increase on ballot

    Residents of the Foothills Park and Recreation District will be asked for a 4-mill property-tax increase to help the district meet a projected budget shortfall due to increased costs and much-need infrastructure repair.

    The district’s Board of Directors approved the ballot question Aug. 26 for November’s election. The increase would raise taxes by $95.52 annually for $300,000 homes throughout the district; the owner of that home would pay a total of  $276.03 annually if the increase is approved.  

  • CDOT outlines toll-lane project on C-470

    The Colorado Department of Transportation thinks adding a tolled express lane in each direction on C-470 between Interstate 25 and Wadsworth Boulevard is the right solution to traffic congestion. 

    CDOT presented possible funding options for the project Aug. 19 during one of several town hall meetings scheduled over the next month. The tolls would cover a large chunk of the project’s $230 million price tag, said CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford. 

  • School board to form curriculum committee

    The Jeffco school board will form a committee Thursday night to examine and evaluate the district’s curriculum.

    Details on the direction and role of the committee are now listed on the Sept. 18 agenda, located at www.jeffcopublicschools.org.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Columbine picks up first win in double overtime thriller
    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel’s 2-yard TD run and Jake Lowry’s 2-point conversion in the second overtime helped Columbine avoid major meltdown and escape with a 43-42 win over Bear Creek on Sept. 12 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Rebels led 28-7 early in the fourth quarter before Bear Creek scored 21 consecutive points in the span of 4 minutes, 7 seconds to send the game to overtime.

  • Frosh Hicken propels Eagles

    Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.

    “I kind of knew at open gym that we were getting a good hitter in her, but the team didn’t know. When I brought her to the first team camp, it definitely ignited a spark in our team to have a middle that is so dominant and able to adjust so quickly and so well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Nikki Kneuer said. “It picked everybody up. It picked me up as a coach to see that on our team.”

  • Chargers topple Lakewood in double OT

    LAKEWOOD — Lakewood running back/linebacker Chase Braun crouched down at the 4 yard line as Chatfield players ran onto the field in jubilation. Whether or not he was the intended target for a game-winning fake extra point was a moot point. 

    All that was certain was that the Chargers took a victory from the jaws of defeat against the ninth-ranked Tigers on Sept. 12 at Jeffco Stadium.

    And in the most dramatic of fashions at that.

  • Cobb exceeds expectations at Liberty Bell

    Ask Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb why she was able to run the way that she did at the 2014 Liberty Bell, and the answer is a simple one.

    “I’m in much better shape,” the petite Columbine sophomore said after she finished eighth in the Division 2 girls race in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.