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Today's News

  • Tensions persist between residents, urban renewal agency

    Tensions between a citizens group seeking more transparent government and Littleton officials surfaced at a recent meeting of the city’s urban renewal authority.

    At the June 16 meeting of Littleton Invests for Tomorrow, that friction was visible when Littleton resident Carol Brzeczek asked LIFT board president Jim Taylor to release information on possible boundary changes the board received during the meeting.

    Taylor said he wouldn’t release the information until the board had a chance to review it. 

  • El Paso turned the tide for Beauprez

    Leading up to the Republican gubernatorial primary June 24, the Colorado Springs Gazette ran an editorial May 19 urging candidates Mike Kopp and Scott Gessler to drop out of the race to ensure that Bob Beauprez would win the nomination over Tom Tancredo. The Gazette argued that Tancredo was not a viable candidate in the general election and that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s re-election would be a sure thing if Tancredo became the Republican nominee.

  • KCLL finds a winning combo

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Winning isn’t everything for the Ken-Caryl Little League, but it’s become a nice bonus.
    “Our focus is on teaching life lessons,” said former KCLL president Andy Florence, who retired last month after three years at the helm. “We strive to win. But if you’re a better person or team at the end, you’ve achieved your goals.”

  • Son of Littleton City Council member dies

    Littleton City Council member Bruce Stahlman announced last week that one of his twin sons, Mark, has died. 

    The family had a service for Mark Stahlman on June 28 at Littleton United Methodist Church and asked those in attendance to wear red, white and blue. No cause of death was announced.

    Mark was one of three children of Stahlman and his wife, Kelly. 

     

  • Variety of fireworks options available in South Jeffco

     If the Fourth of July means fireworks, then South Jeffco residents have several options this week to help celebrate the holiday. 

    Red, White & You starts the festivities on Thursday. The festival at Clement Park, presented by the Foothills Park and Recreation District, features live music, games and a very large fireworks display to end the evening. 

  • Bike to Word Day rolls smoothly

    The pressure just wasn’t enough for Jani Flaig. One of the tires on her bicycle was starting to get low. 

    Luckily for her, more than a few people were available to offer assistance along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail on June 25. 

    Thousands of people across the metro area eschewed their cars in favor of bicycles last Wednesday on Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. The event, organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, encourages commuters to forsake their typical trip to work and try biking to the office. 

  • Incumbent Kerr wants to maintain focus on education, economy

    State Sen. Andy Kerr wants to continue his work on education and economic issues at the Capitol, two areas that he says are vital to Jeffco and Colorado. 

    Kerr, a Democrat, is running for re-election in South Jeffco’s Senate District 22; he won a two-year term in the redrawn district in 2012, after reapportionment left the Republican incumbent, Tim Neville, outside the district’s boundaries. 

    Kerr will face the winner of the Republican primary race Tony Sanchez in November's general election. 

  • Parcel at Quincy, Kipling is rezoned for 70 homes

    A commercial lot at the southeast corner of West Quincy Avenue and South Kipling Parkway has been rezoned to allow for up to 70 single-family homes. 

    The rezoning of the 10.9-acre property was approved by Jeffco’s county commissioners June 24 on a 3-0 vote. The change was requested by the developer, Quincy Lake LLC, due to what it said was an inability to develop the property for commercial use. 

  • District boosts funding for curriculum, student achievement

    Thanks to increased state funding, Jeffco Public Schools will spend more on curriculum, student achievement and ever-changing technology trends during the 2014-15 school year.

    The school board approved next year’s budget at last month’s final meeting before summer break on a 3-2 vote. The more than $1 billion spending plan is up from last year’s $952 million budget.

  • Girl missing near Columbine West found safe

    A Jeffco sheriff’s deputy found an 8-year-old girl who had been reported missing in the South Jeffco area Wednesday morning.

    The girl, Chloey, was found near West Coal Mine Avenue and Owens by a deputy after a search was started earlier. She had been last seen at 7 a.m. near 7200 W. Portland Ave., southwest of Coal Mine Avenue and Pierce Street, according to the sheriff’s Twitter account.