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Today's News

  • Council approves construction-defects ordinance

    Citing a lack of action by the state legislature, the Littleton City Council has approved its own version of a construction-defects law.

    Several bills aimed at reforming the state law — which developers blame for a dearth of condo construction — failed in this year’s legislative session.

    Littleton’s new ordinance, approved May 5, gives builders of condos, townhomes and other multifamily

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  • Commissioners delay decision on Homestead rezoning in Morrison

    After a five-hour hearing May 4, Jeffco’s county commissioners delayed their decision on a contentious rezoning request that would let developers install hiking trails and possibly a mini-ski slope in a Morrison subdivision.

  • Ex-principal facing sex-assault charge fired by district

    The Jeffco school district has fired the former principal of Ute Meadows Elementary School, who stands accused of sexual assault on a minor.

    The district placed Steven Weigum, 55, on administrative leave March 10, the day after his arrest. The school board was notified at its May 7 meeting that Weigum had been let go, district spokeswoman Lisa Pinto said.

    Pinto said the district would not comment on an ongoing legal matter. Weigum had been with Jeffco Public Schools since July 2001, when he was hired as principal at Bergen Valley Elementary in Evergreen.

  • Foothills taking applications for soon-to-be-vacant board seat

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District is accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on its board of directors.

    Board member Terri Maulik is set to resign her Ward 5 seat after the May 26 board meeting. Maulik and her family are planning to move to Parker by month’s end.

  • Autopsy: Jail inmate died from excessive vomiting

    An autopsy on the body of Jennifer Lobato, the Jeffco jail prisoner who died after waiting hours in vain for medical treatment, showed the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to excessive vomiting.

    Lobato, 37, died in her cell on March 2, a day after being booked into the jail on a shoplifting charge. That morning, Lobato had complained to a deputy that she wasn’t feeling well. By afternoon, both Lobato and her cellmate had asked that she be seen by the jail’s medical staff.

  • Late Dawson goal ends Front Range Christian's season in 2A semifinals

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Eric Osberg could see it coming. Not necessarily No. 2 seed Front Range Christian's loss to No. 3 Dawson School in the 2A girls soccer semifinals, but that it would be a hotly-contested and low-scoring game.

    "Their coach and I, we go back and forth and talk about how these games are usually classics, because they're usually (decided by one goal) or ties," the Lady Falcons coach said.

  • Berg, Chargers take 8th at state

    Chatfield senior Eric Berg placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.39 seconds and he took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 52.20 as the Chargers finished eighth with 115 points at the 5A boys state swimming championships on May 16 at the Air Force Academy.

    Chatfield’s 200 freestyle relay team of Cal Reynolds, Berg, Santana Garcia and Payton Sage came in fifth in 1 minute, 27.79 seconds. Garcia took sixth in the 100 butterfly in 52.40, while Chatfield’s 200 medley relay team of Reynolds, Berg, Garcia and Tucker Rivera was seventh in 1:37.16. 

  • Bond helps Chatfield tandem Froning, Boyd to take 4th at state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Being good friends and complementing each other on the court aren’t required components for success in tennis doubles. But it sure helps, as is the case with Chatfield’s Lauren Froning and Olivia Boyd. 

  • Cardiac Chargers to play for state

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    DENVER — A pair of walk-off wins against Cherry Creek and Mountain Vista has sent the Chatfield Chargers parading into the 5A state championship game after starting the season 1-8.

    Maybe it was getting a new coach midseason or a revival in team spirit or both, but whatever the magic, Chatfield (14-10) will play for the state title after a trio of wins May 16-17.