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Today's News

  • Victim identified in fire death

    Littleton police have identified the man who died in a fire on Monday.

    Roger Alan Conklin, 52, was found on fire in the backyard of a home in the 500 block of West Crestline Circle, just southeast of Cornerstone Park. Police are investigating the incident but said in a news release that the death did not appear to be related to a crime.

  • Lobato family contemplating legal action

    The family of Jennifer Lobato, the prisoner who died in the Jeffco jail while awaiting medical attention, will wait for the completion of an investigation before deciding whether to take legal action.

    David Lane, the lawyer representing the Lobato family, said the family has been in contact with the Sheriff’s Office about the investigation and will wait until a coroner’s report is complete before deciding on their next step.

  • Summerset Festival already signing up exhibitors, vendors

    The Summerset Festival is months away, but the Foothills Foundation is already planning for one of South Jeffco’s signature events.

    The festival, which will be in its 31st year, is signing up vendors and exhibitors for the three-day event at Clement Park on Sept. 18-20. Lora Knowlton, head of the Foothills Foundation, said the event not only provides entertainment and fun for residents, it gives business owners an opportunity for face-to-face interactions in a digital world.

  • Columbine High closed today in memory of shooting victims

    Columbine High School is closed Monday in memory of the 12 students and a teacher who lost their lives 16 years ago at the school.

    The tradition of closing the school in honor of those that died was continued by new Columbine principal K.C. Somers, who replaced former principal Frank DeAngelis this year after DeAngelis retired.

    DeAngelis was scheduled to be at the school’s library to lead a moment of silence at 11:20 a.m.

  • School board member apologizes for Facebook post

    A school board member who publicly shared a link on Facebook calling for parents to protest Friday’s LGBT Day of Silence said she didn’t read the post before sharing it and feels “sickened” over its message.

  • PK saves Columbine from upset

    LAKEWOOD — Marin Olson just knew she was going to score. 

    The Columbine sophomore midfielder/defender looked into one corner and then stared down Bear Creek goalkeeper Hunter Worthley before depositing the game-winning penalty kick into the left corner in the 86th minute as the Lady Rebels escaped with a 2-1 victory April 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Koza, Chatfield have their way at Dakota Ridge

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Grace Koza’s mission as a freshman in 2014 was to qualify for the 5A state championships at No. 1 singles, a fait accompli despite losing in the first round of regional play.

    This year, the Chatfield sophomore, who lost in the first round at state to the only other No. 1 singles freshman qualifier, won’t be satisfied by merely making it that far.

  • Dehaan’s late goal propels Falcons

    Senior midfielder Jalissa Dehaan, just as her teammates did as well, realized how disconcerting the situation was with her third-ranked Front Range Christian Lady Falcons and top-ranked Denver Christian tied with time winding down in their April 9 girls soccer encounter.

    “It was the process of us gaining the momentum back,” Dehaan said. “Toward the end, we were controlling the ball a lot more, and we were having better touches. It was mostly on our side, and we were getting a lot more shots.”

  • Rebels answer the challenge

    LAKEWOOD — From the ride to Trailblazer Stadium to the pregame warm-ups, there was a different vibe to this Columbine-Chatfield boys’ lacrosse game for the Rebels. 

    A clash of 5A top-10 teams with first place in the Front Range League on the line, the intensity was in the air. The last thing Columbine head coach Matt Plitnick wanted was his team to dig itself an early hole.

  • Rebels answer the challenge

    LAKEWOOD — From the ride to Trailblazer Stadium to the pregame warm-ups, there was a different vibe to this Columbine-Chatfield boys’ lacrosse game for the Rebels. 

    A clash of 5A top-10 teams with first place in the Front Range League on the line, the intensity was in the air. The last thing Columbine head coach Matt Plitnick wanted was his team to dig itself an early hole.