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Today's News

  • You can teach an old bar new tricks

    For decades, the Columbine Lounge has been an old standby in South Jeffco. But in June it became the site of a new dream.

    The 40-year-old establishment at 7660 S. Pierce St. was bought by Cheryl Gonska on June 1. The former lunch lady at Jeffco Schools fulfilled a 17-year-old dream to own her own bar and traded in a younger clientele for one of legal drinking age.

  • Event pushes pedals as commuting alternative

    Area resident Cindy Elliott was so excited about Bike to Work Day that she doubled the length of her morning commute on June 24.

    “This is the perfect morning for a ride,” said Elliott, who had stopped at a breakfast station on the Mary Carter Greenway near West Belleview Avenue and Prince Street on the way to her job in Highlands Ranch. “We’re riding 7 miles this morning. Usually my commute is a 3-mile trip, but we decided to go for a longer ride since it’s Bike to Work Day.”

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for dance studio

    Dozens of students from True Dance Academy who packed a Jeffco hearing room last week erupted in cheers when a rezoning request for the school was approved on a 3-0 vote by the county commissioners.

    The dance studio, at 8950 W. Quincy Ave. across the street from the federal prison, needed the rezoning to continue operating at the location.

    “It’s a relief. I mean, this has been on going for a while, so it’s a huge relief,” said owner Shelly Trujillo. “All the kids were celebrating at the next rehearsal after the hearing.”

  • School district launches all-inclusive app

    A mobile app recently launched by Jeffco Public Schools offers details on everything from schools’ daily lunch offerings to weather closures to health-based tips, a recent district news release says.

    The application, which is called “Jeffco Public Schools,” can be downloaded for free at Apple iTunes or Google Play by students, parents, district staff and community members.

    Parents will also be able to get emergency notifications for specific schools.

  • Littleton manager elected to Municipal League board

    Littleton City Manager Michael Penny recently elected to the board of directors of the Colorado Municipal League.

    Penny was elected by municipal officials from across the state at the CML’s annual meeting June 16-19. The CML represents 268 cities and town across the state in policy affairs and with advocacy. The nonprofit also provides resources to cities and towns on various issues.

  • 2015 spring sports all-conference track & field

    The following are 2015 all-conference selections in the 5A and 4A Jeffco League for track & field:

  • Players grasp Dietz’s spirit

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    One day short of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 10’s ill-fated Operation Red Wings mission in Afghanistan in which former Littleton resident Danny Dietz lost his life, members of the Chatfield football team displayed an act that exemplified doctrines embraced by the SEALs and the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation.

  • ‘They’ve been having a blast’

    Gary Anderson fondly recalls when he was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. He would get up and play all day long until it was time to come inside. Then he’d do it again the next day.

    There was no pressure, no coaches and no parents screaming instructions at you. It was all about how to play the game and having fun. It is with those memories in mind that the veteran Chatfield Senior High basketball coach and long-time physical education teacher developed the idea of the “Crazy for Sports” camp.

  • Fellman won’t seek re-election to school board

    Jeffco school board member Jill Fellman has decided not to run for re-election this fall, saying she wants to make her family a priority.

  • Body recovered from South Platte in Waterton Canyon

    A body was recovered from the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon on Saturday evening.

    A hiker reported seeing the body floating in the river about 5 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Dive teams recovered the body from the river later Saturday night.

    The body hasn’t been identified, and the Sheriff’s Office said it hadn’t received any reports of a missing person.