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Today's News

  • Chatfield making a return to state
  • Rebels pummel Raiders

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — His players are too young to have the déjà vu feeling that Columbine coach Andy Lowry was experiencing after the Rebels dominated Rangeview for a 48-7 first-round upset in the 5A football playoffs Oct. 31 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

  • Eagles end Lions’ playoff hopes

    One team — Dakota Ridge — was already headed to the 4A state football playoffs whether it won or loss. The other — Littleton — was the front-runner for an unlikely 4A Plains Conference title coming into the Oct. 31 regular-season finale at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Despite the high stakes surrounding the contest, the game itself never lived up to the hype.

  • Body of missing Littleton woman found in Gunnison National Forest

    Police in Mount Crested Butte say that human remains found in the Gunnison National Forest are those of Sherri Ahlbrandt, a Littleton woman missing in the area since Aug. 13

    A search party on Oct. 29 found the remains in a rugged area called Middle Anthracite Creek, close to where hunters on Oct. 23 found items identified as belonging to Ahlbrandt, said Marjorie Trautman, a spokeswoman for the Mount Crested Butte police.

  • Overholt's OT goal sends Chatfield to 5A state soccer quarterfinals

    By Matt Van Deventer, For the Courier

  • The bogeyman cometh (literally)

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    After dark last Friday, Bemis Library became a monster-infested maze through which a few unlucky golf clubs were doomed to navigate.

  • Students follow through on a bright idea

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    A group of students is making Mackintosh Academy’s Littleton campus a sunnier place.

  • GOP Senate candidates swipe photo, logo for fliers

    Three GOP candidates for the state Senate were threatened with legal consequences last week after their campaign fliers used the Jeffco Public Schools logo and a Denver Post photo without permission. 

    Fliers in support of Tim Neville in Senate District 16, Tony Sanchez in District 22, and Laura Woods in District 19 featured the same design and also included a doctored photograph from last month’s student protests in Jefferson County. 

  • CSI: Jeffco

    Sometimes a cop needs a microscope to catch a criminal.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office opened the new regional crime lab for a tour last week. The new facility, part of an expansion of the jail, will give law enforcement access to some of the most cutting-edge scientific equipment available.  

  • Jeffco jail in line for security upgrade after escape

    The Jeffco jail is getting a security upgrade after its first prisoner escape since it was built 28 years ago. 

    The county commissioners have given initial approval to a project that will install metal bars on the jail’s five recreation yards. The bars will supplement the steel security meshing that is currently in place. 

    The project is estimated to cost $100,000, and the funds will come from a surplus from the current jail expansion, which is about $1 million under budget. That project is about a month away from completion.