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Today's News

  • Parents complain of bullying at Westridge Elementary

    The families of several students at Westridge Elementary in South Jeffco are alleging that school administrators have failed to adequately address a bullying problem in the third grade gifted-and-talented class, including physical incidents that were later reported to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

  • Dulcimer Festival hammers out musical connections

    The melodic sound of the hammered dulcimer echoes through the halls of St. James Presbyterian Church, floating toward the sanctuary to combine with the gentle strum of the mountain dulcimer.

    Though the two instruments technically have no relation outside of a shared name, both were celebrated at the 14th annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival. The event originated in Fort Collins but has since moved to Littleton.

  • Fun City demolition wraps up; health center construction begins

    A project three years in the making soon will come to fruition in South Jeffco as demolition of the former Fun City building wraps up and construction of a health center begins.

    Called the West Littleton Neighborhood Health Center, the $30 million project at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Street is expected to be completed in April 2018. It will be managed by Centura Health and the Larkin Group.

  • Breast cancer survivor teaching her sons to ‘stand up for something you believe in’

    A thick scar lines Tracey Randolph’s waistline, and two more adorn her breasts.

    The scars are forever a part of her, and Randolph isn’t afraid to show them.

    For the 44-year-old, the scars have come to represent much more than a victory over breast cancer. They serve as a constant reminder of her goal to spread awareness about the disease, her desire to maintain a positive outlook on life, and her fight for justice.

    A devastating diagnosis

  • Trainees fight fire with knowledge, hands-on experience

    The first snowy day in weeks did not dampen the training blaze at the West Metro Fire training center last Thursday.

    Six West Metro recruits, three Tri-Lakes Monument Fire recruits and 40 or more Red Rocks Community College fire science students received a lesson in fire behavior as three small buildings burned.

  • McMinimee's demotion a 'mutual decision'

    Dan McMinimee's early departure from his position as Jeffco schools superintendent last week was ultimately the result of discussions he had with the school board almost three weeks ago. 

    According to board President Ron Mitchell, McMinimee approached the board in mid-February about possibly moving into a different role for the remainder of his contract, which expires June 30. 

  • Eagles avenge defeat, rout RV

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Jaguars run past Falcon before falling in Sweet 16

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The three keys to success for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is tempo, tempo and tempo — the quicker, the better for the Jaguars. 

  • Chargers cruise to win over Trojans

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The Chatfield boys basketball team did Saturday night what they’ve been doing all season: Winning.

    The Chargers won their first second-round 5A state playoff game against Fountain-Fort Carson by a massive 37-point cushion — 94-57. It was a solid start to the postseason for a team that is now 23-1.

  • Jaguars key on defense in victory

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The second quarter belonged to D’Evelyn’s full-court press defense Saturday afternoon.

    After a poor-shooting first quarter in the second round of the 4A boys basketball state tournament, the Jaguars looked to their defense to provide a kickstart against Cheyenne Mountain.