Today's News

  • There’s still work to be done at Columbine Memorial

    The Columbine Memorial Foundation recently ticked an item off its repair wish list.

    About 5,000 square feet of buckling concrete at the entryway of the Clement Park memorial has been replaced. Rick Townsend, president of the foundation board, calls the project, which cost approximately $51,000, a big effort.

    “It took a big bite out of our savings to get that done,” he added.

    But Townsend notes it was necessary because the concrete created a safety hazard for visitors.

  • Bradford Intermediate School ball fields put on backburner

    The Ken-Caryl Metropolitan District board has temporarily scrapped plans to build ball fields at Bradford Intermediate School K-8 North, but will use money from a lawsuit settlement to pay for tennis courts at the Ken-Caryl Community Center and for renovations to the Ken-Caryl Ranch House pool.

    After reimbursing itself and the Ken-Caryl Master Association for the tennis courts, it will begin planning pool renovations – likely in the fall. In several years, if the funds are available, the board will reconsider building the ball fields.

  • South Jeffco reflects on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day provided an opportunity for remembrance and reflection for those celebrating across South Jeffco.

    The holiday is meant to honor those who’ve died in service to the United States of America. As residents gathered in Littleton, Ken-Caryl and beyond, all agreed that it is essential to express gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Hotels, senior living may be coming to C-470 and Bowles

    The county is taking steps toward allowing hotels, motels and senior living facilities along C-470 at West Bowles Avenue despite opposition from neighboring residents.

    After more than three hours of debate on May 24 stretching past midnight, the Jeffco Planning Commission in a 5-2 vote recommended rezoning 23.57 acres of land just east of C-470 and about 700 feet north of West Bowles Avenue. The four parcels are north of Tipsy’s Liquor World.

    The plan will come before Jeffco commissioners at a June 20 hearing.

  • Her sole purpose

    Vyolet Harris hops out of her mother’s car, grabs a bag from the trunk and makes her way inside Brighton Collectibles – and then it hits her.

    “This is heavy,” she says, using both hands to lug a white shopping bag filled with shoes.

    With the help of her schoolmates and teachers at Belmar Elementary in Lakewood, the 8-year-old from Littleton collected more than 120 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that, in part, collects and distributes new and gently used shoes to those in need.

  • Mile High BMX in negotiations to bring national event to Schaefer complex

    The BMX track at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex is still under construction, but that hasn’t prevented the still-to-open facility from attracting the attention of the sport’s national sanctioning body.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Clothes encounter of the worst kind

  • Fox tests positive for the plague

    A dead fox found in Ken-Caryl Valley has tested positive for the plague, according to the Jefferson County Public Health Department.
    A notice provided by Ken-Caryl Ranch says the dead fox was found at a Ken-Caryl residence in late April, and the animal tested positive in May.
    While summer brings warmer weather and sunny skies, it’s also prime time for animal- and insect-borne diseases like rabies, West Nile virus and the plague.

  • Local teams enjoy success at state track

    LAKEWOOD — The history books at Columbine high school were rewritten on Sunday afternoon.
    The Rebels’ 4x100-meter team of Logan DeAment, Ted Mullin, Mikey Greibel and Mateo Rodriguez broke the school record with a time of 42.93 seconds as it finished in sixth place in the 5A state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Olson wins swimming title for Columbine

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Gavin Olson’s greatest reward after edging defending champion Danny Kovac to win the 100-yard backstroke title Saturday at the 5A state meet was looking to the other side of the pool and spotting Columbine coach Kristi Marosy “crying her eyes out.’’
     It was a sight that brought a smile to the sophomore’s face and tugged at his heartstrings.