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Today's News

  • South Jeffco street improvements outlined

    The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department has scheduled several street improvement projects over the next several years in South Jeffco.

    The improvements range from installation of traffic signals and new sidewalks to bike lanes and gutter upgrades, said Mike Vanatta, acting director of transportation and engineering.

    Waterton-Wadsworth intersection

    The last intersection before South Wadsworth Boulevard heads into Lockheed Martin’s facility will be getting a traffic signal along with an additional turn lane.

  • School maintenance funding in limbo

    The fate of some voter-approved funds for facility maintenance in Jeffco Public Schools remains unclear after the school board voted 3-2 to table a discussion about their use on Jan. 15.

    The $17 million in question represents part of the proceeds from the bond issue approved by district voters in November 2012 for maintenance and renovation of schools. Even though the ballot specified $99 million in bonds, higher yields meant the bonds sold at a premium and generated additional funds.

  • Littleton recruiting volunteers for snow job

    Littleton wants you to join the coolest gang in the city.

    The Littleton Snow Squad, a group of volunteers who shovel snow for eligible senior citizens, is in need of recruits to finish the season and beyond. The program, run through the city’s Aging Well Resource Center, served about 12 to 15 homes this year but could expand if more volunteers sign up.

  • Caller posing as Littleton cop leaving voice-mails

    The Littleton Police Department has received at least four reports about people receiving phone calls from a caller falsely claiming to be a police officer with the force.

    The caller left messages claiming to be a Littleton police officer named Mike or Michael Crawford, saying the recipient of the call needed to contact him immediately at 720-325-4926 regarding a case.

    The Littleton Police Department doesn’t have an officer named Mike Crawford and has no extension with a 720 area code, said police Cmdr. Trent Cooper.

  • Driver who died in single-car accident on Kipling identified

    The woman who died in a single-car accident Monday in south Jeffco has been identified.

  • Baby left at West Metro fire station

    A baby was dropped off at a West Metro Fire station Tuesday morning by a couple who said they’d been given the infant at a store in Lakewood.
    The middle-aged couple brought the baby, which was in good health, to West Metro’s Station 1 in Lakewood. West Metro firefighter/paramedics transported the baby to an area hospital for medical care.
    The Colorado legislature passed a safe haven law in 2000 that allows for a parent to drop off an unharmed child to a hospital or fire station within 72 hours of being born.

  • Lady Chargers add state qualifiers at Jeffco Invite

    ARVADA — Frustration could’ve easily set in for Chatfield Senior swimmer Abby Oglesby. So many times this season, she been close to qualifying for the 5A state meet in the 50-yard freestyle only to come up short.

  • Eagles eye late push, rip Gators

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    After handling Standley Lake for the second time this season, the Dakota Ridge hockey team proclaimed itself ready for The Push.
    “Tonight was that stepping stone,” head coach Alec Hines said after his sixth-ranked Eagles peppered the Gators with 54 shots on goal and improved to 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the Foothills League with a 5-1 victory Jan. 24 at The Edge Ice Arena. “We’re getting into the bulk of our season, and we put the work in tonight.”

  • Patient Rebels hold Chatfield in check

    Eighteen minutes, 50 seconds. That’s an eternity in a basketball game. That’s also how long it took the Chatfield Lady Chargers to make a field goal — a 3-pointer at that — in a 51-29 loss at rival Columbine on Jan. 23.

  • Experience, free throws help Rebels

    The fact that the game came down to the wire was of little surprise. It was Columbine and Chatfield after all. But there’s something to be said for senior leadership. It’s something the Rebels have and Chatfield doesn’t.
    Columbine broke a 54-all tie by hitting 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch for a 64-56 victory. It’s the Rebels’ first win over rival Chatfield since a 65-44 win on Feb. 17, 2012, snapping a four-game slide in the series. Keaton Matthies scored a game-high 21 points and Antonio Chavez added 15 for Columbine.