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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge overcomes errors to down Chatfield

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Not taking anything away from the pitching effort by Dakota Ridge junior Carter Akerfelds, but Chatfield trailed in the arms race before the first pitch was thrown April 21 on the Chargers’ home field.

  • Dakota Ridge girls LAX scoring at will

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge sophomore Kailee Lammers weaved through a handful of Golden defenders before ripping a shot into the net, then sported a sheepish grin April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Shortly after scoring one of her six first-half goals, Lammers realized a goal right off the draw wasn’t the plan. Dakota Ridge coach Jordan Hogan wanted to work an offensive play with the Eagles starting to dominate Golden on the way to a 19-5 victory in the Jeffco League.

  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces former team

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Deputy struck, injured by stolen vehicle

    The driver of a stolen vehicle struck a Jeffco sheriff’s deputy Saturday night as he and another deputy were struggling with a second suspect on West Remington Avenue in South Jeffco.

    Authorities said one suspect was in custody and another remained at large in the incident, which spanned three jurisdictions and left two police cars damaged. The deputy was treated for minor injuries.

  • One Dem candidate remains in race to run against Szabo

    Marti Smith of Arvada is the only remaining Democratic candidate seeking to run for county commissioner against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo.

    However, Smith still must be approved by a vote of the Democratic vacancy committee, which will meet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Arvada Center for the Arts.

  • Hitting the High Notes: Jimy Murphy

    Jimy Murphy — artist, cancer survivor, father of three and force of nature — offers one piece of advice: Do what you love.

    The ebullient Murphy has followed his own passions on a whirlwind music and film career that took him around the country before dropping him back in his hometown.

  • School board won’t change former superintendent’s separation pact

    Jeffco school board President Ron Mitchell said the board will not change the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson, but instead will “clarify” parts of the pact that banned her from volunteering in schools.

    School board members in March considered renegotiating Stevenson’s separation agreement to let her volunteer at district schools. 

  • Face, voice of Jeffco Sheriff’s Office stepping down

    Jacki Kelley is accustomed to being associated with bad news.

    The head spokesperson for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Kelley stood in the Conifer High School parking lot in 2012 and fielded questions from a gaggle of reporters and television crews just hours after a smoldering controlled burn on Foxton Road reignited into the deadly Lower North Fork Fire, which killed three people and destroyed more than 4,000 acres.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts under construction on South Kipling

    A large sign with the Dunkin’ Donuts logo announces the anticipated opening of a new shop on South Kipling Parkway in the coming months. The steel framework for the building is in place at the site, where construction workers are making progress on completing the project by this summer.

    Josh Blanchard, one of the owners of the franchise, says he is thrilled to be opening a second Dunkin’ Donuts in Littleton. Another shop is on West Mineral Avenue.

  • Front Range Christian School offering privately funded vouchers

    Front Range Christian School has launched a privately funded voucher program for families seeking a religious-school alternative for their children.

    A limited number of the “freedom vouchers,” which pay for partial tuition at the private school in South Jeffco, is available for families wishing to make a switch from a public school.