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Today's News

  • Another new home eyed for community corrections

    Jeffco has identified another piece of property that could serve as a new home for the county’s community corrections facility, though nearby residents are uneasy. 

    The land, at 15650 W. Sixth Ave., is in unincorporated Jeffco next to Foothills Animal Shelter and the Jeffco Fairgrounds. It’s currently zoned for industrial use, which is why the county didn’t consider it at first, said County Administrator Ralph Schell. 

  • Dog rescued by firefighters at accident scene recovering

    A dog rescued by West Metro firefighters at the scene of a one-car accident is recovering at Foothills Animal Shelter.

    The poodle-mix, thought to be about 4 years old, was found on U.S. 285 east of South Wadsworth Boulevard after an accident about midnight on May 5. A car had driven through a fence and come to rest near the frontage road, said West Metro spokeswoman Michelle French. 

    The driver fled on foot, but French said witnesses told firefighters about the injured dog in the road. 

  • 15 deputy spots converting to civilian positions

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Detention Services Division is converting 15 deputy positions assigned to the county jail into 15 civilian detention specialists.

    “These are not new positions. We are short-staffed and having to pay overtime to deputies to fill vacant positions,” said Division Chief Patricia Mundell. 

  • Sidewalk sales get city’s blessing

    Merchants in historic downtown Littleton now will be able to display their wares on sidewalks with the city’s blessing — three days each month. 

    The City Council approved the formal change May 6, even though the city rarely enforced previous restrictions and allowed the displays unless someone complained.

  • Incumbent Reddy loses Inter-Canyon board seat

    Newcomer Kerry Prielipp and incumbents Leslie Caimi and Karl Firor captured the three available seats on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board, according unofficial election results from May 6.

    Two-term incumbent and board President Michael Reddy lost his bid for re-election.

    The unofficial vote totals:

    • Leslie Caimi: 49 votes

    • Karl Firor: 45 votes

    • Kerry Prielipp: 39 votes

    • Michael Reddy: 32 votes

  • Track: Roselli doubles up at 5A league meet
  • Boys swimming: Garcia, 200 freestyle relay win league titles
  • Lady Chargers fend off Rampart with defense

    LAKEWOOD — It started out as another day at the office for Kendra Lanuza, but it was Chatfield’s defense that pulled the Lady Chargers through in a 14-12 second-round girls lacrosse state playoff victory over Rampart that was closer than expected.
    Lanuza scored five first-half goals, Shelby Piper scored three of her five goals in the second half, and Rachael Walker added a hat trick for second-seeded Chatfield (16-0) on May 9 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Chargers prove doubters wrong

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Some scoffed when Chatfield, which finished third in the Jeffco League, received the No. 1  overall seed in the 5A baseball playoffs. And their misgivings almost seemed warranted with the Chargers on the brink of bowing out at home in the first round of District 1 play.

  • Dakota Ridge’s Merchant, Vance qualify for state

    ENGLEWOOD — Sydney Merchant didn’t think she was on her game at the 5A Central Region girls golf tournament on May 5, and this was despite being 1-under-par through 10 holes.