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Today's News

  • Motorcyclists honor sheriff’s sergeant killed in crash

    Hundreds of motorcyclists rode through Coal Creek Canyon on Sunday to remember Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin.

    Baldwin died Jan. 26 after being struck by a wrong-way driver on Colorado 93.

    “(Baldwin) will be remembered for his love of family, his duty to service and his dedication to this community,” Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink said. 

  • Group seeks to relocate prairie dogs to another rec district parcel

    A group trying to relocate prairie dogs from two parcels of Foothills Park and Rec District land wants to move them to another Foothills property.  

    The group has worked since December to find a new home for prairie dogs on two pieces of Foothills land up for sale. The properties are on the northeast and northwest corners of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue.

  • Developer seeks to boost units in South Rapp Street project

    The developer of a proposed residential complex approved for land across the street from Arapahoe Community College wants to expand the number of units in the development. 

    The Sullivan-Littleton Lofts development, which would be on South Rapp Street next to ACC’s Littleton campus, had originally been approved in 2007 for 52 residential units along with five live/work commercial spaces. 

  • West Metro Fire voters reject tax increase

    Unofficial results released Tuesday afternoon showed with 96 percent of the votes counted that 16,580 votes were cast against the tax hike and 15,749 in favor. 

    West Metro said the ballot count should end by Wednesday, May 14.

    The turnout set a record for West Metro elections, with 30,000 ballots cast.

  • Incumbent Reddy loses Inter-Canyon seat

    Newcomer Kerry Prielipp and incumbents Leslie Caimi and Karl Firor captured the three available seats on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board, according to Tuesday’s unofficial election results.

    Two-term incumbent 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

  • Sports briefs

    WRESTLING
    Chatfield Senior High hosting pro wrestling event on May 10

    NRW Sports Entertainment is bringing its weekly iTV professional wrestling show, NRW Charged, to Chatfield Senior High School on May 10 for a double iTV taping.
    On the card, Chatfield assistant wrestling coach “Mercury” Matt Yaden goes up against current NRW champion Danger Dean and Trajan Ender battles Hoodlum in a Last Man Standing match. Many more wrestlers will be on the card.

  • State hopefuls off the mark at Creek Invite

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Some days, it’s just not meant to be. Just ask Jae Ferrin, Bernard McDondle and Joey Roselli, all of whom expect to challenge for state titles — McDondle is the defending long jump champion — at the May 15-17 5A track and field championships.
    Things didn’t quite go as planned for the trio at the May 3 Cherry Creek/Grandview Invitational at the Stutler Bowl, their last tune-up before this week’s Jeffco League Championships.

  • Weiman, Rebels bombard Eagles

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    There is a very good reason as to why the University of Kansas baseball program latched on to Columbine senior pitcher Blake Weiman. He is tall, lanky and mixes his pitches well. And one other thing — he is just plain good.

  • Navratil to represent Dakota Ridge at state

    DENVER — Rachel Navratil will represent the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles at state after she placed second at No. 3 singles in the 5A Region 5 tournament May 1 at City Park.
    The Dakota Ridge senior was 7-1 in dual matches during the regular season. Last year, she played No. 3 doubles.

  • Lady Chargers serves up 2nd place in Region 4; Jones, Day win crown

    BOULDER — Gabbie Jones and Catherine Day, Chatfield’s No. 2 doubles tandem, rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first-set tiebreak against Fairview’s Angela Cai and Laura Jamison at No. 2 doubles en route to winning the 5A Region 4 championship on April 30 at Fairview High School. Jones and Day won the match 7-6 (10-8), 7-5.
    They earned one of five state-qualifying spots for the 5A Jeffco League champion Lady Chargers, who placed second to Fairview in the regional team standings.