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Today's News

  • Taking a wait-and-see attitude

    LITTLETON — Columbine football team’s long postseason run into the Class 5A state semifinals might have created some anxiety for Rebels’ boys basketball coach Clay Thielking.

  • Welch returns to Chatfield

    LITTLETON — A familiar face has been a welcomed addition to Chatfield’s boys basketball program: Riley Welch has come home.

     “I was ecstatic,” Chatfield coach Steve Schimpeler said when he heard the news Welch was moving back to Colorado. “The reason why is he is a great kid, and he is going to help our basketball team.”

  • Semifinal heartbreak for Columbine

    ARVADA — It was hard for Columbine football players to depart the field at the North Area Athletic Complex on Nov. 28.

    “I just love this team so much. I never wanted this to end,” Columbine senior quarterback Jake Lowry said through the tears after a painful one-point loss in the Class 5A state semifinal. “We’ve been through so much this season and all four years. We’ve worked so hard. It’s a tough way to go out.”

  • Commissioners OK bike-lane requirement

    After delaying a vote three times, Jeffco’s county commissioners finally approved changes to transportation codes that will require striped bike lanes on certain roads.

    Commissioners Casey Tighe and Libby Szabo voted yes; Commissioner Don Rosier abstained, objecting to an interview Tighe gave to a Courier reporter amid the lengthy bike-lane saga.

  • Carjacking reported at Mineral light-rail station

    A carjacking was reported Saturday afternoon at the Mineral Avenue light-rail station in Littleton, and police continue to search for the stolen vehicle.

    According to Littleton police, a man parking his truck at the station about 4 p.m. Saturday was approached by two African-American men, who attacked the vehicle’s owner.

    The station’s parking lot is on the northwest corner of South Santa Fe Drive and West Mineral Avenue, near the Aspen Grove Shopping Center.

  • Second suspect arrested in bank robbery, crime spree

    A second suspect in a bank robbery and crime spree in South Jeffco on Nov. 18 that left two people shot and several others hurt was arrested Tuesday in Lakewood. A third suspect remains at large.

    Tyrone Javonne Richardson, 31, was arrested by Lakewood police on Tuesday afternoon. The last suspect, Myloh Jaqory Mason, 25, was still being sought by police. Mason is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous, according to the Lakewood Police Department. 

  • Forging new families, starting new lives

    Several hundred people packed the public hearing room at the Jeffco government headquarters on Saturday to celebrate the adoption of 26 children by 17 families on National Adoption Day.

    While the day kicked off a new life for the families, it also marked the end of countless hours of work by caseworkers from Jeffco’s Human Services Department and adoption agencies across the metro area.

  • A hair-raising fund-raiser for fallen officer

    Littleton is being patrolled by a group of mountain men this month.

    More than 20 officers with the Littleton Police Department have put their razors away during November to raise money for the Carl Kisselman Foundation. Kisselman, a detective with the Englewood Police Department, died suddenly at his home in September.

    Littleton Officer Rick Redmond said he and two dozen of his fellow officers donated at least $20 each to the foundation to gain clearance to break the department’s facial hair policy.

  • Bandimere rezone raises few concerns at public meeting

    A public meeting last week on a potential rezoning of land surrounding Bandimere Speedway drew two dozen people, but only a few expressed concerns about the plan to add residential and commercial uses.

    The proposal, which is in the pre-application process with Jeffco Planning and Zoning, would involve more than 123 acres in unincorporated Jeffco, including the 106.8-acre racetrack property and 7.1 acres north and east of the track in Lakewood. About 20 acres of the property owned by the Bandimere family, just south of the track, are in Morrison.

  • Commissioners, library staff experience unhappy returns

    Jeffco Public Library staff saw their elation over winning a tax increase in this month’s election dimmed somewhat when two county commissioners demanded chapter and verse on how the additional revenue will be spent.

    The commissioners, library staff and the library’s board of directors discussed last week how the additional $8 million in property-tax revenue will be incorporated into the library’s 2016 budget.