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Today's News

  • Man who fired at deputies during standoff convicted

    A Morrison man who fired shots at Jeffco sheriff’s deputies during an armed standoff last July was  convicted by a jury April 22 of 39 separate charges.

    Ralph Barnhardt, 45, was arrested at his home at 12574 W. Grand Ave. after a domestic violence incident led to the standoff with deputies. 

    According to court documents, Barnhardt and his wife had been separated for two months when he demanded that she and their son go to his home and feed his dogs. The woman and their 10-year-old son went to the house and found Barnhardt there. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Chatfield runs the table, captures 5A Jeffco League title

    Gabrielle Jones and Catherine Day rallied for a 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-2 victory over Calee White and McKenna Thomas at No. 2 doubles, helping Chatfield to a 4-3 victory over Lakewood on April 21 at Ken-Caryl Ranch House.
    The win secured an 8-0 conference season for the Lady Chargers and a 5A Jeffco League championship.

  • Pryor, host Mustangs fend off Rebels in overtime

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Columbine could have mailed this one in having already won the 5A Front Range league title with a 3-2 win on the road at Fairview two days earlier. But that would not have  been acceptable. After all, this was Columbine, the state’s seventh-ranked team, colliding with  eighth-ranked Mullen.
    The game was decided in overtime with Mullen escaping with the 8-7 sudden victory on April 25.

  • Bezdek, Chatfield have Columbine’s number

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Something about Columbine brings out the best in Bree Bezdek and the Chatfield girls soccer team.
    Bezdek, a sophomore striker, notched her second two-goal game in three career outings against the Lady Rebels as the Lady Chargers completed a season sweep with a 2-1 come-from-behind 5A Jeffco League victory on April 25 at Columbine High School. Bezdek scored both goals in last year’s 2-1 win but went scoreless in Chatfield’s 1-0 triumph on March 15 in the South Jeffco Invitational.

  • Chargers pull away late from Arapahoe

    LAKEWOOD — Rachael Walker was sitting in the penalty box, the result of a two-minute yellow card as Arapahoe scored back-to-back goals early in the second half to take a two-goal lead. It not only would be the fourth-ranked Lady Warriors’ largest cushion of the game, but it would end up being the last two goals they would score.

  • Marijuana-related explosion hospitalizes one

    An explosion at a townhome in Littleton on Saturday night that sent a man to the hospital allegedly was caused by butane being used to make marijuana hash oil, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    A man and a woman in the unit, which is south of Coal Mine Avenue and east of Kipling Parkway, were using butane to make the marijuana byproduct when the explosion occurred, the Sheriff's Office said. Two children, a 3-year-old and an 8-month-old, also were in the townhome but were uninjured.

  • Rebels slam previously unbeaten Chargers

    Tyler Mohr recognized that Chatfield Senior High pitcher Nick Chamberlain was starting off his pitch rotation with a curveball. So he bided his time as the first pitch collected some dirt. The next pitch was a high-and-in fastball that the Columbine third baseman was ready to let fly.

    He did just that, cracking a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the fifth. It was the first of two homers in the frame as the third-ranked Rebels scored six runs in the inning to fend off top-ranked Chatfield 12-6 on a cloudy April 23 afternoon at Frank DeAngelis Field.

  • COMMUNITY VOICES: Is Littleton getting bigger in all the wrong ways?

    By Betty Harris

    Does Littleton have an inferiority complex, or is that complex merely a reflection of some of the members of the city council? What is the purpose of spending $50,000 on a new logo and slogan when the council continues to complain about lack of revenue? Will a logo and slogan draw in more people? Will they pull in more customers and more revenue when masses of people have moved to shopping online because it is easier?

  • Foothills’ online survey gauges support for property-tax increase

    A survey by the Foothills Park and Recreation District features several questions on a possible property-tax increase.

    The district has discussed putting a mill-levy increase on this November’s ballot to help pay for infrastructure work, including up to $8 million in repairs and upgrades at Clement Park. 

  • ‘A path of purpose’

    About 100 people gathered Saturday in Clement Park to mark the 15th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. 

    The event, organized by the nonprofit gun-control group Colorado Ceasefire, also honored victims of mass shootings since Columbine, including the Aurora theater shootings in 2012 and the Arapahoe High School shooting late last year.