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Today's News

  • Community coming together to help family after house fire

    A Sunday morning fire gutted a South Jeffco home, but within hours the community rallied together to help.

    Marie and Keith Hughes woke around 3:30 a.m. to a loud noise in the backyard of their house in the 5900 block of South Quail Way in Littleton.

    “As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw our bedroom window completely covered in flames just on the other side of the glass,” Marie wrote on the Word of Mouth Littleton Facebook page.

  • Rezoning proposal concerns community

    It doesn’t take long for Barbara Walker to detail why she moved from downtown Denver to the foothills of South Jefferson County.

    “We moved out of there to be in this mountain setting,” the native Coloradan said, “… to get away from the increasing urbanization and density of Denver.

    “It’s an incredible animal corridor.”

  • Eight-year-old Adrian Godeaux is giving back this season through a toy drive

    Adrian Godeaux remembers receiving a stuffed snake, his favorite of all the gifts given to him while he was a patient at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    And now that the 8-year-old Coronado Elementary student is healthy, he has decided to pay it forward and collect toys for other children who will spend the holidays in the hospital.

    “It inspired me and my friend Leo,” Adrian said. “We both got a lot of toys in the hospital, and I thought other kids deserved to get other toys.”

  • Highline Place, Shiloh House unite to decorate stockings

    There was glitter, glue and sequins galore last Thursday as two generations joined forces for a holiday celebration.

  • Morrison woman pleads guilty to felony theft

    A Morrison woman and former Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists employee has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for buying approximately $3,000 worth of personal items using the company’s credit cards.

    Sue Ann Olson, 58, pleased guilty in district court on Nov. 20. She was granted a two-year diversion program and was ordered to pay restitution.

  • Chatfield’s late-game collapse to blame for loss

    LITTLETON ­— After Chatfield freshman Ethan Gorowski’s 3-pointer put the Chargers up 60-49 with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the Chargers were on their way to their first win of the season.

    As the “He’s a freshman” chants rained down from the student section, Chargers fans and players alike were unaware Douglas County was about to go on a 18-0 run that would lead to a 67-62 victory for the Huskies.

  • Jokic meets with hoopsters from Dakota Ridge

    LITTLETON — Throughout the years, Echo Park Automotive has been an ally for Dakota Ridge High School athletics and on Nov. 29 after school, it set up a meet-and-greet with Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

    The autograph signing included the entire girls program and the level three boys’ team.

    “It’s really cool,” junior guard Sydney Daniels said. “I’ve liked him for a long time, and I just think he’s a really good player. It’s cool to see him and finally meet him.”

  • Front Range Christian boys nab exciting late-game win

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to open the season in exciting fashion.

    On Saturday on their home court, the Falcons surrendered an early-game blowout lead to give their opponent, Burlington, a fighting chance to take over and win the game in the final seconds. With three seconds left in the contest, Burlington’s Jonah Hanson sunk a layup to draw the Cougars within one point of the Falcons, 60-59.

  • Columbine boys fall to Mullen in OT home opener

    LITTLETON — It’s not that Columbine boys basketball coach Clay Thielking roots against the Rebels’ football team. It’s just that the school’s annual success on the gridiron delays the building of his squad.

  • Thankful for my Colorado surroundings

    John Newkirk