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Today's News

  • Commissioners set to extend moratorium on retail pot sales

    Jeffco has taken the first steps in extending a moratorium on recreational marijuana sales until 2016.

    The moratorium currently in place prohibits commercial marijuana sales, grow operations or manufacturing, but is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2015. The county commissioners will vote at a public hearing Dec. 9 on extending the ban until Jan. 1, 2016.

  • Littleton council approves two controversial urban renewal plans

    The Littleton City Council approved two contentious urban renewal plans Nov. 4 despite objections from residents and a representative of Arapahoe County.

    The Columbine Square plan was ratified on a 4-3 vote, with council members Peggy Cole, Jerry Valdes and Bruce Beckman voting against. All three questioned whether the area needs urban renewal to spur development.

  • Locavore hops to its local mission

    By Cat Elsby, For the Courier

    For the locals, by the locals — that was the vision of owners Jason Reinhardt and Andy Nelson when they decided to open a brewery, Locavore Beer Works, in Littleton.

    The aim of Locavore, which opened its doors on Saturday, Nov. 15, is to support local businesses as much as possible and promote local companies, Reinhardt said. Names of the brewery’s business partners appear on the beer menu, and the tables were made by a local craftsman.

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Ron Johns
    Assistant coaches: Holly Boen, Monica Games, Sean Gillispie
    Swimmers to watch: Averly Hobbs, Sr., diver; Jenelle Croizer, Soph., diver; Peyton Wayment, Soph., freestyle; Heather Stevens, Jr., freestyle; Halley Kopec, Jr., breaststroke; Abby Olegby, Soph., butterfly
    Key losses: “We should have won league last year,” Johns said. “In terms of swimmers, it was tough to lose Hailey Gerze.”

  • 2014-15 wrestling capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Matt Yaden, Gabe Watson, Jordan Bybee, Russ Holt
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    Wrestlers to watch: Riley Thayer, Sr., 132 pounds; Andrew Erickson, Sr., 152; Jonah Bedel, Sr., 160
    Key losses: Wilson George, Dylan Seeman

  • Carnation Bowl caps year of learning about the game, life

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • Caudill has a passion for riding

    Dalton Caudill, then 3 years old, rarely watched television, but he pulled up a chair while at grandma’s house and sat attentively watching the screen. His attention span, normally non-existent, wasn’t about to waver. He was fixated on watching motocross.

    “It came on, and I was watching it for a while, and I liked it. I was like, “I want to do that,’” said Dalton, who is now 7.

  • Tactile art exhibit

    Students from Arapahoe Community College painting instructor Nathan Abels’ class invited staff and students from the Colorado Center for the Blind to a fully accessible tactile art exhibit at the Jantzen Gallery in ACC’s Art and Design Center recently.

  • Aging Well Resource Center in its infancy

    Littleton’s new Aging Well Resource Center is designed as a one-stop shop for an aging population looking for answers in such areas as transportation and health insurance. 

    The center opened in Bemis Library in October; while the city provides transportation services for its senior population with the Omnibus and Shopping Cart programs, Littleton, like many municipalities, doesn’t have a dedicated human services department as county governments do. 

  • All-conference cross country, boys soccer

    The following are all-conference selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and boys soccer: