Today's News

  • Walters shines on senior night

    LITTLETON — Morgan Walters may only be a sophomore, but the Chatfield gymnast is already pretty exceptional. How good can she be?

    “I don’t know. I’ll guess we’ll see,” Walters shyly said.

    She was quite formidable Thursday night in the Chargers’ senior night tri-meet with Lakewood and Standley Lake at Chatfield Senior High School. Walters won two of four individual events, tied for first in another and took second in the fourth en route to an all-around title.

  • Columbine volleyball bests Dakota Ridge in four sets


    All season long, Dakota Ridge volleyball has been rolling. But on Thursday at Columbine High School, the Rebels stopped the Eagles in their tracks 3-1.

    “This is a rivalry, and there’s a lot of people that know each other from both schools,” Columbine head coach Guy Garcia said. “We worked really hard to try to shut down their strengths and attack their weaknesses, and I think our girls executed a flawless plan, so I was pretty proud of them.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Squelching a roomer

  • Free speech attacks not confined to college campuses

    Tim Neville

  • Being more civil, respectful moving forward

    Happy New Year.  
    No, I’m not confused and didn’t lose my calendar. The year 5778 on our Jewish calendar started at sundown last Wednesday night. The new year (Rosh Hashanah) begins our 10-day observance of the High Holidays, or Days of Awe, that will end at sunset Saturday with the end of Yom Kippur, which is the Day of Atonement.

  • Jeffco’s Glass says the end of DACA would ‘rob our community’

    Three weeks after he publicly reiterated Jeffco Public Schools’ stance of support of students impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Superintendent Jason Glass says he remains concerned about plans by the federal government to possibly rescind the program next spring.

  • Gonzales charged with felony child abuse in toddler beating

    The man accused of seriously injuring a Littleton toddler earlier this month has been charged with one count of felony child abuse with serious bodily harm.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 21, who was publicly sought by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office before turning himself in Sept. 17, appeared in a Jefferson County court Friday where he was formally charged with the Class 3 felony. According to Pam Russell, Jeffco DA’s spokeswoman, Gonzales faces 10 to 32 years in prison if convicted.

  • Morrison town board gives hiring, firing authority to town administrator

    Morrison’s Town Administrator Kara Winters now will be able to hire, fire and discipline employees — just in time for the town to hire a new chief for its police department. 
The decision, which was unanimously approved at a Sept. 19 board meeting, will take all personnel decision-making responsibility away from the town’s board of directors.

    “In the day we didn’t have a town manager, so the board was the hiring and firing authority,” said board member Allen Williams. “So that was miserable.”

  • Littleton residents concerned about road condition, traffic

    Littleton residents are concerned about traffic and road conditions, but city officials hope to allay their concerns and prepare for the future.

    The mayor, city manager and other officials met with the public on Sept. 20 to discuss the conditions of Littleton’s streets, sidewalks and infrastructure, and talk about future plans for improvement.

  • Morrison’s Cider Fest a true celebration of fall

    With apple cider, bluegrass music and cool, dreary weather, Saturday’s Cider Fest in Morrison served as the perfect kickoff to fall.

    “This is fall,” Gus Chambers, co-founder of the festival, said to the crowd who lounged on hay bales with cold beers in hand. “It was summer just about three days ago.”

    The festival began 28 years ago as a way to bring the small mountain community of Morrison together, and Gus marveled at its growth over the years.