Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    Westside searching for new, experienced players for 2015

    Westside girls rugby team is looking for high school players for the 2015 season. Athletes from any school are welcomed to join the club. Experience isn’t necessary.
    According to a report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, rugby is the fastest growing youth sport in the country with an enrollment growth of 81 percent between 2008 and 2013.

  • Lady Falcons note improvement despite setback

    Comparatively speaking, Front Range Christian saw measurable improvement from its season-opening volleyball match two nights earlier at Lyons and its Sept. 10 home opener with Heritage Christian.
    For starters, the Lady Falcons put up a more competitive battle this go-around compared to the 25-7, 25-11, 25-14 loss to the Lady Lions.
    And though the end result was the same — a straight-set defeat — the 25-12, 25-23, 26-24, the setback was more competitive.

  • Column: Thanks for the ride. I’ll miss it

    LITTLETON — It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and, for the first time, I’m afraid to say, I’m sitting on the purple bleachers inside Front Range Christian School’s gymnasium. It’s not that I didn’t want to be there. I certainly did. It’s just that, until now, I had never covered a game in the building before.

  • Lady Eagles pass measuring stick at Erie

    ERIE —The mound at Erie High School was something that Dakota Ridge junior pitcher Carlye Levy said she had to adjust to. It was lower than she expected. But once she got comfortable, she was in a rhythm that not even the host Lady Tigers could get her out of.
    Levy retired 12 of 13 batters at one point and struck out 12, while Sara Meyer hit a two-run homer as 5A Dakota Ridge doubled up 4A Erie 6-3 on Sept. 12 at Erie High School.

  • Lions roar loudly at Liberty Bell

    Heading into the 38th annual Liberty Bell Invitational, Littleton sophomore Addi Iken peeked at last year’s Division 3 results to get a feel for what it would be like this go-around. After all, in 2014, the Lions ran in Division 2.

  • Targets of school board recall speak on camera

    Jeffco school board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, who are the target of a recall, were interviewed on camera recently at Evergreen Newspapers about the major decisions they’ve made since being elected to the board in 2013, and about their thoughts on the recall.

    To see the video interviews, click here.

    Some background

  • West Metro firefighters pull dog from mineshaft

    A dog who tumbled down a 200-foot mineshaft near Roxborough Park on Monday was rescued by West Metro Fire Rescue. 

    Bailey, an American terrier, fell into the open clay mine while she and her owner, Eric Storrs, were hiking on the Hogback near Roxborough Park, said Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman for West Metro. 

  • Labor Day profiles: ‘Those people are in need of your help’

    Area residents were given an extra day off last weekend in observance of Labor Day, the national holiday that celebrates the contributions of the American worker.

    The Columbine Courier has profiled four people who work and live in South Jeffco. Each touches the lives of residents every day, whether by providing emergency aid in a time of need, a loving touch to local trees, or a permanent display of art and personality.

    Dean Severson — West Metro Fire Rescue, Station 10

  • Ex-principal gets year in jail for sex assault on minor

    Steve Weigum, the former principal at Ute Meadows Elementary School in South Jeffco who pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, was sentenced Aug. 31 to 387 days in jail and 10 years of intensive supervised probation.

    Weigum, 55, was arrested March 9 and charged with three class 3 felonies related to repeated sexual assault on a female minor between 2004 and 2010. The victim came forward earlier this year and told her mother about the assaults.

  • Littleton again revises rules on sidewalk displays

    The Littleton City Council has made another change in the rules governing retail sidewalk displays in the historic downtown, and will now permit displays on an unlimited number of days while reducing their allowable size.

    The council voted 7-0 in favor of the changes on Aug. 1. Merchants can now apply for a permit to display merchandise in front of their stores for an unlimited number of days. The size of the displays will be limited to 10 square feet, a reduction from the 20 square feet allowed previously.