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Today's News

  • South Jeffco reflects on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day provided an opportunity for remembrance and reflection for those celebrating across South Jeffco.

    The holiday is meant to honor those who’ve died in service to the United States of America. As residents gathered in Littleton, Ken-Caryl and beyond, all agreed that it is essential to express gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Hotels, senior living may be coming to C-470 and Bowles

    The county is taking steps toward allowing hotels, motels and senior living facilities along C-470 at West Bowles Avenue despite opposition from neighboring residents.

    After more than three hours of debate on May 24 stretching past midnight, the Jeffco Planning Commission in a 5-2 vote recommended rezoning 23.57 acres of land just east of C-470 and about 700 feet north of West Bowles Avenue. The four parcels are north of Tipsy’s Liquor World.

    The plan will come before Jeffco commissioners at a June 20 hearing.

  • Her sole purpose

    Vyolet Harris hops out of her mother’s car, grabs a bag from the trunk and makes her way inside Brighton Collectibles – and then it hits her.

    “This is heavy,” she says, using both hands to lug a white shopping bag filled with shoes.

    With the help of her schoolmates and teachers at Belmar Elementary in Lakewood, the 8-year-old from Littleton collected more than 120 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that, in part, collects and distributes new and gently used shoes to those in need.

  • Mile High BMX in negotiations to bring national event to Schaefer complex

    The BMX track at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex is still under construction, but that hasn’t prevented the still-to-open facility from attracting the attention of the sport’s national sanctioning body.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Clothes encounter of the worst kind

  • Fox tests positive for the plague

    A dead fox found in Ken-Caryl Valley has tested positive for the plague, according to the Jefferson County Public Health Department.
    A notice provided by Ken-Caryl Ranch says the dead fox was found at a Ken-Caryl residence in late April, and the animal tested positive in May.
    While summer brings warmer weather and sunny skies, it’s also prime time for animal- and insect-borne diseases like rabies, West Nile virus and the plague.

  • Local teams enjoy success at state track

    LAKEWOOD — The history books at Columbine high school were rewritten on Sunday afternoon.
    The Rebels’ 4x100-meter team of Logan DeAment, Ted Mullin, Mikey Greibel and Mateo Rodriguez broke the school record with a time of 42.93 seconds as it finished in sixth place in the 5A state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Olson wins swimming title for Columbine

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Gavin Olson’s greatest reward after edging defending champion Danny Kovac to win the 100-yard backstroke title Saturday at the 5A state meet was looking to the other side of the pool and spotting Columbine coach Kristi Marosy “crying her eyes out.’’
     It was a sight that brought a smile to the sophomore’s face and tugged at his heartstrings.

  • Eagles fall in 5A state bracket

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — The numbers didn’t add up to Dakota Ridge reaching the 5A state baseball tournament. Not with a 27 RPI and 10-9 record to end the regular season, mostly the result of a sub-.270 team batting average that produced less than four runs per game.

  • D’Evelyn defeats Valor in semifinals

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH
    — It will go down as the biggest goal to date in the history of D’Evelyn’s girls soccer program.
    Junior Anna Wright hammered a slow shot past Valor Christian junior goalie Alexandra Daws with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left in regulation Saturday at Shea Stadium. Wright’s goal broke a scoreless tie, and the No. 4-seeded Jaguars went on to defeat Class 4A Jeffco League rival and top-seed Eagles 1-0.