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Today's News

  • Lights, cameras, celebration at Hudson

    Walking in a winter wonderland took on a whole new meaning over the weekend as people braved the frigid temperatures to take in a Hudson Christmas at Hudson Gardens. 

    The light show drew holiday revelers despite temperatures that hovered near zero during the evenings. But the cold weather was actually part of the appeal for some.

  • Stakeholders remain outspoken on Bowles bike plan

    South Jeffco residents got a glimpse last week at what proposed bike lanes along West Bowles Avenue would look like and how they might affect traffic flow. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would add bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard. Jeffco’s Dec. 4 open house featuring the plan at Dakota Ridge High School drew a large crowd despite the frigid temperatures.

  • All-conference football

    The following is the football all-conference teams for the 2013 season for the 5A Super 6 and 4A Plains conferences:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM

  • New-look Rebels searching for their identity early on

    Time just may be the Columbine Rebels’ best friend this season. Clay Thielking’s boys basketball team will need it to get its feet underneath itself after graduating six seniors, including five starters, from last year’s 18-6 squad.

  • Warriors steal one late from Chargers

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    You knew from the beginning that this was going to be an all-out battle on the hardwood.  Chatfield, a Sweet 16 participant in last year’s 5A state tournament, hosting Arapahoe, a 2013 state finalist who lost an epic overtime thriller to Denver East. And the two teams didn’t disappoint.
    Arapahoe staved off a late Chatfield charge for a 56-55 victory on Dec. 7 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Dakota Ridge repeats at state

    DENVER — Winning is never much in the conversation for the Dakota Ridge cheer team.
    Jon Baran, the school’s cheer coach, said because of the way his team runs practice and how the team is coached, team members just worry about executing and doing their best.
    “With that philosophy and mentality, they do a great job as you can see,” Baran said.

  • Eagles’ persistence, patient working

    Taylor Smith waited in front of the net as the Dakota Ridge wingers worked with the puck in the corners. His patience would be paid off soon enough.
    The puck finally popped out to him in the high slot and he put it past Josh Aycock for the eventual game-winning goal with 7 minutes, 47 seconds left in regulation as Dakota Ridge posted a 4-2 victory over rival Chatfield on Dec. 5 at the Edge Ice Arena. The win, coupled with an earlier 4-1 win over Doherty has the Eagles off to a 2-0 start to the 2013-14 ice hockey season.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Caught dread to rights

  • Lighting the night in Littleton

    Story and Photograph by Chancey Bush  

    As the sun set behind the mountains, darkness settled over downtown Littleton — but not for long. More than 1 million twinkling lights illuminated the trees and the glowing smiles of eager youngsters waiting for an early glimpse of Santa Claus.

    The holiday spirit swept over Littleton as thousands gathered downtown on Friday night for the 30th annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting tradition. 

  • Littleton Museum relives Christmases past

    The Littleton Museum is in the holiday spirit, and it shows. 

    The museum spent the weekend adorning its two historic farmhouses with authentic decorations used during early Christmases in Littleton.

    And while both farmhouses lack the typical modern mayhem of flashing lights and inflatable snowmen, a stark contrast is evident between the 1860s and 1890s decorations, said Andrea Wilhelm, a historical interpreter at the museum.