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Today's News

  • School board member apologizes for Facebook post

    A school board member who publicly shared a link on Facebook calling for parents to protest Friday’s LGBT Day of Silence said she didn’t read the post before sharing it and feels “sickened” over its message.

    Board member Julie Williams shared a link April 15 from ultraconservative campaign website SaveCalifornia.com that urged parents across the U.S. to keep their kids home from public schools to protest “perverse indoctrination” by “sexually confused” students and teachers.

  • Website provides information on Chatfield Reservoir expansion

    The group behind the plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir has launched a website to serve as a central location for information on the upcoming project.

    The Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project received final approval from the Army Corps of Engineers last October. The plan will increase water storage at the state’s most popular park by 20,600 acre-feet and boost water levels by up to 12 feet.

  • Consultant selected to fill Littleton City Council vacancy

    The Littleton City Council has chosen a replacement for former council member Randy Stein, who resigned March 27 after serving less than a year and a half of his four-year term.

    William Hopping was selected April 14 by the remaining six council members to fill the vacancy. Hopping’s selection was officially approved during the council’s April 21 meeting.

    Hopping was one of seven applicants for the position and was selected unanimously. Council member Bruce Beckman said Hopping had “the best blend of quality attributes.”

  • GOP chair withdraws from presentation to school district

    The chair of Colorado’s Republican Party decided not to participate in a Jeffco Public Schools panel on innovative practices in public education last week after the district was criticized for his involvement.

    State GOP chair Steve House was slated to make a presentation to the politically divided school board April 16 along with several other speakers, but withdrew his name April 12. The district received complaints from some members of the public, asking why House — whose career has been in health care technology — had been invited.

  • Commissioners learn about Open Space activities

    “We’re the closest foothills-and-mountain experience to the largest metro area in the state,” said Tom Hoby, Jeffco Open Space and Parks director.

    To help park visitors make decisions about which Open Space trails to use, they are rated according to difficulty, Hoby told the county commissioners on April 14.

  • Child abuse charges against bus driver are dropped

    The Jeffco district attorney has dropped child abuse charges against a school bus driver who was accused of grabbing a disruptive pre-teen by the throat in January.

    The DA on April 8 dismissed two misdemeanor child abuse charges against Littleton resident David Blanchard, citing a lack of evidence, said DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes.

    Littleton resident Mike Kempe, who represents an area from Aspen Park east to Castle Pines and Roxborough, retained his seat by a much larger margin.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Columbine rallies, wins rematch with Ralston Valley
    LAKEWOOD — Tatum Barton and Chloe Chapman scored a pair of second-half goals as defending 5A state champion Columbine rallied to knock off Ralston Valley 2-1 in a rematch of last year’s state title game on April 14 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    Sarah Luebking made five saves for Columbine.

    The win was the Lady Rebels’ fourth straight.

  • Football expansion plans to 6A intercepted

    The following are results from CHSAA’s Legislative Council meeting, held April 16 in Aurora:

  • Early deficit doesn’t faze Chatfield this time

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s boys lacrosse team felt a sense of déjà vu when it fell behind Wheat Ridge 2-0 early in its April 17 5A Front Range League game at Trailblazer Stadium. A week earlier on the same field, the Chargers spotted Columbine a 3-0 early lead and couldn’t quite recover, bowing 10-8 for its first league setback.