Today's News

  • Tiny Town marks an enormous milestone: 100 years

    A sunny Saturday morning in Morrison provided the moment 3-year-old Gus Solomon had been waiting for: time to ride the train at Tiny Town, the mountain area’s enduring mecca of miniatures.

    Gus lives in California but has visited Tiny Town a couple of times when his parents have been in town. The Solomons had arrived in Colorado a few days earlier.

  • 2015 spring sports all-conference boys swimming

    The following are 2015 all-conference selections in the 5A Jeffco League for boys swimming:

  • Lions working on continuity after first season in 4A Jeffco

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Legion B baseball is all about building for the next high school season. It’s also all about mixing and matching.

    Littleton High School’s American Legion Post 103 team is no different, and if results through the first week of July are indicative, coach Micah Bernhardt’s team is successful on both counts.

  • Camp builds a fun foundation

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Jamie Smith figured he’d get a leg up on future Chatfield basketball hopefuls by attending Gary Anderson’s Basketball Boot Camp for boys and girls in grades 2-8 on June 29-30 at Chatfield Senior High.

    One of three eighth-graders and the only one destined to attend Chatfield, Smith saw the camp as another way to become indoctrinated to the way things are done in the Charger boys’ program, for which Anderson is Steve Schimpeler’s top assistant coach.

  • Holiday fetes set in Littleton, South Jeffco

    For two days this weekend, South Jeffco and Littleton will celebrate our country’s independence with music, food and prodigious pyrotechnics.

    Foothills Park and Recreation’s Red, White & You kicks off the Fourth of July weekend at 5 p.m. Friday. The festival is staying true to what attendees have enjoyed in the past, said Regina Smith, arts director for Foothills.

    “We’re really sticking with the same formula that has been working well, since we keep hearing how much everyone from the community loves it,” Smith said.

  • You can teach an old bar new tricks

    For decades, the Columbine Lounge has been an old standby in South Jeffco. But in June it became the site of a new dream.

    The 40-year-old establishment at 7660 S. Pierce St. was bought by Cheryl Gonska on June 1. The former lunch lady at Jeffco Schools fulfilled a 17-year-old dream to own her own bar and traded in a younger clientele for one of legal drinking age.

  • Event pushes pedals as commuting alternative

    Area resident Cindy Elliott was so excited about Bike to Work Day that she doubled the length of her morning commute on June 24.

    “This is the perfect morning for a ride,” said Elliott, who had stopped at a breakfast station on the Mary Carter Greenway near West Belleview Avenue and Prince Street on the way to her job in Highlands Ranch. “We’re riding 7 miles this morning. Usually my commute is a 3-mile trip, but we decided to go for a longer ride since it’s Bike to Work Day.”

  • Commissioners approve rezoning for dance studio

    Dozens of students from True Dance Academy who packed a Jeffco hearing room last week erupted in cheers when a rezoning request for the school was approved on a 3-0 vote by the county commissioners.

    The dance studio, at 8950 W. Quincy Ave. across the street from the federal prison, needed the rezoning to continue operating at the location.

    “It’s a relief. I mean, this has been on going for a while, so it’s a huge relief,” said owner Shelly Trujillo. “All the kids were celebrating at the next rehearsal after the hearing.”

  • School district launches all-inclusive app

    A mobile app recently launched by Jeffco Public Schools offers details on everything from schools’ daily lunch offerings to weather closures to health-based tips, a recent district news release says.

    The application, which is called “Jeffco Public Schools,” can be downloaded for free at Apple iTunes or Google Play by students, parents, district staff and community members.

    Parents will also be able to get emergency notifications for specific schools.

  • Littleton manager elected to Municipal League board

    Littleton City Manager Michael Penny recently elected to the board of directors of the Colorado Municipal League.

    Penny was elected by municipal officials from across the state at the CML’s annual meeting June 16-19. The CML represents 268 cities and town across the state in policy affairs and with advocacy. The nonprofit also provides resources to cities and towns on various issues.