Today's News

  • Trader Joe’s holds grand opening in South Jeffco

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is celebrating the opening of its store in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center this Thursday.

    The company has leased a 13,000-square-foot space for the store near the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue where a Staples formerly was located.

  • Chargers cool under pressure

    LITTLETON — Believe it or not, Chatfield’s baseball team is well ahead of where it was at this point last season.

    Yes, the Chargers advanced all the way to the Class 5A state championship game before falling short in the title game against Rock Canyon. However, Chatfield didn’t win its third game of the 2015 season until April 20. A rough 1-8 start before Chatfield’s remarkable late-season run is something that still sticks with this current group of Chargers.

  • Plenty of grit for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — There will be growing pains for Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    A handful of costly errors kept the Eagles (0-2 record) from winning their season opener against Chaparral on March 14 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Rebels’ strength in pitching numbers

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If it’s a dog-eat-dog world, then it’s no wonder why after slipping from a 19-2 record in 2014 to a 9-11 mark last season, Columbine’s baseball team has high hopes for 2016.

     “All our guys were puppies last year, and we’ve grown up a little bit. We should be right there in the hunt,” Columbine’s longtime coach Chuck Gillman said of the Class 5A Jeffco League championship.

  • EV Studio selected to design Clement Park improvement project

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on March 8 selected EV Studio to design a major improvement project at Clement Park.

    The Evergreen firm will provide architectural, engineering and landscape design services for the new core building, plaza and fountain area at a cost capped at $211,802.

    “Our top priority is to build a new core building to replace the old building, which was closed due to unsafe conditions,” said Colin Insley, Foothills’ director of parks planning and construction.

  • Planning Commission members recommend against rezoning for storage facility

    A reduction in building height and a softer color scheme for a planned storage facility at South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue did not affect the Jeffco Planning Commission’s unanimous decision to recommend denial of rezoning for the project on March 9.

  • Apartment project under construction on West Belleview Avenue

    Construction workers are grading a 12-acre site at West Belleview Avenue and Alkire Street to build an apartment complex with 256 units.

    Plans for the Belle Vue project include seven two-, three- and four-story buildings, four carriage buildings with garages and townhome-style units, and a community center with an outdoor swimming pool. Other amenities at the complex will include a fitness center, dog walking area and a bicycle and ski repair shop, said Jimmy McCloskey of Embrey, the developer of the project.

  • 3D Systems celebrates grand opening in Mountain West Business Center

    3D Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Healthcare Technology Center in the Mountain West Business Center last Thursday.

    Chuck Hull, company co-founder, and Blessing Makwera, a patient who has benefited from the medical technology developed by 3D Systems, presided at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The company uses medical imaging studies for diagnosis and clinical treatment of patients. 3D Systems provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools.

  • Sunny outlook prevails for students at online school

    Using puppets that resemble a chicken and a dog, 14-year-old Amber Miller gives weather forecasts through a creative program of Colorado Connections Academy, her online school.

    “Lovely weather we’re having!” said Woofy the dog puppet in a recent broadcast.
    “Indeed, it’s b-b-b-b-beautiful weather for chickens,” added Professor Poultry, the chicken puppet through which Amber speaks.

  • Rebels align for another state title run

    LITTLETON — Brittany Wilson is back on the high school soccer field.

    As one of the top young goalkeepers — not only in the state of Colorado, but nationally — she will compete at the high school level this spring. After two seasons playing for Chatfield, Wilson trained with her Real Colorado club boys team last spring instead of playing for the Chargers.