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Today's News

  • Jeffco looking to change internal mindset, become more efficient

    When, not if, another recession happens, will Jefferson County still be financially stable? And, even now, while demand for some county services are increasing, are there ways to be more effective and efficient?

    These are the questions Jeffco staff and elected officials are focused on answering as part of the Resilient Jeffco initiative.

    Resilient Jeffco, which was the brainchild of the budget office, promotes county offices to collaborate with one another and outside entities, and to look for innovative and efficient ways to improve services.

  • SeaQuest Aquarium set to open in Southwest Plaza

    Littleton may be landlocked, but lovers of tropical fish, turtles and stingrays are in for a treat when SeaQuest Aquarium opens its newest location in Southwest Plaza mall.

  • Littleton firefighters get a glimpse of Alzheimer’s and dementia

    In a dark room at Littleton-based Highline Place, firefighter Michael Ryan picked up a piece of plastic silverware and held it close to his face, hoping to decipher whether it was a fork, spoon or knife.

    Organizing dinnerware in a memory care facility is probably not where you would expect to find members of Littleton Fire Rescue. But despite how it appeared, Ryan wasn’t preparing for a dinner party on March 28.

  • Five skunks with rabies found in South Jeffco

    Five skunks with rabies have been found in Jefferson County this year, including one found in Littleton on March 21 near South Simms Street and West Quincy Avenue.

    Other confirmed 2018 locations include:

    • Lakewood, near Foothills Golf Course.

    • Lakewood, near Mississippi Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, right on the Denver border.

    • Littleton, at the northeast intersection of South Kipling Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

    • Lakewood, near West Florida Avenue, between Harlan and Pierce streets.

  • Forey re-elected as Morrison’s mayor

    Unofficial results show incumbent Sean Forey will retain his position as mayor of Morrison.

    Preliminary results also show incumbent Debora Jerome will maintain her spot on the town’s board of trustees. Jerome, a fourth-generation Morrisonite, will be joined by Paul Sutton, a Morrison “newbie,” and Earl Aukland, who has served on the board before.

  • Bills to watch: The 2018 legislative session

    The 2018 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 at the state Capitol in Denver, commencing the second session of the 71st General Assembly in Colorado. What follows is a brief summary of bills that state representatives and state senators who serve the Littleton, Morrison and South Jeffco communities are the primary sponsors of, as well as updates on previously introduced bills that have passed or failed since the Courier’s last update Feb. 28.

    State Rep. Tim Leonard, R-Evergreen, House District 25

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dream on

  • The outrage industry is booming

    John Newkirk

  • Facebook … the good, the bad and the ugly

    I was not an early adopter of Facebook. Like many my age, I thought it was for kids. Now, I am a user, and I enjoy the networking benefits it brings.
    I commonly communicate with friends and business associates, many of whom I haven’t seen for years. My sister is a well-known artist, but she lives in Cincinnati. With her postings, I can enjoy her artwork.

  • Chatfield baseball gets walk-off win over Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — A walk-off victory is even sweeter when it comes against your biggest rival.

    “It feels great,” Chatfield senior Kasey Koppelmaa said after the Chargers’ 6-5 victory over their chief baseball rival on Saturday. “Columbine is always a good team. We’ve always had a really good game against them. It’s just unbelievable that we were able to get a great team victory today and climb through the adversity.”