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Today's News

  • Johnson continues Bandimere dominance

    MORRISON — Allen Johnson is still the king of the mountain.

    The 35th annual NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals ended just like the previous two and five others since 2007 — with a Johnson victory in the Pro Stock division. The Greeneville, Tenn., driver toppled teammate Jed Coughlin Jr. in the rain-delayed final July 20 at Bandimere Speedway after Coughlin red-lighted the start. Even if Coughlin hadn’t red-lighted, it would’ve been a tough task to beat Johnson in what has become his race to lose.

  • Drag racer making a name for himself

    MORRISON — Kevin Moore’s 1934 Super Gas Chevrolet is emblazoned with national event stickers. The 44-year-old Littleton resident might be a local, but he has carved out a national reputation since starting a Super Gas racing career in 1991.

    Rows and rows of stickers adorn his race car. Some have been covered by newer ones as he runs out of room. But that’s just a sign of how successful Moore has been on the drag racing circuit, which included a stop at this year’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway from July 18-20.

  • Wunderbar! Biergarten Festival in Morrison draws enthusiastic crowds

    The mountain air in Morrision last weekend was full of the sounds of polka, the clanking of beer steins and the smell of fresh-made bratwurst.

    Denver’s Biergarten Festival, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce, brought the feel of a Munich Biergarten to the foothills as a way to help celebrate German culture, said chamber President Fred Beisser. The chamber’s goal is to promote business and cultural ties between Colorado and Germany.

  • Jeffco failed to properly post annexation meeting where Tighe, Rosier spoke

    Two of Jeffco’s county commissioners violated the state’s Open Meetings Law last week when they discussed public business at a gathering that had not been posted in advance as a meeting of the commission.

    The violation is the latest in a longstanding legacy in Jeffco government. In settling a lawsuit filed by the Courier in 2007, the county acknowledged open-meetings abuses and pledged not to break the law again. Two years later, two commissioners did just that by discussing public business via e-mail.

  • Questions remain about proposed mall annexation

    Residents looking for details on a proposed annexation of Southwest Plaza Mall by Bow Mar left a town hall meeting with Commissioner Casey Tighe on July 10 with more questions than answers.

    Tighe said he called the meeting as a way to gauge the public’s interest and get input on the proposed annexation. Yet county and Bow Mar officials didn’t have details people were seeking.

  • Fighting a war, at home and abroad

    The sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers on foreign battlefields during World War II and the support from Americans back home are the focus of a new exhibit at the Littleton Museum.

    “Littleton Goes to War: 1941-1945,” a year-long exhibit that opened July 5, not only traces the arc of the global conflict but also shows the major roles that places like Littleton played, said museum director Tim Nimz.

  • Woehr vying for House District 25 seat as Libertarian candidate

    Libertarian Jack Woehr is launching his campaign for the state House District 25 seat for the second time in recent years.

    “I am running because the political system has gotten kind of toxic,” Woehr said. “Gone are the days of the honorable opponent.”

    This year Woehr is challenging two political newcomers who are vying in House District 25, Democrat Janet Doyle and Republican Jon Keyser. Incumbent Republican Cheri Gerou decided to retire from office.

  • 4 men thank Fire Rescue for saving them after cardiac arrests

    When people experience heart-stopping moments of the figurative kind, that’s usually a positive; a literal heart-stopping moment can be deadly unless life-saving actions are taken immediately.

    Thanks to those immediate life-saving actions, four men, all of whom had recent cardiac arrests, thanked the people who helped save their lives.

    On July 9, William Brewton, Victor Anderson and Michael Howell thanked the Littleton Fire Rescue first responders.

  • Ken-Caryl 10-11 All-Stars fall to Academy

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

    AURORA — Resilience. Despite trailing 8-0 approaching its final at-bat in the District 5 Little League 10-11  tournament at Arapahoe Little League field, the Ken-Caryl squad never wavered from its objective: Play hard to the end. That it did.

    The first four hitters in the inning reached base, but it was not enough as Ken-Caryl lost to Academy of Colorado Springs in the double-elimination game 8-3 on July 10.

  • Cherry Creek’s sizzling start befuddles Ken-Caryl early

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — The Ken-Caryl Little League 9-10 all-stars learned the hard way that momentum can be capricious. One day it’s there, the next it’s vanished.