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Today's News

  • Cleaning house with laughter

    Brazilian actress Viviane Rinaldi is making her debut at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center in the upcoming production of “The Clean House,” an award-winning comedy centered on domestic life — and the life of domestic help.

    Rinaldi is featured in the role of Matlide, a housekeeper and aspiring comedian who is more interested in polishing the perfect joke than in housecleaning. Set in the home of a married couple who are both doctors, the play offers a whimsical and poignant view of class structure and the nature of love.

  • Funeral planned Monday for sheriff's sergeant

    A funeral is planned Monday afternoon for the Jeffco sheriff's sergeant killed by a car Jan. 3 while helping stranded motorists.

    Sgt. Sean Renfro, a 15-year veteran of the department and a Conifer resident, was off duty when he pulled over at the accident scene on southbound U.S. 285 near Windy Point during a severe snowstorm. He is survived by his wife and four children.

  • War, wine, and giving thanks at Christmas

    By David White

    For the Courier

    One hundred years ago this week, France launched its first major offensive against Germany in World War I. The fight took place in the winegrowing region of Champagne, which the German army had invaded just weeks after hostilities broke out. Nearly 200,000 lives were lost in the three-month battle.

  • Lucha Cantina coming to Littleton

    After a customer told restaurant owner Chuck Holcomb about an available space in Littleton, he decided to open Lucha Cantina in southwest Jeffco.

    Since leasing the 5,900-square-foot space formerly occupied by Hops Grill and Brewery on West Bowles Avenue, Holcomb has been working with contractors to renovate it, with plans to open in March.

    “There are a lot of good things about it,” he said.

    The restaurant and bar with an eclectic Mexican flavor will be the third of its kind that Holcomb and his business partners have opened in Colorado.

  • School district contracts with online therapy provider

    Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are hard to find in Colorado and even harder to recruit with a cash-strapped budget.

    To address shortages, Jeffco Public Schools will begin outsourcing some of those services starting this month.

    San Francisco-based PresenceLearning will begin providing physical, occupational and speech language therapy to Jeffco kids via teleconferencing under a $267,300 contract approved by the school board in December.

  • Open enrollment begins in Jeffco schools

    Jeffco parents who want to enroll their children in district schools other than their neighborhood school in 2015-16 can begin the enrollment process Wednesday, Jan. 7, according to a district press release.

    Accepted placement depends on classrooms’ available space.

    The district’s first round of choice enrollment will run from Jan. 7 to Jan. 30. A second round — based on a first-come, first-served basis - will run from Feb. 13 to Aug. 31.

    Out-of-district students may also enroll in any Jeffco school that has the space.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Turner, Boyle carry Boulder past Chatfield
    BOULDER — Garrett Turner scored 25 points and Jack Boyle added 23 as host Boulder High pulled away for a 77-54 victory over Chatfield on Jan. 3.

    The loss was the Chargers’ fourth in five games, dropping Chatfield, the two-time defending 5A Jeffco League champions, to 2-6 on the season.

  • Lady Lions’ relentless defense holds Central in check

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Aficionados of pressure defense on the basketball court would enjoy watching the Littleton girls team play. Playing against them is another matter.

  • Eagles are embracing the present

    Yes, it’s cliché, but for Curi Yutzy, it happens to be true. The Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach stresses with each play and each game that the Eagles are committed to focusing on the moment that they are in. 

    Nothing more, nothing else.

    If there’s a bad play, get over it and move on. If there’s a good play, that’s nice; now make the next one. That, as much as the players’ commitment, is why Dakota Ridge is off to an 8-0 start to the 2014-15 boys basketball season and ranked sixth in CHSAA’s 5A state poll.

  • ‘A leader of men’: Littleton’s Earl Clark, 95, a key figure in the 10th Mountain Division

    Earl Clark, 95, was among the last of a breed.

    The World War II veteran — the first president of the 10th Mountain Division National Association and a member of the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame — died Dec. 28 at his home in Littleton.