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Today's News

  • Oktoberfest fete goes to the dogs

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Dachshunds and dunkel and dancing, oh my! These and more were on tap at the Oktoberfest at the Highlands Ranch Town Center on Saturday.

    The celebration, presented annually by the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association, debuted with the tapping of the keg at 2 p.m. and concluded with fireworks in the evening (rescheduled after the July 4 cancellation).

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Front Range’s Sloan qualifies for 3A state tournament
    AURORA — Front Range Christian’s Jared Sloan carded a 79 to qualify for the 3A state golf tournament for a second straight year at the 3A Metro Regional tournament Sept. 19.
    He tied for 11th place alongside Kent Denver’s Josh Repine and Peak to Peak’s Jack Cavanagh, nine strokes back of Ben Moore of Kent Denver and Behrod Keshtavar of Peak to Peak.

  • Columbine places third at regionals, sending four golfers to 5A state meet

           ARVADA — With the golf season quickly approaching its end, teams vied for their spot to go to 5A state championship. Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge competed against the best golfers in the Metro West Region on Sept. 17 at Indian Tree Golf Course.

  • Eagles capitalize on A-West miscues

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier

  • Chatfield finds net early

    LAKEWOOD — Getting early pressure on the opposition has been something the Chatfield Chargers have been looking for. And against Jeffco League foe Pomona in their conference opener Sept. 20 at Lakewood Memorial Field it proved to be vital.
    Not to worry, the Chargers scored twice in the game’s opening 13 minutes, including Lee Holmes’ tally that proved to be the eventual game-winner, as Chatfield bounced back from its lone loss of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Panthers.

  • Natural Grocers eyes new location in South Jeffco

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage plans to open a 15,000-square-foot "full-service organic grocery" at South Kipling Parkway and West Coal Mine Avenue, north of the Chase Bank on Kipling. The site had previously been considered for a multi-story assisted-living center.

    The proposed store will replace an existing outlet in the shopping center on the northeast corner of South Simms Street and West Ken Caryl Avenue.

  • Jeffco Library temporarily vacating substandard building

    About 16 employees of the Jefferson County Public Library will be temporarily relocated to the south building of the Library Services Center in Wheat Ridge because the north building has been deemed below standard.

    The north building will remain empty for about six months or until the problem is fixed, said Ann Cress, deputy executive director, at a regular meeting of the board of trustees Sept. 20 at the Lakewood Public Library. The buildings share a wall.

  • Extreme makeover on Main Street

    A new owner has purchased two historic vacant buildings last used as an auto-body shop at the west end of Main Street in Littleton, and a local builder is gutting and rehabilitating them to possibly give them new life as trendy restaurants or shops.

    The renovator has removed three layers of paint on one building and chipped away stucco on the other in the effort to restore the façade to its original glory. Workers also peeled away all of the interior drywall to expose the original brick.

  • Briefs: Car break-ins mounting in South Jeffco

    South Jeffco experienced 64 car break-ins in the first two weeks of September, a 50 percent increase compared to September a year ago, according to a news release from the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    All the incidents were committed at night and involved unlocked vehicles with no signs of forced entry. Most were in clusters, with 40 between Sept. 13 and 16.  The suspect or suspects are apparently walking the streets and trying doors to find ones that are unlocked.

  • Romney pledges to take America on different course

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Jefferson County on Sunday evening to promote a plan that he says will help create millions of jobs and get the economy back on track.

    Before a crowd of about 7,500 people, Romney touted his credentials as a businessman who understands that entrepreneurship is fundamental to America’s economic success.