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Today's News

  • Littleton's Citizens Academy introduces residents to police work

    The Littleton Police Department is once again giving citizens an opportunity to see the inner workings of the agency. 

    The Littleton Citizens Academy is an 11-week course that gives residents a chance to learn about the many facets of law enforcement, said Littleton police Cmdr. Trent Cooper. 

    “What we try to do is give the students a good overall picture of the department,” Cooper said. “We try to make it as hands-on as possible.”

  • CPR seeks donations of musical instruments for school

    Colorado Public Radio is looking for a few good tubas. Throughout March, CPR will be collecting used musical instruments to donate to school music programs throughout the state.

    The purveyor of classical music is looking for any band or orchestral instrument, from violins and guitars to tubas and trombones, to refurbish and donate to elementary and high schools.

  • Sen. Andy Kerr, constituents discuss issues over appetizers

    More than a dozen constituents braved snowy conditions Feb. 20 to share some appetizers with state Sen. Andy Kerr. But they wanted to share more than tapas — the South Jeffco residents at Q’s Pub & Grille that chilly night wanted to hear the first-term Democrat’s opinions on a variety of topics, and to share their own.

  • Jeffco Public Library in the running for prestigious national award

    The Jefferson County Public Library is in the running to be named one of the top libraries in the country.

    Jeffco’s library is a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, an award given every year by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The award is considered to be one of the highest honors a library can receive. 

  • Jeffco YouthWorks to host job fair for young adults

    Attention, teens: It’s time to polish your resume and iron your business attire. 

    That’s because Jeffco YouthWorks will host its Young Adult Job Fair on March 5. The fair, which serves all youths in the metro area, will bring businesses, community partners and apprenticeship programs to one location. The fair will offer workshops, application assistance and resume-reviewing rooms to give young people support. 

    For this event, the focus is just on youth jobs, so young people don’t have to compete with older workers. 

  • Littleton considers temporary moratorium on pot shops

    More than three months removed from Coloradans’ vote to legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana, the battles over regulation and logistics are ramping up. 

    The Littleton City Council is the most recent municipality to begin discussion on whether or not to allow marijuana retail shops and clubs inside the city limits. On Feb. 19, the council voted 6-1 to initially approve a moratorium on the establishment of retail marijuana stores and marijuana clubs in the city. 

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Myska, Fountain Valley end Chatfield’s season with 5-1 win
    COLORADO SPRINGS
    — Jakub Myska scored two goals and assisted on another as top-seeded and Peaks Conference champion Fountain Valley bounced Chatfield from the first round of the high school state hockey playoffs with a 5-1 victory Feb. 22 at the Sertich Ice Center.
    Garrett Van Wyhe also scored two goals, while Sage Marshall scored once and assisted on two goals for Fountain Valley.

  • Lady Chargers extend streak vs. Columbine

    They weren’ always efficient and at times Chatfield’s girls basketball team struggled with its shot, much like Columbine did, but, rest assured, the Lady Chargers would plug away enough to win. It’s become common-place of late in this series.
    Kristi Vaninger led three Chatfield players in double figures with 14 points as the Lady Chargers beat Columbine for a sixth consecutive time 53-35 on Feb. 22 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Chargers find way late, top archrival

    Brenden Mann wasn’t actually speechless, but the words to describe Chatfield’s 57-51 come-from-behind victory over rival Columbine on Feb. 22 were hard to come by.

  • Wrestlers get first taste of state tourney

    For Chatfield’s Jake Thayer and Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach it was their first time wrestling at the 5A state tournament at Denver’s Pepsi Center. As the three-day tournament began Feb. 21 they were in the same boat — looking for victories and that elusive state title. The Columbine Courier takes you for the ride, looking at their quest for championship gold.

    CHATFIELD’S JAKE THAYER: FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS