Today's News

  • Dish Network hiring at customer service center

    Satellite-TV provider Dish Network said June 2 it is now hiring more than 100 customer service representatives. Job seekers are invited to attend an open house Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Dish Customer Care Center, 5701 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Base pay starts at $11. See www.dish.com/littleton for more details.

  • School district clarifies figures on possible tax increase

    If voters approve two property tax increases being contemplated by the Jefferson County school board, the likely net increase in taxes on a $250,000 home would be about $36 annually.

    The school board is considering asking voters to increase both the mill levy, which is used to pay for district operating expenses, and to approve the district issuing a bond, which is used for building maintenance and construction.

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  • Sports briefs

    Dakota Ridge hosting speed and agility camp starting June 4

    Dakota Ridge High School’s football team will be holding a speed and agility camp June 4-July 6 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
    The camp is open to students in grades 2-9 from 9 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. and for students in grades 10-12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brochures are available at Dakota Ridge High School or can be found online at http://dakota-hs.jeffco.k12.co.us/dakota/html/index.htm.

  • Spring all-conference teams: Baseball, girls soccer, girls golf

    The following are all-conference lists for the 2012 spring season:


  • Commissioners appoint pair to library board

    An Arvada real estate broker and a Littleton human resources consultant have been named to the board of trustees of the Jefferson County Public Library.

    The county commissioners unanimously picked John Bodnar and Julia Hill-Nichols from a list of five applicants, all of whom were considered to have outstanding qualifications, at the weekly commissioners meeting May 22.

  • By the numbers: Columbine Courier sports 2011-12

    It’s a given that sports and numbers go hand and hand. With the conclusion of the recent 2011-12 high school athletic season, the Columbine Courier takes a look back at the season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the recently-completed prep season.

  • Putting leaves Lubar just short

    AURORA — There were nerves Shannon Lubar admitted, but she could handle that. After all, she was playing in the final group in the final round of the 5A state girls golf championship on May 22. Plus, the Chatfield senior golfer came to Aurora Hills Golf Course with her game face on.
    Unfortunately, what she didn’t have — at least for two holes — was her short game. Lubar’s putting was just enough of a struggle to deny her of state supremacy.

  • Nunes appointed to Foothills board

    Jill Nunes, chairwoman of the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, has been appointed to serve as board member for two more years by a unanimous vote of four board members.

    Ironically, Nunes was appointed to the Ward 2 opening created when she decided not to run for re-election at the end of her first term in May. Nunes was first elected to the board in 2008.

    As of the April 24 board meeting, Nunes appeared to be leaving the board. But about two weeks later, she submitted her name as a candidate for appointment from Ward 2.

  • Rachel's Challenge kids raise $48,000 for charities

    Shaffer Elementary students on Friday celebrated the conclusion of a year-long educational program called Rachel's Challenge, which stresses kindness, compassion, doing good deeds and sharing abundance with those who are less fortunate.

    Rachel's Challenge is also a nonprofit organization created in memory of Rachel Scott, who was the first to die in the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.