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Today's News

  • Littleton finally break through, takes second place at regionals

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Getting to state has been the hard part for the Littleton Lady Lions. But they won’t have to worry about that this year.
    Littleton’s No. 3 singles player Katie Pearson and three doubles teams reached the 5A state tournament after placing second at the Region 1 championship May 3-4 at Cherry Creek High School.
    “We’ve been in a drought,” Littleton head coach Kevin Brooks said. “We haven’t been to state in a while, so now to qualify three teams is fantastic.

  • Lady Rebels sending Williams, three doubles teams to state tournament

    DENVER — Columbine took second place in the 5A Region 5 girls tennis tournament at City Park.
    Columbine advanced four to the state tournament this weekend — its No. 3 singles player and its No. 1, 2 and 4 doubles teams. The 5A state tournament runs May 10-12 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver. The Lady Rebels placed fourth last year at regionals and qualifying only one for the state tournament.

  • Lions go out with heads held high

    AURORA — It would’ve been easy for the Littleton Lions to call it quits after Cherokee Trail opened their boys lacrosse state playoff game with six straight goals. It would’ve been just as easy to pack it in at halftime down by that same six-goal deficit with few signs of a comeback on the horizon.
    But that’s not what Littleton is all about, and the Lions proved that on May 4 at Legacy Stadium.

  • Lady Rebels set early tone in shutout of Mullen

    Scoring goals in the first half is a tone-setter for the Columbine Lady Rebels, but they haven’t always come easily. There’s a goal here and there, but not at the frequency they would like with the 5A state playoffs on the horizon. That wasn’t a problem on May 3 against Mullen.
    Ember Albertson and Ashley Morris scored in the first six minutes as host Columbine tripped the Lady Mustangs 3-0 in the regular-season finally for both teams.
    Getting off to an early start was imperative, Albertson said.

  • Jeffco title belongs to Columbine

    A year ago, Columbine made an improbable run to be one of the final five teams left in 5A baseball before losing in the state tournament. This year, the run started much earlier and it came with 5A Jeffco League supremacy to boot.
    Austin Anderson had three hits, Jaxon Mohr scored twice and Columbine scored four first-inning runs and never trailed in fending off host Chatfield 8-6 on May 5. The win sewed up a conference championship for the Rebels.

  • Bat found in Littleton tests positive for rabies

    A bat specimen from Littleton submitted May 7 to the Colorado Department of Public Health was the first animal to test positive for rabies this year.

    A homeowner found the dead bat near a window well. No human exposure is known to have occurred, according to a Jeffco health department release issued May 16.

    The rabies virus is found in the saliva of an infected animal and can be transmitted when a rabid animal bites or scratches another animal or person.

  • Let’s try to keep politics in its place

    As we enter the most intense period of the American political cycle — Ppresidential election season — it’s worth reminding ourselves that not everything is political. This may sound obvious enough, but lately the line between politics and everything else has become blurred.
    It all starts with our insatiable appetite for all things political. Car bumpers blare opinions in ever-more-shrill tones. News outlets have drifted away from factual reporting and now rely heavily on the expression of opinion, most of it raw and partisan.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Opie gone bad

  • Optometrist seeks appointment to Foothills board

    Tim James — a family man, business owner, park district resident for 10 years and avid fan of the active, outdoor lifestyle — believes it's time "to give back and serve the community."

    James has submitted his name as an applicant for appointment to the Foothills Park and Rec District board from Ward 2.

    The position became available when incumbent Jill Nunes decided not to run again this spring. No one else submitted their name before the May 8 election, leaving it up to the board to make an appointment.

  • Increase in crime-lab construction costs irks commissioners

    A construction company hired to produce detailed cost estimates for a Jeffco crime lab and community corrections facility says the price tag is $13 million higher than the $46.4 million originally budgeted.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners took a dim view of the news, saying that cuts would have to be made because there is no more money in the budget.