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Today's News

  • High school students have a go at government

    The Littleton City Council is giving high school students in Littleton Public Schools a chance to run things for a day.

    Youth in Government Day, Sept. 26, will give 20 to 25 students in grades 9 through 12 a chance to learn how city government functions and come up with their own solutions for problems that many city governments face.

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings opens first Colorado location in Littleton

    A new business has blown into town and reinvigorated a once-abandoned building.

    Hurricane Grill & Wings now occupies the building of the long-shuttered Ruby Tuesday near AMC Bowles Crossing, near West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. The restaurant is the culmination of nearly three years of work, said general manager Michael Garcia. The business, which opened Monday, has hired nearly 100 employees, said Garcia.

  • Johnson resigns from Jefferson County school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the north part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • IT specialist running for Jeffco school board

    IT specialist and Jeffco parent Ken Witt has announced that he is running for the school board seat in District 5 this November.

    District 5 incumbent Paula Noonan said in April that she would not run for re-election. Witt is vying with Gordon “Spud” Van de Water for the seat, which has been held by Noonan since 2009.

    District 5 covers the southern part of Jefferson County and includes Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools.

  • Member of sister-city delegation develops a taste for America

    When a young person makes that first long sojourn away from home, it's often a challenge to know what to bring along.
    But it always makes sense to bring an appetite.

  • 2013 Dakota Ridge softball preview

    DAKOTA RIDGE EAGLES
    Head coach: Marv Van Lingen
    Assistant coach: Anthony Arneach
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 record: 21-2, lost to Loveland 3-1 in the 2012 5A state championship game.
    Players to watch: Rachelle Foos, Sr., P; Megan Sansburne, Soph., P/SS; Dani Valerio, Jr., Ath; Bailey Brooks, Jr., 3B/C
    Season opener: Aug. 20, vs. Legend. Results were not available at press time.
    State finals: Oct. 18-19, Aurora Sports Park

  • 2013 boys soccer previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Brock Blume
    Assistant coaches: Chris Olson, David Palik, Nick Ringstrand
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 record: 12-4-1, second round of the 5A state tournament
    2012 recap: Thirteen seniors led Chatfield to a second-place league finish and the second round of the state playoffs. The Chargers season was ended by Boulder, the eventual 5A state champions. Chatfield tied Boulder at 2-all with 90 seconds left in regulation only to concede the game-winning goal with 40 seconds left.

  • 2013 cross country previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coaches: Don Daniels, Jeff Mages
    Assistant coach: Angie Erb
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 recap: The Chatfield boys finished sixth and the girls eighth at regionals, with senior Kelsi Lawrence the lone qualifier for state. Lawrence was 12th in the regional and 99th at state.
    Runners to watch: Tyler Hale, Sr.; Nate Oglesby, Sr.; Dylan Thompson, Jr.; Laura Miller, Sr.; Emily Pung, Soph.
    Season opener: Aug. 30, at Arapahoe Invitational, 4 p.m.
    State finals: Oct. 26, Norris Penrose Center, Colorado Springs

  • 2013 boys tennis previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Koza
    Assistant coaches: Matt Raml, Miles Flesche
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 recap: Chatfield finished second in the 5A Jeffco League and at regionals, while qualifying six of seven spots for the state tournament. The Chargers received the boys tennis sportsmanship award for the state of Colorado in 2012.
    Players to watch: John Koza, Brian Ross, John Simpson
    Season opener: Aug. 23, vs. Denver East
    State tournament: Oct. 10-12, Gates Tennis Center, Denver

  • Rebels’ Tait off to fast start

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — You’d be hard-pressed to find a better all-around high school athlete in Colorado than Michael Tait. The Columbine junior likely will earn four letters this school year and start at arguably three of the most important positions in team sports — quarterback (football), point guard (basketball) and center field (baseball).