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Today's News

  • Fire engulfs home in Littleton

    Fire engulfed a home on South Rapp Street in Littleton on May 14. 

    Littleton firefighters received the call about a house on fire at 5868 S. Rapp St., near Arapahoe Community College, about 4:13 p.m. 

    "When we turned the corner, we saw there was flames," said Bethany Stuhlman, who was one of the first people to see the house on fire.

  • Littleton City Council denies request for development moratorium

    A proposal by a group of Littleton residents to place a moratorium on any residential rezoning that would increase density and traffic failed to win approval from the City Council. 

    The proposal, presented to the City Council by resident John Watson on May 7, would have placed a moratorium until Jan. 1, 2014, on any rezoning request, land-use approval application, building permit or any other permit that would increase residential density and traffic.

  • Commissioners divided on EDC's request for more funds

    With budget discussions under way for next year, Jeffco’s county commissioners are hearing from all quarters about the need for more funding. 

    One group seeking more taxpayer dollars, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., made its pitch again last week. Yet it was the commissioners who ended up doing most of the talking.

    Commissioner Don Rosier asked members of the EDC to attend last week’s commissioners meeting to continue discussions about funding for the economic-development group’s new Forward Jeffco initiative. 

  • Center supports veterans at Arapahoe Community College

    Veterans at Arapahoe Community College have a new home base at school. 

    The Veterans Service Center, which opened last month, was created by ACC to help meet the needs of the influx of veterans signing up for classes, said Nancy Nickless, Veterans Affairs certifying official and financial aid counselor for ACC. 

  • Examining the illusion of safety (and its risks)

    Most Americans over the age of 40 grew up with an omnipresent fear of nuclear war. Fear might be too weak a word — terror is more like it.

  • Reporting, not endorsing, the news

    In Colorado and in South Jeffco, the social and political landscapes have seen significant changes over the last couple of years, and we all know that change can be difficult.
    But it can also be newsworthy.
    Our mission here at the Courier is to report that news as thoroughly and objectively as possible within the scope of our resources, and to reflect all aspects of the community we cover.

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  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Chargers stun Regis Jesuit, headed to state quarterfinals
    AURORA
    — Ninth-seeded Chatfield scored four runs in the fourth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh to upend host Regis Jesuit at the Class 5A District 2 tournament on May 12 and qualify for the eight-team, double-elimination state bracket.
    Chatfield (13-8), which opened the district tournament with a win over Douglas County, has allowed just one run in its last four games.

  • Rebels’ Tait leads group headed to 5A state meet

    It was in the back of Jaylee Tait’s mind just how poorly she played at the 5A regional girls golf tournament in 2012. It was her worst round of the year. But she had to get over that because this year’s tournament was at that same Raccoon Creek Golf Course.
    Initially, though, it didn’t appear that the Columbine junior had let go of the past, because she bogeyed the first three holes May 6 before she found a groove.
    “I slowed my swing down and focused more on the fundamentals instead of trying to hit the perfect shot,” Tait said.

  • Wet weather, poor officiating doom Chatfield

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    PARKER — A guy on a John Deere had to plow the field at halftime because of water.
    Chatfield’s girls soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 3-1 loss to Chaparral in monsoon-like conditions in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on May 8 at Sports Authority Stadium.
    Rain poured almost the entire game and several puddles formed on the synthetic turf field and the sidelines.