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Today's News

  • Comic-book artist spawns inspiration

    Some people define success not by the presence of monetary gain but by the absence of constraints — in other words, the freedom to pursue their dreams. 

    For Todd McFarlane, legendary comic book creator and owner of McFarlane Toys, success has meant the freedom to work without the constraints of others’ limitations. 

  • Commissioners reject higher fees for Planning and Zoning

    Jeffco’s county commissioners balked at a proposed increase in fees charged by the county’s Planning and Zoning Department. 

    The rejected fee boosts were intended to recoup more expenses related to processing applications and permits in the county. Jeffco recovered about 13 percent of those expenses in the last year, putting the county near the bottom among area governments.

  • County gauges support for adding bike lanes on Bowles Avenue

    The county’s Transportation and Development Department is reaching out to South Jeffco to gauge support for adding bicycle lanes along West Bowles Avenue. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would put bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard.

    While Bike Jeffco, a local bicycle advocacy group, hasn’t issued an opinion, several members were in support of the plan after a county presentation on Nov. 12. 

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself. 

  • All the buzz: urban beekeeping

    It might seem counterintuitive, but for many beekeepers, taking care of a hive isn’t just about the sweet reward. 

    Instead, it’s born of a fascination with a creature that so much of our daily sustenance depends upon. 

    Bees, along with other insects and birds, pollinate 35 percent of the world’s food crops. Yet the number of bees in the world has dropped drastically in recent years.  

    The decline made Joanie Bock want to put a beehive in her Littleton backyard. 

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of embezzlement

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

  • 5A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:
    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM

  • Chatfield’s Nedved named an all-star

    Chatfield senior and 5A Jeffco first-team all-conference selection Madison Nedved played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 5A all-star game  Nov. 3 in Westminster.
    CCGS began sponsoring an all-state softball game in 1986 to provide girls a showcase for their talent. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of 72 athletes. Nedved, an outfielder and pitcher, also plays for the Colorado Elite Prospects 18A team.

  • Chatfield lacrosse trio sign on with D-I programs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Want to know why Chatfield is the defending 5A Jeffco League girls lacrosse champion and prohibitive favorite to repeat in the spring? Look no further than the Nov. 13 national signing day, when three Lady Chargers finalized their commitments to Division I programs.

  • Powell, four other Rebels sign national letter of intent

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine’s Katie Powell admitted she didn’t know until two summers ago that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., even had a women’s volleyball team. But after doing her homework, the fit seemed too good to be true.