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Today's News

  • Early-morning fire at Columbine High quickly put out

    A second fire in 10 days at Columbine High School has been extinguished.

    A carpet dryer being used by a construction crew at the school early Thursday morning malfunctioned and caused a small fire. The flames were quickly extinguished but caused a large amount of smoke.

    No injuries were reported.

    It was the second fire in two weeks at Columbine High. On July 3, a fire in the ceiling of the school was started by welders putting in a new metal door.

  • Soil testing to end on parcel at Reynolds Landing Park

    A quarter of an acre of open space near the future home of the Breckenridge Brewery will no longer undergo annual tests of its contaminated soil but instead will be subject to a ban on excavation.

    Littleton and the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District have agreed to stop testing the soil at Reynolds Landing Park and instead have placed environmental restrictions on the 0.24-acre parcel. No excavation could take place without the consent of the city and South Suburban.  

  • Littleton council schedules hearing on Broadstone apartments

    The Littleton City Council will hear arguments on July 30 for and against the contested Broadstone at Littleton Station development, a 250-unit apartment complex proposed for the southwest corner of South Bemis Street and Littleton Boulevard.

    The development received approval from the city’s planning department, but the Planning Board voted unanimously not to recommend approval of the necessary rezoning. 

  • Pyrotechnics pack them in

    It just doesn’t feel like the Fourth of July without a big, colorful fireworks display. 

    Especially if you’re the one putting on the show.

    “This is our Fourth of July. Some people have barbecues — we shoot fireworks,” said Les Nack, a member of the Western Enterprises Inc. crew that was responsible for Littleton’s 21-minute-long fireworks display to cap the city’s July Fourth celebration. “I think you have to have a little firebug in you to do this job.”

  • Rec district selects firm for Clement Park study

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has chosen Stanley Consultants, an international consulting and engineering firm with an office in Centennial, to help develop a master plan for Clement Park. 

    The park, built in 1987, needs $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the district. Foothills, which leases the park from Jeffco Open Space, has been in discussions with the Open Space Division about the park’s future needs.

  • Our Readers Write

    McCasky’s pleas for county funds are absurd and hypocritical
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  • Once again, Abe Lincoln nails it

    Oh, to be transported back to a more innocent time, just a few weeks ago, when the greatest problem with the exercise of federal power seemed (merely) to be the Internal Revenue Service’s selective targeting of a handful of political organizations. Compared to what we’ve learned since, the IRS scandal seems a passing trifle.

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  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Chargers hosting preseason camps

    Chatfield Senior High’s volleyball team will be holding a camp for incoming 5th-8th graders from July 31-Aug. 2 in the school gym. The annual camp for incoming 9th-12th graders will be held Aug. 5-8 in the school’s gymnasium.
    Cost is $50, which includes a T-shirt.
    Forms and more information for both camps will be available soon on the team’s website www.chatfieldvolleyball.com.

    Tryouts for the 2013 Lady Chargers set

  • Former Eagles pitcher Farnum turns page on baseball career

    Matt Farnum knew he had to prepare for life after baseball, but he didn’t know what that would involve. Still, the 2000 Dakota Ridge High School graduate knew he had a solid support system and a solid foundation beneath him.
    The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed pitcher also knew that his immediate future after graduation was going to be in college and, in all likelihood, a stint in professional baseball.