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Today's News

  • Couple attempt suicide before sentencing in abuse case

    A couple who were scheduled to be sentenced for child abuse on June 18 apparently attempted suicide and were rushed to Littleton Hospital in unknown condition.

    Relatives found Christine and Randal Arnold after they had apparently attempted to commit suicide by consuming a large number of unidentified pills, according to published reports.

  • Lions add arms to rotation in sweep

    Summer baseball can be a bit different than regular-season baseball. Coaches use summer ball to reconfigure their teams after graduating seniors leave and young freshmen join. Coaches suss out players’ strengths, determining who can play which position.
    That’s exactly what Littleton High School head coach Micah “Bernie” Bernhardt did during the Lions’ home doubleheader against the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) on June 15 en route to a pair of five-inning victories — 10-0 in Game 1 and 17-3 in the nightcap.

  • Chatfield grad Graham gets back on the saddle

    EVERGREEN — The last time bareback rider J.D. Graham competed he broke his right wrist. That was nine months ago at the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association Finals in Grand Junction.
    But the 21-year-old Chatfield Senior High graduate from Littleton was back on the saddle June 16 at the 46th annual Evergreen Rodeo.
    “If I’m going to get on one it might as well be for a lot of money,” said Graham, moments after his first ride back at the El Pinal Rodeo Grounds.

  • Q&A: Five questions with Robbie McEwen

    Robbie McEwen was a member of Chatfield Senior High’s 2001 5A state football championship team. He moved to Nebraska where he played at Division I-AA Drake before transferring to Division-I Nebraska. Now he’s training the art of long snapping while also practicing law. The Columbine Courier’s Michael Hicks recently caught up with McEwen.

    1. While at Chatfield, you were a key cog on the 2001 5A state championship team that went 14-0, including a 9-3 win over Fairview in the finals. What was that season like for you?

  • Fun in the sun at Chatfield State Park

    You don’t have to trek all over Colorado to get the full outdoor adventure experience. Chatfield State Park offers adventurers the opportunity to sample everything they want and love, as well as some they may have never thought possible within city limits. The following is a list of outdoor activities available as the summer weather heats up:

    HIT THE TRAIL

  • Fire ban at Chatfield State Park
  • Honoring the spirit of selfless service

    As a tribute to the spirit of hard-working dogs that unselfishly serve humanity, a Golden Eagle Scout has created a worthy monument on the grounds of the Foothills Animal Shelter.

    About 100 people turned out for the unveiling of the bronze service-dog memorial sculpture on June 12 in the courtyard at the shelter near Sixth Avenue and Indiana Street.

    After various participants made their remarks, the Boy Scouts gathered around the statue and removed the silver tarp to reveal the bronze replica of a German shepherd by local artist and Rotary member Pat Madison.

  • Senior center owner seeks second building on adjacent lot

    The owners of the Gardens at Columbine, an assisted-living center, have purchased an adjacent lot and want to demolish the existing home and build a senior care facility for about 22 residents.

    The Gardens’ main building at the southwest corner of Platte Canyon Road and West Ken Caryl Avenue is in Arapahoe County, while the proposed building would be in Jefferson County.

  • Plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir draws mixed reactions

    The plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir in South Jefferson County is regarded by some as the best environmental alternative, but others see the projected loss of habitat, flooding of 600 acres and impacts on recreation as too great a price to pay.

    The proposed changes will have a significant effect on wildlife, as well as on the recreational amenities that are part of the surrounding Chatfield State Park.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Chatfield Reservoir expansion meetings

    The U.S. Corps of Engineers has scheduled public involvement meetings in connection with its June 8 release of the Chatfield Reservoir expansion project draft report and environmental impact statement. The meetings are: Monday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St. in Parker; and Tuesday June 26, at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave. in Littleton.