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Today's News

  • Jeffco says 'I do' to historic unions

    History isn’t always made during epic events. 

    Sometimes it takes only a $30 check and two signatures. 

    When Jennifer Whitton and Tana Trejillo signed their civil union certificate last Wednesday morning at the Jeffco clerk and recorder’s office, staff members interrupted what they were doing to applaud. 

    It was the first same-sex civil union in Jefferson County.

    Whitton and Trejillo, together five and a half years, were all smiles as they handed over the $30 check to the county.  

  • Political newcomer running for Boggs’ school board seat

    A political newcomer has announced a bid for the Jeffco school board seat currently held by fiscal conservative Laura Boggs.

    Jeff Lamontagne, co-founder of the Second Wind Fund, recently announced he is running for the Board of Education seat in District 2, which covers a sprawling area in the western part of the county.

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge High School
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp from June 3-July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is open to children in grades 2 through 12.
    The camp runs from 9-10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30-11:30 for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge High School and online at the school’s website at https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Motivated Rebels tune up for the postseason

    LAKEWOOD — The motivation for the Columbine Rebels since Day 1 has been to win a state boys lacrosse championship. And that desire has not ebbed — a fact Boulder found out the hard way on May 4 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    Ryan Kelly scored the Rebels’ first six goals — all in the first period — and Jake Gonzales added four tallies as Columbine used the visiting Panthers as a steppingstone in their quest in a 20-3 regular-season finale victory. In all, nine players scored for the Rebels (11-5, 7-0 5A Front Range).

  • Carson, Evans carry Eagles past Rebels

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    Bryce, without a doubt, was the star of the game.  Whether that was Bryce Carson or Bryce Evans is debatable.
    Carson was the hero, Evans kept Dakota Ridge in the game, and the Eagles pulled out a 5-4 win in walk-off fashion over Columbine on May 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Next stop is state for Columbine’s No. 2 player

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Lillie Pettibone’s made the 5A girls tennis state tournament before. While the achievement has always been impressive, the credit has been split with a doubles partner. This year, she’s going all on her own.
    Pettibone, playing No. 2 singles this season, was the lone state qualifier for Columbine on May 3 at Redstone Park in the Class 5A Region 7 tournament. She won in the playback bracket and will head to the Gates Tennis Center on May 9 to represent the Lady Rebels.

  • Lady Chargers answer back

    LAKEWOOD — Julia Lisella seemed to be infallible in goal. Robyn Thomas and Taylor Campman took advantage of Columbine’s stingy defense to generate offense, scoring three goals in 35.1 seconds. Everything seemingly was going the Lady Rebels’ way. And then it didn’t.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Don’t c’mon back, good buddy

  • Littleton officer killed in accident is remembered

    A Littleton police officer who died in a traffic accident while off duty was laid to rest on Friday.

    Officer Kevin Denner, 42, died from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle collided with a car on May 6 in Aurora. He was remembered in a ceremony Friday at Mission Hills Church in Littleton.

    “Kevin was not only a tremendous asset to the department, but he was a dedicated friend to many. He will be sorely missed,” said interim Police Chief Gene Enley.

  • Littleton city attorney receives double severance pay

    When Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford resigned in February after initially requesting a leave of absence, she received a severance package worth six months of her salary, along with benefits. 

    As city attorney, Crawford made $133,428 a year plus benefits.  

    The six months of salary, about $66,700, was twice as much severance pay as had been agreed upon between Crawford and the City Council when she was hired in March 2012.