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Today's News

  • Ken-Caryl Little Leaguers stepping up to the plate

    AURORA — It’s 5:30 p.m. on July 6 at Mission Viejo Park. One by one, players from the Ken-Caryl Little League walk up to their counterparts and exchange pins as their names are called over the PA system.
    Their parents, family and friends sit outside the fence that encloses Field No. 3, cheering them on against 11- and 12-year-olds from The Academy Little League in Colorado Springs. As the banner hanging from the announcer’s tent behind home plate says, this is the only way to Williamsport.

  • Hikers find body on Lookout Mountain

    A body was found on Lookout Mountain by hikers on Sunday afternoon.

    The remains were found in a remote location and appeared to have been there for some time, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The coroner and the Sheriff's Office are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 303-277-0211.

    Visit www.columbinecourier.com for developments.

     

  • Gunman shot during standoff with SWAT team

    A standoff between an armed man in his home near Morrison and the Jeffco sheriff’s SWAT team on Friday ended with the suspect being shot and taken to a hospital.
    The standoff began Friday morning when the Sheriff’s Office received a call about alleged domestic violence in the 1200 block of West Grand Drive. A woman in the home was taken to the hospital for examination, while a man, who hadn’t been identified by press time, barricaded himself inside.

  • Fire extinguished at Columbine High School

    A fire in a ceiling at Columbine High School late Wednesday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

    Welders installing a metal door on the north side of the school noticed smoke coming from the ceiling and called 911, said Littleton Fire Department spokesman Doug Ireland.

    Firefighters found some insulation and wood had ignited and were producing a large amount of smoke. Ireland said firefighters from Littleton, West Metro, South Metro and Englewood responded and extinguished the fire quickly.

  • Fire reportedly under control at Columbine High School

    At least four fire departments responded Wednesday evening to a report of a fire at Columbine High School.

    An information officer at the scene said the blaze was under control and that firefighters were checking to be sure the flames had not spread to other areas in the school.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office said earlier that welders had been working at the school on Wednesday.

    Firefighters from the Littleton, Englewood, West Metro and South Metro fire departments responded.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Littleton Election Commission rejects 'approval voting'

    Littleton’s Election Commission has decided to pass on implementing “approval voting” starting in the city’s 2015 elections.

    The Election Commission voted 2-1 against the change. Yet despite the “no” vote, the commission left open the possibility of revisiting the issue in the future. 

    Unlike the current system, in which a voter can choose only one candidate, “approval voting” allows endorsement of one, some or all of the candidates. The candidate with the most total votes still would be the winner.

  • Jefferson County Planning Commission approves creation of taxing district

    Jeffco’s Planning Commission has approved creating a metropolitan district for a proposed 50-home luxury development for seniors and empty-nesters at South Kipling Street and West Coal Mine Avenue.

    The Silver Leaf Metropolitan District, if approved by the Jeffco commissioners, will allow developer Skyland Meadows to assess property taxes on homeowners in its development to pay for $3.6 million in infrastructure.

  • Foothills approves contract to sell property at Wadsworth and Coal Mine

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has found a buyer for one of five properties it is attempting to sell to raise $4 million for capital-improvement projects and other expenses.

    The Foothills board of directors on June 25 approved the sale of a 5.47-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Wadsworth Boulevard and Coal Mine Avenue to 24 Hour Capital Ventures LLC for $1.165 million.

  • Federal cuts impact Jefferson County Head Start

    Jeffco’s Head Start program could serve 400 fewer kids during the next school year as a result of across-the-board federal funding cuts known as sequestration. 

    The 5 percent budget cut would mean about $152,000 less for the county’s Head Start program. Lynn Johnson, Jeffco’s human services director, said the cuts would mean laying off three teachers, and 96 fewer families — about 400 kids — would not be able to participate in the program during the 2013-14 school year.