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Today's News

  • Bomb threat leads to evacuation of South Jeffco Walgreens

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office evacuated the Walgreens at the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling on Thursday afternoon after a customer threatened to blow up the store.

    The store is now open.

    "(Deputies) went inside and did a sweep of the store with the bomb dog," said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. "They found nothing. Everybody's allowed back in the store." 

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys golf

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys golf and boys tennis:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Grant Olinger, Pomona; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley; Neil Tillman, Ralston Valley; Garrett Jones, Ralston Valley; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    A.J. Berry, Chatfield; Greg Shelton, Columbine; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Zach Joseph, Pomona; Dima Makarov, Ralston Valley; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Grant Olinger, Pomona

  • Rebels tune up for Valor with rout

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Tradition — five big-school state championships since 1999, including 2011 — favors Columbine. Recent history — four straight titles in three different classifications, including last year’s 5A crown — suggests Valor Christian. It’s one of the components that makes the Nov. 15 game between seventh-seeded Columbine (10-1) and No. 2 Valor Christian perhaps the most intriguing of the 5A quarterfinals.

  • Extra point seals Dakota Ridge’s upset

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    FALCON — It all came down to an extra-point conversion.

  • Turnovers, Marquez doom Chargers

    ARVADA — Chatfield Senior head coach Bret McGatlin noted that minute Pomona running back Chris Marquez, all 5-foot-5, 154 pounds of him, had great vision. It didn’t hurt that he also had 6-5, 6-6 linemen to block for him, either.

  • A Marine to her core

    Marie Rugg was one of the countless patriots who volunteered to help our country during World War II.  

    But on this Veterans Day, Rugg’s story stands out as special. She was in the first wave of women to sign up for the U.S. Marines when women were allowed to join the corps.

    “I wanted to volunteer to free a man to fight,” said Rugg, who now lives in an apartment at the Gardens at Columbine assisted-living facility. “I just wanted to do something for my country.”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Textual dysfunction

  • Littleton council finalizes marijuana rules

    The Littleton City Council has finalized a set of rules for   growing marijuana in homes. 

    The codes will allow personal-use marijuana to be grown in multifamily homes, a change made at the council’s Nov. 5 meeting. 

    Under Amendment 64, Coloradans can have up to six marijuana plants, three in the flowering stage and three in the vegetative stage, in their homes. 

  • Commissioner Griffin to run for clerk’s position again

    County Commissioner Faye Griffin is planning to run for Jeffco clerk and recorder — a position she held previously — two years before her current term on the commission ends in 2016.  

    If elected once again to the clerk job, the Republican said, she would step down as a commissioner. In that event, a GOP vacancy committee would appoint a person to serve the final two years of Griffin’s term.

    Current Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson is term-limited, so that office will be up for grabs in the 2014 election.

  • Jeffco Public Health campaigning against teen tobacco use

    Jefferson County Public Health has launched an education campaign titled “What’s in Store for Our Kids,” which highlights the ways in which the tobacco industry is targeting youths.

    The program is the brainchild of Jeffco Public Health and the Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance. The campaign is designed to educate residents about how the tobacco industry is targeting kids in Jefferson County, and will encourage youth and adults to get involved in local tobacco prevention efforts.