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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    A case with layers

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Columbine’s Degutis escapes serious injury at 7-on-7 tourney
    DENVER
    — Columbine senior Tanner Degutis suffered neck and back injuries but avoided serious injury after a frightening fall on the second play from scrimmage in the Rebels’ 14-10 win over St. Mary’s at the Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 tournament June 20 at All City Stadium.

  • Local teams to test their mettle during Danny Dietz 6-28-05 challenge

    The Friday night lights will be shining on the Heritage and Chatfield High School football teams this week. However, the action won’t be with helmets and pads on the gridiron.

  • Ex-Hawk Jones top prospect in draft

    Kent Murphy has coached a number of great players, many who’ve gone on to play Division I college hockey. Though Seth Jones is not one of those college prospects, he certainly fits the bill as one of the better players. Maybe even the best.
    A former Littleton Hawks and Colorado Thunderbirds player back when his father, Popeye Jones, played for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, Jones’ formative years on the ice came under the coaching of Murphy and Angelo Ricci. Now he’s being considered the top prospect in the June 30 NHL entry draft.

  • Broncos’ 7-on-7 gives HS teams a chance to gel

    DENVER — The deer-in-the-headlights look is slowly disappearing for Columbine junior-to-be Michael Tait. Sparingly used on the Rebels’ varsity football team last season, Tait fine-tuned his quarterbacking skills at the JV level. But at the Denver Broncos’ annual 7-on-7 football tournament June 20 at All City Stadium, his passing skills were out there for all to see.

  • Small wildfire in Waterton Canyon contained

    A small fire near the Maxwell Hills subdivision that spurred an evacuation notice Monday afternoon is 100 percent contained, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    The wildfire was near the intersection of Elk Mountain and Kuehster roads, said Dan Hatlestad, spokesman for Inter-Canyon Fire-Rescue.

    The Bear Gulch Fire was burning on less than an acre Monday afternoon. Hatlestad said the blaze was in a remote area that took six hours for firefighters to hike to.

  • Littleton council hires law firm

    The search for Littleton’s new city attorney is over. 

    The City Council reached an agreement with Ken Fellman from the law firm of Kissinger and Fellman to provide legal services for the city. Fellman will replace former city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned in February. 

    Council member Bruce Stahlman said he thought Kissinger and Fellman’s experience with both the public and private sector would serve the city well.

  • Littleton voters will be asked to approve lodging, marijuana taxes

    Voters in Littleton will decide in November whether the city may tax marijuana sales and hotel stays.

    The City Council voted June 11 to put the two sales-tax proposals on the Nov. 5 ballot. It is considering asking voters to set the rates at 3 percent, but it will study the issues further to determine the final proposed tax rates. 

    While the marijuana sales tax was put on the ballot by a unanimous vote, the proposed lodging tax was approved 4-3.

  • EDC seeks to ‘borrow’ county employee

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has officially launched its $3.9 million Forward Jeffco initiative to bring more businesses to the county — and with it came another new pitch to the Jeffco commissioners for more support.

  • Dirty Dash is all about filthy fun

    The superhero team had become one with the mud.

    Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man and Wonder Woman were covered in muck as they crawled across the finish line. 

    “I’m not Wonder Woman,” Amanda Carlson corrected as she pointed to her chest. “I’m Supergirl.”

    Carlson’s Supergirl insignia was barely distinguishable because of the thick layer of ooze she had accumulated over the 5-kilometer course. Only her bright red boots somehow managed to maintain their luster.