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Today's News

  • Chargers stave off Kent, get help to reach playoffs

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Their name has been slotted into the bracket, and at this point, that’s all that matters.
    Chatfield hockey beat Kent Denver 4-3 on Feb. 13 at Big Bear Ice Arena to help secure a playoff spot in the state tournament.
    The Chargers lost two nights later at Monarch 8-1, but through a series of tiebreakers beat out Summit and Battle Mountain for the final playoff slot. All three schools finished with 11 points in Foothills Conference play.

  • Thayer headed to state, takes 2nd at regionals

    Chatfield 132-pounder Jake Thayer will represent the Chargers at the 5A state tournament after placing second at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 16 at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora.
    Thayer won a trio of matches to reach the finals, including an ultimate tiebreaker victory over Eaglecrest’s Jake Dugan in the semifinals. In the championship bout, Thayer was upended by a 3-0 decision by Pomona’s Raymond Robledo.
    A pair of other Chargers — Sam Hebert at 160 pounds and Wilson George at 195 — placed fifth.

  • Rebels duo not content with 2nd

    WESTMINSTER — Karl Breidenbach paced back and forth the frustration growing with every step. His Columbine teammate Brian Mayberry slammed his head gear down after his first loss of the season.
    And this was after the regional finals and having already qualified for state.

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It was redemption. A gym silencer, a knockout blow and a game-winning shot all wrapped into one.
    Chatfield’s Brenden Mann hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in a tied game against Dakota Ridge to propel the Chargers to a 65-62 win over the Eagles on Feb. 14.
    Mann shot two air balls earlier in the second half and the home crowd, littered with Dakota Ridge students, let him hear it the rest of the way. That is until he buried the eventual game-winner good for the last laugh.

  • Bemis Library to close this week during installation of scanner system

    Despite its doors being shut this week, Littleton’s Bemis Library isn’t taking a holiday. Instead, the library will be shut down from Tuesday until Saturday for installation of a new scanning system.

    The new system uses radio-frequency identification tags and scanners to sort incoming books into seven categories, such as fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature, said Meredith Gipson, assistant director at Bemis. But for the system to work, tags have to be placed on each book.

  • Littleton city attorney resigns

    Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford is leaving after less than a year in the position.

    Crawford handed in her resignation Friday, 10 days after asking the City Council to be placed on voluntary administrative leave. In both her request for administrative leave and in her letter of resignation, Crawford cited personal reasons for her decision, according to City Manager Michael Penny.

  • Blessed are the piecemakers

    Once a month, usually on the first Saturday, members of the Scraps to Treasure quilting club gather at WaterStone Community Church to create creative and colorful quilts that will warm the hearts of people in need. 

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.

  • Littleton strikes agreement with West Metro Fire on two subdivisions

    The Littleton City Council has approved a financial agreement for the West Metro Fire Protection District to provide emergency services to the TrailMark and Loch Moor subdivisions.

    Previously West Metro had been providing emergency services for the subdivisions for free. Yet due to budget constraints, West Metro can no longer subsidize the coverage of emergency services for the two subdivisions.

  • Cat burglars target four South Jefferson County homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes on the weekend of Feb. 2-3 in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Item taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.