Today's News

  • Lockheed Martin planning 1,200 layoffs nationwide

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems plans to cut about 1,200 jobs by the end of the year, including positions at its Waterton Canyon location, the company announced Tuesday.

    Most of the layoffs will affect middle management, which is being reduced by 25 percent, the company said.

    The company did not announce how many jobs would be cut locally but did say the Waterton Canyon location would be affected. Positions will also be eliminated at the company’s locations in Sunnyvale, Calif., and in Delaware Valley, Pa.

  • Front-runners, step to the rear

    Chris Romer joined a fairly exclusive club last week. Along with Dale Tooley, Norm Early and Ari Zavaras, he’s now one of the can’t-miss front-runners for Denver mayor who fell to lesser-known opponents each of the last four times the office was truly up for grabs.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A little birdwatching in the ‘hood

  • AFL is Vena's arena

    Ryan Vena doesn’t play football for the money. How could he when the former Chatfield Senior star makes just $400 a week playing for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul?

    It’s a far cry from the salaries that NFL players make, at least what they will make once the current lockout is said and done with. But the financial rewards are not what keeps Vena going. The game is.

  • Silva, Eagles outmatch Farmers

    Nick Silva said he felt pretty good warming up prior to Dakota Ridge’s home game with Wheat Ridge on June 10, even though, by his own admission, his curveball was off early on.

    Tell that to Wheat Ridge.

    Silva’s pitching was anything but off as he struck out 12 batters while scattering just five hits and he got just enough run support for a 2-0 victory. 

  • Defense, Panthers’ rally stuns Chatfield

    ARVADA — Nick Low seemingly was in control on the mound. The Chatfield hurler had scattered three hits over five innings and retired nine of the previous 11 batters he faced.

    His Chargers teammates were doing their job at the plate, helping out his cause with two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth cruising to what looked to be another summer baseball victory on June 10 at Pomona High School.    

  • All-conference spring sports: track & field, girls tennis


  • Police officer shoots self in hand at his South Jeffco home

    A Denver police officer shot himself in the hand Tuesday morning while examining a gun in the bathroom of his South Jeffco home, in an apparent accident.

    Detective Bret Starnes, a 12-year veteran of the Denver department, had been firing a Smith & Wesson 9mm at a shooting range earlier in the day. That gun malfunctioned, Starnes said in a Jeffco sheriff’s report, and he returned to his home in the 13000 block of West Arlington Place to pick up a replacement pistol from his gun safe.

  • Kids helping kids: Girl Scouts collect donations for Denver foster children

    By Chelsy Woods Klein

    For the Courier

    Nine Girl Scouts from Powderhorn Elementary School spent a year collecting donations to help kids entering Denver’s foster care network. And when they delivered the goods recently, the Scouts also imparted a message: “There are people out there who love you.”

    Those are the words of 11-year-old Skylar Lotus, a student at Powderhorn and a member of Troop 2035, which braved heavy rain and waterlogged streets on May 18 to deliver 250 care packages to the Denver Department of Human Services.

  • Shaffer, Mortensen elementaries link up for a cause

    On May 27, Shaffer and Mortensen elementaries joined thousands of chain links to celebrate a year devoted to Rachel’s Challenge.