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Today's News

  • Rebels cash in on Chargers’ miscues

    LAKEWOOD — Andy Lowry walked off the field Oct. 4 at Jeffco Stadium unaware until moments earlier when he learned that Columbine’s 38-15 victory over Chatfield was his 200th victory. But in all fairness to the modest Lowry, he’s never been one to concern himself with such facts

  • Amendment 64 is wrong for Colorado

    By Sheriff Ted Mink

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Candidates tackle budget, zoning issues at forum

    State and Jeffco candidates expressed widely varying views about spending for schools and health care during a forum at the Evergreen Lake House on Oct. 4 sponsored by Evergreen Newspapers.

    Lorna Idol, the Democratic challenger in state House District 25, emphasized the need for additional funds for schools in Colorado, which she said is in the bottom tier nationally for educational spending.

    “I believe we need to spend more on education through property taxes,” said Idol, a retired education professional.

  • Denver Equestrians holds grand opening

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Denim and diamonds and dreams come true — such were the themes of the gala grand opening of Denver Equestrians on Saturday evening in Littleton.

  • Food, drink and … movies?

    The Alamo Draft House is building an 800-seat theater facility in the Aspen Grove shopping center that the company hopes will change the way you see movies. For those who may be yawning at the notion of yet another movie theater in the area, read on.

    The company, which opened in 1997 in Austin, Texas, bills itself as something more than the average cineplex.

  • Tour helps homeowners go green

    Colorado residents flocked to Arapahoe Community College on Saturday, Sept. 29, to pick up a treasure map to 14 destinations teeming with information about green-housing upgrades.

    The Sustainable Living Tour, hosted by the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, showcased vendors and houses dedicated to renewable-energy practices. The vendors offered seminars on design, financing and other aspects of renewable-energy upgrades.

  • Local leaders weigh presidential pronouncements

    In some ways, the Oct. 3 presidential debate at the University of Denver broke little new ground.

    President Barack Obama criticized former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for supporting policies that “skew toward the rich” and for planning a $5 trillion tax cut. The Republican challenger countered by saying that Obama’s vision of bigger government and higher taxes will inhibit economic growth.

    Commentary by pundits has revolved around who bested whom, who wasn’t making eye contact with whom, and who didn’t give enough details.

  • Diamond jubilee: Jefferson Symphony celebrating 60 years

    The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary concert season.

    And while many organizations reach similar milestones, this one is special to JSO, according to longtime violinist and spokeswoman Karen Pring. That’s because — save for a few paid employees — the group is made up solely of volunteers.

  • Bicyclist injured by barbed wire strung across trail

    A bicyclist was injured about 6 p.m. Sunday while traveling north on the Mary Carter Greenway Trail in South Platte Park, just north of West Mineral Avenue. The person hit a barbed wire tied across the trail, about a foot off the ground, and was thrown off the bicycle.

    The Littleton Police Department and South Suburban Parks and Recreation are investigating the incident as a serious threat to public safety. This type of behavior could result in charges of reckless endangerment and assault, as well as other criminal charges.