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Today's News

  • Littleton man indicted in alleged real estate scam

    A Littleton man was indicted May 23 by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in connection with various real estate companies in his control, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. 

    Peter Vincent Capra, 55, was president of Golden Design Group, which built and sold houses in the Denver area, according to the indictment. He was also the registered agent for Distinctive Mortgages, which provided mortgages for people who bought GDG houses.

  • Two-vehicle accident on West Belleview kills one

    One man died and three others were injured in an accident on West Belleview Avenue near South Kipling Parkway about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

    The State Patrol reported that a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2005 Ford pickup.

    The pickup driver, 35, was released from the hospital, but the two passengers, ages 19 and 22, in the Jetta remain at Swedish Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

    The 18-year-old driver of the Jetta was killed. His name had not been released pending notification of relatives.

  • Swim beach to open at Chatfield on Friday

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park is scheduled to open Friday, May 25, with new hours of operation. The beach will be open from sunrise to sunset through the Labor Day weekend.

    The chain-link boundary fence has been removed for easy access to the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and vending machines are now outside of the designated swim beach area.

    Glass, pets, fires, grills and fishing are not permitted in the swim area.

    There are no lifeguards on duty.

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Late goal seals Columbine’s fate

    ENGLEWOOD — The fourth-ranked Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse team had its best season to date ended by No. 1 and nationally-ranked Arapahoe 10-9 in the state semifinals May 16 at Englewood High School.
    The pressure was intense for the Rebels, and they knew it. So did everyone else. Nevertheless, from the moment the game started Columbine was on fire. The Rebels fought to control the ball, knowing that doing so meant controlling the game.

  • Penalty kicks turn out to be Lady Rebels’ lone weakness

    LAKEWOOD — Ember Albertson pulled up her white Columbine Lady Rebels jersey, wiped away the tears from her eyes, and then led her teammates in one last cheer for the season.
    The finality of a season in which Columbine sandwiched a 16-game winning streak between a pair of penalty-kick defeats was sinking in. But these Lady Rebels had nothing to hang their heads about.

  • Eagles come up short in extras

    DENVER — It took 10 innings, but when all was said and done the Dakota Ridge baseball team left All-City Park on May 20 knowing that second-ranked Grandview, not it, would be advancing in the 5A state tournament.
    The heartbreaking 3-1 10-inning loss was a tough blow to the Eagles’ nine seniors. They, like everyone else, thought this was their year to go all the way. Making it to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed is no small feat. Holding a competitive team such as Grandview to one run for seven innings was practically colossal.

  • Carter-led Chargers take 8th

    FORT COLLINS — The Chatfield Chargers took eighth place with 112 points at the 2012 boys state swimming championships at EPIC Pool on May 19.
    The excitement had been building in anticipation of this meet all year. For Chatfield senior Bryce Carter, this year’s state meet was the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. Carter, an All-America contender, took third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.40 seconds and fourth in the 100 freestyle in 46.68.

  • Nagging hamstring injury spoils Gaytan’s state quest

    LAKEWOOD — This was definitely not the way Erik Gaytan wanted to go out.
    The defending 400-meter champion re-aggravated a nagging hamstring injury May 17 in the boys’ 100-meter preliminaries at the 5A state track and championships at Jeffco Stadium which would hamper him throughout the weekend.

  • State title a surprise for Spillar

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar practically surprised herself. The Dakota Ridge junior, with 100 meters to go in the girls’ 3,200 meters May 17 at the 5A state track and field championships, was in the lead. She couldn’t believe it.
    But the first-year state qualifier also knew, since Pomona’s Alaina Anderson and Rangeview’s Rikki Gonzales were nipping at her heels, that she had to remain focused. She, as Spillar said, gave it everything she had.
    That’s why she’s now a state champion.

  • Historic Preservation Awards honor renovations, renovators

    Some of Littleton’s well-preserved structures and several people who contributed to preservation efforts were honored May 9 at the fifth annual Historic Preservation Awards.