Today's News

  • Littleton council leaning toward approval of retail marijuana sales

    Littleton may soon join Denver and a few other Colorado cities in having retail outlets for recreational marijuana.

    During a study session Aug. 27, a majority of members of the Littleton City Council — Jerry Valdes, Bruce Stahlman, Peggy Cole and Jim Taylor — expressed support for allowing retail marijuana sales in the city.

  • The secessionists have seceded from reality

    After spending two months trying to come up with a single argument that there is any reason for 10 counties in northeast Colorado to form the state of Northern Colorado, I’ve come up with a reason. It’s not particularly compelling, but it’s something. They’ve already got their state university. The university in Greeley is called the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Sheriff's Calls


    It’s a Binford 9000

  • Sports briefs

    Krantz-coached Littleton topples TJ in home opener

    Littleton High scored its first win in the Kurt Krantz era with a 40-20 victory over Thomas Jefferson on Aug. 29 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
    The win avenged a 35-14 loss at Thomas Jefferson a season ago. It also marked only the second home win for LHS dating back to Sept. 24, 2010.
    The Lions won their homecoming game against Golden last year.

    Chatfield opens league play with win over Ralston Valley

  • Turnovers, offensive miscues trip Eagles

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — As far as measuring sticks go, the Dakota Ridge football team probably couldn’t have asked for a tougher challenge than to face the third-ranked team in 5A to open the 2013 season. And, let it be known: ThunderRidge didn’t show much in the way of mercy on its 4A brethren.
    Grizzlies quarterback Brody Westmoreland was untouchable, going 10-for-10 for 209 yards and two touchdowns, both to Mark Hopper, and Westmoreland added a TD run in ThunderRidge’s 30-7 victory over the Eagles on Aug. 29 at Shea Stadium.

  • Chargers rally for win in opener

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
     There’s nothing the coach of a young team wants more in the season opener than to see how his players react to adversity.
    The Chatfield boys soccer team dominated ThunderRidge for the most part in the 2013 home debut Aug. 29, yet trailed 1-0 with just under 25 minutes remaining in second half.
    “That’s when you find out what your team’s about,’’ said Chargers head coach Brock Blume.

  • Level-headed Rebels show patience

    Galen Graham is one of three returning players for the Columbine Rebels. So he’s in a position to set an example for his more inexperienced teammates. The latest lesson was patience.
    Columbine’s No. 1 singles player found himself trailing 3-0 early before winning five consecutive games against Arvada West’s Anthony Partrick. Yet Graham still lost the opening set Aug. 29 at Marker Park in a tiebreaker before rallying for a 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (3) victory in the Rebels’ 7-0 win.

  • Plan for Chatfield Reservoir expansion moving forward

    The Army Corps of Engineers has released its final plan for the expansion of Chatfield Reservoir, a proposal designed to help meet growing demands for water but one that is still opposed by at least one conservation group.

    The chosen plan, labeled Alternative 3, would raise the water levels by a maximum of 12 feet and increase the maximum storage by 20,600 acre-feet. Some 587 acres of Chatfield State Park, Colorado’s most popular, would be flooded in peak storage years to provide more water for urban and agricultural users on the Front Range.

  • InBloom concerns need attention

    By Paula Noonan
    Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson is traveling across the county to discuss various Jeffco education initiatives. One program, a large information technology pilot project called inBloom, will collect, store and distribute personal student data on off-site Amazon “cloud” servers managed by non-district employees.
    Information will include, at least, student ID number, name, address, test scores, demographic information, grades, assessments and some medical  information.

  • A sunny Sunday

    Sunny soccer weather on Sunday in Littleton followed last Thursday's hailstorn that hit the western portions of South Jeffco.

    In the photo, Doug and Wendy Stroup of Woodland Park sit in the shade while watching their son, Mason, play soccer on Sunday at Cornerstone Park in Littleton.