Today's News

  • Group seeks to add two Jefferson County commissioners

    A grassroots organization believes that Jeffco, the fourth most populous county in Colorado, needs more than three commissioners to adequately represent residents in a county with diverse landscapes and issues.

    Former Golden City Council member Karen Oxman is a founder of Jeffco5, which maintains that five commissioners would better represent the county’s half-million residents and more effectively grapple with its urban and rural political issues. 

  • Planning Board rejects latest proposal for Broadstone apartments

    Most Littleton Planning Board members and more than two dozen people at a board meeting on Aug. 26 still were not happy with a proposal for a scaled-down version of the controversial Broadstone at Littleton Station apartment development in downtown.

    The Planning Board voted 6-1 to recommend that the proposal be denied by the City Council after listening to residents complain about the negative impact the development would have on their homes and neighborhoods. Board chairman Randy Duzan supported the proposal.

  • Jewish community begins celebration of High Holy Days

    The Jewish community in Jefferson County is preparing for the High Holy Days — a time of spiritual reflection, repentance and renewal known as the Days of Awe.

    This year’s celebration begins on the evening of Sept. 4 with Rosh Hashana and continues through Sept. 14 with concluding Yom Kippur services.

    “The Jewish High Holy Days season is both solemn and joyous,” said Rabbi Séverine Sokol of Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison. 

  • 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.

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  • 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.