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Today's News

  • Littleton Zombie Crawl:This party will be dead

     One doesn’t usually associate the living dead with a fun family outing. 

    Yet that’s exactly how the organizers of the Littleton Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast describe this Saturday’s event. 

    The crawl will feature hordes of zombies that will shuffle through downtown Littleton to the Reinke Bros. store to gorge themselves on two roasted pigs. And while 800 or so people in full zombie makeup might not sound like the best environment for kids, the organizers make it as family-friendly as possible. 

  • Sigg pleads guilty in murder of Jessica Ridgway

    Austin Sigg has pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in October 2012.

    Sigg’s trial had been scheduled to start Oct. 2 in Jefferson County District Court, but the district attorney’s office said that Sigg’s attorneys’ contacted them Sept. 30 to say their client would plead guilty.

  • Rebels’ Lowry chosen for USA Today contest

    By Courier staff
    Columbine head coach Andy Lowry has been chosen as one of eight active high school football coaches in Colorado to be nominated by USA Today as the best high school football coach in the country.
    The news organization is conducting three rounds of voting, which started Sept. 30, to determine the best coach in the country. Voting in the state round concludes Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. mountain time.
    Lowry is 193-44 at Columbine, including 4-1 this season. To vote, visit http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/bestcoach2013/co.
     

  • Eagles shake early nerves

    If there’s one thing that Dakota Ridge head coach Marv Van Lingen has been working on with the Lady Eagles, it’s putting together a complete game. The way the Sept. 28 “Think Pink” game started for both Dakota Ridge and visiting Chatfield, it didn’t appear either team was likely to do that. But Dakota Ridge settled down, started focusing on its hitting, and executed.
    The end result was an 11-4 victory, thanks to an eight-run fourth inning,

  • Chatfield saves best for last, wins Jeffco

    Mark Koza called it the best that the Chatfield Chargers have played all year. As the Chargers’ boys tennis head coach, there’s not much more he could ask for, considering it was the regular-season finale and it was against Lakewood, with the 5A Jeffco League championship hanging in the balance.
    Starting with John Koza’s straight-set victory at No. 1 singles, the Chargers won all seven bouts in a 7-0 win on Sept. 26 at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.

  • Rain, mud can’t slow Hume, Cobb

    Make no bones about it, Dakota Ridge senior Carson Hume would’ve preferred to have won the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 27 at Clement Park. That’s the competitor in him speaking. But sixth place on a rainy, muddy day wasn’t too shabby.
    Hume finished the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 22 seconds.
    “We’ve been doing a lot of hard training. Things are not turning yet. It was kind of a getting-into-fitness race still,” Hume said. “I would’ve liked to have been up there, but today’s not the day.”

  • Scooters, pocket bikes, mo-peds, etc.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has noted a wave of community questions, concerns and confusion as electric- and gas-powered scooters have increased in popularity. Often called “go-peds” or “razor scooters,” these vehicles look more like small motorcycles than simple scooters.

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  • Dumped meth containers spur road closure

    A small section of road near Harriman Lake was closed Tuesday morning after a jogger found several containers that had been used to make methamphetamine.
    About 6 a.m., the jogger found the containers, which were filled with liquid, and immediately called the sheriff, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.
    Jeffco’s bomb squad, which was joined by firefighters from the West Metro Fire Department, investigated and determined the liquids were common ingredients in the making of meth.  

  • Elk hunters find human remains near Deckers

    Elk hunters on Saturday found human remains in a remote part of the South Jeffco foothills near Deckers, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported. The hunters had to hike out of the area to get cell-phone service and report finding the remains, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. 

    Kelley said the remains were located miles from any landmark. The Sheriff’s Office used GPS coordinates to pinpoint the area. Kelley said the sheriff couldn't comment on how long the remains had been there.