Today's News

  • Cutthroats tryout lets hopefuls dream of a chance at pros

    One played just a season of high school hockey and seven more in adult leagues. Another was born without a left hand. Forty-two players in all donned their hockey gear at The Edge Ice Arena hoping to catch the attention of head coach Derek Anderson and the Denver Cutthroats’ minor league hockey staff.
    For many, this could be their only shot. A three-day open tryout, limited to a select number of players per position, was held Aug. 23-25. As Anderson said, it’s about the spirit of the game, about giving guys an opportunity.

  • Long ball spoils opener for Lions

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    ARVADA — Encouraged.

  • Lady Eagles unleash offensive fury

    EVERGREEN — Both Dakota Ridge and Evergreen have new coaches in 2013. That, however, is where the similarities ended, at least on Aug. 22.
    One team — Evergreen — was coming off a commanding victory over Thornton in its opener. The other — Dakota Ridge — just squeezed out a win over Legend. But, in this one, it was Dakota Ridge from the start.

  • Debate continues over storage system for student data

    A heated debate over the Jeffco school district’s plan to implement the inBloom system to store student data continued when more than 100 concerned parents gathered at the school board’s study session last Thursday evening.

    “There are concerns that centralizing confidential student data increases the risk of hacking,” Jeffco parent Rachael Stickland told the board.

  • Fast-moving storm hits Ken Caryl

    A quick-forming thunderstorm produced heavy rainfall and several inches of hail in Ken Caryl on Aug. 22.

    The storm resulted in shredded gardens and trees, as well as headaches for Ken Caryl businesses. According to the National Weather Service, the storm dropped just under 2 inches of rain in a short amount of time, setting a new record for the day. The sudden rainfall prompted a flash-flood warning for parts of central and South Jeffco from 6 to 8 p.m. last Thursday.

  • Littleton council grapples with possible city charter changes

    The Littleton City Council has finalized the list of 14 people that will comb through the city’s 54-year-old charter and make recommendations for possible changes. 

    The charter review committee will begin meeting in September and focus on parts of the charter that specify when the council could enter into executive session; how the city makes purchases; the process for seeking bids; posting requirements and procedures; along with cleaning up sections of the charter that are no longer relevant. 

  • High school students have a go at government

    The Littleton City Council is giving high school students in Littleton Public Schools a chance to run things for a day.

    Youth in Government Day, Sept. 26, will give 20 to 25 students in grades 9 through 12 a chance to learn how city government functions and come up with their own solutions for problems that many city governments face.

  • Hurricane Grill & Wings opens first Colorado location in Littleton

    A new business has blown into town and reinvigorated a once-abandoned building.

    Hurricane Grill & Wings now occupies the building of the long-shuttered Ruby Tuesday near AMC Bowles Crossing, near West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. The restaurant is the culmination of nearly three years of work, said general manager Michael Garcia. The business, which opened Monday, has hired nearly 100 employees, said Garcia.

  • Johnson resigns from Jefferson County school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the north part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • IT specialist running for Jeffco school board

    IT specialist and Jeffco parent Ken Witt has announced that he is running for the school board seat in District 5 this November.

    District 5 incumbent Paula Noonan said in April that she would not run for re-election. Witt is vying with Gordon “Spud” Van de Water for the seat, which has been held by Noonan since 2009.

    District 5 covers the southern part of Jefferson County and includes Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools.