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Today's News

  • Chatfield sweeps regionals, going to state

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

  • Ground game, turnovers pace Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — There is no question that junior running back Bernard McDondle and senior quarterback Michael Burns make Columbine’s offense go behind a proficient offensive line. But it was Columbine’s defense that set the table for the Rebels in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Nov. 2.

  • Precautions against online child predation

    By Ted Mink

    Online child predators can interact with children through a variety of channels: computers, video games, handheld gaming devices and mobile phones. These tools make millions of people accessible at your child’s fingertips … and vice versa. Paradoxically, young people asserting their individuality online remain very vulnerable to predation. Their innocence, natural curiosity, desire for attention, ingrained trust in adults, and/or desire to rebel against their parents can lead them into the path of someone who could harm them.
     

  • Don’t let Laura Boggs bog us down

    It’s stupid to suggest that someone be shot because of how she does her job. It’s unfortunate when people in the public eye don’t consider the consequences of the words they choose to make a point. It’s just as unfortunate when stupid comments and unfortunate choices drag on and detract from the real and important work we need from our public officials.

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  • Foreclosures leveling off in Jeffco

     As home foreclosures level off in Jefferson County, the home price index for the Denver area increased 5.5 percent from August 2011 to August 2012 — not exactly a surge, but perhaps a mini-surge.

    It was the eighth year-over-year increase in a row for Denver and the largest year-over-year increase since January 2002, according to the Case-Shiller home price index released Oct. 30.

  • LOCAL BRIEFS: Suspect arrested; holiday preview; library meetings

    Police arrest pair in homicide

    Investigators from the Littleton Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with the Aug. 13 death of Walter Zucchetti, 66, of 5995 S. Sycamore St.

    One of the suspects has been identified as Teddy Puente, 37. The other name, a juvenile female, is not being released. Both have been arrested and are being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Puente is at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility. The second suspect is being held at the Foote Center.

  • Columbine Memorial undergoing spruce-up

    Since its completion and dedication in September 2007, the Columbine Memorial has served as a place for the public to reflect on the events of April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School and to honor the victims who lost their lives in the school shootings.

    The overall design of the monument on Rebel Hill in Clement Park, with a panoramic view of the Front Range and snowcapped peaks, has stood the test of time. But the grout in the engraved lettering on granite tablets has deteriorated.

  • Foothills holding the line on expenses

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District may not be out of the woods financially in every respect, but thanks to a relentless program of penny-pinching, belt-tightening and frill elimination, the district has managed to keep projected 2013 operating expenses almost even with 2009 outlays.

  • Friends of Dinosaur Ridge bid on building

    The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge are trying to buy the former Sikh temple at 17681 W. Alameda Parkway for use as either an addition or replacement for the existing visitor center at Dinosaur Ridge.

    The owner is listed on the Jefferson County assessor’s website as Colorado Sabha Singh.

    The building is about a mile away from the existing visitor center and is on Alameda Parkway, which is used by many to access Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A one-story structure built in 1961, it has about 2,000 square feet on the main level and 45 parking spaces.