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Today's News

  • Snow measures up in Rebels’ win

    Josh Perkins lived up to the hype. The Regis Jesuit junior, as evidence of the attention he has gained, which included scouts from the University of Colorado and Kansas University in attendance — one being CU head coach Tad Boyle — put on quite the show.
    With a red sleeve covering his left arm, the Raiders sharp-shooter was all flash in scoring a game-high 39 points. But Columbine’s Jon Snow matched him almost point for point, scoring a career-best 37 points.

  • Jeffco eyes change in water regulations for developers

    Jefferson County is looking to revise regulations that determine how developers show adequate water supplies exist for various projects.

    The county is considering altering the timing by which rezoning applicants must show proof of an adequate water supply for a development, giving developers of smaller projects more time to prove adequate supplies exist.

    Basically, under the new requirements, a development requiring more than 0.67

  • Foothills' deal to sell two parcels falls through

      Drake Investment Partners has withdrawn from an agreement to buy 10.2 acres of land from the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    A contract for $1.5 million for the purchase of open space at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue has been terminated. The contract had been approved by the Foothills board at a meeting Oct. 25.

  • Looking for a few good … women

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    The year was 1943, when a gallon of gas cost 15 cents, “Casablanca” won the Oscar for best picture, the Marine Corps opened its ranks to women — and Irene Downey of Littleton was among the first to enlist.

    Downey was 22 years old that year and living in Illinois.

     

  • Columbine High seeks votes in online competition

     Columbine High School is hoping to power its students to a high-tech future with a little bleach.

    The school is currently third in Clorox's Power A Bright Future competition, which will award a $50,000 grant to the school that gathers the most votes online, and $25,000 grants to the next six vote-getters.

    Columbine is currently third in the “explore” category, which focuses on enriching students' learning experience. If Columbine wins the $50,000 grant, it plans to purchase 60 iPads and Apple TVs with HDMI cables for every teacher.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

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  • Jeffco deputies kill gunman outside King Soopers

    A gunman was fatally shot by Jeffco sheriff's deputies on Saturday night outside the King Soopers at West Belleview Avenue and South Kipling Street.

    The man with the gun was identified as Evan H. Bynum, 40, a resident of South Jeffco. No other injuries were reported among customers, employees or sheriff's officers.

    Deputies responded at 9:15 p.m. after a caller reported that a man with a handgun was wandering around the store talking to himself.

  • Foothills staffer joins Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

    Foothills Park and Recreation golf director Tom Woodard started playing in a junior program at Denver’s City Park at 9 years of age, when instructors correctly recognized a budding golf prodigy.

    The family had moved from Midland, Texas, to Denver into a house just two blocks away from the course, where some of the neighborhood kids worked as caddies.

    “I just followed them down there,” said Tom Woodard, 56, Foothills’ golf director for the last six years. “It just took off from there.”

  • Man arrested after leading authorities on chase from Jeffco to Denver

    A man suspected of ramming a police car and then leading Jeffco deputies and state troopers on a high-speed chase has been arrested.

    Jarrett Stoner, 26, is suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase through southern Jefferson County and into Denver on Wednesday morning, ramming a deputy’s patrol car and hitting two other vehicles in the process.

    The deputy whose car was hit and the other motorists were not injured, said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • Boots on the ground: Hang gliders, paragliders rebuild trail to launch site on Lookout Mountain

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Hang gliders and paragliders catching the currents at Lookout Mountain are enjoying the fruits of their joint labors with Jefferson County Open Space: an upgraded trail to the popular launch site on Windy Saddle.

     

    The airborne adventurers earn their rides by hauling gear weighing up to 80 pounds to the launch area — and a deteriorating foot trail was making that undertaking both unsafe and unpleasant.