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Today's News

  • Littleton shooting victim is identified

    The 18-year-old man who died at the scene of a shooting Friday night in Littleton has been identified as Da Von Flores of Centennial.

    Littleton police are continuing to identify and interview witnesses and evaluate evidence from the scene. A 17-year-old, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

    The investigation has revealed that an altercation began at a house party in a residence in the 5400 block of Fox Street. Police responded about 11:11 p.m. and  found two males who had been shot and were lying in the street. 

  • Everett’s hat back in the ring, this time in HD 22

    Editor’s note: An earlier story profiled Mary Parker, Democratic candidate in state House District 22. Justin Everett, her Republican opponent, is profiled here.

    After Justin Everett was defeated in the 2006 primary election in state Senate District 22, he swore he would never run for office again.

  • Suspect held in Jessica Ridgeway slaying appears in court

    The suspect arrested in the abduction and slaying of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway appeared in Jefferson County Court on Thursday morning for an advisement hearing.

    Austin Reed Sigg, 17, a student at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, likely will be tried as an adult, District Attorney Scott Storey said. Storey said, however, that the death penalty could not be applied in the case since Sigg is not yet 18.

  • Arapahoe mail ballots not affected by sticker mishap

    The “I Voted” stickers sent in mail-ballot envelopes won’t affect how votes will be counted, the Arapahoe County clerk says.

    After it was discovered Tuesday that the stickers left a slight impression on some ballots, Doty said in a news release late Tuesday the ballots had been tested and the scanner counted the votes correctly. 

    Election officials also ran a test witnessed by officials from the secretary of state’s office, party officials and the Denver Post. The votes also were counted correctly.

  • Key election information

    There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 at the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Ballot items: some good, some bad

    For as long as I can remember, the Colorado state personnel system has been characterized as being overly bureaucratic and restrictive. This year, we have a chance to do something about it.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Mother may I … move!

  • Top scores tough to be found at Jeffco meet

    LAKEWOOD — Gymnastics in the Jeffco League is like a stacked deck, loaded with highly skilled, competitive gymnasts, which makes for a great show at state. But at league competition it makes for a downright spectacle.
    The Jeffco League gymnastics championships was held at Bear Creek High School on Oct. 20. The conference finals are just a primer for regionals, which will be held Oct. 26. Teams have to qualify their gymnasts at regionals if they want a shot at state, but there are so many variables that make getting to state nerve-wracking.

  • Overholt, Chargers prep for playoffs

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — It was like a movie that took a little too long to get going. But, boy, once it did, there were fireworks. Chatfield and Dakota Ridge played a thrilling final 25 minutes in the regular-season finale, won 2-1 by the Chargers on Oct. 17 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    The two squads combined for three goals in a five-minute span late in the second half, including two from Chatfield sophomore Ben Overholt that ultimately proved to be too much for a pesky Dakota Ridge team to overcome.

  • Eagles girls, boys qualify for state meet

    McKenna Spillar and Vanessa Gonzalez got to experience the feeling of going to the 5A state cross country championships last season, but it wasn’t a completely fulfilling trip. That’s because their teammates weren’t with them. That won’t be a problem in 2012.
    Led by Spillar’s third-place finish in 18 minutes, 35 seconds, Dakota Ridge placed second as a team — one of five teams eligible to qualify for state — with 65 points at the 5A Region 1 cross country championships at Clement Park on Oct. 18.