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Today's News

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It was redemption. A gym silencer, a knockout blow and a game-winning shot all wrapped into one.
    Chatfield’s Brenden Mann hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in a tied game against Dakota Ridge to propel the Chargers to a 65-62 win over the Eagles on Feb. 14.
    Mann shot two air balls earlier in the second half and the home crowd, littered with Dakota Ridge students, let him hear it the rest of the way. That is until he buried the eventual game-winner good for the last laugh.

  • Bemis Library to close this week during installation of scanner system

    Despite its doors being shut this week, Littleton’s Bemis Library isn’t taking a holiday. Instead, the library will be shut down from Tuesday until Saturday for installation of a new scanning system.

    The new system uses radio-frequency identification tags and scanners to sort incoming books into seven categories, such as fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature, said Meredith Gipson, assistant director at Bemis. But for the system to work, tags have to be placed on each book.

  • Littleton city attorney resigns

    Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford is leaving after less than a year in the position.

    Crawford handed in her resignation Friday, 10 days after asking the City Council to be placed on voluntary administrative leave. In both her request for administrative leave and in her letter of resignation, Crawford cited personal reasons for her decision, according to City Manager Michael Penny.

  • Blessed are the piecemakers

    Once a month, usually on the first Saturday, members of the Scraps to Treasure quilting club gather at WaterStone Community Church to create creative and colorful quilts that will warm the hearts of people in need. 

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.

  • Littleton strikes agreement with West Metro Fire on two subdivisions

    The Littleton City Council has approved a financial agreement for the West Metro Fire Protection District to provide emergency services to the TrailMark and Loch Moor subdivisions.

    Previously West Metro had been providing emergency services for the subdivisions for free. Yet due to budget constraints, West Metro can no longer subsidize the coverage of emergency services for the two subdivisions.

  • Cat burglars target four South Jefferson County homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes on the weekend of Feb. 2-3 in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Item taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

  • Nibbles and Sips fund-raiser planned on Feb. 23

    It’s about to be red-carpet season in Littleton. 

    This year’s Nibbles and Sips, Inter-Faith Community Services’ massive gala fund-raiser, is being given a Hollywood makeover. The Feb. 23 event will offer attendees the full Tinseltown experience, with red carpet and photo line, said Tim Esterdahl, director of communications for Inter-Faith Community Services. 

  • Flood of comments delays report on Chatfield Reservoir expansion

    Jeffco will have to wait until the end of the year before it can see an Army Corps of Engineers report on the proposed expansion of Chatfield Reservoir. 

    The controversial expansion would raise the reservoir by 12 feet and flood 600 acres to help meet the area’s rising water needs. The corps’ report was originally due at the end of 2012 but was delayed due to the extensive public comment on the project. 

    Monique Farmer, a senior spokeswoman for the corps, confirmed that the public unleashed a barrage of opinions about the plan.

  • Littleton council OKs Nevada Place changes

    The Littleton City Council has approved a contentious measure that will allow the second phase of the Nevada Place residential development to be built. 

    The council voted 4-3 to let Camelback Development modify its plan for a new building at Nevada Street and Powers Avenue, changing the number of living units from 37 two-bedroom apartments to 72 one-bedroom apartments. The council’s approval was needed because the change drops the number of parking spaces per bedroom below the city’s standard requirement.