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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Police penalize prohibited pit

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Youth skills camp on tap at Columbine High School

    The Columbine Lady Rebels volleyball team is offering a youth skills camp Aug. 1-3 at Columbine High School. The camp is for children in grades 6-8 and will be held daily from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Cost is $45, which includes a camp T-shirt. For more details and to print out a registration form, visit http://ladyrebelvolleyball.com.

    Chatfield volleyball camp set for Aug. 6-9; tryouts Aug. 13-15

  • Fun time had by all at summer swimming finale

    GOLDEN — Tents filled every last square inch and then some at The Splash Pool from July 27-29. It wasn’t Occupy Golden, but rather the Colorado State Summer Club Championships.
    A total of 1,203 swimmers ranging in age from 4-18 from 53 teams, along with friends and families, filled the outdoor pool with smiles and cheer, each guided by hopes of walking away with medals, ribbons and top finishing times.

  • Paddleboarding hits the Rockies

    John (J.B.) Bridenbaugh thought he was too late. His friends said he was too early, but from the looks of it his timing is just right.
    J.B., 54, and his wife Nancy, 50, of Bow Mar, opened Altitude Paddleboards, an unassuming paddleboard shop in downtown Littleton on June 8. Although it’s a relatively new sport to Colorado, the Bridenbaughs knew that they had to do something to help build a paddleboarding community.

  • Hoops camp isn’t just for the kids

    It was Cami Chisholm’s mother that signed the 12-year-old student up for the second annual Front Range Christian School three-day basketball camp held last week. The first-time camper thought it would be fun, and it was.
    What was the most fun?
    “Probably shooting,” Chisholm said. “Making my form better and being a good sport.”

  • C-470 Coalition plans town hall meetings via phone

    The C-470 Coalition will hold telephone-based town hall meetings to gather public opinion on what should be done to improve C-470 and on how to pay for possible upgrades.

    The coalition is inviting residents of Jeffco and areas along C-470 to call in, listen to the conversation, ask questions and provide opinions about the highway and their needs.

  • Open Space board reviews proposed 2013 budget

    For the next few years, Jefferson County Open Space revenues will be about $25.5 million annually, with about half used to pay off debt associated with past acquisitions. The operating budget will be $10.5 million in 2013, up slightly from the $10.45 million budgeted in 2012.

    The budget shows that over the next few years, the division will focus the bulk of its discretionary money on developing the Peaks to Plains Trail in Clear Creek Canyon Park.

  • Commissioners take second look at light-rail pedestrian bridge

    Jeffco authorities appear to be looking for a way to give their reluctant permission for a $2.3 million pedestrian bridge from Golden Ridge across West Sixth Avenue to the RTD light-rail station next to the Jeffco Administration and Courts Building.

    The bridge would be paid for mostly by the federal government, which has allotted $1.2 million in Transportation Enhancement funds for the steel span. The Regional Transportation District and Golden have budgeted $750,000 and $300,000, respectively. The city would own and maintain the bridge.

  • Rezoning to allow doggie day care rejected

    The county commissioners voted against a proposed rezoning request involving a doggie day care center in a vacant building at West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Carr Street.

    But they agreed to leave the door open for possible approval if the proponents:

    • Use sound-abatement techniques to protect neighbors.

    • Limit the number of dogs allowed on the premises.

    The canine day-care dilemma came up at a weekly commissioners’ meeting July 17 after being rejected by the Planning Commission July 13.

  • Jeffco public trustee turns in disclosure statement

    As requested by the governor, Jeffco public trustee Margaret Chapman last week answered a disclosure statement stating there were no conflicts of interests that would interfere with the ethical fulfillment of her responsibilities.

    Chapman provided a copy of her disclosure statement to the Columbine Courier on request July 19. It shows she answered “no” to eight questions intended to reveal whether the trustee or a close relative has any business relationship or interest in any entity that works with the public trustee's office.