Today's News

  • Foothills again delays land sale

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has again postponed a controversial $2.7 million sale of more than 17 acres of land near South Simms and South Ward streets to a housing developer.
    About 25 Shadow Ridge neighborhood residents and others packed the district’s meeting room on Nov. 22 to protest the sale, which many said violates one of Foothills’ own resolutions from 1999 that specified the land in question was to remain as undeveloped open space.

  • Jeffco schools official appointed to CU Board of Regents

    Gov. John Hickelooper on Nov. 18 appointed a high-level Jeffco Public Schools employee to the University of Colorado Board of Regents.
    Office of Diversity and Inclusion director Irene Griego, a former community superintendent, was tapped to fill a vacancy on the CU board created by Monisha Merchant’s departure. Griego will remain in the office until at least next year’s general election in November, when a successor for the final two years of the six-year term will be selected in Congressional District 7.

  • Living a cloistered life in Littleton

    By Laura Herrington
    For the Courier
    On a recent Monday just before 6:30 a.m., 30 of the faithful motor up a partially hidden driveway to the historic house at 6138 S. Gallup St. They trickle into a small, unadorned chapel and sit scattered on the wooden pews, waiting for Mass to begin.

  • Columbine survivor to point lens at shootings' aftermath

    At age 17, Sam Granillo said he wasn’t ready to see a counselor.
    Following the Columbine shootings, a flood of offers from local therapists inundated many students who, like Granillo, were years from understanding the full effects the event would have on their adult lives.
    Today, at 29, Granillo rarely sleeps without intense nightmares — a delayed effect of the three hours he spent crammed into a kitchen office with 17 others at the high school, at times bracing against the door to keep at least one of the shooters from entering.

  • The holiday’s main event: Main Street in downtown Littleton jammed as locals welcome the Jolly Elf

    By Laura Herrington
    For the Courier
    Former Littleton resident Carl Gwynn travels each year from Salt Lake City for the annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting downtown, proclaiming it the best Christmas event in the country.

  • 2011-12 winter sports previews: boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling

    Head coach: Curi Yutzy
    Assistant coaches: Nick Cummings JV, Doug Mitchell L3
    League: 5A Jeffco League
    2010-11 record: 13-12
    Key players: N/A. “We lost a great senior class who contributed a lot not only to the basketball program but to other DRHS programs as well,” Yutzy said.

  • Chatfield grad to play rugby for U.S. team

    Sara Edwards, a 26-year-old elite rugby player and 2003 Chatfield graduate, was selected to attend an elite 7’s rugby tournament in Cuba on Dec. 2-3.
    The USA team, Atlantis, will compete against teams from Canada and Venezuela among others.
    Edwards was chosen for the team by 7’s coach Emil Signes. She is one of only 12 players to be selected.
    This is the first time a USA women’s rugby team will be playing in Cuba. Cuba is beginning preparation for its 2016 Olympic squad.

  • Proposed football conferences for 2012-14

    The following is a breakdown of the proposed 52-team 5A football conferences for the 2012-14 cycle released by the Colorado High School Activities Association:
    CENTENNIAL: Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland, Smoky Hill
    FRONT RANGE: Fossil Ridge, Fort Collins, Horizon, Mountain Range, Poudre, Rocky Mountain
    EAST METRO: Abraham Lincoln, Brighton, Northglenn, Prarie View, Thorton, Westminster
    CONTINENTAL: Chaparral, Douglas County, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Regis Jesuit, ThunderRidge

  • Columbine to play for 5A state title

    LAKEWOOD — It was just two plays. Just 33 seconds. But Cameron and Bernard McDondle covered 174 yards on those back-to-back offensive plays for Columbine. That’s all it took for the Rebels.
    Just over two minutes apart, first Cameron McDondle for 86 yards and then younger brother Bernard for 88, for all intents and purposes, ran Columbine back into the 5A state football championship game on Nov. 26 at Jefferson County Stadium for the first time in five years.

  • For Coloradans, a day for giving

    Now that we’re into the holiday season and near the end of the year, many Coloradans are preparing to make a large part of their charitable gifts for 2011. For the second year in a row, we have the opportunity to make many of those gifts through Colorado Gives Day.