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Today's News

  • Littleton-based foundation still helping African village

    It has been more than 10 years since Omar Dia was gunned down at a bus stop in downtown Denver by two skinheads. The shock and anger over the hate crime led Coloradans to an outpouring of donations and support for Dia’s widow and children and the people of his village of Diorbivol, Senegal.

    And a Littleton-based foundation, along with some South Jeffco high school students, is keeping that effort alive.

  • Arapahoe knocks around Columbine in nonleague tilt

    CENTENNIAL- Columbine’s young pitching staff learned an old lesson March 21.

    Seemingly up for the battle against Arapahoe, the Rebels watched the little things add up to big problems as the Warriors ran away with a 13-5 Class 5A nonleague victory.

  • Chargers blank Mustangs

    Callie Hancock got her curve on.

    Chasing down an excellent through ball from teammate Stephanie Rowe, Hancock was surprised that the soccer ball spilled out of the hands of Mullen’s goalkeeper and right to her feet March 19.

  • Rebels run past Eagles

    ARVADA- Speed thrills.

    Into the wind or away from the wind, the ladies of Columbine lacrosse can flat out fly, which is more than enough to make you forget about the occasional awkward or errant pass.

  • Rebels rebound from loss to Chargers, thump Cougars

    LAKEWOOD- It’s the little things in sports that mean a lot.

    Columbine did all the little things right in its boys lacrosse game against Evergreen on March 20 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Chargers smash Rebels

    While several of her teammates had a large crowd watching their matches, Chatfield’s No. 1 singles player Kelsey Brading played in relative obscurity.

    Charger fans missed quite a treat.

  • Jeffco, RTD hammer out agreement on property

    Top Jeffco and RTD officials have come to an agreement on the county’s contribution for the end-of-line station of the west corridor light rail station.

    The deal — a common pact between governments known as an intergovernmental agreement — should be signed during the March 25 commissioners’ hearings.

  • South Jeffco legislator offers 'halftime' report

    Spring is in the air, and as students enjoy spring break and baseball lovers await opening day, legislators at the state Capitol are at roughly the halfway mark in the 2008 session.

    South Jeffco Republican Mike Kopp — the state senator representing District 22 — took some time last week to catch up the Courier on legislation he’s been involved with.

    Senate Bill 134

  • Charges filed in theft from sports association

    South Jeffco resident Carrie Ann Smith was charged with three felonies March 17 in the theft of more than $100,000 from the South Jeffco Sports Association.

    Smith appeared in county court March 18 to be advised of the charges against her: theft of more than $20,000 and two counts of forgery of checks. Outside the courtroom before the hearing, she declined to comment on the case. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 22.

  • Their bark was worse than the Clash

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A Littleton man, concerned that the incessant barking of his dogs while he was away from home was upsetting the neighbors, thoughtfully decided that the solution was to leave his music on loud enough to drown out the curs’ cacophony. A pair of neighbors next door called the sheriff’s office to complain about the music, and one of the neighbors mentioned he had tried to speak to the dogs’ owner, and he barked back that he was a “cop.” Another neighbor said: “It’s all the time.