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Today's News

  • Tactile art exhibit

    Students from Arapahoe Community College painting instructor Nathan Abels’ class invited staff and students from the Colorado Center for the Blind to a fully accessible tactile art exhibit at the Jantzen Gallery in ACC’s Art and Design Center recently.

  • Aging Well Resource Center in its infancy

    Littleton’s new Aging Well Resource Center is designed as a one-stop shop for an aging population looking for answers in such areas as transportation and health insurance. 

    The center opened in Bemis Library in October; while the city provides transportation services for its senior population with the Omnibus and Shopping Cart programs, Littleton, like many municipalities, doesn’t have a dedicated human services department as county governments do. 

  • All-conference cross country, boys soccer

    The following are all-conference selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and boys soccer:

  • 2014-15 hockey preview capsules

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Tom DiNardo, Kyle Kube, Nick Kroha
    2013-14 record: 6-13 overall, 5-9 Foothills Conference
    Players to watch: Cody Trujillo, Sr., GK; Stuart Shanley, Sr., D; Brett Thompson, Sr., D; Alex Cote, Sr., F; Cory Mergo, Sr., F; Alec Thompson, Sr., F; Chase Smith, Sr., D
    Key losses: Nick Dawkins, D; Tyler Seltenreich, F; Brian Vits, F; Joshua Aycock, GK

  • Lacrosse players highlight signings

    Columbine High School athletics is probably best known for its five state football championships, but the school is rapidly becoming known for its lacrosse programs — both boys and girls — as evidenced by four of the six signees during the early national signing day period on Nov. 12.

  • Getting a feel for science

    “Yucks!” blended with yucks as the students probed the stomach contents of the dogfish sharks they were dissecting.

    “I found a claw,” said one student, as he waved miniature pincers in the air.

    “I found a fish,” another student said as she held high a half-digested fish body.

  • Vacancy panel to name replacement for office-hopping Griffin

    As newly elected Jeffco clerk and recorder Faye Griffin prepares to serve in her third different elected position in eight years — after she resigns from her county commission seat — a GOP vacancy committee is preparing to replace her on the commission.

    E.V. Leyendecker, chairman of the Jeffco Republican Party, said the party formed a vacancy committee earlier this year after Griffin announced her plans to run for clerk and recorder — and to leave her term-limited commission seat if elected.

  • Comfort food — with a twist

    Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    South Jeffco has a new dining destination for lovers of all things fried and battered, thanks to three IT guys with Southern-bred appetites.

  • Everyone out of the pool

    Arapahoe Community College’s plan to close its indoor pool next year to make room for a wider variety of fitness classes has some community members worried it will leave them high and dry.

    The college decided to close the pool at the end of spring semester because of the cost of maintaining the 38-year-old pool and a lack of interest in the facilities from students, said ACC president Diana Doyle.

  • Education forum features board member, superintendent

    Student achievement and Jeffco’s top schools were the two main themes at the Public Education in Jefferson County forum in Marshdale on Nov. 10.

    The Evergreen Tea Party teamed with 13 other Jeffco-based Tea Party and GOP groups to sponsor the education forum. More than 80 people braved the slippery roads to attend the meeting at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

    “We wanted to meet to show our support for the board and the direction this board is taking in Jefferson County,” said Ed Sutton, president of the Evergreen Tea Party.