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Today's News

  • Rebels answer the challenge

    LAKEWOOD — From the ride to Trailblazer Stadium to the pregame warm-ups, there was a different vibe to this Columbine-Chatfield boys’ lacrosse game for the Rebels. 

    A clash of 5A top-10 teams with first place in the Front Range League on the line, the intensity was in the air. The last thing Columbine head coach Matt Plitnick wanted was his team to dig itself an early hole.

  • At midnight, renewed hope

    A solitary candle lit the altar in the darkened church as members of the congregation silently filled the pews. A Bible reading was the only sound in the meaningful minutes before midnight.

    At the stroke of 12, the worshipers at St. Herman Orthodox Christian Church in Littleton began lighting candles, until the gathering was bathed in a soft illumination that sent the signal message: Christ is risen.

  • Commissioner Szabo opts to drive new county-owned vehicle

    County Commissioner Libby Szabo is driving a new county vehicle purchased specifically for her.

    County policy allows elected officials to use a county-provided vehicle or to receive reimbursement for mileage on a personal vehicle. Szabo chose a new Ford Taurus, at a cost of $40,000. Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage.

  • Student demonstration calls attention to modern slavery

    Students from Front Range Christian School took part last week in an international effort to draw attention to the plight of those suffering under forced labor and slavery.

    Students from the school stood at South Santa Fe Drive and West Bowles Avenue throughout the day April 10 as part of the International Justice Mission’s Stand Up for Freedom Day.

  • RTD’s proposed fare increase finds opposition in South Jeffco

    A plan by the Regional Transportation District to increase fares and eliminate transfers continues to elicit protests, including opposition from South Jeffco commuters.

    At a public meeting April 8 at the Ken Caryl Ranch House, a handful of area residents criticized RTD’s proposed new fee structure, with several attendees expressing concern about the elimination of transfers and how that would affect low-income riders.

    Meanwhile, at a meeting in Denver on the same day, more than 100 people protested the planned changes, according to media reports.

  • Local theater staging fund-raiser for nonprofit

    Theatergoers have a chance to support a local nonprofit while enjoying some memorable oldies from the ’50s and ’60s.

    Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center again has teamed with TLC Meals on Wheels for a night of fund-raising on April 21. The evening, which raises funds for TLC, features cocktails, a raffle and a special performance of the center’s current production, “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

  • Suspect sought in Walmart burglary

    The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who stole $1,200 worth of video game and computer equipment from a locked display at a South Jeffco Walmart.

    According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the Walmart at 13420 W. Coal Mine Ave. about 5:45 a.m. April 5, put several large pieces of cardboard into his cart, and proceeded to the store’s electronics department.

  • Victim identified in fire death

    Littleton police have identified the man who died in a fire on Monday.

    Roger Alan Conklin, 52, was found on fire in the backyard of a home in the 500 block of West Crestline Circle, just southeast of Cornerstone Park. Police are investigating the incident but said in a news release that the death did not appear to be related to a crime.

  • Winter sports: 5A Jeffco all-conference basketball

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014-15 boys and girls basketball seasons:

    5A JEFFCO BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Thomas Neff, Arvada West; Luke Neff, Arvada West; Trevaun Arnold, Bear Creek; Colin Downs, Chatfield; Keaton Matthies, Columbine; Cody Pittman, Dakota Ridge; Mason Grothuesmann, Dakota Ridge; Kolton Peterson, Lakewood; Jacob Storey, Lakewood; Antonio Capley, Ralston Valley

  • Short-handed Rebels struggle to stay with Tigers, Cougars

    The teams, like the bodies that make them up, were extremely lean at the Jeffco tri-meet April 3 at The Ridge Rec Center as Columbine, Evergreen and Lakewood high schools boys’ swim teams fought through missing swimmers to gain points and nab state qualifying times.

    Lakewood, with the fullest team, won the meet with 287 points total, bagging nine first-place finishes and four state qualifying times. But it was Columbine who struggled the most having only nine of its 25 swimmers competing. It took almost half of their total team just to make a relay.