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Today's News

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars sweep host Littleton

    History repeated itself for the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ basketball team as they bested the Littleton Lions, 52-43, on Jan. 31 at the Lions Den, giving them their second win against the Lady Lions this season.

    “Every time we come (to Littleton) we expect to play a scrappy game,” said Evergreen girls basketball head coach Amy Bahl. “But we always manage to pull out the win.”

  • Littleton falters late vs. Cougars

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Injuries and illness have made for a trying season for Evergreen’s boys basketball team, especially in 4A Jeffco League play. But somehow the Cougars head into the next-to-last week of the regular season on a two-game-winning streak, though, par for the course, it wasn’t easy.

  • Quick-striking Eagles push through vs. Rebels

    Nine seconds. That’s all the time that it took for the Dakota Ridge Eagles to spoil Senior Night for Columbine.

    First-period goals from Tony Carpenito and Graehm Konsella — the first off a turnover and the second just 4 seconds after a Columbine penalty — ignited sixth-ranked Dakota Ridge to a 7-2 victory over 10th-ranked Columbine on Jan. 31 at The Edge Ice Arena.

  • ‘Unwillingness to give up’

    Brogan Wallin remembers the play vividly. The then-Dakota Ridge junior, playing for her Front Range Volleyball Club team at the Colorado Crossroads national qualifier tournament in Denver, went up for a tight pass to pull the ball back to her team’s side. She came down awkwardly on her right leg, her ACL shattered.

  • Manhunt ends for suspect in dragging of deputy

    An arrest has been made in an incident in which a Jeffco deputy was dragged by a fleeing vehicle.

    Andrey Pavlovich Mishenin, 23, was taken into custody Thursday at a hotel in Glendale without incident. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force fugitive unit, along with the Jefferson County sheriff’s fugitive unit, made the arrest.

  • Littleton firefighter develops protocol for suicide response

    Firefighters are trained to deal with physical trauma. Ambulances and fire engines are equipped with medical tools that can treat everything from broken bones to heart attacks.

    But when it comes to mental trauma, like suicide attempts, first responders often are without any applicable tools or training. That led Littleton Fire Rescue Division Chief Wayne Zygowicz to develop a set of procedures for first responders to deal with suicidal patients and with family members.

  • Bow Mar again considering Southwest Plaza annexation

    The town of Bow Mar again is working with the owners of Southwest Plaza on a possible deal to annex the mall.

    General Growth Properties, owner of Southwest Plaza, and Bow Mar first approached the county commissioners in June about a possible “flagpole” annexation that would have taken place late last year. But General Growth Properties decided to delay the annexation to give the town more time to analyze the ramifications.

    A request for an interview was not returned by General Growth Properties by press time.

  • South Jeffco street improvements outlined

    The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department has scheduled several street improvement projects over the next several years in South Jeffco.

    The improvements range from installation of traffic signals and new sidewalks to bike lanes and gutter upgrades, said Mike Vanatta, acting director of transportation and engineering.

    Waterton-Wadsworth intersection

    The last intersection before South Wadsworth Boulevard heads into Lockheed Martin’s facility will be getting a traffic signal along with an additional turn lane.

  • School maintenance funding in limbo

    The fate of some voter-approved funds for facility maintenance in Jeffco Public Schools remains unclear after the school board voted 3-2 to table a discussion about their use on Jan. 15.

    The $17 million in question represents part of the proceeds from the bond issue approved by district voters in November 2012 for maintenance and renovation of schools. Even though the ballot specified $99 million in bonds, higher yields meant the bonds sold at a premium and generated additional funds.

  • Littleton recruiting volunteers for snow job

    Littleton wants you to join the coolest gang in the city.

    The Littleton Snow Squad, a group of volunteers who shovel snow for eligible senior citizens, is in need of recruits to finish the season and beyond. The program, run through the city’s Aging Well Resource Center, served about 12 to 15 homes this year but could expand if more volunteers sign up.