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Today's News

  • Lady Falcons, despite loss, headed to regionals

    Front Range Christian may have dropped the third-place game of the 2A District 4 tournament 32-17 to Denver Christian on Feb. 28 at Vista Peak High School, but it gained so much more four days earlier.

    The Lady Falcons (3-19) scored a 34-30 win over Limon in the pigtail game Feb. 24 to lock up a regional tournament berth. The Lady Falcons lost to top-seeded Byers, 53-25, in the semifinals two days later. Front Range Christian will play Peyton on March 6 at Mullen High School in the Central Regional. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

  • Burlington uses late free throws to top FRCS

    AURORA — From an outsider’s view, according to Front Range Christian boys basketball coach Brad Folk, the Falcons’ Feb. 28 game against Burlington was a loss. Well, it was. 

    The Cougars won the 2A District 4 championship game 45-39 at Vista Peak High School. But to the Falcons, it was a program builder.

  • Eagles stun Air Academy, Frozen Four-bound

    In the 2011-12 season, Dakota Ridge’s ice hockey team was 1-18, and any promise of a brighter future, at least from the outside looking in, was bleak. That was also Alec Hines’ first season as head coach. 

    Three years later, the Eagles are one win away from playing for a state championship.

    Zach Williams and Reed Hoogenboom scored first-period goals, and Graehm Konsella’s second-period tally proved to be the game-winner as Dakota Ridge upset host Air Academy, 3-2, on Feb. 28 at the Sertich Ice Arena in Colorado Springs.

  • Dakota Ridge finds its groove late

    Maybe it was postseason jitters, but Dakota Ridge didn’t play like a No. 2 seed, at least not early on, while Lincoln, most definitely, wasn’t a No. 7 seed. 

    Yet, the host Eagles found a way in their 5A boys basketball state tournament game thanks to some timely 3-point shooting and four clutch free throws down the stretch to pull out a 55-48 victory Feb. 28 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Vandals cause $25,000 in damage at Meadows Golf Club

    Authorities are on the lookout for vandals who caused more than $25,000 in damage to golf carts and fencing at the Meadows Golf Club in South Jeffco.

    Vandals visited the course on three separate occasions over the past month and were apparently discouraged during the third incident by recently installed surveillance cameras that photographed two suspects and a vehicle. 

  • Littleton gives OK to tattoo shops

    Littleton has put its stamp of approval on tattoo shops.

    The City Council voted 6-1 to change zoning ordinances to allow tattoo parlors and body art shops in areas zoned for community and general business uses or in the downtown area. The shops had previously been allowed only in industrial-zoned areas.

    Under the new zoning, tattoo shops would have to be more than 1,000 feet from each other — meaning only one shop would be allowed downtown.

  • Voters set to decide on limits on urban renewal tools

    Littleton voters will decide March 3 if they’ll get the last word on the city’s future urban renewal plans.

    The special election has two question on the ballot, both pertaining to urban renewal. Question 2A would limit the city’s ability to use eminent domain and condemnation; Question 300 would require citizen approval for any new urban renewal plan, or for significant changes to existing plans.

  • Council approves changes to two urban renewal plans

    With voters set to decide March 3 if Littleton residents will need to vote on new urban renewal plans or on changes to existing plans, the City Council approved the use of sales-tax revenue for redevelopment of Columbine Square but declined to do the same for the South Santa Fe corridor.

  • Council urged to ask ACC to keep pool open

    Users of Arapahoe Community College’s swimming pool want the Littleton City Council to persuade ACC not to close the facility.

    The college announced late last year that it intended to close the 39-year-old pool this year to make way for more activities like yoga and Pilates. Since then a group of users, including participants in Silver Sneakers swim classes and members of local swim teams, have been trying to get the college to change its mind.

  • Stepping Stone’s dance party jumps back in time

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    Denim, fanny packs, scrunchies and smiling faces filled Stepping Stone Support Center’s facility on a recent Saturday for a ‘90s-themed dance party.