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Today's News

  • Hundreds remember departed loved ones at Courage Walk

    Survivors of violent crime, family members who have lost loved ones to crime, and law enforcement and support groups came together again Saturday to remember those lost and the courage shown by those left behind.

    Hundreds participated in the 22nd annual Courage Walk at the Jefferson County Government Center.

  • The devil in the details

    Early negotiations between Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Education Association have highlighted a long-existing source of tension: How much detail should be written into teachers’ contracts?

    Union negotiators argued for detailed contracts in sessions last week, pointing out that in the high-pressure day-to-day schedule of a teacher, prescriptive contract language can provide stability.

  • On the trail of cleaner parks

    Volunteers hit the trails with trash bags in hand on April 25 in Littleton as part of the BIG Day Trails Cleanup.

    The South Suburban Park Foundation hosted volunteers at the event, aimed at cleaning up the trail system of the South Suburban Parks and Rec District. Last year, the event drew more than 150 people to pick up trash and debris.

  • Newest council member sees budget as biggest challenge

    Littleton’s newest City Council member is steeling himself for a steep learning curve as he takes office, and Bill Hopping believes the biggest challenge will be balancing the city’s budget.

    “I’m fired up to get going,” Hopping said. “Our biggest challenge is how to balance the budget while providing the services the citizens want and that the town really needs.”

  • Meeting without minutes raises Sunshine Law questions

    The Littleton City Council didn’t keep minutes of a meeting during which it interviewed the seven candidates for an open council seat, a possible violation of the state Open Meetings Law.

    The law states that “local public bodies must keep minutes of meetings where formal action does or could occur.” Since all six members of the council were present at the April 14 meeting, formal action could have been taken on the vacancy.

  • Scouts plan suicide-prevention walk

    A group of Girl Scouts in South Jeffco has continued to work this year to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.

    For the third year, the seven members of Troop 50379 will hold the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk on May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. The event raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and raises awareness about the serious problem of suicide, said Sonja Singelstad, 16, a member of the troop.

  • Gritty Lady Rebels fend off late Demons charge

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine girls lacrosse team breathed rarified air on April 20, cracking the top 10 in the CHSAA poll for the first time on the strength of a seven-game winning streak. The No. 8-ranked Lady Rebels promptly extended the run to nine with a pair of routs before closing the week against Golden in a key Jeffco League matchup.

  • Falcons soar to league title behind Dehaan’s four goals

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The love of the game helps keep morale up as the Clear Creek Lady Golddiggers’ soccer team suffered a tough loss against Front Range Christian on April 26 by a final score of 6-0. 

    Clear Creek (6-7, 0-3 2A Region 5) had a tough time keeping the ball in the Lady Falcons’ zone, but top-ranked Front Range Christian (10-1-1, 3-0) had no such issues. 

  • Rebels persevere in ‘ugly’ victory

    LAKEWOOD — Grace Herring said Columbine’s perseverance paid off in a 2-1 double overtime victory against Lakewood on April 24 at Lakewood Memorial Field. If the Lady Rebels just kept shooting, they would eventually score.

  • Revenge is sweet for Koza at No. 1

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Grace Koza’s revenge was sweet. Unfortunately for Koza and her Chatfield teammates, the same was true for Ralston Valley.