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Today's News

  • Littleton hoping to foster neighborly niceties

    While it’s easy to meet people online, it often seems harder and harder to connect with people living next door. 

    Littleton wants to make it easier to be a good neighbor. The city has launched a new program to help residents develop a stronger sense of community and to foster better relationships between residents and city government.

  • For sale: voting machines

    With Colorado moving to an all-mail election this November, Jeffco is looking to sell some of its unneeded voting machines.

    Last year the state legislature approved a bill requiring all elections to be conducted via mail-in ballots. Every registered voter will now be sent a mail-in ballot without having to request one. 

    While voters will still be able to vote in person, Jeffco will reduce the number of polling places from 175 to 24.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    McDondle, Seeley named to South team for CHSCA game

    Columbine’s Bernard McDondle and Dakota Ridge’s Brant Seeley have been selected to play for the South squad in the 2014 Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State football game this June at Adams State University.
    McDondle rushed for 1,754 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading Columbine to a 10-2 record and a 5A Super Six Conference title. The Rebels reached the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament.

  • Ferrin, Wood embrace final hurrah

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    ARVADA — For the past four years, Dakota Ridge sports fans must have thought Jae Ferrin and Lauren Wood were conjoined twins. Standing 6-foot and 5-11, respectively, they played together on the volleyball team in the fall and, with the exception of the 2012-13 season, the girls basketball team during the winter.
    “We play everything together, and that’s how it’s been since, like, elementary school,” Wood said.

  • She's just one of the boys

    Inez Gonzales is a tomboy with a feminine side. She’s also a baseball player.
    “She just loves the game,” said Steve Gonzales, Inez’s father.
    The 11-year-old sixth-grader at Henry World Middle School first got interested in the sport via T-ball six years ago as an option to sitting around the house all summer, and she’s been in love with the game ever since. And she’s quite good at it, too. Be it at pitcher, catcher, first base or shortstop, Inez can play there or anywhere else her team needs her.

  • The sound of relentless

    The U.S. flag waved in the wind as the national anthem played. The Chatfield girls soccer players stood with their hands over their hearts as the notes rang through the P.A. system. One of those players, Mia White, calmly listened to the anthem even though she could “hear” it only through an interpreter signing the words.
    The 15-year-old sophomore is a competitive, athletic and passionate soccer player. She also is deaf.

  • State legislators are racing to the finish line

    They’re rounding the final turn and headed for the home stretch as your 69th Colorado General Assembly begins to wrap things up. Because of the limits in our constitution, the legislature must adjourn by May 7, just five weeks from today.
    The House passed the 2014-15 state budget last week, and the Senate will complete its version by Friday. They should be able to resolve any differences by next week, and we’ll be in the mad dash to the finish line.

  • Of open meetings and closed governments

    Say what you will about Littleton resident Carol Brzeczek — just say it in public.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Canoe imagine?

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Carping diem