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Today's News

  • Foothills finalizes sale of parcel

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District finalized the sale of a parcel on the northwest corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue last week, netting the district $1.075 million after commission.

    The property will be developed into a two-story medical center with a surgical unit, emergency medical care and overnight care. The property had to be rezoned by Jefferson County to allow for overnight stays before the sale could go forward, said Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp.

  • Board approves one charter school, rejects another

    The Jeffco school board voted 3-2 to approve the charter application for Golden View Classical Academy at last Thursday’s board meeting.

    Board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams voted in favor of the new charter, while Jill Fellman and Lesley Dahlkemper voted against.

    Elected last November, the three-member board majority ran on a platform to increase school choices for Jeffco parents. Golden View Classical Academy is the first charter school approved by the board majority.

  • Jeffco, Colorado see record voter turnout

    While the rest of the country saw a drop in voter turnout, Colorado and Jeffco saw a record number of ballots cast in the Nov. 4 election.

    The Jeffco clerk and recorder’s office reported that 61 percent of registered voters in the county cast ballots in last week’s election. The 259,765 voters marked the largest percentage to participate in a general election in Jefferson County.

  • Jeffco commissioners eye targeted raises to slow attrition

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are considering awarding targeted pay increases as a way to stop, or at least slow, an increase in employee attrition.

    The commissioners discussed spending $1.5 million annually to target certain areas in the county workforce during two days of staff briefings last week on Jeffco’s proposed 2015 budget. County employees are already in line for a 2 percent merit-pay increase next year.

  • Two South Jeffco businesses robbed at knifepoint

    An assailant armed with a knife robbed two businesses in South Jeffco on Wednesday.

    The assailant was described on the Jeffco sheriff's Twitter account as a young white male wearing a blue hoodie and a bandana with a skull on it. The two businesses are at 5000 S. Jellison Way and 9700 W. Coal Mine Ave.

    Both robberies occurred between noon and 12:15 p.m. The perpetrator remains at large, the Sheriff's Office said.

    Check ColumbineCourier.com for updates on this story.

  • Crowd's warm hearts honor veterans on a frigid day

    Frigid temperatures didn't deter more than 100 people from celebrating Veterans Day in Littleton on Tuesday. 

    The crowd gathered at the city’s World War II memorial in Ketring Park to honor veterans from Littleton and beyond. And while the temperatures hovered in the teens during the ceremony, it didn’t put a chill on the emotional crowd. 

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference boys tennis, gymnastics

    The following are all-conference selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys tennis and gymnastics:

    BOYS TENNIS, FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Anthony Partrick, Arvada West; Brian Ross, Chatfield; No. 2 singles: Andrew Gillette, Arvada West; Patrick Ross, Chatfield; No. 3 singles: John Simpson, Chatfield; No. 1 doubles: Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz, Chatfield; No. 2 doubles: JC Abrahamson/Erik Bendiksen, Lakewood; No. 3 doubles: Zach Meyer/Travis Hall, Chatfield; No. 4 doubles: Justin Spehalski/Alexander Gates, Chatfield

  • Bausch, Swarm capture state

    GLENDALE — If soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans, rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen and females. Tough females, at that.

    The Westside Swarm girls’ rugby team, who are comprised of athletes from all around Jeffco, defeated the Highlands Ranch Harlequins, 29-7, to win the 7-on-7 state championship Nov. 8 at Infinity Park, capping off a flawless 10-0 season.

  • Pomona takes over, ousts Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine-Pomona II had a similar feel to its Jeffco League predecessor. The Panthers ruled the second half again and won the 5A second-round football playoff game 21-14.

    But the Rebels came away from the Nov. 7 loss at Jeffco Stadium feeling better about themselves and the future.

  • Broomfield stifles Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — One by one, Dakota Ridge seniors Brandon Braun, Tyler Magana, Nick Cohn, Jack Cavallaro and Brock Howes addressed their teammates as rain fell on Jeffco Stadium on Nov. 7. The scoreboard had already erased the 27-17 final score, but the pain was still settling in on a stunning loss to Broomfield in the first round of the 4A football state playoffs.