Today's News

  • Watchdog group files complaints against nonprofits pushing recall

    A Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization has accused groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws in two lawsuits that will go before Colorado’s Office of Administrative Courts.

  • Take precautions on Halloween to keep pets from getting spooked

    More than 20 million pet owners across the country will dress up their pets this Halloween, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation. With more than $350 million forecast to be spent on pet costumes in 2015, there will be no shortage of dressed-up pets hitting social media and online photo contests, including Deer Creek Animal Hospital in South Jeffco.

  • A summary of items on the Jefferson County ballot

    Proposition BB: Marijuana tax revenue question

    The state is proposing Proposition BB, which would allow lawmakers to spend the $66.1 million in taxes collected during the first year that sales of recreational marijuana were legal.

  • Man arrested in attempted murder case

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect Oct. 16 in an attempted homicide case, a day after deputies searched a South Jeffco neighborhood in vain for the man.

    Zachary Zuchowski, 21, was arrested in connection with allegations of attempted murder, robbery and menacing related to an alleged Oct. 13 assault on Jadin Michael Cruickshank, 21.

  • Lawsuit takes issue with open space, parking garage at The Grove

    A group of residents near the proposed development known as The Grove, which was recently approved by Littleton’s city staff, have filed a lawsuit against the city.

    The project by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development, to be built on 4.5 acres at 2100 W. Littleton Blvd. at South Bemis Street, was approved in early October by the city’s community development department.

  • Lakewood officer wounded by ricochet at shooting range

    A Lakewood police officer suffered a bullet wound in her leg Tuesday morning at the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office's shooting range.

    The non-life-threatening injury occurred when a shot ricocheted and hit the officer, according to the sheriff’s Twitter account. The Rooney Range shooting area, north of Bandimere Speedway, is used by several law-enforcement agencies for training.

  • Late touchdown gives Front Range Christian win over Clear Creek

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian’s offense played a game of cat-and-mouse with Clear Creek safety Noah Sarria throughout the Class 1A Metro League football game Oct. 24.

    And on a crucial fourth-and-two play from the Falcons’ 48-yard line with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Sarria went for the catnip and the cheese, and he got caught.

  • Still perfect

    LAKEWOOD — Tommy Gillman was a bit of a wrinkle Columbine threw at rival Chatfield on Oct. 23 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Gillman had just a few carries from the fullback position this season for the Rebels (8-0, 6-0 in Class 5A Jeffco). The senior got the chance to play both sides of the football and made the most of his offensive touches rushing for 49 yards on 10 carries.

  • Chargers spike rival Rebels

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Back in her playing days at Chatfield High School, Stephanie Schick played on a club team coached by Gil Garcia during his long and successful run as the boss at Colorado Academy.

    Little did they know they would be matching wits as head coaches in the heated Chatfield-Columbine rivalry.

  • Runs elude Chatfield at state

    AURORA — Finding that third out to end the inning and get back in the dugout can seem to take forever sometimes.

    That was the case for Chatfield in the top of the third inning against Ralston Valley in the first round of the Class 5A state softball tournament Oct. 24 at Aurora Sports Park. Chatfield senior Jessica Jarecki got a strike out and forced a fly ball out to right field, but then the wheels fell off for the Chargers (10-12 record).