Today's News

  • 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).

  • Columbine gives Brighton all it can handle

    AURORA — Columbine had No. 2 seed Brighton, a favorite to win the Class 5A state softball title, on the ropes in the opening round.

    The Rebels (14-9 record) held a 3-0 lead going into the sixth inning. However, the Bulldogs (19-4) bit back in a big way with a five-run bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 5-4 victory.

     “We just gave it everything we had because we didn’t want it to be over,” teary-eyed Columbine junior pitcher Jenni Romero said after the season-ending loss.

  • Paying tribute

    Members of the Columbine chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are paying tribute to their ancestors’ military service by welcoming home the soldiers who serve today.

    The local members, along with 22 DAR chapters in Colorado, have been collecting everything from new sheets and pillows to toilet paper and food from the community, said Jewel Wellborn, a Ken-Caryl resident and the Columbine chapter’s regent.

  • Security team staying busy at schools during 2015

    Reports detailing a surge in threats handled by Jeffco Public Schools’ security and emergency management team led school board members Oct. 15 to approve funds for the department to hire four new staff members.

    The department has seen a 100 percent increase in threat assessments in the past year, said John McDonald, the district’s executive director of safety, security and emergency planning. Also, in the last two years, assessments performed on potentially suicidal students have increased 600 percent.

  • Bemis celebrates 50 years of service

    Littleton’s Bemis Library is marking a half-century of service to the public this month, and staff and patrons took a couple of hours to mark the occasion.

    The staff hosted a 50th birthday bash for the library on Saturday. The party included food, games and the band Ricky and the Radios playing popular music from 1965, when Bemis opened.