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Today's News

  • Commissioners still have questions on possible retail marijuana sales

    The county commissioners still have more questions than answers when it comes to retail marijuana businesses opening in Jeffco.

    During an Oct. 14 study session on other city and county regulations on commercial marijuana grow operations and retail stores, all three commissioners expressed interest in marijuana testing facilities and what revenue the businesses could generate.  

  • COURIER ENDORSEMENT: Foothills tax increase a worthy investment

    Whether playing ice hockey at The Edge, enjoying a sunny afternoon at Clement Park or attending a community gathering at The Peak, the lives of countless South Jeffco residents are touched on a regular basis by the Foothills Park and Rec District.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Littleton, Chatfield, Columbine qualify for state playoffs
    The Littleton Lions will be home for the first round of the 32-team 4A boys soccer state tournament, while Chatfield and Columbine will take to the road for the 5A tournament.

    Littleton (12-3), seeded eighth, will host No. 25 Mesa Ridge (9-6) on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Littleton Public Schools Stadium with the winner advancing to the second round to be played on Oct. 28.

  • Falcons roll Diggers, set up showdown with Resurrection

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian did not help Clear Creek’s unfortunate 2014 football season on Oct. 17 as the Falcons chalked up another victory, 48-6, at Golddigger Stadium.

  • Lady Chargers befuddle host Columbine in straight sets

    Home is where the heart is. At least that’s how the saying goes, but on Oct. 15 the Columbine girls’ volleyball team received broken hearts when they lost at home to the Chatfield Lady Chargers in straight sets 25-12, 25-21, 25-11.

    “This is the first game that I was kind of nervous for, but playing Columbine in all of our sports this week made (our victory) that much more exciting,” said Chatfield senior captain Amelia Metzler.

  • Rebels improve playoff chances

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield and Columbine don’t need added incentives when they square off in any sport, but both football teams were playing for their playoff lives on Oct. 17 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Lady Rebels found their rhythm just in the nick of time

    AURORA — Columbine senior Shelby Copley considered it perfect timing. The fact that the Lady Rebels came together when it mattered most — at the end of the season — is why they made their first appearance in the 5A state softball tournament since 2008. That’s where Columbine was Oct. 17 at Aurora Sports Park.

  • Third rally not in the cards for Eagles

    AURORA — For whatever reason, the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles didn’t make it easy on themselves in 2014. Four times in recent weeks, dating back to a Sept. 6 non-conference encounter with Erie and as recently as the opening round of the Oct. 11 regionals with Rampart, Dakota Ridge has had to battle back time and again.

  • 10-day crime spree ends with capture of escaped jail prisoner

    The man who escaped from the Jeffco jail on Oct. 5 is suspected in a string of subsequent car thefts is back in custody.

    Travis Sandlin, 32, a registered sex offender, was arrested about 8:30 a.m Oct. 16 in the 3900 block of Sunshine Canyon Drive in Boulder by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after a stolen car Sandlin was driving flipped as he was fleeing law officers.

    Sandlin apparently had been staying in a vacant house that is up for sale on Sunshine Canyon Drive. 

  • Pumpkins, great and small

    That first sip of apple cider, savored in the middle of a pumpkin patch, signals for many the arrival of autumn. 

    The hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve and a bumpy ride behind a horse-drawn wagon also are seasonal traditions. And at Littleton’s Harvest Festival on Saturday at the Littleton Museum, traditions as colorful as fall leaves were enjoyed by young and old.

    For the past decade, Carol Montgomery has brought  her granddaughters to the festival, and this year Katie, 12, and Lilly, 10, enjoyed the autumnal offerings as much as ever.