http://www.columbinecourier.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Family fit camp makes for a ‘fun’ Saturday morning http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/family-fit-camp-makes-%E2%80%98fun%E2%80%99-saturday-morning <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-familyfit03-cb-072016.jpg" alt="William Resler catches a ball during a warm-up game of dodgeball during the Summit Nutrition Family Fitness Camp at Clement Park." title="William Resler catches a ball during a warm-up game of dodgeball during the Summit Nutrition Family Fitness Camp at Clement Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> It&rsquo;s a peaceful Saturday morning at Clement Park. Groups of runners are preparing for a 5K. Ducks and geese are walking through the grass. Locals are running along the path, some with dogs at their sides.</p> <p> In the midst of all this, a small group begins a game of dodgeball. Even as the players are knocked out, they run behind enemy lines and do a set of 10 pushups. And once they have a ball in hand, they can attempt to hit their opponents, who now have enemy fire coming from both sides.</p> ‘Still here after 100 years’ http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/%E2%80%98still-here-after-100-years%E2%80%99 <p> England was in the throes of World War II when London resident Mary Barry went into labor with her first child.</p> <p> She remembers many of the roads were closed because of the bombing. Shells exploded all around the ambulance as it meandered its way to the hospital.</p> <p> On an earlier occasion, Barry recalled how she and her husband, Jim, were caught off guard by a sudden barrage that was so intense they were unable to escape to shelter. Hunkered down in the street, Mary asked Jim if he thought they would survive until morning.</p> Two suspects sought in three home burglaries in South Jeffco http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/two-suspects-sought-three-home-burglaries-south-jeffco <p> Jefferson County deputies continue to search for two suspects wanted in connection to a string of residential burglaries last week in South Jeffco.</p> <p> The crimes, encompassing at least three burglaries and the theft of a vehicle, took place between 3 and 4 p.m. last Tuesday, July 12 near West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling Parkway, said sheriff&rsquo;s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. The suspects, who had not yet been identified as of Monday morning, are a man and woman, both between the ages of 20 and 30, and are described as being white or Hispanic.</p> Health club cooks up winning combo http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/health-club-cooks-winning-combo <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-wholehealthclub01-cb-071316.jpg" alt="Chase Parker, co-owner and fitness trainer, pose for a portrait at Whole Health Club Friday, July 8. Whole Health Club offers plant based cooking classes, personal training and fitness classes." title="Chase Parker, co-owner and fitness trainer, pose for a portrait at Whole Health Club Friday, July 8. Whole Health Club offers plant based cooking classes, personal training and fitness classes." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;The gym with the kitchen.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s how the new Whole Health Club in Littleton wants to be known.</p> <p> The club, which is near West Bowles Avenue and South Lowell Boulevard, opened two weeks ago and offers its clients personal training in both fitness and cooking.</p> Street tacos coming to Southwest Plaza mall http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/street-tacos-coming-southwest-plaza-mall <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-rtaco01-cb-062916.jpg" alt="James Powell, operations manager for R Taco, stands outside the eatery, which is expected to open this week in Southwest Plaza." title="James Powell, operations manager for R Taco, stands outside the eatery, which is expected to open this week in Southwest Plaza." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Street tacos have been all the rage in recent years, with both food trucks and brick-and-mortar eateries getting crafty with the seemingly simple Mexican staple. R Taco threw its hat in the ring six years ago in Dallas, and its third Colorado location is scheduled to open this week at Southwest Plaza.</p> Rides just a phone call away with RTD service http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/rides-just-phone-call-away-rtd-service <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/news-call-n-ride01-082016.jpg" alt="Bobby Brassfield relaxes while waiting for other passengers to board at the Call-n-Ride pick-up location at the Littleton/Mineral light rail station." title="Bobby Brassfield relaxes while waiting for other passengers to board at the Call-n-Ride pick-up location at the Littleton/Mineral light rail station." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> By Babzanne Barker</p> <p> For the Courier</p> <p> RTD&rsquo;s green and white Call-n-Ride buses have been operating in South Jeffco for the past four years, but many area residents still may not know the service is available or how to hitch a ride.</p> <p> Tim Edgar, who lives in the Leawood subdivision, has been riding the vans daily since their inception in January 2012, and would have a much harder time getting to work without them.</p> Rec district partners with Mormon Church, local HOA on playground http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/rec-district-partners-mormon-church-local-hoa-playground <p> Early next month, about 200 volunteers are expected to come together to construct a new playground at West Laurel Park in South Jeffco.</p> SHERIFF'S CALLS http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/sheriffs-calls-152 <p> <strong>TMI</strong><br />