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Today's News

  • Costumed corgis and families enjoy a day at Clement Park

    A love for a particular, short-legged breed of dog was all it took to connect the folks gathered at Clement Park on Sunday morning.

    Corgi enthusiasts from South Jeffco and beyond found each other on Meetup, a website where people can connect with those with common interests. They formed The Littleton Corgi Meetup and began meeting regularly at the dog park. Last weekend, however, they had a particularly festive reason to assemble — the 4th annual corgi costume parade.

  • Generations join forces for an early Halloween celebration

    Splish, splash, they were takin’ a bath ....

    Students at Primrose School of Bear Creek joined forces with seniors at Willowbrook Place last Thursday for an early Halloween celebration. Together, they fashioned bubble bath costumes out of trash bags, balloons and shower caps decorated with rubber ducks and other bath toys.

    “So cute,” Jackie Liles, a resident at Willowbrook Place, said with a smile as she helped tape blue and white balloons onto some of the youngsters.

  • Despite loss, Jaguar football will play in 2A state playoffs

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The D’Evelyn football team may not have clinched the 2A Flatirons League title, but the CHSAA tournament still awaits it.

    The Jaguars could have saved themselves some stress and blood pressure by beating Faith Christian High School in their winner-take-all regular season finale on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. Instead, they lost a 21-7 defensive battle and had to wait to see if they earned a selection. Two days later, they were relieved.

  • Chatfield soccer gets out-shot in first round of tournament

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    PARKER — The Chatfield soccer team saw a redemptive season come to a dramatic, devastating end following a penalty-kick loss in the first round of the 5A soccer state tournament on Thursday at EchoPark Stadium.

  • D’Evelyn gives Evergreen its toughest matches of season

    EVERGREEN — All season long, Evergreen volleyball has been a dominant force. D’Evelyn has been one of the only teams to challenge the Cougars.

    On Thursday at home, that trend was no different. The Cougars pounced on the Jaguars and won the exotic cat fight 3-1 behind the offensive efforts of the Dillon sisters. Earlier in the season, Evergreen beat D’Evelyn 3-2.

  • Two-vehicle accident snarls westbound I-70 traffic

    A two-vehicle accident near Lookout Mountain shut down westbound Interstate 70 on Tuesday afternoon.

    Colorado State Patrol received a call about the accident, which involved a 2006 Toyota SUV and a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck, around 3 p.m., according to Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. All three lanes of westbound I-70 at mile marker 256 were closed, but officials reopened two of the lanes about an hour after the accident.

    As of 4:30 p.m., one lane remains closed.

    According to reports, there is no indication of what caused the accident.

  • Dakota Ridge boys cross country team wins state

    COLORADO SPRINGS — For the first time since 2006, the Dakota Ridge boys cross country team is a 5A state champion.

    Running a tough course at the Norris Penrose Event Center, the Eagles finished with 47 team points, good enough to edge out Mountain Vista, who had 76 points.

    Currently, the Eagles are also the No. 7 team in the nation.

    Dakota Ridge's win came at the hands of several key athletes, led by juniors Connor Ohlson and Austin Vancil. 

  • Two-vehicle crash closed down westbound C-470

    A tire failure caused a two-vehicle collision Wednesday night that shut down westbound C-470 and injured one person.

    According to John Romero, spokesman with the Lakewood Police Department, a flatbed tractor trailer had a tire failure around 7:45 p.m. Oct. 24 and was hit head on by a tow truck.

    The driver of the tow truck was pinned in the vehicle and had to extricated by a team of first responders from West Metro Fire Rescue. He was transported to the hospital and treated for injuries.

  • Newkirk: Another billion-dollar beast

    It’s ballot season in the Rockies and — once again — the push is on for higher taxes.
    Among the larger requests are several initiatives to get more money into the public school system: a $1.6 billion statewide tax increase (Amendment 73) along with two local measures (5A and 5B) that come with $1 billion in taxpayer repayment obligations.

  • Doyle: Time for elected officials to work together

    My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation.  Our time away was made all the more enjoyable because we were untouched by the daily onslaught of national political news about the outrage du jour and, closer to home on the state and local fronts, the avalanche of political mailers, radio talk show rants and television commercials.