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Today's News

  • D’Evelyn’s girls swim coach dives into his first season

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    Five years ago, Toby Mullarkey was securing first-place finishes for D’Evelyn High School’s swim and dive team. Now, he’s leading the school’s current students try to do the same.

    Mullarkey assumed his new role of head coach for the girls swim team in its first meet of the season on Saturday. But it isn’t a new environment for him: He served as the head coach for the boys team and assisted under Mark Collings, who himself was an assistant coach when Mullarkey was a student.

  • Charger girls hoops off to strong 2018 start

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Playing early and playing often have worked like a charm for Chatfield’s girls basketball team.

    The Chargers won their third game in five days on Friday with a 60-54 victory over Green Mountain at Chatfield High School. It’s been a busy but successful opening week of the 2018-19 season for the Chargers.

  • Three accidents on U.S. 285 near Morrison snarl Thursday morning traffic

     Three separate accidents slowed traffic on northbound U.S. 285 near Highway 8 in Morrison Thursday morning. 

    Although Colorado State Patrol did not have much information to share, Trooper Gary Cutler did confirm that the second accident involved a pickup truck and a deer. 

    The accident was reported at 6:35 a.m., and Cutler said there were no injuries. Morrison Police Department assisted with one of the crashes. 

  • After seven months of travel, Lockheed Martin celebrates successful InSight landing

    Apprehension filled the air at Lockheed Martin on Monday, as employees, family members and friends eagerly awaited InSight’s landing on Mars.
    The tension was palpable at Lockheed’s Waterton Canyon campus, which was one of many locations across the country hosting a viewing party, and the nerves certainly made sense when considering the time and effort that went into making Monday’s mission a reality. It took seven years of planning; nearly seven months of travel time from Earth to Mars; and seven minutes for InSight to land.

  • Annual Candlelight Walk signals the start of the holiday season

    When a colorful dancing Christmas tree appears in downtown Littleton, it just might be the start of the holiday season.
    “Are you a tree hugger?” Bill Coleman of Denver, dressed as “Shiny the Dancing Christmas Tree,” posed this important question to several youngsters.
    In fact, Coleman asked pretty much anyone in sight on Littleton’s Main Street last Friday for the 35th annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting event. Coleman has attended the Littleton holiday favorite in costume for some 15 years. He enjoys it every time.

  • Initial work plan in process for Jeffco Planning and Zoning

    As 2018 comes to a close, the Jeffco Planning and Zoning department is working to prioritize projects for 2019.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It’s a wash

  • Sentencing pushed for former guard

    A sentencing hearing for the guard accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor at Betty Marler Youth Services Center was continued until later in December.
    According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the defense requested a continuance so the case can be screened by the community corrections board. Sandy Fisher, 25, was initially scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, but he’ll now return to court Dec. 21.

  • Charges expected in Shiloh House fire

    The Littleton clinical building at Shiloh House caught fire Friday morning, and staff is currently displaced while searching for temporary office space for the employees who worked in the organization’s West Coal Mine Avenue location.

  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.