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Today's News

  • Armstrong named Littleton fire chief

    Littleton Fire Rescue has a new top firefighter. 

    The city has named Christopher Armstrong as head of the city’s firefighting and emergency operations. Armstrong, who will start his new job Jan. 20, will replace current Chief John Mullin, who’s retiring at the end of the year. 

  • Littleton City Council formulates goals for next two years

    Littleton’s newly elected City Council wants to see commercial space grow in the city over the next two years —and might look at annexation as a possible means to that end.

    The council is in the process of adopting its new goals and vision statement for the next two years, which will be ratified at the regular meeting on Jan. 7. 

    While promoting economic vitality has been a key focus for previous councils, this group wants Littleton to look at ways to expand retail space, including possible annexation of retail property. 

  • Young entrepreneurs find winning niches

    If the two winners of Littleton’s Youth in Government competition are any indication, the city’s economic future is in good hands.

    And the future is all about technology.

    Garrett Daly, a senior at Arapahoe High School, and Vanessa Weikel, a junior at Heritage High School, took the top two places respectively in this year’s Youth in Government competition. The competition had 15 students from Littleton design a business concept to operate out of their homes. 

  • Lions ice first win at the foul line

    LITTLETON — Tim Ladwig and Tyus Gallegos-Jones saw a lot of the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Littleton Lions, and they made the most of their opportunities.
    Ladwig was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe, including 7-of-10 in the game’s final 7 minutes, 30 seconds, and Gallegos-Jones made six straight foul shots to close overtime as Littleton toppled future 4A Jeffco foe Conifer 63-58 on Dec. 19 at Littleton High School. The win was the first of the season for the Lions and the first under head coach Ryan Fletcher.

  • Eagles start off solid, rip Bears

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Doug Maier couldn’t have planned it better. Though the first-year Dakota Ridge girls basketball coach inherited a team that won just seven games and lost its final five last season, it did return six seniors.
    “It’s a dream come true for a lot of coaches,” Maier said of senior leadership. “I really thought when I took over, with what we have we could be an 18-to-20-win team. And we’re moving in that direction.”

  • Chargers unable to overcome mistakes at Ralston Valley

    ARVADA — Wilson George and Dillon Seeman wrestle a lot alike. It’s a workmanlike effort when the Chatfield grapplers take the mat.
    That was clearly evident during the Chargers’ 5A Jeffco League dual at Ralston Valley on Dec. 19.
    George produced a lopsided 9-3 decision over the Mustangs’ Tanner Hauptman at 182 pounds, while Seeman was pinfall winner over Bailey Cox in 3 minutes, 2 seconds at 195 pounds.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Puchino, Marshall lead charge as Littleton gets past Golden

    Laura Puchino had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Destini Marshall came off the bench to score 11 points as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to top Golden 43-39 on Dec. 16.
    The Lady Lions improved to 6-1 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

    Front Range Christian rallies in the fourth for 2nd straight win

  • New school board gets low marks

    Oops!
    The new majority on the Jefferson County Board of Education made serious errors of both judgment and process in ramming though a contract to hire outside counsel for the board. When dealing with the public’s money and the public’s trust, there are right ways to do things, and there are wrong ways to do things. There aren’t many things that could have been more wrong on this contract.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    ‘This is the Droid you’re looking for’

  • Two fishermen rescued after falling through ice on Chatfield Reservoir

    Two ice fishermen were rescued Thursday after falling through the ice on Chatfield Reservoir.

    The two had walked about 80 feet from the shoreline in the Kingfisher Ponds area about noon when they broke through the ice.

    One man was able to drag himself to the shore, while the other held onto the edge of the ice.

    “The one man who was able to extricate himself went to get a tire and rope to rescue his friend. He then fell back in,” said Littleton Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jeff Tasker.