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Today's News

  • Former state senator Kopp running for governor

    Former South Jeffco state senator Mike Kopp has announced he is running for governor.

  • Community member, school district staff in altercation at meeting

    Off-duty deputies broke up an altercation between two Jeffco Public Schools employees and a Jeffco parent during the school board meeting last Thursday evening.

    The parent, Natalie Adams, had addressed the board earlier in the meeting during public comment. Adams questioned why the board was considering a nearly $1.2 million contract to update the district’s technology and data-storage systems.

  • Rising to the occasion

    By Rochelle Smolinski
    For the Courier
    Friday’s rainy, chilly afternoon gave way to a warm gesture of compassion, as the Front Range Christian School community presented more than $2,600 in bake-sale proceeds to the Lyons High Lions.

  • Lives remembered, always

    One by one, the balloons joined an airborne procession above Clement Park as they floated toward the horizon. As each name was read aloud, a person in the crowd of about 1,000 released another balloon that rose and joined the rest.  

    More than 450 names were read Saturday at A Walk to Remember. Each balloon carried the name of an infant who died, either as a stillborn baby, from SIDS or from a life-shortening illness. 

  • Emily’s Parade participants get revved up for a cause

    More than 3,000 motorcyclists revved up for Sunday’s eighth annual Emily’s Parade along U.S. 285, remembering a young woman whose death has led to safer schools. 

    The motorcycle ride starts at Columbine High School in Littleton and ends at Platte Canyon High in Bailey. 

  • Rising to the occasion

    The rainy, chilly afternoon on Sept. 27 gave way to a warm gesture of compassion, as the Front Range Christian School community presented more than $2,600 in bake-sale proceeds to the Lyons High Lions.

    Lyons, one of the towns hit hardest by September’s floods, saw roads swallowed and families displaced, leaving the community to pick up and start over amid the chaos of destruction.   

    But not alone.

  • School board candidates discuss teachers carrying firearms

    Editor’s note: With numerous forums scheduled for the six school board candidates, the Columbine Courier will focus each story on one single issue that arises in each debate. Visit www.columbinecourier.com and click on “Politics” under the “News” tab for candidate profiles and for coverage of the candidate forums.

     

    Jeffco school board candidates shared their views on whether arming teachers with firearms would make classrooms and schools safer at a candidate forum on Sept. 24.

  • Williams wants to bring parent’s perspective to school board

    Julie Williams, a Colorado native and a product of Jeffco schools, is running for school board.

    Williams, who is making her first bid for public office, is vying with Tonya Aultman-Bettridge in District 1, which covers the northern part of the county. Robin Johnson, who had held the District 1 seat since 2009, resigned in August after moving out of the county.

  • Teens tackle challenges during Youth in Government Day

    Classroom learning took a back seat to real-world experience last week when a group of Littleton students experienced the challenges of starting a home business. 

    Fifteen high school students traveled to city hall as part of Youth in Government Day on Sept. 26. The program is designed to give students a first-hand look at how local government operates, and the goal is to make sure the next generation is active in charting the city’s future. 

  • Arapahoe Community College receives $25,000 grant

    Arapahoe Community College has received a $25,000 grant from RLC Foundation, a donor-advised fund of Rose Community Foundation, as announced by Courtney Loehfelm, executive director of the ACC Foundation.

    RLC Foundation funds organizations primarily in Colorado that work toward improving the education and health status of disadvantaged children and young people.