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Today's News

  • Spur Coffee Ltd. has designs on a new niche

    The Venters got tired of vying for meeting space at a busy Starbucks, so they decided to open their own coffee shop in downtown Littleton.

    The result is Spur, a Littleton hipster spot with a decidedly European flavor. Spur Coffee Ltd. has a coffee bar with its own pastry case, and a meeting room that opened in November. The Venters’ design studio, co-working space and coffee shop  is in a former beauty school at 5624 S. Prince St., a block north of Littleton’s trendy downtown restaurants and shops.

  • School board won't extend teachers' contract

    The school board will not extend the current agreement between the teachers union and Jeffco Public Schools.

    Members of the Jefferson County Education Association asked for the contract to be extended March 10, when negotiations began. District employees gave an update to the school board during an executive session March 13 and informed board members of the JCEA’s desire for an extended contract.

    The current contract expires Aug. 31, 2015.

  • Kerr’s battle over Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights clears legal hurdle

    A group that includes state Sen. Andy Kerr cleared a legal hurdle recently in its battle to have Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights ruled unconstitutional.

    In the federal lawsuit, Kerr, D-South Jeffco, is a plaintiff along with a handful of other lawmakers and members of the educational community. The suit claims TABOR has deprived Coloradans of the republican form of government guaranteed in Article 4 of the U.S. Constitution.    

  • County, EDC plan database of land with commercial potential

    The county and the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. are close to completing an agreement to develop a database of potential commercial property. 

    As part of the agreement, the county will help create an inventory of commercial properties of more than 10 acres, along with land identified in community plans for potential commercial rezoning. The database would then be used by a real-estate advisory committee in the EDC to help pair businesses looking to expand with potential locations. 

  • Dueling views OK; actual duels are not

    The recent party caucuses marked the beginning of the political season, which has its World Series in November. This may not be as exciting to most of us as opening day at Coors Field, but the first pitch has been thrown out for the political season.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    At home with Winston and Virginia Slimm

  • 2013-14 all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball

    The following are the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013-14 in boys and girls basketball:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Darius Reiter, Chatfield; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake; Thomas Neff, Arvada West; DJ Miles, Bear Creek; Brandon Wilson, Columbine; Evan O’Dorisio, Lakewood; Jacob Flores, Dakota Ridge; Dallas Walton, Ralston Valley; Cambrian Antrillo, Dakota Ridge; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield
    SECOND TEAM

  • Miscues costly to Eagles in loss to Grand Junction

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    The news could have been worse for Dakota Ridge. The Eagles surrendered four unearned runs in the first inning of a 6-4 loss to visiting Grand Junction on March 14, then saw No. 1 pitcher Bryce Evans leave the season’s second game in the second with soreness in his throwing elbow.

  • Shoe on the other foot as Rebels fall at Colorado Academy

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER — When they squared off early last season, Columbine was the veteran boys lacrosse team and Colorado Academy was young and with a new coach. When they met in a 2014 rematch of preseason top-10 teams at Colorado Academy on March 15 it was just the opposite, but no new coach for the Rebels.

  • Chatfield steals victory from Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Brittany Wilson usually takes Chatfield’s free kicks, but this one was a little farther up the field than normal for the Lady Chargers’ sophomore goalkeeper. With her team in need of a spark against a ball-controlling Columbine squad, the opportunity presented itself for Chatfield to strike, and the Lady Chargers made the most of it.