• Exempla may move out of The Peak

    The Exempla Family and Occupational Medicine clinic at The Peak Community and Wellness Center may be on its way out.

    Yannick LeRolland, director of IT services for Foothills Park & Recreation District, said a deal may be in the works to let Exempla vacate the space it occupies in The Peak in exchange for forgiveness of nearly $50,000 Foothills owes Exempla.

  • Beltway authority holds first meeting

    May 22 marked the first meeting of the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority at Arvada City Hall.

    Bill Ray, Arvada’s deputy city manager, was appointed interim executive director by the authority’s board of Directors. Jefferson County Commissioner Kevin McCasky was named chair, Arvada Mayor Bob Frie vice chair, and Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn treasurer.

  • Legislation targeting sewer rate hike down the tubes

    As a legislative attempt to rein in Littleton's sewer-fee increase failed in the last days of the 2008 legislative session, South Jeffco water and sanitation districts have come together to plot a common strategy to fight back.

    The Littleton City Council approved a 20 percent fee increase April 15 for users outside the city limits. Littleton residents will not see an increase. The council also doubled tap fees inside and outside the city.

  • Tipsy's set to open: 87,000-square-foot store will offer dizzying variety of beer, wine, liquor

    The beer is being chilled. The fine wines fill racks that sport informative signs detailing the country and region of origin. A mind-boggling variety of hard liquor awaits the first customers.

    Tipsy’s Liquor World, the behemoth of a liquor store just east of C-470 at West Bowles Avenue and South Alkire Street, is finally scheduled to open April 11. “This is the adult way to play,” said Donna Levine, owner of the store, “We want people to stay all day and visit, check things out and be a part of the atmosphere.”

  • County commissioners OK controversial TV tower on Mount Morrison

    Foothills residents put up a spirited defense, but after a three-hour-long hearing, Jefferson County Commissioners gave public television stations the OK to build a 135-foot, high-definition TV antenna array on top of Mount Morrison above Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

    Commissioners Kevin McCasky, Kathy Hartman and Jim Congrove voted to approve the tower construction proposal, which dates back to 2003. The proposal was back before the commissioners after an appeals court said the previous panel of commissioners had made several mistakes in the approval process.

  • Festival to feature local filmmaker

    When you're just starting out in film, it's good to be a multi-tasker like Littleton resident Timothy Anderson, 25, who was writer, director, editor, motorboat operator, publicist and producer on his most recent short film, "At The Surface."

    The movie is premiereing at the Vail Film Festival, which runs April 3-6. The 24-minute-long feature will be presented at noon, April 4 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday April 6.

  • Life stories live on: South Jeffco company captures memories and emotions on keepsake DVDs

    Several years ago, as her father battled leukemia, Bradie Walls thought about all the memories that could die with him.

    So Walls sat her father down and captured the stories he had to tell on video.

  • Entree Vous: Make-and-take concept aims to unite families, aid community

    Elaine Bernarding simply wanted to bring the entire family back to the dinner table when she opened Entre Vous about six months ago.

    Now she says her “grab-and-go” concept is becoming part of the community. Located at the Coal Mine Shopping Center at the southeast corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Pierce Street, Entre Vous is an iteration of the take-and-bake dinner model that has gained popularity recently in the metro area.

  • Penguin power entrances kids

    Pasqual the Penguin is an unlikely hero. The young animal doesn’t quite fit in at the zoo, but he makes a difference in Rhonda Spellman’s children’s book “Fire and Ice,” teaching kids important lessons about fire safety along the way.

    The story is written to appeal to a broad audience of young children, but it was created especially for those who don’t learn via traditional means.

    “Teaching children who learn differently is really my mission,” said Spellman, a resident of Parker.

  • A taste of Armenia: Restaurateur promises traditional cuisine prepared the way it was generations ago

    Paul Sim believes in the food he serves.

    “Every single dish on this menu — it’s not a lot — but every single dish is the most traditional, the most representing,” Sim says. “The most flavorful, colorful parts of Armenian cuisine are ee on that menu.”

    The Armenian Grill, Sim’s month-old restaurant in South Jeffco, offers more than a compilation of what he considers the finest traditional dishes from his home country. It is also an introduction to Armenian culture.