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  • Morrison set to phase trail project

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with plans to build a trail down Highway 8 despite being denied a grant for the project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

    Though the $190,000 project was budgeted for this year, Town Administrator Kara Winters said it’s unlikely to be completed in its entirety this year without the help of the grant money. Instead, she says the town will complete the project in phases.

    Winters and the town board hope the trail will one day provide a safer pathway through the town.

  • South Jeffco lawmaker’s free speech bill passes

    A South Jeffco lawmaker hopes a recently passed bill will better protect students’ right to freedom of speech on public college campuses.

    The bill, which officially passed on March 22, prohibits free speech zones at public institutions of higher education. It also stops a public university from limiting or restricting student expression in a student forum.

  • Milking it for all it's worth

    On a sunny Saturday in late March, hordes of children run down the dirt path leading to the 1890s farm at the Littleton Museum.

    They line up with excitement around the wooden fence that houses June the Jersey Cow. Some sit atop their parents’ shoulders; others climb and peek their head through the slits of the fencing, hoping to catch a glimpse of June while they waited for the first of two cow milking demonstrations.

  • Foothills adaptive swim wins grant

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District learned this week that it’s aquatics department was one of seven in the state to win a USA Swimming Foundation grant to benefit participants of its adaptive swim and play program.
    Kim Henderson, Aquatics supervisor for Foothills, said Wednesday that the park district doesn’t know yet how much money it will receive from USA Swimming or what criteria will be put in place by the organization. Foothills officials are expecting more information from USA Swimming by the end of the week.

  • Two teens injured but safe after illegally rock climbing at Red Rocks

    Two teenagers were injured Wednesday night while illegally rock climbing atop a cliff in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

  • Relocation of dog park’s fenced-in area announced

    How does a government entity weigh the importance of providing residents the privilege of walking their dogs off-leash versus the rights of neighbors to have access to clean drinking water?

  • Sheriff's Calls: Blinded by the light
  • Man gets 48 years for 2015 attack on girlfriend

    A South Jeffco man will serve more than four decades in prison for a 2015 attack on his girlfriend, who sustained traumatic brain injuries and nearly died.

    Chuck Martinez, 36, was sentenced Monday afternoon to 48 years on felony charges of attempted murder and two charges of assault in the first degree. Though he received a 25-year sentence and a 30-year sentence for the latter two charges, those are to run concurrent to the first sentence.

  • Colorow hosts first home and garden show

    To raise money for a water filtration system and added technology, Colorow Elementary School hosted its inaugural home and garden show fund-raiser last week.

    Twelve booths representing landscaping businesses, home cleaning services, deck builders and more lined the elementary school’s gymnasium, offering information about services and signing people up for quotes.

    The idea for the show came from Julie Taller, a Colorow parent and fund-raising chair for the school’s PTA.

  • Jeffco League of Women Voters talks water

    Water — it’s essential to all life.

    In a presentation titled “Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have,” the Littleton branch of the Jeffco League of Women of Voters met last week to discuss water issues in Colorado and across the globe and the ways in which it can effect change.