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  • 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.

  • Jeffco Sheriff’s searching for Verizon Wireless suspect

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who entered two Verizon Wireless stores, purchased $2,700 worth of merchandise and is accused of using other people’s account information.

    On Feb. 6, the man, who has yet to be identified, entered the Park Meadows Verizon store in Lone Tree just before 3 p.m. He later traveled to South Jeffco and entered the Littleton store near Southwest Plaza mall around 6:45 p.m.

  • Library’s renovation brings concerns, hope

    The Columbine Library will close its doors in early April as work on a $4 million redesign project kicks off.

    Architects and library officials expect the project to be completed by September, which would close the current location, located at 7706 W. Bowles Ave., for approximately five months.

  • ‘Shape what you shred’

    On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

    Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.

  • Wildland fire contained on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A 1-acre wildland fire that ignited Wednesday morning on Deer Creek Canyon Road and engulfed a cabin in flames has now been contained.

    A little after 10 a.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported flames and smoke in the trees at 9107 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.

    “Apparently, it’s about a quarter-acre and one out building is burned,” said Chief Emery Carson of Indian Hills Fire Department. “That’s all I know so far.”

  • Jeffco Commission knocks down Foothills’ rezoning request

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted against a rezoning request made by the Foothills Park & Recreation District on more than 3 acres it was hoping to sell for development.

  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Public Library hosting community meeting about Columbine remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library announced it is hosting a community meeting to provide information about the upcoming Columbine Library remodel.