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  • Residents still can participate in the county’s Giving Tree

    Gift tags featuring holiday wishes are still hanging on Jeffco’s holiday Giving Tree, which means there’s time for residents to purchase a gift for a local child in need.

    The Giving Tree has been standing since mid-November in the atrium of the Jeffco courthouse. The tree was originally decorated with about 300 tags featuring gift wishes from local Jeffco children.

  • Foothills pottery students ready for holiday sale

    This weekend, the Foothills Park & Recreation District is hosting one of its marquee events aimed at not only providing the community with an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays, but also giving budding artists a chance to sell their wares.

  • Gobble Wobble packs Clement Park for Thanksgiving Day race

    On a windy Thursday morning, some 1,500 people gathered at Clement Park for the seventh annual Gobble Wobble 5K race.

    Dressed in pumpkin-pie hats, turkey costumes and layers to keep warm, racers flocked to the park, hoping to burn a few calories before indulging in Thanksgiving dinner.

    Since its inception in 2010, the Gobble Wobble has grown quite a bit.

  • Forging stable bonds

    On a scenic parcel nestled at the base of the foothills at the edge of Chatfield State Park, healing is happening.

    Happy Dog Ranch began as a sanctuary for unwanted horses. And that is still very much part of the mission. With 53 grassy acres to roam, Happy Dog is a place where horses thrive.

    In addition to the 40-horse herd, alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks and a steer all call Happy Dog Ranch home, and the animals provide a unique learning tool for those who enter the gates.

  • Investigators say Green Mountain Fire was suspicious
  • Candlelight Walk kicks off holiday season

    Holiday spirit filled the frosty air Friday in downtown Littleton, and Christmas jingles resounded through the streets. 

    Thousands packed Main Street and beyond for the town’s 33rd annual Candlelight Walk, hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus a few weeks early. 

  • Mountain lion chases off-leash dog in Morrison

    A Morrison area resident and his dog encountered a mountain lion on their walk last week, and the cougar chased the canine some distance before running off.

    According to Jennifer Churchill at Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the man was walking his dog on Wild Turkey Trail near Red Rocks Country Club on Nov. 21. He let the dog off her leash, and she ran ahead of him and out of his sight.

  • Jeffco library receives grant of $131,272

    The Jeffco Public library announced last week it has received a state grant that will be used for the purchase of educational materials.

    The grant, which totals $131,272, was awarded by the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act. The funds will be budgeted as 2017 revenue and will be used to purchase books for the library’s childhood literacy programs, a Jeffco Public Library news release stated.

  • Public input sought on possible C-470 upgrades

    Public input is now being sought on potential improvements to C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    After completing the beginning stages of an 18-month study, CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition want to know what motorists and residents think about possible future improvements to the highway.

    The “planning and environmental linkages” study is designed to develop short- and long-term transportation alternatives, help reduce traffic congestion, and improve safety for all users.

  • Columbine Kiwanis Club sees growth in ’16

    As the Columbine Kiwanis Club wraps up another year, its members reflect on the growth experienced in 2016, as well as the many service projects accomplished.

    The 69-member club, which was formed in 1978, added nine members in 2016 and donated $18,000 to various groups, including the the Jeffco Action Center; the Outdoor Lab Foundation, which supports the Jeffco Public Schools program that provides hands-on learning in an outdoor setting; and more.