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  • Allergy Free Baking Company provides option for those with allergies

    Step inside the Allergy Free Baking Company, and the aroma of cinnamon and freshly baked bread is enough to make the mouth water.

    The Morrison bakery opened about three months ago and aims to provide healthy options for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions. Hours before the business opens for the day, owner Nicole Kurland is there prepping and baking fresh goods – all of which are nut- and gluten-free, and some of which are dairy- and egg-free.

  • Morrison’s interim police chief hopes to connect with community

    Name a job in law enforcement, and George Mumma likely has held it.

    The Littleton resident has worked as a patrol and SWAT officer with the Littleton Police Department and spent time on the K9 unit with the Lakewood Police Department before joining the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office as a senior investigator.

    Now, he has taken on a new role as interim chief of the Morrison Police Department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • South Jeffco robbery suspect pleads guilty

    The suspect in a 2016 robbery of a South Jeffco home pleaded guilty Monday to six counts, including aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and identity theft.

    David Ernest Mascarenas, 56, will return to court Dec. 19 for sentencing, where he faces 32 to 40 years in prison for robbing the home of Anthony Mott.

    In January 2016, Mascarenas and David Martinez, 38, arrived at Mott’s home on South Taft Court in unincorporated Jeffco. The pair had seen items Mott listed for sale on Craigslist and stopped by under the premise of purchasing them.

  • Vietnam vet sharing story through book

    In less than a year of service, Vietnam veteran Richard Hogue lost his left leg and 14 friends.

    But despite this, the Littleton resident and native Iowan doesn’t regret a moment of his service. Hogue now hopes to share his story through a self-published book called “A Soldier’s Story: Forever Changed.”

  • Jeffco school board incumbents retain seats

    Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected incumbents Ron Mitchell, Susan Harmon and Brad Rupert to the Jeffco school board in a race that pitted the latter two against last-minute challengers Erica Shields and Matt Van Gieson. Of the more than 423,000 people registered to vote in Jefferson County, only 30.1 percent — or about 130,000 people — turned out.
    As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, results showed:
    · Rupert in District 1 won 60.4 percent of the votes, compared to rival Van Gieson, who garnered 39.6 percent.

  • Foothills Park and Rec District mill levy gets voters’ approval

    South Jeffco voters approved a 2.75-mill increase for the Foothills Park and Recreation District, marking the district’s first successful bid for a mill levy increase since 2000.

    Though the ballot issue led in early returns, official results came in just before midnight Tuesday, showing 58.2 percent approval for the increase. Approximately 42 percent voted against the measure.

    Of the district’s 70,576 registered voters, 23,567 cast votes in the 2017 election.

  • Van Gieson’s upbringing plays a role in his desire to join the Jeffco school board
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  • Cirque Italia water circus makes a stop in Littleton

    Cirque Italia made a stop in Littleton last weekend, and those who stepped inside the circus tent probably had a hard time remembering they were in the parking lot of Southwest Plaza mall.

    The tent was small and not fully filled with guests. And Cirque Italia was smaller in size and had less production than many of its counterparts. But despite this, the tent came to life during the 4:30 p.m. Saturday show. Circus clown Coco Kramer spoke Italian, but he kept the show interactive, inciting laughs, claps and cheers from the crowd.

  • Woman reportedly harassed at Chatfield Farms corn maze

    A 29-year-old woman allegedly was harassed Oct. 21 while making her way through the corn maze at the Denver Botanic Garden Chatfield Farms location.

    The woman, identified in the police report as “Audrey,” told Officer Joshua Tillman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office that an unknown male “dressed in all black with some sort of white mask on” came out of the maze and confronted her. The person told her she had to touch him, dance with him or kiss him in order to pass.