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  • Lapping it up

    Two dozen kids bypassed the U.S. Postal Service and went directly to the source to deliver their Christmas wish lists to Santa. 

    The children had their face-to-face with the jolly old elf at the Foothills Park and Rec Breakfast with Santa on Saturday. The kids told Santa what they’d like to find under the tree on Christmas morning — and made some gingerbread men to boot. 

    “I was excited. I asked for a trumpet,” said 4-year-old Jadyn McCarthy. 

  • Commissioners reject propssosed price increase for county’s 2014 summer camps for kids

    The Jeffco commissioners have rejected a proposed price increase for the county’s 2014 summer camps for kids that would have raised fees between $10 and $35.  

    The two programs, operated through Jeffco’s Colorado State University Extension, provide week-long day camps that focus on scientific learning and outdoor experiences.

  • No further reports of car windows shattering on U.S. 285, C-470

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office hasn’t received any further reports of car windows shattering on C-470 and U.S. 285, after a rash of complaints in November. 

    The Sheriff’s Office issued a warning last month after receiving reports of three separate incidents in which car windows either shattered or were hit with gunshots on the two highways. 

  • Shooting at Arapahoe High leaves one student injured, gunman dead

    A shooting at Arapahoe High School on Friday left one student in a coma and the suspected gunman dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The victim of the attack, 17-year-old Claire Davis, was still in critical condition and in a coma Sunday night, according to a statement released by the girl’s family.

  • Rollover crash closes Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A rollover crash has closed both lanes of Deer Creek Canyon Road from Grizzly Drive to South Deer Creek Road. The road is expected to open again sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    A semi-truck towing equipment and debris rolled around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

    State Trooper John Lewis said it will take a few hours to get the semi upright and moved and for the road to be open again.

    “There's literally no way for vehicles to get around it,” Lewis said. “People need to take alternative routes.”

  • Giving shelter from the cold

    Local faith organizations, nonprofits, governments and law enforcement agencies are partnering to provide cold-weather lodging for the area’s homeless population.

    The initiative — called the Tri-county Severe Weather Shelter — brings together the resources of the Human Services Department of Jefferson County, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, The Action Center, Love Inc., the Homelessness Awareness Task Force: South Metro, Heading Home, Mean Street ministries and five southwest community churches. 

  • Littleton council to vote on master-plan update in January

    The Littleton City Council will vote on the city’s newly revised comprehensive plan next year.

    The council announced it will hold a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 during its regular meeting. The city’s Planning Board approved the plan last month on a 7-0 vote. 

  • Foothills waiving fee for ID card during December

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is giving residents a holiday present again this December. 

    Foothills has waived the $5 fee for district ID cards during December. The ID cards enable patrons to get the in-district rate at Foothills facilities, including the golf courses. 

  • Stakeholders remain outspoken on Bowles bike plan

    South Jeffco residents got a glimpse last week at what proposed bike lanes along West Bowles Avenue would look like and how they might affect traffic flow. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would add bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard. Jeffco’s Dec. 4 open house featuring the plan at Dakota Ridge High School drew a large crowd despite the frigid temperatures.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Caught dread to rights