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  • Commissioners supportive of grant for Clement Park

    A $1 million grant from Jeffco Open Space to help replace Clement Park’s irrigation system looks to have support from the county commissioners.

    The grant, which requires a $1 million match from the Foothills Park and Recreation District, was part of a Jan. 27 presentation to the commissioners during their weekly briefings.

  • Cemetery working to get Mount Lindo cross back in lights

    The company that owns Mount Lindo Cemetery off U.S. 285 hopes to have its giant cross shining without interruption by the fall.

    The lights on the 400-foot-high cross have been off intermittently since September due to weather, age and, oddly, bullets, said Gill Giddens, general manager of Olinger Mount Lindo Cemetery.

    “There’s been lightning strikes up there, just normal weather issues, blizzards and everything else,” Giddens said.

  • Legislators hope to rename road for late sheriff’s sergeant

    A group of legislators is proposing to rename a section of Colorado 93 in honor of Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin, who died Jan. 26, 2014, when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle.

    A bipartisan joint resolution by state Rep. Jon Keyser and co-sponsored by Rep. Jessie Danielson and state Sen. Cheri Jahn would rename the highway from mile marker zero to Colorado 72 the “JCSO Sergeant David M. Baldwin Memorial Highway.” Baldwin was on duty at the time of the accident.

  • Commissioners OK rezoning for self-storage center

    A zoning change to allow construction of a self-storage center on West Belleview Avenue just west of South Simms Street was approved Jan. 27 by Jeffco’s county commissioners.

    Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier voted to add a storage center to allowable uses for the 2.56-acre property under planned development zoning. The plan for the property, which is just west of a Comfort Dental and Walgreens, is for a 50,000-square-foot center with 460 storage units.

  • Manhunt ends for suspect in dragging of deputy

    An arrest has been made in an incident in which a Jeffco deputy was dragged by a fleeing vehicle.

    Andrey Pavlovich Mishenin, 23, was taken into custody Thursday at a hotel in Glendale without incident. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force fugitive unit, along with the Jefferson County sheriff’s fugitive unit, made the arrest.

  • South Jeffco street improvements outlined

    The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department has scheduled several street improvement projects over the next several years in South Jeffco.

    The improvements range from installation of traffic signals and new sidewalks to bike lanes and gutter upgrades, said Mike Vanatta, acting director of transportation and engineering.

    Waterton-Wadsworth intersection

    The last intersection before South Wadsworth Boulevard heads into Lockheed Martin’s facility will be getting a traffic signal along with an additional turn lane.

  • Littleton recruiting volunteers for snow job

    Littleton wants you to join the coolest gang in the city.

    The Littleton Snow Squad, a group of volunteers who shovel snow for eligible senior citizens, is in need of recruits to finish the season and beyond. The program, run through the city’s Aging Well Resource Center, served about 12 to 15 homes this year but could expand if more volunteers sign up.

  • Caller posing as Littleton cop leaving voice-mails

    The Littleton Police Department has received at least four reports about people receiving phone calls from a caller falsely claiming to be a police officer with the force.

    The caller left messages claiming to be a Littleton police officer named Mike or Michael Crawford, saying the recipient of the call needed to contact him immediately at 720-325-4926 regarding a case.

    The Littleton Police Department doesn’t have an officer named Mike Crawford and has no extension with a 720 area code, said police Cmdr. Trent Cooper.

  • Driver who died in single-car accident on Kipling identified

    The woman who died in a single-car accident Monday in south Jeffco has been identified.

  • Baby left at West Metro fire station

    A baby was dropped off at a West Metro Fire station Tuesday morning by a couple who said they’d been given the infant at a store in Lakewood.
    The middle-aged couple brought the baby, which was in good health, to West Metro’s Station 1 in Lakewood. West Metro firefighter/paramedics transported the baby to an area hospital for medical care.
    The Colorado legislature passed a safe haven law in 2000 that allows for a parent to drop off an unharmed child to a hospital or fire station within 72 hours of being born.