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  • ‘Therapeutic recreation’

    Every Saturday, 6-year-old Alexander Yoder looks at his mom and dad and says: “Water? Water?”

    Alexander used to be afraid of the water, but the Foothills Park and Recreation District’s Adaptive Swim and Play program quickly changed that.

    “It made him a lot more of a daredevil,” said his father, Allin, with a grin.

  • Early morning fire damages South Jeffco home

    An early Sunday morning fire in South Jeffco gutted a home but injured no one.

    Littleton Fire Rescue received a call about a residential structure fire around 6:20 a.m. The fire, in the 6000 block of West Nova Drive in Littleton, destroyed the home but was contained quickly. Jackie Erwin, spokeswoman with Littleton Fire Rescue, said the flames were fully extinguished by 7 a.m. 

    When firefighters arrived on scene, neighbors confirmed that the home was vacant. It had no occupants. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    ‘De fib relater

  • Sheriff’s Office takes part in ‘move over’ campaign

    Two Jeffco law enforcement agencies participated last week in a statewide operation to provide stepped-up enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over law.

  • Jeffco Schools to pay $34,000 for superintendent search

    Jeffco Public Schools is paying Ray and Associates slightly less than what it paid the executive search firm in 2014 to find a new superintendent.

  • National babysitting app looks to grow

    A national app launched recently in South Jeffco and now hopes to expand its reach in the area.

    Bambino Sitters modernizes the way parents find, book and pay trusted local babysitters. It enables parents to find sitters who are connected to them through friends and neighbors.

  • Inter-Canyon to host BBQs

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.

    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”

    Information will be available to help district residents prepare for wildfire.

    The barbecues kick off Saturday and run through May 21. The schedule is as follows:

    • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Inter-Canyon Station Two, 10591 S. Deer Creek Canyon Road.

  • Inter-Canyon to add new firefighter driver engineer position

    As firefighters age, the health and safety risk of entering a fire increases. Oftentimes, a firefighter’s comfort level changes, too.

  • ‘Understand their entire world’

    Walk through the front doors of Rocky Mountain Deaf School, and it strikes you — silence.

    In the classrooms. In the halls. And save for a few joyful yelps here and there, on the playground.

    But despite the quietness, in-depth communication is happening in every inch of the school. It is simply happening through ASL or American Sign Language.

  • Columbine Library renovations approved

    In an April 12 hearing, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for renovations at the Columbine Library.

    Architects and library representatives came before the commission seeking site approval to allow for parking improvements and exterior renovations of the library.