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  • County gauges support for adding bike lanes on Bowles Avenue

    The county’s Transportation and Development Department is reaching out to South Jeffco to gauge support for adding bicycle lanes along West Bowles Avenue. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would put bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard.

    While Bike Jeffco, a local bicycle advocacy group, hasn’t issued an opinion, several members were in support of the plan after a county presentation on Nov. 12. 

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of embezzlement

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

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  • Bomb threat leads to evacuation of South Jeffco Walgreens

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office evacuated the Walgreens at the corner of West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling on Thursday afternoon after a customer threatened to blow up the store.

    The store is now open.

    "(Deputies) went inside and did a sweep of the store with the bomb dog," said sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. "They found nothing. Everybody's allowed back in the store." 

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  • Littleton council finalizes marijuana rules

    The Littleton City Council has finalized a set of rules for   growing marijuana in homes. 

    The codes will allow personal-use marijuana to be grown in multifamily homes, a change made at the council’s Nov. 5 meeting. 

    Under Amendment 64, Coloradans can have up to six marijuana plants, three in the flowering stage and three in the vegetative stage, in their homes. 

  • Jeffco Public Health campaigning against teen tobacco use

    Jefferson County Public Health has launched an education campaign titled “What’s in Store for Our Kids,” which highlights the ways in which the tobacco industry is targeting youths.

    The program is the brainchild of Jeffco Public Health and the Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance. The campaign is designed to educate residents about how the tobacco industry is targeting kids in Jefferson County, and will encourage youth and adults to get involved in local tobacco prevention efforts.

  • Littleton residents approve new restrictions on City Council

    A new Littleton City Council will go about its business under a new set of rules, thanks to the results of the Nov. 5 election. 

    Littleton voters approved two changes to the city charter: one restricts when the council can go behind closed doors for an executive session, and the other makes it more difficult to rezone property. 

  • Commissioners still debating property-tax increase

    As the final vote on the county’s budget approaches, questions remain about the fiscal future of Jeffco, and whether the commissioners will support a property-tax increase. 

    County Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier got into a heated exchange over whether the proposed 2014 county budget represents a step forward in solving Jeffco’s fiscal woes during a final budget meeting Nov. 8. 

  • Sheriff's Office warns of police impersonator in South Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a suspected police impersonator.

    About 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29, a woman driving north on Wadsworth Boulevard from C-470 was pulled over by a man claiming to be an officer. The man tried to lure her into a secluded neighborhood, according to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.