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  • Sheriff's Calls

    The consulting detective

  • 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." 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Textual dysfunction

  • 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.

  • Littleton residents approve new restrictions on City Council

    Littleton’s City Council has a new member to go along with new restrictions on how it operates. 

    The city's voters re-elected Councilmen Bruce Stahlman and Bruce Beckman to their at-large seats. The two incumbents overcame challenges from John Watson and James Dean.

    In the final unoffical count, Beckman had received 4,318 votes; Stahlman, 4,002 votes; Watson, 2,755; and Dean, 2,342. 

  • Conservatives take control of Jefferson County school board

    Three conservative candidates were victorious over a slate of three progressives in the race for open seats on the Jeffco school board, dramatically changing the board’s political orientation.

    Fallout from the results in the Nov. 5 mail-in election was swift: The existing school board voted to scrap plans for the controversial inBloom data-storage system. Meanwhile, district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her retirement effective in June 2014.

    In final, unofficial results, with about 174,373 ballots counted: