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  • Hotels, facilities approved near C-470

    Hotels, motels and senior living facilities have been given the go-ahead at C-470 and West Bowles Avenue.

    Despite continued concerns from neighboring residents, the Board of County Commissioners on June 20 unanimously approved rezoning of 23.57 acres of land just east of C-470 and about 700 feet north of West Bowles Avenue. The four parcels are north of Tipsy’s Liquor World.

    For site developer Eisenberg Co., the approval is a win.

  • Littleton police officer still missing in Russia

    It has been more than two weeks since Olivia Beare last spoke with her husband.

    Steven Beare, an officer with the Littleton Police Department, called his wife around 10:30 p.m. on June 12 from his hotel at the base of Russia’s highest mountain. The following day, Steven planned to ascend Mount Elbrus, an 18,150-foot peak, but has not been seen since his second day of climbing.

  • Colorful Colorado: Vivid colors, crazy costumes on display at inaugural Unicorn Festival

    A love of all things whimsical led Dana Cain and Michelle Baldwin to create the Unicorn Festival, a first-time event held Sunday in Clement Park.

    For Cain, the mythical animal is not a craze, despite the trendiness of unicorns at the moment.

    “Unicorns symbolize the magical power of the universe,” Cain said. “They symbolize myth and fantasy and imagination and that all things are possible.

    “They bring purity and goodness and joy and strength. They’re just wonderful, wonderful creatures,” she added.

  • Jeffco Sheriff's seek couple in reported SW Plaza shoplifting

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two adults in connection with an alleged theft of accessories from a department store in Southwest Plaza mall. The pair encouraged two children to help in the shoplifting.

    “An adult female and a juvenile female went into the store. In another area of the store was an adult male and a juvenile male,” said Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.  “We believe it’s a family with parents and children.”

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  • Q&A with Mike Worcester of West Metro swift water rescue instructor

    As the weather warms, many hit the water for rafting, tubing and fun in the sun.
    But for first responders, the summertime means something a bit different — an increased likelihood for a swift water rescue. To prepare, staff at West Metro Fire Rescue, South Metro Fire Rescue, Denver Fire Department and Westminster Fire Department gathered at Clear Creek in early June for a swift water rescue training course.
    Q: Can you explain the purpose of this training? I know it was a multi-day course.

  • Multitude of Fourth of July celebrations in South Jeffco

    With Fourth of July fast approaching, it’s time to pull out the American Flag memorabilia and prepare to celebrate the red, white and blue. For those on the prowl for some patriotic fun in South Jeffco, look no further. From the annual Red, White & You Festival in Clement Park to the early morning Columbine Valley parade, there is something for people of all ages.

  • A place of history: Morrison home to one of the few remaining CCC camps

    Walking onto the grounds of the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps camp is a lot like walking back in time.

    The camp, which provided work to young men during the Great Depression, was once one of 100 in Colorado, but today, it’s one of the few intact CCC camps left in the United States.

  • Indian Hills to debut short movie on the town’s history

    Residents of Indian Hills soon will have an opportunity to delve into the history of their community.

    A new 10-minute movie about Indian Hills is scheduled to play before the July 3 community movie in Arrowhead Park. It was a collaborative effort between Katie Linder-Jesse, the new town historian; Alison Vigil, an Indian Hills resident and producer at Root Sports; and more.

  • Ultra-athlete working toward second book

    Karen Brown never stops.

    The Littleton ultra-athlete sets a goal, completes it and then sets another. While training for the Ironman World Championship, she heard about the Ultraman triathlon.

    “That’s a 320-mile three-day triathlon whereas Ironman is 146 (miles) in one day,” Brown said. “Ultraman blew my mind. I couldn’t figure out how anyone would do that and yet there were all these people that had done it.