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  • Satellite facility planned for Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus

    Construction has begun on a 266,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing facility at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon campus in South Jeffco.

    Announced Aug. 2, the $350 million building — called the Gateway Center — will allow for the simultaneous manufacture of a wide range of satellites, and will include a variety of testing chambers that simulate space conditions, test sensors and communications systems, and allow for advanced test operations and analysis.

  • Kids at Jeffco schools begin the 2017-18 year

    Students in Jeffco Public Schools will hit the books today as the 2017-18 year begins. In the Southwest Jeffco area, high school students will have access to electronic tablets, and all schools are planning back-to-school nights to acquaint families with their schools and curriculum.

    Here is a listing of events and new programs planned at some area schools.

    Dakota Ridge High School

  • Along for the ride: Cyclists, RTD employees test light rail’s accommodations, especially at peak times

    Several area cyclists and RTD employees hit the light rail last week to test its efficiency and usability for bicycles.

    The light rail runs throughout the Denver-metro area and has stops in Littleton. On Aug. 9, the group rode from the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden to Denver International Airport, making stops along the way to change trains and eat lunch. They planned to test the light rail’s accommodations and gauge the number of bicyclists who use it.

  • Hearing continued in Brooks’ chase case

    The preliminary hearing has been continued for the woman accused of driving erratically and starting a police chase that shut down southbound U.S. 285 in mid-July.

    The preliminary hearing for 46-year-old Jennifer Brooks of Bailey has been continued until 9 a.m. Sept. 14.

    Alison Foley, a Jeffco deputy district attorney, didn’t object to the continuation, noting that the DA’s office is requesting a test for communicable diseases since Brooks is accused of biting and spitting on Jeffco deputies. Brooks and her defender consented to the test.

  • ‘Lively energy’ - Yoga and goats create a therapeutic workout

    Helen Neal leaned into a twist on her yoga mat when she noticed a nibble on her curly hair.

    “I feel something,” the Evergreen resident said knowingly, as she turned out of the pose to find herself face to face with a goat.

    In a traditional yoga studio, this would’ve been cause for surprise. But for Neal and all those participating in goat yoga last Saturday morning, it was expected.

  • Probable cause found in Joiner case

    A district judge last Thursday found probable cause in the case of a former Morrison police officer arrested in connection with theft, attempt to influence a public servant, embezzlement and forgery.

    Anthony Joiner, 38, is accused of stealing more than $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December 2010 and February 2016.

  • Two-car accident shut down C-470 eastbound

    A two-car accident shut down eastbound C-470 on Wednesday night for more than two hours.

    The Colorado State Patrol received a call at 10:41 p.m. According to Trooper Josh Lewis, a 2016 Hyundai sedan hit a 2002 GMC pickup truck, but specifics on what caused the crash aren't yet known.

    The driver of the sedan, a 37-year-old female, and the driver of the truck, a 30-year-old male, both were transported to Littleton Hospital. Neither has been identified at this time. Their injuries were minor, but the condition of both is unknown.

  • Jeffco slash program looking for greater outreach, efficiency

    The Jeffco Slash Program will start looking for ways to reach people who don’t know about the program or who are unmotivated or unable to bring slash in for collection.

    The Jeffco Facilities Management Team updated the county commissioners on its 2017 collections at the Aug. 8 staff meeting. Out of its 12 sites or collection weekends, 3,096 separate loads of slash have been brought in thus far, the team said.

  • Open Space updates regulations on e-bikes, drones

    Jeffco Open Space will be allowing Class 1 e-bikes on its paved trails, which are only located in three parks — Crown Hill, Van Bibber and Clear Creek Trail. For now, the agency is prohibiting use of Class 2 e-bikes in these areas.

  • CASA to host annual fund-raising gala

    Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties is hoping to raise $120,000 at its upcoming A Night for CASA fund-raising gala, which will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Denver Marriott West.

    CASA volunteers help abused and neglected children have a sense of security and constancy while their cases are in the court system. During its past fiscal year, the program served 400 children with 250 active volunteers.