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  • Jeffco parking laws target trailers, RVs

    Jeffco parking ordinances applying to recreational vehicles and trailers would be made stricter under changes sought by the Sheriff’s Office. 

    The sheriff is asking the county commissioners to make it easier for his office to tow some vehicles in the event of parking violations.

    The first change would allow the Sheriff’s Office to tow a trailer if it meets the criteria for being an abandoned vehicle — meaning it has been parked for 14 days in the same spot on a street in unincorporated Jeffco. 

  • Residents rate Littleton high in survey

    If a stellar report card is worthy of a reward, the city of Littleton deserves an ice cream cone.

    The citizen survey distributed early this year shows that Littleton residents enjoy their environs and feel safe where they live.

    Regarding quality of life, 93 percent of the residents who responded rated it excellent or good, numbers that were much higher than in other Front Range cities. More than 90 percent also rated Littleton excellent or good in safety and as a place to raise children.

  • Judge orders Sigg's pretrial hearing closed to public

    When authorities discovered the remains of Jessica Ridgeway on Oct. 10, it was a gruesome end to a horrible chapter in Colorado’s history. 

  • Arrest made in Lakewood townhome fire

    West Metro Fire Rescue investigators have made an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed three townhomes in Lakewood.

    The suspect, Robert Carlton Lohman, 41, is being charged with multiple counts of arson and reckless endangerment stemming from an early-morning fire on Feb. 15. Investigators allege that Lohman started a fire on the rear patio of his townhome at 8378 W. Virginia Ave. about 2:05 a.m. while Lohman’s family and other residents were asleep.

    Everyone in the home, including the pets, made it out of the house safely.

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  • Library will draw on reserve funds again in 2013

    Jeffco libraries will maintain their level of services in 2013 despite another revenue shortfall, a half-dozen mountain-area residents learned on Saturday.

    The $430,000 shortfall is a result of fewer property-tax dollars being collected and an increase in costs the library must pay the county, Pam Nissler, Jefferson County Public Library executive director, said during a community forum at Evergreen Library.

  • Jefferson County commissioners approve 2013 budget

    Jefferson County will tighten its purse strings next year.

    The $468.3 million 2013 budget for Jefferson County, approved Dec. 4 by County Commissioners Donald Rosier and Faye Griffin with Commissioner John Odom absent, represents a 1.3 percent decrease over last year. 

    The adopted budget was $3.6 million less than what had been originally proposed for next year.

    To help balance the budget, the county is dipping into reserve funds to make up a $20.9 million shortfall, including a transfer of $3.4 million into the social services fund.   

  • Drug ring operating in Jefferson County busted

    An interstate amphetamine and cocaine ring selling drugs in Jefferson County has been broken up after a seven-month investigation by Colorado law enforcement agencies.

    The investigation, named Operation Blood Sport, led to the arrests of 10 suspects Dec. 6 in the Denver area. Throughout the course of the investigation, authorities seized four handguns; 13 pounds of meth valued at $150,000 to $200,000; 3 kilograms of cocaine valued at $96,000; and an unknown amount of cash.

  • Jeffco eyes change in water regulations for developers

    Jefferson County is looking to revise regulations that determine how developers show adequate water supplies exist for various projects.

    The county is considering altering the timing by which rezoning applicants must show proof of an adequate water supply for a development, giving developers of smaller projects more time to prove adequate supplies exist.

    Basically, under the new requirements, a development requiring more than 0.67

  • Foothills' deal to sell two parcels falls through

      Drake Investment Partners has withdrawn from an agreement to buy 10.2 acres of land from the Foothills Park & Recreation District.

    A contract for $1.5 million for the purchase of open space at the northeast and northwest corners of the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue has been terminated. The contract had been approved by the Foothills board at a meeting Oct. 25.