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  • Littleton city attorney resigns

    Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford is leaving after less than a year in the position.

    Crawford handed in her resignation Friday, 10 days after asking the City Council to be placed on voluntary administrative leave. In both her request for administrative leave and in her letter of resignation, Crawford cited personal reasons for her decision, according to City Manager Michael Penny.

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.

  • Littleton strikes agreement with West Metro Fire on two subdivisions

    The Littleton City Council has approved a financial agreement for the West Metro Fire Protection District to provide emergency services to the TrailMark and Loch Moor subdivisions.

    Previously West Metro had been providing emergency services for the subdivisions for free. Yet due to budget constraints, West Metro can no longer subsidize the coverage of emergency services for the two subdivisions.

  • Cat burglars target four South Jefferson County homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes on the weekend of Feb. 2-3 in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Item taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

  • Nibbles and Sips fund-raiser planned on Feb. 23

    It’s about to be red-carpet season in Littleton. 

    This year’s Nibbles and Sips, Inter-Faith Community Services’ massive gala fund-raiser, is being given a Hollywood makeover. The Feb. 23 event will offer attendees the full Tinseltown experience, with red carpet and photo line, said Tim Esterdahl, director of communications for Inter-Faith Community Services. 

  • Flood of comments delays report on Chatfield Reservoir expansion

    Jeffco will have to wait until the end of the year before it can see an Army Corps of Engineers report on the proposed expansion of Chatfield Reservoir. 

    The controversial expansion would raise the reservoir by 12 feet and flood 600 acres to help meet the area’s rising water needs. The corps’ report was originally due at the end of 2012 but was delayed due to the extensive public comment on the project. 

    Monique Farmer, a senior spokeswoman for the corps, confirmed that the public unleashed a barrage of opinions about the plan.

  • Littleton council OKs Nevada Place changes

    The Littleton City Council has approved a contentious measure that will allow the second phase of the Nevada Place residential development to be built. 

    The council voted 4-3 to let Camelback Development modify its plan for a new building at Nevada Street and Powers Avenue, changing the number of living units from 37 two-bedroom apartments to 72 one-bedroom apartments. The council’s approval was needed because the change drops the number of parking spaces per bedroom below the city’s standard requirement.

  • Bus carrying Littleton church group rolls in Grand County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a rollover accident involving a bus chartered by Foothills Bible Church in Littleton.

    The bus was heading to the Crooked Creek Young Life Ranch near Fraser when it rolled while taking a turn in the westbound lane of Grand County Road 50, west of U.S. 40. 

    The bus flipped onto its passenger side and came to rest in a snowbank. The State Patrol described the road conditions at the time as being snowpacked.

  • Cat burglars pounce on four South Jeffco homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes last weekend in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Items taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

  • C-470 Coalition recommends tolls in new lanes to fund expansion

    The C-470 Coalition will decide this month whether to move forward with a recommendation to fund a two-lane expansion of the highway between I-25 and Kipling with a toll on the two new lanes.

    The coalition, which formed in 2011 and includes Jeffco, has been trying to decide on the best funding model to finance the expansion of the 26-mile highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation has identified the beltway as having significant rush-hour traffic congestion.