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  • Commissioners OK rezoning for self-storage center

    A zoning change to allow construction of a self-storage center on West Belleview Avenue just west of South Simms Street was approved Jan. 27 by Jeffco’s county commissioners.

    Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier voted to add a storage center to allowable uses for the 2.56-acre property under planned development zoning. The plan for the property, which is just west of a Comfort Dental and Walgreens, is for a 50,000-square-foot center with 460 storage units.

  • Manhunt ends for suspect in dragging of deputy

    An arrest has been made in an incident in which a Jeffco deputy was dragged by a fleeing vehicle.

    Andrey Pavlovich Mishenin, 23, was taken into custody Thursday at a hotel in Glendale without incident. The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force fugitive unit, along with the Jefferson County sheriff’s fugitive unit, made the arrest.

  • South Jeffco street improvements outlined

    The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department has scheduled several street improvement projects over the next several years in South Jeffco.

    The improvements range from installation of traffic signals and new sidewalks to bike lanes and gutter upgrades, said Mike Vanatta, acting director of transportation and engineering.

    Waterton-Wadsworth intersection

    The last intersection before South Wadsworth Boulevard heads into Lockheed Martin’s facility will be getting a traffic signal along with an additional turn lane.

  • Littleton recruiting volunteers for snow job

    Littleton wants you to join the coolest gang in the city.

    The Littleton Snow Squad, a group of volunteers who shovel snow for eligible senior citizens, is in need of recruits to finish the season and beyond. The program, run through the city’s Aging Well Resource Center, served about 12 to 15 homes this year but could expand if more volunteers sign up.

  • Caller posing as Littleton cop leaving voice-mails

    The Littleton Police Department has received at least four reports about people receiving phone calls from a caller falsely claiming to be a police officer with the force.

    The caller left messages claiming to be a Littleton police officer named Mike or Michael Crawford, saying the recipient of the call needed to contact him immediately at 720-325-4926 regarding a case.

    The Littleton Police Department doesn’t have an officer named Mike Crawford and has no extension with a 720 area code, said police Cmdr. Trent Cooper.

  • Driver who died in single-car accident on Kipling identified

    The woman who died in a single-car accident Monday in south Jeffco has been identified.

  • Baby left at West Metro fire station

    A baby was dropped off at a West Metro Fire station Tuesday morning by a couple who said they’d been given the infant at a store in Lakewood.
    The middle-aged couple brought the baby, which was in good health, to West Metro’s Station 1 in Lakewood. West Metro firefighter/paramedics transported the baby to an area hospital for medical care.
    The Colorado legislature passed a safe haven law in 2000 that allows for a parent to drop off an unharmed child to a hospital or fire station within 72 hours of being born.

  • GOP legislator named to county commission

    A Jeffco GOP vacancy committee has named state Rep. Libby Szabo to take over the remainder of the term of former county commissioner Faye Griffin. 

    Szabo was elected in November to a third term in House District 27, which includes western Arvada, and served as assistant minority leader for the House Republicans.   

  • Two members resign from urban renewal board

    The board of Littleton’s urban renewal authority is searching for two new members. 

    Jim Taylor, chairman of the board for Littleton Invests For Tomorrow and a former City Council member, announced his resignation at the end of the LIFT board’s Jan. 8 meeting. Board member Dale Flowers also announced his resignation Jan. 8, because he had moved outside Littleton about a year ago. 

  • Jeffco says farewell to outgoing officials

    Jeffco said goodbye to four county officials last week in the final days of their terms, with a new wave of elected officials set to be sworn in Jan. 13.

    Sheriff Ted Mink, Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson and Assessor Jim Everson all were term-limited and did not run in last November’s election. County Commissioner Faye Griffin will forgo her final two years on the commission to take over as the newly elected clerk and recorder. All four are Republicans.