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  • Grass fires in north Jeffco believed to be intentional

    Arson is suspected in seven grass fires that broke out Monday along West 44th Avenue in north Jeffco.

    The Sheriff’s Office said it suspected that the seven fires, started between 8 and 9 a.m. Jan. 20 near Colorado 58, were intentionally set. The fires were spread out over a 2-mile stretch between 14700 and 18600 W. 44th Ave.

  • Littleton council declines to allow marijuana grow operations

    The Littleton City Council has rejected a request to allow medical marijuana grow operations in the city. 

    The city had received a request from Mother Nature’s Miracle, one of four medical marijuana dispensaries in Littleton, to consider issuing cultivation licenses. The license would allow dispensaries to grow marijuana within city limits at either a separate facility or in a building connected to a dispensary.

  • Details emerge about shooting in west Jeffco

     Details of the fatal shooting Monday night in Indian Hills indicate a man shot his father and stepmother, then turned the gun on himself.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has reported that Robert Leiman, 25, shot Margaret Leiman, 53, and Bruce Leiman, 58, after the three were involved in an argument inside the home in the 23000 block of Pawnee Road.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Too much holiday punch

  • Search for suspect leads to temporary lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary

    A police search for a criminal suspect resulted in a lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary School on the afternoon of Jan. 17.

    Sheridan police Lt. Paul Wszolek said officers were attempting to locate a suspect inside a building close to the school.

    The lockdown at Fort Logan started about noon and ended after 2:30 p.m. once the suspect was apprehended, Wszolek said.

  • Commissioner Tighe signs Jeffco5 petition

    Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe was the first county resident to sign a petition to let voters decide if the Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three members to five. 

    Tighe signed the petition during a news conference by the Jeffco5 group outside the Golden Library on Jan. 11. 

  • Inter-Canyon Fire plans special meeting on finances

    Members of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board have scheduled a special meeting to discuss the district’s financial forecast and the current status of the department.

    “We feel we need to get back to strategic planning and take a look at our financial plan moving forward,” board President Michael Reddy said at the Inter-Canyon board meeting last Wednesday.

    The special meeting comes in the wake of accusations that former chief Dave MacBean embezzled approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve fund from 2010 to 2012.

  • Littleton council denies request to waive tax

    The Littleton City Council rejected a request to waive a special tax on the recent sale of the Alta Aspen Grove apartment complex, meaning the development’s new owners must pay $96,475 to the city.

    The property, next to the Aspen Grove shopping center on South Santa Fe Drive, was sold last year to the APTCO Aspen Grove Limited Partnership group for $56.7 million. APTCO asked the council to waive a special tax that was placed on the apartments when the property was first rezoned from commercial to residential in 2007. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Arrested adolescents

  • County clerk approves Jeffco5 petition plan

    Jeffco voters are a step closer to deciding whether the Board of County Commissioners should expand to five members from the current three.  

    Jeffco5, a grassroots organization working to expand the commission, received approval last week from the county clerk and recorder’s office for petitions for an initiative that would ask voters if they want five commissioners to represent the county’s residents.