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  • Auto dealership proposed for business park off Kipling and C-470

    A developer is seeking to rezone 8.5 acres south of C-470 and Kipling Parkway to allow an auto dealership, but some neighbors in Chatfield Bluffs South and the Chatfield Bluffs Condominiums aren't interested in kicking the tires.

    The property consists of vacant land on the east and west sides of Toller Drive and is bordered on the south by West Ute Trail, which leads to the nearby Deer Creek Canyon Open Space Park.

  • Wearin' of the green at Clement Park

    Shaughnessy McDaniel, of The Stubby Shillelaghs, plays the mandolin while Andy Mithun sings during the first day of the Colorado Irish Festival on July 13 at Clement Park. The three-day event included Irish culture, music, dancing, food and beverages, kids activities and entertainment.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It ain’t easy, being Sneezy

  • Chapman plans to re-apply for trustee job

    After resigning along with nine other public trustees, Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman is planning to re-apply for the position, saying she has been an exemplary employee and was well qualified to be a manager when she was appointed in 2007.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell said he's never seen anything other than excellent, quality management from Chapman's department and her employees.

  • Couple sent to prison in child-abuse case

    A Jefferson County district judge sentenced Randal and Christine Arnold to 18 and 22 years of imprisonment, respectively, after they were convicted April 18 of multiple counts of child abuse with serious bodily injury involving their adopted son. Both are expected to file appeals.

    At the end of the 90-minute hearing on July 13, Judge Lily Oeffler said that based on the evidence she heard during the trial, she did not believe the boy's injuries were self-inflicted. Nor did she believe the boy was starving himself.

  • Area couple sent to prison in child-abuse case

    A Jefferson County district judge sentenced Randal and Christine Arnold to 18 and 22 years of imprisonment, respectively, after they were convicted April 18 of multiple counts of child abuse with serious bodily injury involving their adopted son. Both are expected to file appeals.

    At the end of the 90-minute hearing on July 13, Judge Lily Oeffler said that based on the evidence she heard during the trial, she did not believe the boy's injuries were self-inflicted. Nor did she believe the boy was starving himself.

  • County lifts fire restrictions

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has lifted the fire restrictions that have been in effect in the foothills for much of the summer.

    A news release from the Sheriff's Office said recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have reduced the danger of wildfire; still, people are encouraged to be vigilant in the high country. 

    Campers and hikers are reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires. People are also cautioned to use care when disposing of lighted cigarettes and in other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks.

  • Sheriff's Office names emergency manager

    An assistant chief at West Metro Fire Rescue is the new emergency manager for Jefferson County. He replaces Tim McSherry, who is retiring, according to a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

    Clint Fey has 22 years of professional and volunteer fire service experience, including 17 years at West Metro Fire Rescue. Fey has served as an incident commander, chief of West Metro’s wildland team, chief of EMS and safety, and as a plans team manager for Colorado Task Force 1, a FEMA urban search and rescue team. Fey's appointment begins immediately.

  • A sweet ride

    By Alison Mahnken

    Think of it as a meal on wheels, with a twist — a frosting twist.
    “I was driving back from a wedding one day and just started thinking about what we should do, and a short bus came across my mind,” said Justin Swartz, owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Littleton’s Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center.
    “So I came back here and told some of the employees, and they thought it was going to be hilarious and not taken seriously.”
    Thus was born the cupcake bus. And a conundrum.

  • Jeffco's Chapman plans to re-apply for trustee job

    After resigning along with nine other public trustees, Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman is planning to re-apply for the position, saying she has been an exemplary employee and was well qualified to be a manager when she was appointed in 2007.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell said he's never seen anything other than excellent, quality management from Chapman's department and her employees.