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  • Emily’s Parade participants get revved up for a cause

    More than 3,000 motorcyclists revved up for Sunday’s eighth annual Emily’s Parade along U.S. 285, remembering a young woman whose death has led to safer schools. 

    The motorcycle ride starts at Columbine High School in Littleton and ends at Platte Canyon High in Bailey. 

  • Arapahoe Community College receives $25,000 grant

    Arapahoe Community College has received a $25,000 grant from RLC Foundation, a donor-advised fund of Rose Community Foundation, as announced by Courtney Loehfelm, executive director of the ACC Foundation.

    RLC Foundation funds organizations primarily in Colorado that work toward improving the education and health status of disadvantaged children and young people.

  • Littleton Zombie Crawl:This party will be dead

     One doesn’t usually associate the living dead with a fun family outing. 

    Yet that’s exactly how the organizers of the Littleton Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast describe this Saturday’s event. 

    The crawl will feature hordes of zombies that will shuffle through downtown Littleton to the Reinke Bros. store to gorge themselves on two roasted pigs. And while 800 or so people in full zombie makeup might not sound like the best environment for kids, the organizers make it as family-friendly as possible. 

  • Sigg pleads guilty in murder of Jessica Ridgway

    Austin Sigg has pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in October 2012.

    Sigg’s trial had been scheduled to start Oct. 2 in Jefferson County District Court, but the district attorney’s office said that Sigg’s attorneys’ contacted them Sept. 30 to say their client would plead guilty.

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  • Dumped meth containers spur road closure

    A small section of road near Harriman Lake was closed Tuesday morning after a jogger found several containers that had been used to make methamphetamine.
    About 6 a.m., the jogger found the containers, which were filled with liquid, and immediately called the sheriff, said Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.
    Jeffco’s bomb squad, which was joined by firefighters from the West Metro Fire Department, investigated and determined the liquids were common ingredients in the making of meth.  

  • Elk hunters find human remains near Deckers

    Elk hunters on Saturday found human remains in a remote part of the South Jeffco foothills near Deckers, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported. The hunters had to hike out of the area to get cell-phone service and report finding the remains, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. 

    Kelley said the remains were located miles from any landmark. The Sheriff’s Office used GPS coordinates to pinpoint the area. Kelley said the sheriff couldn't comment on how long the remains had been there.

  • Jeffco seeks dismissal of lawsuit by sheriff’s employees

    Jefferson County has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of Sheriff’s Office employees who claim they are owed back wages and overtime that was promised by the county.

    The Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff’s Office are both named as defendants in the case. 

  • King Soopers gets half-million-dollar incentive to expand store

    Littleton will provide a $500,000 incentive for the King Soopers at Broadway and Littleton Boulevard to undertake a $20 million renovation and expansion at the current location.

    Dillon Companies Inc., owner of King Soopers, is looking to remake the supermarket, and the city is eager to keep the store and its sales-tax revenue. The $500,000 will come through a reduction in development fees and a sales-tax rebate.

  • Council to vote Oct. 1 on retail marijuana sales

    The Littleton City Council will decide Oct. 1 on whether to ban retail marijuana sales in the city for at least a year.

    The council on Sept. 17 passed on first reading an ordinance that would extend a moratorium on retail marijuana shops to Oct. 1, 2014. The current moratorium was set to expire Oct. 1. 

    The council had already approved the measure on first reading during its Sept. 3 meeting but decided to redo the first reading since a formal date for a second reading was not announced, said City Manager Michael Penny.