Local News

  • Littleton City Council formulates goals for next two years

    Littleton’s newly elected City Council wants to see commercial space grow in the city over the next two years —and might look at annexation as a possible means to that end.

    The council is in the process of adopting its new goals and vision statement for the next two years, which will be ratified at the regular meeting on Jan. 7. 

    While promoting economic vitality has been a key focus for previous councils, this group wants Littleton to look at ways to expand retail space, including possible annexation of retail property. 

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  • Two fishermen rescued after falling through ice on Chatfield Reservoir

    Two ice fishermen were rescued Thursday after falling through the ice on Chatfield Reservoir.

    The two had walked about 80 feet from the shoreline in the Kingfisher Ponds area about noon when they broke through the ice.

    One man was able to drag himself to the shore, while the other held onto the edge of the ice.

    “The one man who was able to extricate himself went to get a tire and rope to rescue his friend. He then fell back in,” said Littleton Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jeff Tasker.

  • Day trips sought for Deer Creek Middle School gunman

    Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco Eastwood may be allowed to leave the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo for limited, supervised trips in 2014.

    Eastwood was found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 of attempted murder in the shootings of Deer Creek students Matt Thieu and Reagan Weber on Feb. 23, 2010.

    After two years at the state hospital for treatment of schizophrenia, Eastwood is believed by his medical team to be ready for the next step in his treatment, which is to take supervised trips away from the state hospital.

  • Lapping it up

    Two dozen kids bypassed the U.S. Postal Service and went directly to the source to deliver their Christmas wish lists to Santa. 

    The children had their face-to-face with the jolly old elf at the Foothills Park and Rec Breakfast with Santa on Saturday. The kids told Santa what they’d like to find under the tree on Christmas morning — and made some gingerbread men to boot. 

    “I was excited. I asked for a trumpet,” said 4-year-old Jadyn McCarthy. 

  • Commissioners reject propssosed price increase for county’s 2014 summer camps for kids

    The Jeffco commissioners have rejected a proposed price increase for the county’s 2014 summer camps for kids that would have raised fees between $10 and $35.  

    The two programs, operated through Jeffco’s Colorado State University Extension, provide week-long day camps that focus on scientific learning and outdoor experiences.

  • No further reports of car windows shattering on U.S. 285, C-470

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office hasn’t received any further reports of car windows shattering on C-470 and U.S. 285, after a rash of complaints in November. 

    The Sheriff’s Office issued a warning last month after receiving reports of three separate incidents in which car windows either shattered or were hit with gunshots on the two highways. 

  • Shooting at Arapahoe High leaves one student injured, gunman dead

    A shooting at Arapahoe High School on Friday left one student in a coma and the suspected gunman dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    The victim of the attack, 17-year-old Claire Davis, was still in critical condition and in a coma Sunday night, according to a statement released by the girl’s family.

  • Rollover crash closes Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A rollover crash has closed both lanes of Deer Creek Canyon Road from Grizzly Drive to South Deer Creek Road. The road is expected to open again sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    A semi-truck towing equipment and debris rolled around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

    State Trooper John Lewis said it will take a few hours to get the semi upright and moved and for the road to be open again.

    “There's literally no way for vehicles to get around it,” Lewis said. “People need to take alternative routes.”

  • Giving shelter from the cold

    Local faith organizations, nonprofits, governments and law enforcement agencies are partnering to provide cold-weather lodging for the area’s homeless population.

    The initiative — called the Tri-county Severe Weather Shelter — brings together the resources of the Human Services Department of Jefferson County, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, The Action Center, Love Inc., the Homelessness Awareness Task Force: South Metro, Heading Home, Mean Street ministries and five southwest community churches.