Local News

  • Open Space committee recommends $3 million grant for Clement Park upgrades

    Jeffco’s Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended $3 million in grant funding to help pay for improvements to Clement Park, plus another $2.3 million for other projects in county parks.

  • Jeffco Open Space establishes guidelines for climbers at parks

    From North Table Mountain Park in Golden to Cathedral Spires Park in Pine, growing numbers of climbers scale high rocky outcrops using fixed hardware. Jeffco Open Space staff has developed rules and regulations to minimize climbing’s impacts on natural areas.

  • Jeffco Fair getting makeover with county management, funding

    This year’s Jefferson County Fair will feature traditional and new events reflecting the diversity of the county, says Dexter Foxworth, recently hired fairgrounds event coordinator.

    County management and funding have created the chance to make the annual fair in Golden a unique experience, a celebration of Jefferson County, Foxworth said.
    Last summer Jeffco’s county commissioners agreed to assume management of the fair, approving a budget of $300,000 to produce it.

  • Former CHS teacher hopes to open charter school

    A former Conifer High teacher is hoping to establish a Conifer-area charter school for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

    Conifer resident Ashley Sportel said she plans to submit an application for Impact Academy — which she said would use some variation of the “expeditionary” learning model — to the Jeffco school district this year, with an eye toward opening in 2017.

  • Christmas tree drop-off sites available in Littleton

    The city of Littleton and South Suburban Parks and Recreation are collecting and mulching Christmas trees now through Jan. 11.

    The Littleton collection site is in Cornerstone Park at the southeast corner of West Belleview Avenue and South Windermere Street. The drop-off site is in the parking lot beside the soccer fields.

    South Suburban Parks is collecting trees at the Willow Springs Service Center, 7100 S. Holly St.

    Both sites are open every day during daylight hours.

  • This Santa really is airborne

    Gerald Folger’s career as “Santa’s helper” has taken him around the world and brought him into contact with thousands of children — but it also spelled trouble for his granddaughter.

  • Family sues over death of Jeffco inmate

    The family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours for medical attention has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners, eight deputies, and the outside medical company contracted by the jail, including six of its employees.

  • New fire station will be built for TrailMark neighborhood

    The Littleton City Council has approved construction of a new fire station to serve
    the TrailMark neighborhood and surrounding areas in South Jeffco.

    “Adding Station 19 will cause faster response times to emergency calls,” said Fire
    Chief Chris Armstrong. “Time is critical when responding to medical calls,
    especially with almost 17 percent of our population in high-risk age ranges.”

  • Santa gets a head start with deliveries to metro area families

    Like elves in a giant workshop, hundreds of volunteers were wrapping Christmas gifts in the large gym of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last Thursday evening.

    At one long table filled with rolls of holiday paper, ribbon and toys, Danny and Elizabeth Williams were helping their father, Scott Williams, wrap toys for needy children.

  • Three Littleton police officers win promotions

    The Littleton Police Department has promoted three officers to reward their hard work, dedication and sacrifice. 

    Recognized by the city Friday were officer Shawn Carlson, who was promoted to sergeant; officer Rod Martinez, promoted to corporal; and officer Rick Redmond, also promoted to corporal. Dozens of friends, family and fellow officers attended the ceremony at Mission Hills Church.