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  • Late-night shooting leaves one man dead, teen injured

    An 18-year-old man was shot to death and a 17-year-old was sent to Swedish Hospital with gunshot wounds late Friday.

    Police responded to shots fired at 5400 S. Fox St. about 11:11 p.m., according to a news release from the city of Littleton.

    There was no further information on the names of the victims or whether any arrests were made.

  • Teen escapes would-be abductor in South Jeffco

    A 14-year-old boy managed to escape the clutches of a would-be abductor on the evening of Oct. 15 and flee to his South Jeffco home.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred near Falcon Bluffs Middle School between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Monday in the 8200 block of West Toller Avenue.

    The teen, who was walking home from a friend’s house, said a man in a dark blue or black sedan began following him and then stopped the car and shouted “Hey!”

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  • Pumpkins on the prowl at annual fest

    The Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 14 at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield brought out many Littleton residents to enjoy the harvest season and gasp over some gorgeous gourds.

  • Ballots arriving in the mail this week

     There are multiple ways to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. In addition to Election Day precinct polling places, there will be mail-in voting and early voting.

    Early voting is available from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 in the Department of Motor Vehicle locations and Jeffco public libraries listed below.

    To register to vote, visit one of the DMV voter service centers listed below. Or, to register online, visit www.GoVoteColorado.

  • Not-so-great debates

    Another low turnout by Republican candidates at an election forum last week again denied South Jeffco voters the chance to hear political rivals contrast their views at the same venue.

    So far this campaign season, face-to-face meetings have been few in two key South Jeffco races for the state legislature: Republican Justin Everett versus Democrat Mary Parker in House District 22, and Democrat Andy Kerr versus Republican Ken Summers in Senate District 25.  

  • DeGette, Stroud face off at forum

    The two candidates vying to represent South Jeffco in Congress met at a nonpartisan candidate forum sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women on Oct. 9.

    Incumbent Diana DeGette was first elected in the heavily Democratic 1st District in 1996 and has won re-election every other year since. But with congressional redistricting last year, DeGette’s territory now includes the decidedly less liberal areas of South Jeffco.

  • League forum focuses on HD 25

     A face-off between Democrat Lorna Idol and Republican Cheri Gerou, two candidates in state House District 25, inadvertently turned out to be the featured event at the League of Women Voters’ candidates forum on Oct. 11 at St. Philip Lutheran Church in Columbine Hills.

    Mary Parker, a Democrat, also made her case to be the state representative from House District 22, which covers most of the unincorporated South Jeffco/Columbine area. However, Parker’s chief opponent, Republican Justin Everett, was at a family wedding.

  • County expects flat revenue in 2013

    Jefferson County’s draft budget for 2013 is defined by a flat revenue picture on the one hand and increasing demands for human services and major capital projects on the other.

    The bottom line is, the proposed budget cuts so deeply into reserves that the cushion will be nearly exhausted, so eventually cuts will have to be made, said County Commissioner Don Rosier.

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