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  • Merchants make magic

    Littleton’s merchants are joining forces for a night of fireworks and magic as they prepare to turn four blocks on Main Street into a giant party venue with food, live music, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

    Festivities will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 9, when Main Street is closed from Rapp to Rio Grande streets. Admission is free; food tickets are available in advance at 10 for $10, including a free beverage coupon, at downtown Littleton stores. The day of the event, food tickets will cost $1 each.

  • Dish Network hiring at customer service center

    Satellite-TV provider Dish Network said June 2 it is now hiring more than 100 customer service representatives. Job seekers are invited to attend an open house Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Dish Customer Care Center, 5701 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Base pay starts at $11. See www.dish.com/littleton for more details.

  • School district clarifies figures on possible tax increase

    If voters approve two property tax increases being contemplated by the Jefferson County school board, the likely net increase in taxes on a $250,000 home would be about $36 annually.

    The school board is considering asking voters to increase both the mill levy, which is used to pay for district operating expenses, and to approve the district issuing a bond, which is used for building maintenance and construction.

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  • Commissioners appoint pair to library board

    An Arvada real estate broker and a Littleton human resources consultant have been named to the board of trustees of the Jefferson County Public Library.

    The county commissioners unanimously picked John Bodnar and Julia Hill-Nichols from a list of five applicants, all of whom were considered to have outstanding qualifications, at the weekly commissioners meeting May 22.

  • Nunes appointed to Foothills board

    Jill Nunes, chairwoman of the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, has been appointed to serve as board member for two more years by a unanimous vote of four board members.

    Ironically, Nunes was appointed to the Ward 2 opening created when she decided not to run for re-election at the end of her first term in May. Nunes was first elected to the board in 2008.

    As of the April 24 board meeting, Nunes appeared to be leaving the board. But about two weeks later, she submitted her name as a candidate for appointment from Ward 2.

  • Races to watch in Jefferson County general election

    Jefferson County races to watch

    General election, Nov. 6

    U.S. Congress, District 7

    Joe Coors (R)

    Ed Perlmutter (D)

    U.S. Congress, District 2

    Jared Polis (D)

    Kevin Lundberg (R)

    U.S. Congress, District 1

    Diana DeGette (D)

    Danny Stroud (R)

    State Senate District 22

    Andy Kerr (D)

  • Primary ballots heading to voters by mail

    Primary election ballots will begin arriving at South Jeffco addresses the week of June 4, and there will be many names listed but very few decisions to make, since there will be one or two contested races at the most on local ballots.

    As previously announced, the June 26 primary is an all-mail election this year. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters registered with either the Democratic, Republican or American Constitution parties.

  • Littleton man indicted in alleged real estate scam

    A Littleton man was indicted May 23 by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in connection with various real estate companies in his control, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. 

    Peter Vincent Capra, 55, was president of Golden Design Group, which built and sold houses in the Denver area, according to the indictment. He was also the registered agent for Distinctive Mortgages, which provided mortgages for people who bought GDG houses.

  • Two-vehicle accident on West Belleview kills one

    One man died and three others were injured in an accident on West Belleview Avenue near South Kipling Parkway about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

    The State Patrol reported that a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta collided with a 2005 Ford pickup.

    The pickup driver, 35, was released from the hospital, but the two passengers, ages 19 and 22, in the Jetta remain at Swedish Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unknown.

    The 18-year-old driver of the Jetta was killed. His name had not been released pending notification of relatives.