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  • Swim beach to open at Chatfield on Friday

    The swim beach at Chatfield State Park is scheduled to open Friday, May 25, with new hours of operation. The beach will be open from sunrise to sunset through the Labor Day weekend.

    The chain-link boundary fence has been removed for easy access to the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and vending machines are now outside of the designated swim beach area.

    Glass, pets, fires, grills and fishing are not permitted in the swim area.

    There are no lifeguards on duty.

    Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Historic Preservation Awards honor renovations, renovators

    Some of Littleton’s well-preserved structures and several people who contributed to preservation efforts were honored May 9 at the fifth annual Historic Preservation Awards.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

    West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.
    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

     West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.

    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Nunes seeks second term on Foothills board via appointment

     Jill Nunes, chairperson of the Foothills Park & Recreation District board for the last three years, has submitted her name for the open seat created when her term expires this year. Nunes opted not to run for re-election from Ward 2 in the May 8 election.

    Since there were no candidates on the ballot in Ward 2, the position must be filled by a board appointment.

  • Disaster training drill happening Saturday

    A large-scale disaster-training drill involving a simulated tornado catastrophe is taking place Saturday, May 19, at the Metro Fire Training Academy in Littleton and the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy at Stapleton in Denver.

    More than 100 local Community Emergency Response Team members and other search-and-rescue volunteers will be assisted by professional responders from the North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region. The exercise goes from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Park district to interview board hopefuls

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, to interview potential candidates for the Ward 2 vacancy on the board.

    After the interview session, there will be a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. The topic of "board appointment" is on the second meeting agenda. Both meetings are at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 Ward St. The meetings are open to the public.