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  • Commissioners OK resolution on development, property rights

    Jeffco’s county commissioners have approved a resolution designed to emphasize the county’s commitment to fairly weigh all development applications and to protect property rights.

    The resolution was presented by Commissioner Don Rosier during staff briefings April 14 and was approved on a 3-0 vote April 21.

  • Consultant selected to fill Littleton City Council vacancy

    The Littleton City Council has chosen a replacement for former council member Randy Stein, who resigned March 27 after serving less than a year and a half of his four-year term.

    William Hopping was selected April 14 by the remaining six council members to fill the vacancy. Hopping’s selection was officially approved during the council’s April 21 meeting.

    Hopping was one of seven applicants for the position and was selected unanimously. Council member Bruce Beckman said Hopping had “the best blend of quality attributes.”

  • Child abuse charges against bus driver are dropped

    The Jeffco district attorney has dropped child abuse charges against a school bus driver who was accused of grabbing a disruptive pre-teen by the throat in January.

    The DA on April 8 dismissed two misdemeanor child abuse charges against Littleton resident David Blanchard, citing a lack of evidence, said DA’s spokeswoman Pam Russell.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes.

    Littleton resident Mike Kempe, who represents an area from Aspen Park east to Castle Pines and Roxborough, retained his seat by a much larger margin.

  • Columbine High closed Monday in memory of shooting victims

    Columbine High School was closed Monday in memory of the 12 students and a teacher who lost their lives 16 years ago at the school.

    The tradition of closing the school in honor of those that died was continued by new Columbine principal K.C. Somers, who replaced former principal Frank DeAngelis this year after DeAngelis retired.

    DeAngelis was scheduled to be at the school’s library to lead a moment of silence at 11:20 a.m.

  • School board member apologizes for Facebook post

    A school board member who publicly shared a link on Facebook calling for parents to protest Friday’s LGBT Day of Silence said she didn’t read the post before sharing it and feels “sickened” over its message.

  • Kempe, Dozier retain seats on IREA board

    Both foothills-area directors of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association retained their seats on the nonprofit power co-op’s board in this month’s election.

    Pine Junction resident Duke Dozier, whose district stretches from Kenosha Pass to Aspen Park and includes some parts of Castle Rock, outpolled his opponent by less than 350 votes. 

  • Commissioner Szabo opts to drive new county-owned vehicle

    County Commissioner Libby Szabo is driving a new county vehicle purchased specifically for her.

    County policy allows elected officials to use a county-provided vehicle or to receive reimbursement for mileage on a personal vehicle. Szabo chose a new Ford Taurus, at a cost of $40,000. Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier use their personal vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage.

  • RTD’s proposed fare increase finds opposition in South Jeffco

    A plan by the Regional Transportation District to increase fares and eliminate transfers continues to elicit protests, including opposition from South Jeffco commuters.

    At a public meeting April 8 at the Ken Caryl Ranch House, a handful of area residents criticized RTD’s proposed new fee structure, with several attendees expressing concern about the elimination of transfers and how that would affect low-income riders.

    Meanwhile, at a meeting in Denver on the same day, more than 100 people protested the planned changes, according to media reports.

  • Suspect sought in Walmart burglary

    The Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who stole $1,200 worth of video game and computer equipment from a locked display at a South Jeffco Walmart.

    According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the Walmart at 13420 W. Coal Mine Ave. about 5:45 a.m. April 5, put several large pieces of cardboard into his cart, and proceeded to the store’s electronics department.