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  • Sheriff's Calls

    Dream on

  • Littleton firefighters get a glimpse of Alzheimer’s and dementia

    In a dark room at Littleton-based Highline Place, firefighter Michael Ryan picked up a piece of plastic silverware and held it close to his face, hoping to decipher whether it was a fork, spoon or knife.

    Organizing dinnerware in a memory care facility is probably not where you would expect to find members of Littleton Fire Rescue. But despite how it appeared, Ryan wasn’t preparing for a dinner party on March 28.

  • Five skunks with rabies found in South Jeffco

    Five skunks with rabies have been found in Jefferson County this year, including one found in Littleton on March 21 near South Simms Street and West Quincy Avenue.

    Other confirmed 2018 locations include:

    • Lakewood, near Foothills Golf Course.

    • Lakewood, near Mississippi Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, right on the Denver border.

    • Littleton, at the northeast intersection of South Kipling Parkway and Chatfield Avenue.

    • Lakewood, near West Florida Avenue, between Harlan and Pierce streets.

  • Forey re-elected as Morrison’s mayor

    Unofficial results show incumbent Sean Forey will retain his position as mayor of Morrison.

    Preliminary results also show incumbent Debora Jerome will maintain her spot on the town’s board of trustees. Jerome, a fourth-generation Morrisonite, will be joined by Paul Sutton, a Morrison “newbie,” and Earl Aukland, who has served on the board before.

  • SeaQuest Aquarium set to open in Southwest Plaza

    Littleton may be landlocked, but lovers of tropical fish, turtles and stingrays are in for a treat when SeaQuest Aquarium opens its newest location in Southwest Plaza mall.

  • Weather doesn’t cloud Easter spirit

    The sun might not have shown up for the 71st annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, but thousands of people did.

    A thick fog covered the rocks, blocking any glimpse of the morning sun, and attendees bundled together as a cold wind whipped through the air.

  • Jeffco looking to change internal mindset, become more efficient

    When, not if, another recession happens, will Jefferson County still be financially stable? And, even now, while demand for some county services are increasing, are there ways to be more effective and efficient?

    These are the questions Jeffco staff and elected officials are focused on answering as part of the Resilient Jeffco initiative.

    Resilient Jeffco, which was the brainchild of the budget office, promotes county offices to collaborate with one another and outside entities, and to look for innovative and efficient ways to improve services.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Bare witness

  • Second suspect charged in last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire

    The second suspect in starting last year’s North Turkey Creek Fire has been charged and will return for a May 7 arraignment in Jefferson County court.
    Riley Costello, 19, is accused of lighting Roman candles while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban and is charged with a class-4 felony of second-degree arson. He appeared in court on Friday for a disposition hearing.
    A class-4 felony carries the potential of two to six years in prison, though prison is not mandatory.

  • Funding, mental health issues dominate school safety panel

    Community leaders and attendees at a recent school safety panel organized by Jeffco Public Schools agreed that more funding is needed for security measures and mental health resources.

    On March 20, a couple hundred people gathered at Lakewood High School to discuss school safety with more than a dozen community leaders, including several area police chiefs, Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader, Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir and John-Michael Keyes of the I Love U Guys Foundation.