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  • Commissioners approve rezoning for dance studio

    Dozens of students from True Dance Academy who packed a Jeffco hearing room last week erupted in cheers when a rezoning request for the school was approved on a 3-0 vote by the county commissioners.

    The dance studio, at 8950 W. Quincy Ave. across the street from the federal prison, needed the rezoning to continue operating at the location.

    “It’s a relief. I mean, this has been on going for a while, so it’s a huge relief,” said owner Shelly Trujillo. “All the kids were celebrating at the next rehearsal after the hearing.”

  • Littleton manager elected to Municipal League board

    Littleton City Manager Michael Penny recently elected to the board of directors of the Colorado Municipal League.

    Penny was elected by municipal officials from across the state at the CML’s annual meeting June 16-19. The CML represents 268 cities and town across the state in policy affairs and with advocacy. The nonprofit also provides resources to cities and towns on various issues.

  • Body recovered from South Platte in Waterton Canyon

    A body was recovered from the South Platte River in Waterton Canyon on Saturday evening.

    A hiker reported seeing the body floating in the river about 5 p.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Dive teams recovered the body from the river later Saturday night.

    The body hasn’t been identified, and the Sheriff’s Office said it hadn’t received any reports of a missing person. 

  • Morrison-area girl taken to hospital after lightning strike

    A Morrison-area girl was taken to a hospital Wednesday evening after lightning struck a tree near her home, according to a fire department spokesman.

    The girl, who was outside at the time, appeared unharmed; she was taken to the hospital out of “an abundance of caution,” said Daniel Hatlestad, deputy chief of Inter-Canyon Fire.

  • Authorities seek two men in South Jeffco home break-in

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who broke into a South Jeffco residence while the owner was at home.

    On May 24, two men rang the front doorbell at the home in the 3800 block of South Miller Court, but the homeowner decided not to answer the door. The pair then went to the back door and kicked it in, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The two men fled when they saw the homeowner.

  • Littleton hires Frisco official as community development director

    Littleton has hired a director for its community development department.

    The city named Jocelyn Mills, the current community development director for Frisco, to the position on June 15. Mills has been with Frisco for 17 years.

  • Rats, mice, geckos are seized at South Jeffco home

    Scores of rats, mice and geckos — as well as pot plants — were seized at a home in South Jeffco on June 17 after the sheriff’s Animal Control unit responded to an anonymous tip about rodents being kept in poor conditions.

    A news release from the Sheriff’s Office said Animal Control officers went to a home in 3700 block of South Moore Street about 10 a.m. and spoke to the owner, who let them into the garage.

  • High water forces closures at Chatfield State Park

    High water levels from snowmelt and the wet spring continue to cause problems at Chatfield State Park.

    Colorado State Parks is reporting on its website that the west side of the park is closed, including the main entrance off South Wadsworth Boulevard. The park can be entered off North Roxborough Road at the Plum Creek entrance.

  • Rebels, Lions shine in pass-oriented 7-on-7

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine and Littleton did their part to debunk the myth that running teams can’t succeed in a passing environment at last week’s Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 high school football tournament.

  • Rats, mice, geckos seized at South Jeffco home

    Scores of rats, mice and geckos — as well as pot plants — were seized at a home in South Jeffco on June 17 after the sheriff's Animal Control unit responded to an anonymous tip about rodents being kept in poor conditions.

    A news release from the Sheriff's Office said Animal Control officers went to a home in 3700 block of South Moore Street about 10 a.m. and spoke to the owner, who let them into the garage.