.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Friendly Hills reacts to community garden idea

    On Nov. 28, residents of Friendly Hills in Morrison came armed with questions about a community garden that may soon be coming to their neighborhood.

    If approved, the project — a joint effort between nonprofit organization Feeding Many Inc. and Foothills Park and Recreation District — would develop a garden and orchard in a plot of land at Weaver Creek Park on South Cole Street, adjacent to Kendallvue Elementary. Initial plans allow for the garden to serve as a resource for Kendallvue students and the surrounding communities.

  • Community coming together to help family after house fire

    A Sunday morning fire gutted a South Jeffco home, but within hours the community rallied together to help.

    Marie and Keith Hughes woke around 3:30 a.m. to a loud noise in the backyard of their house in the 5900 block of South Quail Way in Littleton.

    “As soon as I opened my eyes, I saw our bedroom window completely covered in flames just on the other side of the glass,” Marie wrote on the Word of Mouth Littleton Facebook page.

  • Rezoning proposal concerns community

    It doesn’t take long for Barbara Walker to detail why she moved from downtown Denver to the foothills of South Jefferson County.

    “We moved out of there to be in this mountain setting,” the native Coloradan said, “… to get away from the increasing urbanization and density of Denver.

    “It’s an incredible animal corridor.”

  • Eight-year-old Adrian Godeaux is giving back this season through a toy drive

    Adrian Godeaux remembers receiving a stuffed snake, his favorite of all the gifts given to him while he was a patient at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

    And now that the 8-year-old Coronado Elementary student is healthy, he has decided to pay it forward and collect toys for other children who will spend the holidays in the hospital.

    “It inspired me and my friend Leo,” Adrian said. “We both got a lot of toys in the hospital, and I thought other kids deserved to get other toys.”

  • Highline Place, Shiloh House unite to decorate stockings

    There was glitter, glue and sequins galore last Thursday as two generations joined forces for a holiday celebration.

  • Morrison woman pleads guilty to felony theft

    A Morrison woman and former Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists employee has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for buying approximately $3,000 worth of personal items using the company’s credit cards.

    Sue Ann Olson, 58, pleased guilty in district court on Nov. 20. She was granted a two-year diversion program and was ordered to pay restitution.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Access denied

  • Holiday celebration at Chatfield Farms looks different

    The Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms has been a longstanding tradition, but this year those looking for a bit of holiday cheer in South Jeffco can expect something new.
    While the event, now called Santa’s Village, includes many of the popular lights from years past, it also has new, indoor interactive activities themed around the North Pole and Santa.
    “We wanted to switch it up, try something new,” said Erin Bird, communications manager with Denver Botanic Gardens.

  • Morrison takes one final look at its 2018 budget

    Morrison took a final look last week at its 2018 budget, a spending plan that continues to rely heavily on sales tax revenue and court fines.

  • Crider sentenced to 39 years

    The man who robbed five Colorado banks, including three in South Jeffco, was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.

    Gary Mark Crider, 50, was arrested in early January in connection with robberies at two banks on West Bowles Avenue, as well as at banks in Louisville and Westminster between Dec. 9 and Jan. 6. He was charged with 12 felony counts of aggravated robbery, robbery and theft.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Crider was a suspect in the following robberies: