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  • South Jeffco man arrested after girlfriend is found injured

    A South Jeffco man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on July 13 after his girlfriend was found covered in blood and wandering around an apartment complex at night.

    The woman, who lived in the complex in the 3500 block of South Nelson Circle with her boyfriend, was found by a resident who attempted to give aid and called 911. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

  • Commissioners wary of pilot marijuana program

    Jeffco’s county commissioners will decide soon if the county should develop a pilot program to allow recreational marijuana cultivation and manufacturing.

    The key question for the commissioners: Is it worth county resources and staff time to develop a program that could potentially be so restrictive that no businesses would apply?

  • New site proposed for Jeffco’s Community Corrections

    Jeffco’s years-long search for a new Community Corrections facility could be reaching an end.

    The county has identified a potential new site for Community Corrections near West Eighth Avenue and Quail Street in Lakewood. The current location on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is in need of $5 million to $6 million in repairs, along with several million dollars in upgrades.

  • Kickoff event planned for school board recall effort

    The Jeffco group calling for a recall of the three conservative school board members is planning a kickoff event to start gathering signatures.

    Recently formed group Jeffco United for Action is hoping to collect the necessary 15,000 signatures to trigger a recall election for board members John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams. The kickoff event, which will be held at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Pot testing could be allowed in Jeffco

    Jeffco’s commissioners are leaning toward allowing marijuana testing operations in the county, but it appears unlikely that grow operations, manufacturing or retail sales will be permitted anytime soon.

    The commissioners are discussing how, if at all, the county should get involved in the recreational marijuana industry. In interviews, all three commissioners indicated support for allowing operations to test marijuana for potency, chemical composition and contaminants such as mold.

  • Commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.

    County Commissioner Don Rosier wants builders to have a “right to repair” defects before homeowners or HOAs pursue litigation. Rosier suggested at a June 30 staff briefing that a “plat note” attached to sales of residential properties could establish that right, as well as set up an arbitration process.

  • Senior housing eyed for Foothills parcel

    The potential buyer of Foothills Park and Recreation District land on the southwest corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and Columbine Drive is interested in rezoning it to possibly allow for senior housing.

    Cornerstone Capital is under contract to purchase the 3.85 acres from Foothills for $455,000 if it can rezone the property. In its June 9 pre-application letter to Jeffco’s Planning and Zoning Department, Cornerstone said it is considering building an assisted-living center or senior independent living facility.

  • Holiday fetes set in Littleton, South Jeffco

    For two days this weekend, South Jeffco and Littleton will celebrate our country’s independence with music, food and prodigious pyrotechnics.

    Foothills Park and Recreation’s Red, White & You kicks off the Fourth of July weekend at 5 p.m. Friday. The festival is staying true to what attendees have enjoyed in the past, said Regina Smith, arts director for Foothills.

    “We’re really sticking with the same formula that has been working well, since we keep hearing how much everyone from the community loves it,” Smith said.

  • 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.