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  • City’s ban on sales of recreational pot made permanent

    The Littleton City Council has banned sales of recreational marijuana and commercial growing operations in the city.

    The council, on a 4-3 vote July 1, made permanent a temporary moratorium on retail sales and growing operations that had been in place since October 2013. That moratorium was set to expire this October. 

    Council members Bruce Beckman, Debbie Brinkman, Randy Stein and Bruce Stahlman voted in favor of the ban. 

  • Public meetings planned on town’s proposal to annex Southwest Plaza

    County Commissioner Casey Tighe will host two public meetings on the possible annexation of Southwest Plaza mall by the town of Bow Mar. 

    The meetings are set for 3 to 5 p.m. July 10 and July 24 at the Columbine Library and are open to all county residents. 

     The owner of the mall, General Growth Properties, and representatives of Bow Mar presented a possible “flagpole” annexation, which would also include the town annexing stretches of West Bowles Avenue and South Sheridan Boulevard, on June 17 during staff briefings. 

  • Child dies after being rescued from Chatfield Reservoir

    A child pulled from Chatfield Reservoir and rushed to a local hospital died on Saturday night.

    Andres Patrick Sena, 4, of Littleton was the victim of an accidental drowning, the Douglas County coroner said Monday.  

    A report of a missing child possibly in the water went out about 5:35 p.m. Saturday, said Sgt. Ron Hanavan, a Douglas County sheriff's spokesman. 

  • Son of Littleton City Council member dies

    Littleton City Council member Bruce Stahlman announced last week that one of his twin sons, Mark, has died. 

    The family had a service for Mark Stahlman on June 28 at Littleton United Methodist Church and asked those in attendance to wear red, white and blue. No cause of death was announced.

    Mark was one of three children of Stahlman and his wife, Kelly. 

     

  • Variety of fireworks options available in South Jeffco

     If the Fourth of July means fireworks, then South Jeffco residents have several options this week to help celebrate the holiday. 

    Red, White & You starts the festivities on Thursday. The festival at Clement Park, presented by the Foothills Park and Recreation District, features live music, games and a very large fireworks display to end the evening. 

  • Parcel at Quincy, Kipling is rezoned for 70 homes

    A commercial lot at the southeast corner of West Quincy Avenue and South Kipling Parkway has been rezoned to allow for up to 70 single-family homes. 

    The rezoning of the 10.9-acre property was approved by Jeffco’s county commissioners June 24 on a 3-0 vote. The change was requested by the developer, Quincy Lake LLC, due to what it said was an inability to develop the property for commercial use. 

  • Tensions persist between residents, urban renewal agency

    Tensions between a citizens group seeking more transparent government and Littleton officials surfaced at a recent meeting of the city’s urban renewal authority.

    At the June 16 meeting of Littleton Invests for Tomorrow, that friction was visible when Littleton resident Carol Brzeczek asked LIFT board president Jim Taylor to release information on possible boundary changes the board received during the meeting.

    Taylor said he wouldn’t release the information until the board had a chance to review it. 

  • Girl missing near Columbine West found safe

    A Jeffco sheriff’s deputy found an 8-year-old girl who had been reported missing in the South Jeffco area Wednesday morning.

    The girl, Chloey, was found near West Coal Mine Avenue and Owens by a deputy after a search was started earlier. She had been last seen at 7 a.m. near 7200 W. Portland Ave., southwest of Coal Mine Avenue and Pierce Street, according to the sheriff’s Twitter account.

  • Groundskeeper at Meadows Golf Course dies in tractor accident

     A 79-year-old groundskeeper was run over by a tractor and died the morning of June 24 while working at the Meadows Golf Course.

    John Meyers was found by golfers on the ninth hole with his chest pinned beneath one of the tractor's rear tires.  

    Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Meyers had been using the tractor for seeding. It appeared the tractor's rear wheel rolled over Meyers when he stopped to get a bag from an attachment on the front of the vehicle to put seed in an attachment behind it.

  • Yawning sinkhole opens on South Simms

    A sinkhole bigger than two VW bugs has closed two lanes of South Simms Street between West Cooper Avenue and South Ward Street.

    The 20-foot-wide sinkhole, about 400 square feet in total size, shut down the street to both car and foot traffic on the afternoon of June 25. The hole is near the Foothills Park and Rec facilities on Ward Street.