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  • Red, White & You

    Under the glow of the setting sun, a sparkly blue cap with white stars stood out amongst the packed crowd for Monday’s Red, White & You celebration at Clement Park.

    The hat sat atop Glenda Florea’s head. The Littleton resident said she had never been to Red, White & You, the annual Fourth of July festival put on by Foothills Park and Recreation District, because her dogs were scared of fireworks. But when they passed away, she decided it was time to make an appearance.

  • Summerfest continues tradition of mixing art, beer and music

    Something old, something new, something bought, and something brewed.

    This year’s Summerfest is looking to be bigger, better and longer than previous years, organizers say, with extended hours on Saturday, “all local, all live” musical acts and the classic mixture of art and artists that attendees have come to expect.

    Center for the Arts Evergreen is hosting the 38th annual Summerfest on July 15-16 at Buchanan Park. Organizers have been planning for almost a year, and artists started applying in December.

  • Fire restrictions enacted in Jeffco

    Due to dry conditions favorable to the possibility of a wildfire and limited fire-fighting resources, the Jeffco Sheriff's Office has issued temporary stage 1 fire restrictions for parts of Jefferson County, including areas west of Highway 93, and south and west of the intersection of Wadsworth Blvd. and C-470 to the Platte River.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    What a drag

  • Commissioners vote to keep getting federal affordable housing grants

    Jefferson County will continue accepting federal funds to help support local affordable housing projects, the Jeffco commissioners decided on Tuesday — with one caveat.
    They asked county staff to conduct a thorough assessment of the program over the next three years and determine whether the county should stop accepting these funds. If so, staff should create a plan to wean Jeffco off the dollars.

  • Morrison town board approves new restaurant rooftop patio

    A new rooftop patio will soon sit atop the Holiday Bar in Morrison.

    The Morrison town board’s vote marks its first since an ordinance requiring a special hearing review and strict regulations for rooftop patios passed in last November’s election.

  • Training wraps up for Inter-Canyon Fire recruits

    Last Saturday was a busy day for the 11 Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District recruits. The group concluded its fire academy and became official members of the fire service.

  • Green Mountain fire mitigation project a joint effort

    With the final cut of a chainsaw, a large tree tumbles to the ground, and volunteers in hard hats raise their arms and cheer in triumph.

    A falling tree might not always be cause for celebration, but on a day dedicated to fire mitigation it is.

    Members of West Metro Fire Rescue, the city of Lakewood Parks, Forestry and Open Space and Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster relief organization, gathered Saturday to remove heavy brush and trees in the open space next to homes near Green Mountain in the hopes of reducing the risk of wildfire spreading to the homes.

  • Jeffco Libraries working with funds from mill levy increase

    Less than two years after voters agreed to a one-mill property-tax increase, the Jefferson County Public Library System is making good on its promises to library patrons — and has plans to continue doing so.

    A citizens’ advisory committee was organized to help guide plans for the library system’s new funds. Members of the committee, as well as some 5,000 Jeffco residents, asked library officials to:

    • Restore core services.

    • Provide more books and materials.

    • Restore open hours.

  • Hotels, facilities approved near C-470

    Hotels, motels and senior living facilities have been given the go-ahead at C-470 and West Bowles Avenue.

    Despite continued concerns from neighboring residents, the Board of County Commissioners on June 20 unanimously approved rezoning of 23.57 acres of land just east of C-470 and about 700 feet north of West Bowles Avenue. The four parcels are north of Tipsy’s Liquor World.

    For site developer Eisenberg Co., the approval is a win.