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  • This Santa really is airborne

    Gerald Folger’s career as “Santa’s helper” has taken him around the world and brought him into contact with thousands of children — but it also spelled trouble for his granddaughter.

  • Family sues over death of Jeffco inmate

    The family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours for medical attention has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners, eight deputies, and the outside medical company contracted by the jail, including six of its employees.

  • New fire station will be built for TrailMark neighborhood

    The Littleton City Council has approved construction of a new fire station to serve
    the TrailMark neighborhood and surrounding areas in South Jeffco.

    “Adding Station 19 will cause faster response times to emergency calls,” said Fire
    Chief Chris Armstrong. “Time is critical when responding to medical calls,
    especially with almost 17 percent of our population in high-risk age ranges.”

  • Santa gets a head start with deliveries to metro area families

    Like elves in a giant workshop, hundreds of volunteers were wrapping Christmas gifts in the large gym of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last Thursday evening.

    At one long table filled with rolls of holiday paper, ribbon and toys, Danny and Elizabeth Williams were helping their father, Scott Williams, wrap toys for needy children.

  • Three Littleton police officers win promotions

    The Littleton Police Department has promoted three officers to reward their hard work, dedication and sacrifice. 

    Recognized by the city Friday were officer Shawn Carlson, who was promoted to sergeant; officer Rod Martinez, promoted to corporal; and officer Rick Redmond, also promoted to corporal. Dozens of friends, family and fellow officers attended the ceremony at Mission Hills Church. 

  • Jeffco sheriff investigating robbery in Pine, subsequent shooting

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office took three males into custody after an incident involving a reported robbery in Pine and a subsequent shooting on Thursday night.

  • Family of inmate who died while waiting for medical attention sues

    The family of a Jeffco jail prisoner who died in her cell after waiting hours for medical attention has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff, county commissioners, eight deputies, and the outside medical company contracted by the jail, including six of its employees.

  • New school board members get training on sunshine laws

    Jeffco’s new school board heard an overview of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law and Open Records Act during a public meeting last Thursday before moving behind closed doors to ask specific questions.

    The board — whose five members were elected in November — originally was slated for a two-hour executive session to receive training on “the Colorado Open Meetings Law, the Colorado Open Records Act, conflicts of interest and standards of conduct for local public officials.”

  • Deputy shoots suspect in South Jeffco

    A Jeffco sheriff’s deputy shot a fleeing suspect and a K-9 unit bit the man late Friday at a South Jeffco shopping center.

    The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. outside Governor's Plaza Shoes & Service. The suspect, Michael Manaois, 38, sustained two gunshot wounds and was taken to Swedish Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

  • School board to get sunshine-law training — in secret

    Jeffco’s five new school board members will take about two hours at their next meeting to hear legal advice on “the Colorado Open Meetings Law, the Colorado Open Records Act, conflicts of interest and standards of conduct for local public officials.”

    The sunshine-law training will be held behind closed doors in an executive session.