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  • Hotels, senior living may be coming to C-470 and Bowles

    The county is taking steps toward allowing hotels, motels and senior living facilities along C-470 at West Bowles Avenue despite opposition from neighboring residents.

    After more than three hours of debate on May 24 stretching past midnight, the Jeffco Planning Commission in a 5-2 vote recommended rezoning 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.

    The plan will come before Jeffco commissioners at a June 20 hearing.

  • Her sole purpose

    Vyolet Harris hops out of her mother’s car, grabs a bag from the trunk and makes her way inside Brighton Collectibles – and then it hits her.

    “This is heavy,” she says, using both hands to lug a white shopping bag filled with shoes.

    With the help of her schoolmates and teachers at Belmar Elementary in Lakewood, the 8-year-old from Littleton collected more than 120 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that, in part, collects and distributes new and gently used shoes to those in need.

  • Mile High BMX in negotiations to bring national event to Schaefer complex

    The BMX track at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex is still under construction, but that hasn’t prevented the still-to-open facility from attracting the attention of the sport’s national sanctioning body.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Clothes encounter of the worst kind

  • Fox tests positive for the plague

    A dead fox found in Ken-Caryl Valley has tested positive for the plague, according to the Jefferson County Public Health Department.
    A notice provided by Ken-Caryl Ranch says the dead fox was found at a Ken-Caryl residence in late April, and the animal tested positive in May.
    While summer brings warmer weather and sunny skies, it’s also prime time for animal- and insect-borne diseases like rabies, West Nile virus and the plague.

  • Rabies in skunks on the rise in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are reporting an increase in the number of confirmed cases of rabies in terrestrial animals in Jefferson County.
    As of Tuesday, Jeffco had 14 confirmed cases of rabies, according to the latest CDPHE data. All of the confirmed cases of rabies came from infected skunks.

  • CHS principals — past and present — reflect on 2017 graduating class

    Snowy weather may have changed plans for Columbine High School graduates, but it certainly did not deter the celebration.

    Originally scheduled for Thursday morning outdoors at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the graduation instead was held Sunday afternoon at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena.

    A new date, time and location required flexibility and patience, and in some ways, served as a wakeup call for the class of 2017.

  • A community treasure

    Nestled in the foothills of Littleton among craggy red rock formations and grassy fields sits one of Colorado’s 42 state parks.

    Roxborough State Park, which this year celebrates 30 years, is treasured by community members for its proximity and its ability to provide an escape from the chaos of everyday life. For staff, volunteers and residents of Littleton, Ken Caryl and beyond, the park is a gift.

  • Family of South Jeffco man raising funds for crime nonprofit

    Shocked.

    That’s likely the only word to describe the way Jessica Stewart felt when she found out her brother-in-law, Samuel Addison Stewart, had been killed.

    “You just don’t expect it. Ever,” she said. “You can’t prepare for death anyway but to hear somebody was murdered. I mean, what do you do with that? You go into complete, utter shock.”

    But her family’s pain provided an opportunity to create positivity.

  • ‘Be courageous’

    Three burning dumpsters symbolized the final fires West Metro Fire Rescue academy members would face — as recruits, that is.

    Nine recruits — six from West Metro Fire Rescue and three from Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District — last week wrapped up their five-month fire academy with final training exercises and a Friday evening graduation ceremony for family, friends and fire department staff members.