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  • Littleton joins nonprofit's anti-obesity campaign

    Littleton is breaking new ground as the first city to sign on to LiveWell Colorado Healthy Eating/Active Lifestyles Cities and Towns campaign.  

    The HEAL campaign encourages cities in Colorado to focus on promoting healthy living through polices and outreach. The goal is to help reduce the state’s obesity rate, which has been climbing over the last several years.

  • DA seeks more security for office

    Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir has asked the county commissioners to help increase security for the attorneys and citizens working with his office. 

    Weir referred to the recent slaying of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements along with the killings of two Texas prosecutors as indications that the criminal justice system is experiencing a heightened level of risk. 

    “We’re in a dangerous business,” Weir said. “Recent events have highlighted that danger.”

  • Epic Spring Cleaning Event planned for Littleton

     Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal — and for emptying closets. Yet what's to be done with the clothes, electronics and other items area residents will decide to toss this spring?

    Instead of throwing out your old radio and leisure suit with the trash, donate them instead to the Epic Spring Cleaning Event on April 27. The drive, which will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is seeking gently used clothing and household goods and non-perishable food items.

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    Setting a bad example

  • Running for his life

    Bob Stromberg offered the best of reasons for joining the 2,500 people who ran the Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay on Sunday: He isn’t dead. 

    Last April 4, the Parker resident was in Marin, Calif., on a family vacation. While trying to get in a run before he and his family returned to Colorado, the 44-year-old triathlete suffered a heart attack.

    “I was running along the boardwalk, I stopped for a second and then I just dropped dead,” Stromberg said. 

  • Littleton council ponders sales tax on marijuana

    While the state legislature is deciding how to tax the sale of recreational marijuana and at what rate, Littleton wants to make sure municipalities will have a share of any revenue generated. 

    Littleton City Council member Jim Taylor wants the city to send a letter to the state voicing a strong desire for municipalities to retain the right to levy sales taxes on recreational marijuana. 

  • Controversy follows DeGette back to Colorado

    Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette spent time in her Colorado district last week — including the newly added South Jeffco areas — and she brought plenty of controversy with her.

    DeGette fielded issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to federal budget cuts, but gun control, which has been a hot topic at the federal level and at the Colorado statehouse, dominated the week’s headlines.

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    The Troubles

  • Suspect arrested in attempted sexual assault

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has arrested a South Jeffco man in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault on Thursday afternoon.

    Xavier Sebastian McDaniel, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree burglary and attempted sexual assault causing serious bodily injury.

    McDaniel is accused of walking through an unlocked apartment door in a complex where he lives near West Bowles Avenue and South Simms Street about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A teenage girl who was home alone reportedly was the subject of an attempted sexual assault.

  • Library's new website ends 'webmaster bottleneck'

    Starting Wednesday, it’s a whole lot easier to get a real-time recommendation for a good book in Jeffco. 

    The Jefferson County Library’s new website goes live today, and the changes are anything but superficial. 

    The new website has been created with one goal in mind, said Jeffco Library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning. That is to make the expertise of all the librarians instantly available to patrons, even outside of operating hours.