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  • Education veteran announces run for school board

    With three of five seats up for election and at least one incumbent not running, this year’s campaigns for positions on the Jeffco school board promise to be hotly contested.

    With the November election still six months away, longtime South Jeffco resident and education veteran Alonzo “Al” Rodriguez has announced a bid in District 5.

    “I have a vested interest in Jeffco schools,” Rodriguez said. “I have a son who is a junior at Columbine High School, and 13 of my grandchildren attend Jeffco schools.”

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  • Littleton announces pick for new police chief

    Littleton has a new chief of police. 

    On Friday, the city announced that Denver police Capt. Douglas Stephens will be the city’s new police chief. Stephens had been with the Denver Police Department since 1991 and most recently served as captain of the gang unit.

    The Littleton position came open earlier this year when Heather Coogan announced her retirement on Jan. 18. Division Cmdr. Gene Enley had been acting as the interim chief since April, when Coogan’s retirement took effect.

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    Brawl in the family

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."

  • Motorcycle-car collision leaves one dead

     An accident late Sunday morning at South Santa Fe Drive and Aspen Grove left a motorcyclist dead and a passenger on the bike injured.

    The accident, involving the motorcycle and a car, occurred just before noon. The motorcycle driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

    The accident closed northbound Santa Fe at Mineral Avenue and southbound Santa Fe at Bowles Avenue for several hours. 

    The accident is currently under investigation. Charges haven’t been filed in the incident. 

  • 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