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  • Littleton considers temporary moratorium on pot shops

    More than three months removed from Coloradans’ vote to legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana, the battles over regulation and logistics are ramping up. 

    The Littleton City Council is the most recent municipality to begin discussion on whether or not to allow marijuana retail shops and clubs inside the city limits. On Feb. 19, the council voted 6-1 to initially approve a moratorium on the establishment of retail marijuana stores and marijuana clubs in the city. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     Four’s a crowd

  • Shots fired outside GI Jodi's Bar; no injuries reported

    Several shots reportedly were fired outside GI Jodi's Bar, 11550 W. Meadows Drive, about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. No patrons or staff were hit by the bullets.

    A witness said a man tried to leave the bar without paying the tab. As the man left, the witness said, staff members followed him to his truck in an attempt to collect money. When the man reached his truck, he pulled out a gun and fired several shots into the air, then got into the truck and raced out of the parking lot, the witness said.

  • State sees a super-sized increase in Super Bowl DUI arrests

    Colorado saw a dramatic increase in the number of DUI arrests during Super Bowl weekend this year, setting a new record for the state-wide enforcement period.

    The 421 arrests, from Feb. 1-4, mark a new record for the five-year-old enforcement period during the country’s most watched football game. Last year there were 303 arrests during the same period.

    “I think this is a more dramatic (increase),” said Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis, spokesmen for the Colorado State Patrol.

  • Test of new emergency notification system scores 74 percent

    A test of the county’s new emergency notification system is being considered a success, after it reached out to more than 347,000 phone numbers across Jeffco and Broomfield, along with parts of Adams, Douglas and Clear Creek counties. 

    The test, which took five hours on Feb. 6, successfully connected to about 74 percent of the registered telephone numbers, a high mark, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. 

  • Jeffco debates approach to recreational pot

    As the state grapples with the voters’ decision last November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by approving Amendment 64, questions loom for Jefferson County as well.

    Currently the state is trying to create a regulatory framework for the use and sale of recreational marijuana. And the committee tasked with creating rules and regulations is working against a July 1 deadline. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Tete a tete a trois

  • Bemis Library to close this week during installation of scanner system

    Despite its doors being shut this week, Littleton’s Bemis Library isn’t taking a holiday. Instead, the library will be shut down from Tuesday until Saturday for installation of a new scanning system.

    The new system uses radio-frequency identification tags and scanners to sort incoming books into seven categories, such as fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature, said Meredith Gipson, assistant director at Bemis. But for the system to work, tags have to be placed on each book.

  • Littleton city attorney resigns

    Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford is leaving after less than a year in the position.

    Crawford handed in her resignation Friday, 10 days after asking the City Council to be placed on voluntary administrative leave. In both her request for administrative leave and in her letter of resignation, Crawford cited personal reasons for her decision, according to City Manager Michael Penny.

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.