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  • 4 arrested as deputies thwart robbery at South Jeffco coin store

    Four people were arrested early Thursday when Jeffco deputies thwarted a robbery at a South Jeffco coin store.

    A silent alarm at World of Coins, 7735 W. Long Drive, was triggered about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they saw that the store’s front glass door had been smashed and that a silver Subaru was parked out front.

  • Littleton council decides not to charge admission at museum

    Admission fees won’t be charged at the Littleton Museum anytime soon, though the City Council still wants to continue looking for ways to raise money to support the facility.

    The council decided not to impose admission fees at the museum after hearing six fee-structure options it had requested in January. Museum director Tim Nimz suggested options that would raise anywhere from $7,500 to $157,000 yearly but warned the fees likely would reduce attendance.

  • Law requiring reporting of elderly abuse signed in Jeffco

    Colorado has made it a crime to not report suspected abuse of elderly people, and the law took effect with a signing ceremony in Jefferson County. 

    Senate Bill 111, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 16 at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Wheat Ridge, makes it a crime if those in professions such as home health care, law enforcement and nursing do not report suspected physical abuse of people 70 and older within 24 hours. 

  • Littleton City Council interviews four law firms

    After hearing proposals from four law firms, members of the Littleton City Council believe they may have found a solution to filling the vacant city attorney position. 

    The council has been trying to decide how it would replace former city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned in February. In a review of the city's legal services, one suggestion was to outsource the work to a legal firm instead of hiring a full-time city attorney. 

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  • Fugitive that eluded authorities in South Jeffco arrested

    A man wanted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office that eluded capture Thursday night in South Jeffco has been arrested.

    David Shane Gosik, 34, was being sought by authorities in connection with several charges in Douglas and Arapahoe counties. He was arrested May 19 at the Pebble Creek apartment complex near West Hampden Avenue and South Harlan Street.

  • Fire engulfs home in Littleton

    Fire engulfed a home on South Rapp Street in Littleton on May 14. 

    Littleton firefighters received the call about a house on fire at 5868 S. Rapp St., near Arapahoe Community College, about 4:13 p.m. 

    "When we turned the corner, we saw there was flames," said Bethany Stuhlman, who was one of the first people to see the house on fire.

  • Littleton City Council denies request for development moratorium

    A proposal by a group of Littleton residents to place a moratorium on any residential rezoning that would increase density and traffic failed to win approval from the City Council. 

    The proposal, presented to the City Council by resident John Watson on May 7, would have placed a moratorium until Jan. 1, 2014, on any rezoning request, land-use approval application, building permit or any other permit that would increase residential density and traffic.

  • Commissioners divided on EDC's request for more funds

    With budget discussions under way for next year, Jeffco’s county commissioners are hearing from all quarters about the need for more funding. 

    One group seeking more taxpayer dollars, the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., made its pitch again last week. Yet it was the commissioners who ended up doing most of the talking.

    Commissioner Don Rosier asked members of the EDC to attend last week’s commissioners meeting to continue discussions about funding for the economic-development group’s new Forward Jeffco initiative. 

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