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    Rapunzel lets her hair down

  • Summerset Festival canceled

    The massive rainfall last week forced the first ever cancellation of the Summerset Festival. 

    Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation, said the decision to cancel the festival was made due to the condition of Clement Park after the week's incessant rains and the forecast for more.

  • Foothills exterminates prairie dogs at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District exterminated prairie dogs Sept. 4 in the southern part of Clement Park. 

    The rodents were killed on 3 acres of the park as a result of complaints from a homeowner association in the Windermere Square Subdivision, said Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp. 

    “The issue is, they are getting to the backyards of the individuals on the south border of the park,” Hopp said. 

  • End of the road for Broadstone apartments

    The long journey of the Broadstone at Littleton Station project, a proposed 225-unit apartment complex at the corner of Bemis Avenue and Littleton Boulevard, has come to an end. The City Council voted 6-1 to reject the latest version of the development.

    After an extensive presentation by the developer, Alliance Residential Co., on its vision for the project and hours of public comment, most of which was opposed, the council voted after 2 a.m. Sept. 4 to reject the rezoning request. 

  • The sun sets on another summer

    As fall approaches, it’s time to say goodbye to summer.

    And what better way to do that than by taking part in a South Jeffco tradition that’s entering its 29th year? 

    The Summerset Festival, which takes place at Clement Park this Friday through Sunday, has become a yearly ritual for many area residents. The three days of activities offer something for everyone, said Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation.

  • City Council performs pot pirouette

    The Littleton City Council has changed course and will now vote on a resolution banning retail marijuana sales, after giving initial support to the idea. 

    During the end of the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, which lasted until just before 3 a.m. Sept. 4 due to the contentious hearing on the Broadstone at Littleton Station development, Mayor Debbie Brinkman proposed changing a proposed ordinance allowing retail marijuana sales to an ordinance banning sales of retail marijuana.

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  • Stevenson discusses inBloom, school funding

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson stopped for a cup of coffee and talked about the issues facing Colorado’s largest school district this year.

    More than 50 parents, teachers and district staff filled Conifer High’s library Aug. 28 to get an update on Jeffco Schools. School board candidates Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Gordon “Spud” Van de Water were also in attendance.

    Stevenson and audience members brought up many topics, including funding and the controversial inBloom system for storing student data.

  • Group seeks to add two Jefferson County commissioners

    A grassroots organization believes that Jeffco, the fourth most populous county in Colorado, needs more than three commissioners to adequately represent residents in a county with diverse landscapes and issues.

    Former Golden City Council member Karen Oxman is a founder of Jeffco5, which maintains that five commissioners would better represent the county’s half-million residents and more effectively grapple with its urban and rural political issues. 

  • Planning Board rejects latest proposal for Broadstone apartments

    Most Littleton Planning Board members and more than two dozen people at a board meeting on Aug. 26 still were not happy with a proposal for a scaled-down version of the controversial Broadstone at Littleton Station apartment development in downtown.

    The Planning Board voted 6-1 to recommend that the proposal be denied by the City Council after listening to residents complain about the negative impact the development would have on their homes and neighborhoods. Board chairman Randy Duzan supported the proposal.