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    ROMEO must fly

  • County commissioners identify key issues for 2014

    As Jeffco looks ahead to 2014, several issues from previous years will return to the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda. The Columbine Courier sat down with the commissioners to ask what issues they think will be in the center ring in 2014.

     

    The budget

    Balancing the county’s 2015 budget is likely the biggest issue Jeffco will face in 2014. 

  • Chipping in

    Residents looking to ring in the New Year by tossing out their old Christmas trees can drop them off instead.  

     

    The city of Littleton and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District are turning old Christmas trees into mulch. The trees will be mulched and used in landscaping throughout the South Suburban District and the city.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Mad for business

  • Robbers mace customers, employees at Verizon store

    Twenty-one people were sprayed with mace on Dec. 29 by two men who robbed the Verizon store at Southwest Plaza.

    The perpetrators broke the locking mechanism on two iPhone display models about 4 p.m., setting off an alarm, Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said.

    As the pair tried to leave the store, Kelley said, one of the suspects pulled out a can of mace and discharged it twice.

  • Inter-Canyon installing electronic locks at fire stations

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is installing electronic locks at all four of the district’s stations to increase security.

    “Each (Inter-Canyon) member will be assigned a key and will have to carry it with them,” said Dan Hatlestad, firefighter and paramedic with Inter-Canyon. 

  • Armstrong named Littleton fire chief

    Littleton Fire Rescue has a new top firefighter. 

    The city has named Christopher Armstrong as head of the city’s firefighting and emergency operations. Armstrong, who will start his new job Jan. 20, will replace current Chief John Mullin, who’s retiring at the end of the year. 

  • Littleton City Council formulates goals for next two years

    Littleton’s newly elected City Council wants to see commercial space grow in the city over the next two years —and might look at annexation as a possible means to that end.

    The council is in the process of adopting its new goals and vision statement for the next two years, which will be ratified at the regular meeting on Jan. 7. 

    While promoting economic vitality has been a key focus for previous councils, this group wants Littleton to look at ways to expand retail space, including possible annexation of retail property. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

    ‘This is the Droid you’re looking for’

  • Two fishermen rescued after falling through ice on Chatfield Reservoir

    Two ice fishermen were rescued Thursday after falling through the ice on Chatfield Reservoir.

    The two had walked about 80 feet from the shoreline in the Kingfisher Ponds area about noon when they broke through the ice.

    One man was able to drag himself to the shore, while the other held onto the edge of the ice.

    “The one man who was able to extricate himself went to get a tire and rope to rescue his friend. He then fell back in,” said Littleton Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jeff Tasker.