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  • Shopping center property rezoned to reflect actual uses

    Part of the Westridge Square Shopping Center has been rezoned to conform with Jeffco’s zoning in the area after more than 20 years of noncompliance. 

    The entire shopping center, at West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling Parkway, had been zoned for multi-family residential by Jeffco. Yet it’s home to several commercial properties, including the Jumpstreet Indoor Trampoline Park and several smaller stores and restaurants. 

  • Foothills finds buyer for land at Wadsworth, Coal Mine

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District has found a buyer for a piece of its open-space property on the northeast corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue. 

    The district’s Board of Directors agreed May 27 to an $815,000 bid from developer Cornerstone Capital Investment Inc. for the 4.65 acres. The property had originally been listed for about $809,000, said Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp.

  • Boy injured when wind gust sends bouncy slide rolling

    A 10-year-old boy was injured Saturday afternoon when a gust of wind sent an inflatable bouncy slide careening down a slope at Easton Park.

    The slide rolled about 200 yards with the boy still in it, said Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. The boy’s injuries were described as minor, and he was transported to a nearby clinic.

    A girl about the same age also was in the slide when it started to roll but got out quickly. She suffered minor injuries as well, Techmeyer said. 

  • GOP candidate Keyser seeking political balance in legislature

    Colorado native Jon Keyser says he's running for the House District 25 seat to help restore political balance to the state legislature. 

    “We’re coming off of a couple of years of control by the same party,” he said. “There are no checks and balances.”

    Keyser, a Morrison resident, said he would like to serve the state as a “citizen legislator” representing the interests and concerns of those in his district. 

  • City will haul away wretched refuse from teeming garages

    Littleton wants to help residents rid their garages of rampant clutter.

    The city’s Summer Cleanup and Recycle program offers residents free removal of large items that can’t be reused but possibly can be recycled, said senior code specialist Rebecca Thompson. 

    “What we’re trying to do is help residents clean up their property,” Thompson said. “In code enforcement, we get complaints, and we inspect and have to leave notices for people to clean up their property. This is a way for the city to assist and help with that.

  • Council discussion goes to pot

    Members of the Littleton City Council still have questions and reservations about allowing sales of recreational marijuana in the city. 

    The council discussed the potential benefits and hazards of allowing retail sales during its meeting May 20. Currently Littleton has a moratorium on sales of recreational marijuana that expires October. Four shops currently sell medicinal pot.   

    The city can choose to ban recreational sales, allow them, put the matter to voters, or simply extend the moratorium. 

  • Summerset accepting applications for vendors

    The Summerset Festival is looking for vendors for this year’s event. 

    The three-day festival, to be held Sept. 12-14 in Clement Park, features booths that include arts and crafts merchants, local businesses, and nonprofits looking to educate the public. 

    The festival is also taking applications from antiques vendors. 

  • Meet, Eat and Greet delivers on its menu

    Littleton kicked off its first Meet, Eat and Greet event with games, fun and ice cream. 

    The first of the once-a-month events, scheduled through September, was held at Sterne Park on May 13. Littleton’s fire and police departments were on hand, along with representatives of every city department and members of the City Council, to provide information to residents.

  • SRC center moves to new location

    The Seniors’ Resource Center moved into its temporary new home last week in South Jeffco in the Westridge Square Shopping Center at West Bowles Avenue and South Kipling Parkway. 

    The SRC relocated its southwest branch from Southwest Plaza as the mall undergoes renovations, said SRC president John Zabawa. He said the center will return to Southwest Plaza once renovations to the mall are complete, in about 18 months. 

  • Latest plan to move Community Corrections abandoned

    Jeffco has decided to abandon its latest idea for relocating the Community Corrections facility after hearing from angry neighbors of a potential site near the Jeffco Fairgrounds.

    The county had identified a property near the fairgrounds and Foothills Animal Shelter at 15650 W. Sixth Ave. as a potential new home for Community Corrections. The current facility, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues.