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Today's News

  • ‘Shape what you shred’

    On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

    Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.

  • Foothills adaptive swim wins grant

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District learned this week that it’s aquatics department was one of seven in the state to win a USA Swimming Foundation grant to benefit participants of its adaptive swim and play program.
    Kim Henderson, Aquatics supervisor for Foothills, said Wednesday that the park district doesn’t know yet how much money it will receive from USA Swimming or what criteria will be put in place by the organization. Foothills officials are expecting more information from USA Swimming by the end of the week.

  • ‘Everyone loves dogs’

    At last Saturday’s 5-K9 for a Cure, people and their pups raced to the finish line at Chatfield High School.

    Organized by Zach Valdez and Haley Skarulis, Chatfield juniors, the dog-friendly race serves as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life, the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. A May Relay for Life event is slated at Chatfield.

  • Man gets 48 years for 2015 attack on girlfriend

    A South Jeffco man will serve more than four decades in prison for a 2015 attack on his girlfriend, who sustained traumatic brain injuries and nearly died.

    Chuck Martinez, 36, was sentenced Monday afternoon to 48 years on felony charges of attempted murder and two charges of assault in the first degree. Though he received a 25-year sentence and a 30-year sentence for the latter two charges, those are to run concurrent to the first sentence.

  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Commission knocks down Foothills’ rezoning request

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted against a rezoning request made by the Foothills Park & Recreation District on more than 3 acres it was hoping to sell for development.

  • Library’s renovation brings concerns, hope

    The Columbine Library will close its doors in early April as work on a $4 million redesign project kicks off.

    Architects and library officials expect the project to be completed by September, which would close the current location, located at 7706 W. Bowles Ave., for approximately five months.

  • Springing into the new season

    There were flips, cartwheels and splits aplenty on March 1 at Leawood Elementary as students in the school’s gymnastics program performed for their classmates, teachers and families.

    The gymnastics program is longstanding at the school, but the 2017 season did bring one change: the addition of a new spring floor.

    Donated by Columbine High School earlier this year, the floor provides an additional tool for the students, and it helps the elementary school stand out.

  • Jeffco League of Women Voters talks water

    Water — it’s essential to all life.

    In a presentation titled “Don’t Waste What You Don’t Have,” the Littleton branch of the Jeffco League of Women of Voters met last week to discuss water issues in Colorado and across the globe and the ways in which it can effect change.

  • Jeffco Sheriff’s searching for Verizon Wireless suspect

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who entered two Verizon Wireless stores, purchased $2,700 worth of merchandise and is accused of using other people’s account information.

    On Feb. 6, the man, who has yet to be identified, entered the Park Meadows Verizon store in Lone Tree just before 3 p.m. He later traveled to South Jeffco and entered the Littleton store near Southwest Plaza mall around 6:45 p.m.