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Today's News

  • Driver who died in single-car accident on Kipling identified

    The woman who died in a single-car accident Monday in south Jeffco has been identified.

  • Littleton firefighter develops protocol for suicide response

    Firefighters are trained to deal with physical trauma. Ambulances and fire engines are equipped with medical tools that can treat everything from broken bones to heart attacks.

    But when it comes to mental trauma, like suicide attempts, first responders often are without any applicable tools or training. That led Littleton Fire Rescue Division Chief Wayne Zygowicz to develop a set of procedures for first responders to deal with suicidal patients and with family members.

  • Experience, free throws help Rebels

    The fact that the game came down to the wire was of little surprise. It was Columbine and Chatfield after all. But there’s something to be said for senior leadership. It’s something the Rebels have and Chatfield doesn’t.
    Columbine broke a 54-all tie by hitting 8-of-10 free throws down the stretch for a 64-56 victory. It’s the Rebels’ first win over rival Chatfield since a 65-44 win on Feb. 17, 2012, snapping a four-game slide in the series. Keaton Matthies scored a game-high 21 points and Antonio Chavez added 15 for Columbine.

  • Patient Rebels hold Chatfield in check

    Eighteen minutes, 50 seconds. That’s an eternity in a basketball game. That’s also how long it took the Chatfield Lady Chargers to make a field goal — a 3-pointer at that — in a 51-29 loss at rival Columbine on Jan. 23.

  • Bow Mar again considering Southwest Plaza annexation

    The town of Bow Mar again is working with the owners of Southwest Plaza on a possible deal to annex the mall.

    General Growth Properties, owner of Southwest Plaza, and Bow Mar first approached the county commissioners in June about a possible “flagpole” annexation that would have taken place late last year. But General Growth Properties decided to delay the annexation to give the town more time to analyze the ramifications.

    A request for an interview was not returned by General Growth Properties by press time.

  • South Jeffco street improvements outlined

    The county’s Transportation and Engineering Department has scheduled several street improvement projects over the next several years in South Jeffco.

    The improvements range from installation of traffic signals and new sidewalks to bike lanes and gutter upgrades, said Mike Vanatta, acting director of transportation and engineering.

    Waterton-Wadsworth intersection

    The last intersection before South Wadsworth Boulevard heads into Lockheed Martin’s facility will be getting a traffic signal along with an additional turn lane.

  • School maintenance projects in limbo

    The fate of some voter-approved funds for facility maintenance in Jeffco Public Schools remains unclear after the school board voted 3-2 to table a discussion about their use on Jan. 15.

    The $17 million in question represents part of the proceeds from the bond issue approved by district voters in November 2012 for maintenance and renovation of schools. Even though the ballot specified $99 million in bonds, higher yields meant the bonds sold at a premium and generated additional funds.

  • Littleton recruiting volunteers for snow job

    Littleton wants you to join the coolest gang in the city.

    The Littleton Snow Squad, a group of volunteers who shovel snow for eligible senior citizens, is in need of recruits to finish the season and beyond. The program, run through the city’s Aging Well Resource Center, served about 12 to 15 homes this year but could expand if more volunteers sign up.

  • Caller posing as Littleton cop leaving voice-mails

    The Littleton Police Department has received at least four reports about people receiving phone calls from a caller falsely claiming to be a police officer with the force.

    The caller left messages claiming to be a Littleton police officer named Mike or Michael Crawford, saying the recipient of the call needed to contact him immediately at 720-325-4926 regarding a case.

    The Littleton Police Department doesn’t have an officer named Mike Crawford and has no extension with a 720 area code, said police Cmdr. Trent Cooper.

  • Charter schools seeing enrollment growth

    Jeffco’s charter schools saw significantly greater enrollment growth than district-managed schools in the last year, and advocates say that greater availability of choice, high academic expectations and options for home-schoolers are responsible.