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Today's News

  • Shakespeare play, venue are a dream

    Shakespeare came to the park — Clement Park — last Friday.

    The Foothills Theatre Company presented the Bard’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at South Jeffco's premiere outdoor venue. The comedy of errors centers on two young couples, unrequited love, mischievous fairies and one man’s unfortunate transformation into a donkey.

    The 500-year-old play still elicits plenty of laughs from a 21st-century audience — thanks to the amazing source material, said audience member Larissa Packer.

  • Drag racer making a name for himself

    MORRISON — Kevin Moore’s 1934 Super Gas Chevrolet is emblazoned with national event stickers. The 44-year-old Littleton resident might be a local, but he has carved out a national reputation since starting a Super Gas racing career in 1991.

    Rows and rows of stickers adorn his race car. Some have been covered by newer ones as he runs out of room. But that’s just a sign of how successful Moore has been on the drag racing circuit, which included a stop at this year’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway from July 18-20.

  • Tip-a-Cop

    State Patrol troopers and athletes from the Special Olympics worked at the Chili’s at 8454 S. Kipling Parkway on Sunday to raise awareness and funds. Along with donations made at the tables, Chili’s statewide donated 15 percent of the profits from July 20 to Special Olympics.

    “It helps bring an awareness that there’s a charity out there that gives these remarkable young people trying to participate help,” said Trooper Nate Reid, the State Patrol spokesman. “It’s a small token for us to give a few hours of our time.”

  • Wunderbar! Biergarten Festival in Morrison draws enthusiastic crowds

    The mountain air in Morrision last weekend was full of the sounds of polka, the clanking of beer steins and the smell of fresh-made bratwurst.

    Denver’s Biergarten Festival, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce, brought the feel of a Munich Biergarten to the foothills as a way to help celebrate German culture, said chamber President Fred Beisser. The chamber’s goal is to promote business and cultural ties between Colorado and Germany.

  • DeGette talks jobs with Jeffco officials

    Creating jobs in Jefferson County was the focus when Congresswoman Diana DeGette met with Jeffco officials last Friday.

    DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado's Denver-dominated 1st District, was told that businesses need clear signals from the federal government on everything from tax policy to fracking regulations.

    The forum, hosted by the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., let DeGette meet with the business community in a part of her district that was added in 2011's redistricting.

  • Sinkhole repairs on Simms might take awhile

     Repair work on a massive sinkhole will close South Simms Street between West Cooper Avenue and South Ward Street for the foreseeable future.

    Jeffco shut down Simms last week to begin repairing a culvert that collapsed beneath the street on June 25. The collapsed culvert created a 20-foot-wide sinkhole about 400 square feet in total size.

  • Roundabout eyed for South Prince, Centennial Drive

    Littleton is considering its first traffic roundabout as a solution to numerous accidents at South Prince Street and Centennial Drive.

    The intersection has been the site of a pattern of accidents; the majority occur when eastbound traffic on Centennial, which has a stop sign, collides with through traffic on Prince, said Charlie Buck, a traffic consultant from Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig.

  • Jurors find local woman guilty in stabbing death of husband

     A South Jeffco woman was found guilty by a jury last week in the stabbing death of her husband last year.

    Sandra Lee Schreiber, 71, was arrested in the slaying of her husband of 43 years, 79-year-old Michael Schreiber, in May 2013. On July 16, she was found guilty of first-degree murder and assault on an at-risk adult, both felonies, after a 12-day trial in Jefferson County court.

  • Creedence Clearwater Revisited coming to Hudson Gardens on Sunday

    The music of Creedence Clearwater Revival — one of the seminal rock bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s, responsible for classic songs like “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” and “Bad Moon Rising” — is coming to Littleton this Sunday.

    Creedence Clearwater Revisited, a tribute band that features original drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Cook, will perform to a sold-out crowd at Hudson Gardens on July 27 as part of the venue's summer concert series.

  • Inter-Canyon board scraps Youth Patrol

     Inter-Canyon Fire's Board of Directors voted unanimously July 17 to end the district’s Youth Patrol program because of concerns over inadequate supervision and insurance coverage in the event of an injury.

    “These kids are put at risk, and we have no … way of supervising them (properly),” said Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon board treasurer.