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Today's News

  • Candidates for school board seat tout divergent backgrounds

    A former commercial property manager and a veteran teacher will vie for a seat on the Jeffco school board this fall.

    Arvada resident Kim Johnson, who touts her years in the business world and time spent volunteering in the Jeffco district, and Applewood resident Ali Lasell, who points to her 26 years of teaching and curriculum writing mostly at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, will compete for Jill Fellman’s seat in District 3, which includes parts of Lakewood and Arvada.

  • Bike race to roll through downtown Littleton

    Nationally ranked cyclists will cruise downtown Littleton streets on Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of the Littleton Twilight Criterium.

    The race, in its third year, will have cyclists zipping through a 1.3-kilometer course that loops through historic downtown at speeds close to 40 mph.

    This year’s race is sanctioned by USA Cycling and is part of the Professional National Criterium Calendar, said Becky Motchan, marketing and event coordinator with the city. That means professional bicycle teams from across the country will be coming to Littleton to compete.

  • Accident on C-470 kills Morrison man

    A Morrison resident was killed Friday morning in a two-car crash in the westbound lanes of C-470 near Platte Canyon Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Tyler Spier, 22, died in the accident, which occurred about 7 a.m. when Spier's 2007 Subaru sedan collided with a 2008 Dodge SUV, State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis reported. The driver of the SUV, Steven Latino Jr., 28, of Parker was not injured. 

  • Littleton man, 18, dies when SUV hits tree

    An 18-year-old Littleton man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night when the SUV he was driving struck a tree.

    Evan Carlson died about 9 p.m. Saturday when his westbound 1999 Chevrolet Suburban struck a tree in the median on West Mineral Avenue near Long Drive, according to the Littleton Police Department. Carlson was pronounced dead at the scene. 

  • South Jeffco man arrested after girlfriend is found injured

    A South Jeffco man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on July 13 after his girlfriend was found covered in blood and wandering around an apartment complex at night.

    The woman, who lived in the complex in the 3500 block of South Nelson Circle with her boyfriend, was found by a resident who attempted to give aid and called 911. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

  • Commissioners wary of pilot marijuana program

    Jeffco’s county commissioners will decide soon if the county should develop a pilot program to allow recreational marijuana cultivation and manufacturing.

    The key question for the commissioners: Is it worth county resources and staff time to develop a program that could potentially be so restrictive that no businesses would apply?

  • New site proposed for Jeffco’s Community Corrections

    Jeffco’s years-long search for a new Community Corrections facility could be reaching an end.

    The county has identified a potential new site for Community Corrections near West Eighth Avenue and Quail Street in Lakewood. The current location on Kendall Street between West 16th and 17th avenues, commonly referred to as the New York Building, is in need of $5 million to $6 million in repairs, along with several million dollars in upgrades.

  • Senior housing eyed for Foothills parcel

    The potential buyer of Foothills Park and Recreation District land on the southwest corner of South Wadsworth Boulevard and Columbine Drive is interested in rezoning it to possibly allow for senior housing.

    Cornerstone Capital is under contract to purchase the 3.85 acres from Foothills for $455,000 if it can rezone the property. In its June 9 pre-application letter to Jeffco’s Planning and Zoning Department, Cornerstone said it is considering building an assisted-living center or senior independent living facility.

  • Commissioners eye construction-defects fix

    Jeffco’s county commissioners are frustrated that the state legislature didn’t pass a construction-defects law this year and are hoping that the county can address the issue administratively.

    County Commissioner Don Rosier wants builders to have a “right to repair” defects before homeowners or HOAs pursue litigation. Rosier suggested at a June 30 staff briefing that a “plat note” attached to sales of residential properties could establish that right, as well as set up an arbitration process.

  • School board recall organizers exceed signature-collection goal

    The group trying to recall Jeffco’s three conservative school board members has collected the signatures it needs to move forward with a recall election, a spokeswoman said.

    Jeffco United for Action over the weekend stopped gathering signatures to recall John Newkirk, Ken Witt and Julie Williams, according to spokeswoman Lynea Hansen. The group announced Tuesday afternoon that it had collected more than 110,000 signatures.