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Today's News

  • Pro cyclist accused of shooting at Deer Creek Canyon home

    A pro cyclist who lives in Englewood has been accused of recklessly firing a gun earlier this year near homes in the Deer Creek Canyon area, about five miles east of Conifer.

    Daniel H. Summerhill, 28, appeared in Jefferson County court Tuesday morning and was advised of charges against him, which include one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct involving discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He pleaded not guilty.

    A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for July 12.

  • Glass a ‘change agent’ in education

    By some turns, Jeffco Public Schools’ next superintendent is simply a Kentucky boy from a long line of educators who has an ever-evolving vision of what K-12 education can be.

    By other turns, Jason Glass has been called a “policy guy,” and a “change agent,” and has a habit of leaving his posts ahead of schedule. He’s also outspoken about education trends — penning a regular column for the Vail Daily — and media savvy with frequent posts to Twitter.

  • Morrison wants to control location, features of small wireless service facilities

    An ordinance is in the works that would give the town of Morrison some control over small wireless service facilities that might be built within the town limits.

    While an ordinance would not prevent a small cell facility’s construction in Morrison, it would allow the town a say in its design features and location.

    In preparation for the law’s July 1 effective date, Mayor Sean Forey said the town needs to keep moving and work to pass an ordinance prior to that date.

  • There’s still work to be done at Columbine Memorial

    The Columbine Memorial Foundation recently ticked an item off its repair wish list.

    About 5,000 square feet of buckling concrete at the entryway of the Clement Park memorial has been replaced. Rick Townsend, president of the foundation board, calls the project, which cost approximately $51,000, a big effort.

    “It took a big bite out of our savings to get that done,” he added.

    But Townsend notes it was necessary because the concrete created a safety hazard for visitors.

  • Bradford Intermediate School ball fields put on backburner

    The Ken-Caryl Metropolitan District board has temporarily scrapped plans to build ball fields at Bradford Intermediate School K-8 North, but will use money from a lawsuit settlement to pay for tennis courts at the Ken-Caryl Community Center and for renovations to the Ken-Caryl Ranch House pool.

    After reimbursing itself and the Ken-Caryl Master Association for the tennis courts, it will begin planning pool renovations – likely in the fall. In several years, if the funds are available, the board will reconsider building the ball fields.

  • South Jeffco reflects on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day provided an opportunity for remembrance and reflection for those celebrating across South Jeffco.

    The holiday is meant to honor those who’ve died in service to the United States of America. As residents gathered in Littleton, Ken-Caryl and beyond, all agreed that it is essential to express gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Hotels, senior living may be coming to C-470 and Bowles

    The county is taking steps toward allowing hotels, motels and senior living facilities along C-470 at West Bowles Avenue despite opposition from neighboring residents.

    After more than three hours of debate on May 24 stretching past midnight, the Jeffco Planning Commission in a 5-2 vote recommended rezoning 23.57 acres of land just east of C-470 and about 700 feet north of West Bowles Avenue. The four parcels are north of Tipsy’s Liquor World.

    The plan will come before Jeffco commissioners at a June 20 hearing.

  • Her sole purpose

    Vyolet Harris hops out of her mother’s car, grabs a bag from the trunk and makes her way inside Brighton Collectibles – and then it hits her.

    “This is heavy,” she says, using both hands to lug a white shopping bag filled with shoes.

    With the help of her schoolmates and teachers at Belmar Elementary in Lakewood, the 8-year-old from Littleton collected more than 120 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, a Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that, in part, collects and distributes new and gently used shoes to those in need.

  • Mile High BMX in negotiations to bring national event to Schaefer complex

    The BMX track at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex is still under construction, but that hasn’t prevented the still-to-open facility from attracting the attention of the sport’s national sanctioning body.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Clothes encounter of the worst kind