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Today's News

  • Littleton weighs options for legal services

    Littleton is weighing options for rep lacing city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned Feb. 1, citing personal reasons.

    Earlier this month, the City Council heard a report from City Manager Michael Penny on the options for obtaining legal services. The city contracted with outside counsel for an analysis of its legal services and needs. 

    The report said one option is to hire an outside law firm, as opposed to hiring a full-time city attorney. Penny told the council members they should bring in law firms for interviews. 

  • Man charged in threat left on lawmaker's phone

    A man has been arrested and charged after a threatening voice message was left for state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-South Jeffco.

    David Cassidy has been charged in connection with a voice message left on Kerr’s cell phone March 4 saying he and the rest of the Democrats working on gun-control legislation would regret their action, and, “either by ballots or by bullets, we’re going to get you out of office.”

    Kerr said he reported the message to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • PLAN Jeffco a grassroots organization from its inception

    PLAN Jeffco, a private, nonprofit advocacy group, was founded in 1972 to propose and campaign for a ballot referendum establishing the half-cent sales tax and the Jefferson County Open Space program. 

    The first chair of PLAN Jeffco was Mike Moore of Evergreen, who also served as the campaign manager in the open-space sales-tax campaign. 

  • Demonstrators show up at Taj to protest Odom no-shows

    A small group of protesters with a one-man band and a bugler gathered March 26 in front of the Jeffco government building to protest what they see as the unethical behavior of former county commissioner John Odom.

    After losing the District 2 seat in last November’s election to Democrat Casey Tighe, Odom stopped attending meetings. Starting after the Nov. 15 regular meeting of the commission, Odom missed up to six meetings. 

  • The faithful celebrate Easter at Red Rocks

    Sunday marked the 66th annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison.  

  • Jeffco Open Space at 40: Second era of acquisition doubles Open Space lands

    The first 26 years of the Jefferson County open-space sales tax and three successful referendums at the ballot box proved that voters value open lands. In 1998 they showed how much by passing a measure that helped double the amount of scenery and public land in Jeffco’s Open Space park system.

  • Body found on Hogback near C-470 and Bowles

    A skeleton was found by a hiker early Tuesday morning near the Hogback.

    The bones were found about 5:30 a.m. in open space west of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue. The remains were not near a trail and were in an area that isn't subject to routine traffic, said Jacki Kelly, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Because of the remote location, authorities had to wait until daybreak to travel to the site. No gender, identity or cause of death had been determined. 

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Columbine’s Hertz honored by Nuggets for excellence in training
    Columbine High athletic trainer Matt Hertz was one of two recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Athletic Training awards by the Denver Nuggets last month.
    They were recognized by Nuggets athletic trainer Jim Gillen prior to the team’s home game March 23 against the Sacramento Kings.

  • Winter all-conference boys basketball, girls basketball

    Following is the 2013 5A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Thomas Neff, Arvada West; Derris Miles, Bear Creek; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Jon Snow, Columbine; Garrett Hyde, Columbine; Elijah Davis, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • Chatfield diver saves best for last at invite

    THORNTON — Matt Jagiello didn’t have a good feel for his dives during warm-ups, but, thankfully for him, those weren’t the ones that counted.
    In fact, Jagiello’s three dives in the finals of the 2013 Dick Rush Coaches Invitational at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center got progressively better. That helped the Chargers junior to take fourth with 393.05 points on March 30.