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Today's News

  • Littleton council hires full-time city attorney

    The Littleton City Council has decided to hire a full-time city attorney after about a year of contracting for legal services with an outside lawyer.

    The council approved the promotion of Deputy City Attorney Kristin Schledorn to the full-time city attorney position on a 6-1 vote during its Dec. 2 meeting. Schledorn has been with Littleton since 2012.

  • 2014 5A Jeffco all-conference volleyball

    The following are all-conference selections for 5A Jeffco volleyball during the 2014 fall season:

    5A JEFFCO
    FIRST TEAM
    Mikaila Paxton, OH, Arvada West; Jozy Carlacci-King, OH, Bear Creek; Kendall Stillwell, L, Bear Creek; Amelia Metzler, setter/RS, Chatfield; Anne-Liese Golletz, M, Chatfield; Hannah Boyle, OH, Columbine; Debbie Martinez, L, Dakota Ridge; Raegen Jackson, MB, Lakewood; Kate Pierro, MB, Lakewood; Julia Baskin, OH, Pomona; Simone Gibeau, OH, Ralston Valley; Ali Williams, OH, Ralston Valley

  • 2014 all-conference football teams

    The following are all-conference football selections in the 5A Jeffco, 4A Plains and 1A Metro for the 2014 season:

  • Eagles faced adversity all season, even at the state meet

    DENVER — Dakota Ridge senior co-ed cheer captain Tyler Richey is the embodiment of cheerleading — enthusiastic, positive and full of spirit all mixed into a compact, athletic, bouncy frame. 

    She wears an enormous smile, almost as big as the bow perched atop her high ponytail, whenever she speaks, but as soon as her team left the floor at the Denver Coliseum on Dec. 5 it seemed as though Richey’s perkiness was merely a façade covering deep-seated worry.

  • Lady Chargers slide by in foul-filled encounter

    It may have been Chatfield and Columbine, but that was about the only thing that was familiar with the fifth-place game of the Rebel with a Cause girls basketball tournament on Dec. 6.

  • Authorities seek man who robbed South Jeffco bank

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who robbed the 1st Bank at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue earlier Tuesday.

  • West Metro Fire set to approve reductions in 2015 budget

    The West Metro Fire Protection District board was set to approve a 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday that includes shutting down a fire engine in the Ken-Caryl area and reducing the number of on-duty firefighters.

    The cuts are part of a budget-balancing effort after voters rejected a 3-mill property-tax increase last May that would have raised taxes on a $300,000 home by $72 annually. The cuts represent about $2 million in savings in the 2015 budget.

  • Holiday remembrances

    Scores of people participated in a “pinecone ceremony” and farolito lighting to mark the holiday season at The Fort restaurant in Morrison on Sunday under snowy skies.

    Visitors wrote a name or names on a piece of paper of loved ones they want to remember during the holidays and slipped the paper into a pinecone. The pinecones then were tossed into a campfire built in the central courtyard of the restaurant, the messages carried into the sky by the flames.

  • Santa’s arrival lights the holiday night

    Despite a rapidly approaching Christmas Eve deadline, Santa Claus found a little time for his annual drive down Littleton’s Main Street on Friday.

    Kris Kringle’s appearance was part of Littleton’s Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting. The holiday celebration, in its 31st year, raised money for Interfaith Community Services and collected toys for the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop charity.

  • A pre- and post-Thanksgiving Day pet parade at animal shelter

    For some, Black Friday is all about finding the best deal on a new flat screen. But for the hundreds who packed Foothills Animal Shelter on Friday, the day was all about finding a new furry friend. And a good deal.

    The shelter featured adoption specials on the days before and after Thanksgiving, hoping to place as many pets as possible. More than 64 animals found forever homes during the two days, said Jennifer Strickland, spokeswoman for the shelter. By Friday afternoon, only two dogs remained available for adoption.