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Today's News

  • Fun City demolition wraps up; health center construction begins

    A project three years in the making soon will come to fruition in South Jeffco as demolition of the former Fun City building wraps up and construction of a health center begins.

    Called the West Littleton Neighborhood Health Center, the $30 million project at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Kipling Street is expected to be completed in April 2018. It will be managed by Centura Health and the Larkin Group.

  • Inter-Canyon fire truck damaged while responding to wildland fire

    An Inter-Canyon Fire Department fire truck was damaged last week when it slid off an icy road while on a call.

    About 8 p.m. Feb. 28, firefighters responded to a wildland fire call on McKinney Road off South Deer Creek Canyon Road.

    Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad said the driver parked Engine 631 when he arrived. The truck at some point then slid backward about 100 yards on the snowy road and into the creek bed.

    The driver, whose name was not released, sustained no injures, but there was damage to the body and undercarriage of the fire engine.

  • Yo ho! A pirate’s life for them

    Not many can put professional pirate on their resume — but Michael and Sarah Sheridan of Littleton are two of the few.

    The couple met in costume at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival, and a love for pirate garb, antiques and other “old, beat-up, dirty things” led to their creation of The Castaway Trading Co., an Etsy shop “chock full of strange and exotic creations for the urban adventurer.”

  • Area senior citizens get lessons in firearms safety

    Seniors from Jefferson and Gilpin counties received a lesson in gun safety last week.

    The session was a part of the district attorney’s Triad program, a partnership among those in the criminal justice system, community groups and volunteer senior citizens designed to prevent the victimization of older adults while providing with them with law enforcement services.

    George Mumma, a senior investigator with the Jeffco DA’s office, shared information about various types of guns and rehashed Colorado’s gun laws to a filled conference room.

  • Memo from Jeffco school board lists Stevenson as superintendent

    A memo dated Feb. 23 on Jeffco school board stationery lists ex-superintendent Cindy Stevenson as the district’s current leader — but the district’s spokeswoman denied that the former longtime superintendent is poised to return.

  • Breast cancer survivor teaching her sons to ‘stand up for something you believe in’

    A thick scar lines Tracey Randolph’s waistline, and two more adorn her breasts.

    The scars are forever a part of her, and Randolph isn’t afraid to show them.

    For the 44-year-old, the scars have come to represent much more than a victory over breast cancer. They serve as a constant reminder of her goal to spread awareness about the disease, her desire to maintain a positive outlook on life, and her fight for justice.

    A devastating diagnosis

  • Dulcimer Festival hammers out musical connections

    The melodic sound of the hammered dulcimer echoes through the halls of St. James Presbyterian Church, floating toward the sanctuary to combine with the gentle strum of the mountain dulcimer.

    Though the two instruments technically have no relation outside of a shared name, both were celebrated at the 14th annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival. The event originated in Fort Collins but has since moved to Littleton.

  • Foothills Theatre Company prepping for family-friendly ‘Black Comedy’

    Foothills Theatre Company next month begins a new season of family-friendly performances in Jefferson County with “Black Comedy,” a fun and farcical production by renowned playwright Peter Shaffer.

    Directed by Christina Leet, “Black Comedy” is scheduled for a five-show run March 3-11 at the Black Box Theatre at The Ridge Recreation Center, 6612 S. Ward St. Tickets are on sale now.

  • Student organizes fund-raiser for coach’s daughter

    When Katie Day heard that her basketball coach’s daughter had leukemia, she wanted to do something to help.

    With the help of Dakota Ridge High athletic director Matt Heckel and the school’s booster club, the student organized a pancake dinner fund-raiser and special “orange out” basketball game in less than a month’s time. All funds raised at the event benefited coach Jeff Lodden’s family — mainly his daughter, Reagan, 9, in her fight against cancer.

  • Commissioners OK security upgrades for admin side of courthouse

    In response to recent incidents of intimidation against county employees and anti-government demonstrations, Jeffco’s county commissioners on Tuesday signed off on a personnel request from the Sheriff’s Office to add two full-time deputies to patrol the administrative wing of the Jefferson County courthouse.