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Today's News

  • On Syria, I’ll trust the experts

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his country’s citizens, killing more than 1,400 people, including defenseless children, he crossed a line for most Americans. While there is still much consternation over whether a military response is appropriate and, if so, how we limit our exposure and don’t get sucked into another seemingly endless intervention, there seems to be some consensus that the act of gassing innocents in Syria deserves a response.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    But … why?

  • Stevenson discusses inBloom, school funding

    Jeffco Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson stopped for a cup of coffee and talked about the issues facing Colorado’s largest school district this year.

    More than 50 parents, teachers and district staff filled Conifer High’s library Aug. 28 to get an update on Jeffco Schools. School board candidates Ken Witt, John Newkirk and Gordon “Spud” Van de Water were also in attendance.

    Stevenson and audience members brought up many topics, including funding and the controversial inBloom system for storing student data.

  • Group seeks to add two Jefferson County commissioners

    A grassroots organization believes that Jeffco, the fourth most populous county in Colorado, needs more than three commissioners to adequately represent residents in a county with diverse landscapes and issues.

    Former Golden City Council member Karen Oxman is a founder of Jeffco5, which maintains that five commissioners would better represent the county’s half-million residents and more effectively grapple with its urban and rural political issues. 

  • Planning Board rejects latest proposal for Broadstone apartments

    Most Littleton Planning Board members and more than two dozen people at a board meeting on Aug. 26 still were not happy with a proposal for a scaled-down version of the controversial Broadstone at Littleton Station apartment development in downtown.

    The Planning Board voted 6-1 to recommend that the proposal be denied by the City Council after listening to residents complain about the negative impact the development would have on their homes and neighborhoods. Board chairman Randy Duzan supported the proposal.

  • Jewish community begins celebration of High Holy Days

    The Jewish community in Jefferson County is preparing for the High Holy Days — a time of spiritual reflection, repentance and renewal known as the Days of Awe.

    This year’s celebration begins on the evening of Sept. 4 with Rosh Hashana and continues through Sept. 14 with concluding Yom Kippur services.

    “The Jewish High Holy Days season is both solemn and joyous,” said Rabbi Séverine Sokol of Congregation B’nai Chaim in Morrison. 

  • Littleton council leaning toward approval of retail marijuana sales

    Littleton may soon join Denver and a few other Colorado cities in having retail outlets for recreational marijuana.

    During a study session Aug. 27, a majority of members of the Littleton City Council — Jerry Valdes, Bruce Stahlman, Peggy Cole and Jim Taylor — expressed support for allowing retail marijuana sales in the city.

  • The secessionists have seceded from reality

    After spending two months trying to come up with a single argument that there is any reason for 10 counties in northeast Colorado to form the state of Northern Colorado, I’ve come up with a reason. It’s not particularly compelling, but it’s something. They’ve already got their state university. The university in Greeley is called the University of Northern Colorado.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    It’s a Binford 9000

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Krantz-coached Littleton topples TJ in home opener

    Littleton High scored its first win in the Kurt Krantz era with a 40-20 victory over Thomas Jefferson on Aug. 29 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
    The win avenged a 35-14 loss at Thomas Jefferson a season ago. It also marked only the second home win for LHS dating back to Sept. 24, 2010.
    The Lions won their homecoming game against Golden last year.

    BOYS TENNIS
    Chatfield opens league play with win over Ralston Valley