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Today's News

  • 4 arrested as deputies thwart robbery at South Jeffco coin store

    Four people were arrested early Thursday when Jeffco deputies thwarted a robbery at a South Jeffco coin store.

    A silent alarm at World of Coins, 7735 W. Long Drive, was triggered about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they saw that the store’s front glass door had been smashed and that a silver Subaru was parked out front.

  • Littleton council decides not to charge admission at museum

    Admission fees won’t be charged at the Littleton Museum anytime soon, though the City Council still wants to continue looking for ways to raise money to support the facility.

    The council decided not to impose admission fees at the museum after hearing six fee-structure options it had requested in January. Museum director Tim Nimz suggested options that would raise anywhere from $7,500 to $157,000 yearly but warned the fees likely would reduce attendance.

  • Law requiring reporting of elderly abuse signed in Jeffco

    Colorado has made it a crime to not report suspected abuse of elderly people, and the law took effect with a signing ceremony in Jefferson County. 

    Senate Bill 111, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 16 at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Wheat Ridge, makes it a crime if those in professions such as home health care, law enforcement and nursing do not report suspected physical abuse of people 70 and older within 24 hours. 

  • Staunton is a stunner

    Staunton State Park’s much-anticipated opening weekend didn’t disappoint.

    “It’s been crazy getting ready for this, but seeing people happy has made all of the blood, sweat and tears worth it,” said Jennifer Anderson, the park manager. “I couldn’t have asked for the weekend to be better.”

  • Littleton City Council interviews four law firms

    After hearing proposals from four law firms, members of the Littleton City Council believe they may have found a solution to filling the vacant city attorney position. 

    The council has been trying to decide how it would replace former city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned in February. In a review of the city's legal services, one suggestion was to outsource the work to a legal firm instead of hiring a full-time city attorney. 

  • Uneasy riders

    Any one of the Harley-Davidson or BMW motorcycles lined up at the Jeffco sheriff’s firing range was a bike lover’s dream. 

    And a bad guy’s nightmare. 

    The Sheriff’s Office hosted an advanced police motorcycle school for more than 50 officers from 11 area law enforcement agencies, including Jeffco deputies, on May 14-15. The 40-hour course gave the officers a rare chance to improve on their skills and to practice live-fire exercises while on their bikes. 

  • Tallying the 2013 legislative scorecard

    The Colorado legislature adjourned May 8 after completing the work of the first session of the 69th General Assembly. Highly contentious issues and partisan wrangling characterized the session. Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the governor’s office after a two-year period in which control of the legislature was split, as Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and 2012 by a narrow 33-32 margin.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The tracks of their fears

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp June 3 to July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge and online at the school’s website at  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Littleton’s record relay time short-lived

    By Matt Meyer
    For the Courier
    GRAND JUNCTION — Littleton High School swimmer Josh Tinucci took one last vicious kick during the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay preliminaries and lunged for the touchpad. He looked up at the scoreboard, checking to see if the Lions’ win during the second-to-last heat would qualify them for the state finals. The senior stared at the scoreboard and was stunned.