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Today's News

  • Learn how to thwart cyber crime

    If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 40 years of fighting crime, it’s that you need to be smarter than the crooks. Lately they’ve found a new place to prowl — online.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    All politics is local

  • Littleton police officer free on bond in drug case

    A Littleton police officer who was arrested on suspicion of buying Ecstasy from an FBI informant is free on $100,000 bond.

    The FBI arrested Jeffery Johnston at his home in Parker on July 19. According to the complaint against him, Johnston is suspected of purchasing about 16 grams of the drug MDMA, commonly referred to as Ecstasy, from an FBI informant for $1,300.

  • Bicyclist injured in accident on Pierce Street

    The Colorado State Patrol responded to an accident last Wednesday afternoon involving a 24-year-old man on a bicycle and a 2005 BMW driven by a 30-year-old male, according to Trooper Nate Reid.

    The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. on South Pierce Street between West Portland and Coal Mine avenues. The bicyclist, Eric Rooney, was transported to Littleton Adventist Hospital with moderate, non-life threatening injuries, said Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis. The driver of the BMW was not injured.

  • Busying idle hands

    Even though Troy Gill started carving wood as a way to occupy his time while recovering from surgery last August, he wouldn’t necessarily call it a form of therapy. 

    “It couldn’t be therapy because I kept slicing my fingers,” Gill said. 

    What started for Gill as a hobby has become Celtic Wood Works, Gill’s custom Irish-themed wood-carving business. This past weekend’s Colorado Irish Festival at Clement Park marked the first time Gill has taken his work from his garage to a festival. 

  • Jeffco seeks land swap for inmate home

    Jeffco is working on a land deal that would exchange the county’s current home for Community Corrections for a new one.

    The deal involves swapping the Community Corrections headquarters at Kendall Street between 16th and 17th avenues, commonly referred to as the New York Building, and 4 acres at West Colfax Avenue and Wild Acres Road in unincorporated Jeffco next to Lakewood.

  • Littleton considers assessing impact fees on new development

    Littleton is growing — and with that growth comes a need to expand the city’s services and infrastructure. 

    The question is: Who’s going to pay for it?  

    The city is considering implementing impact fees on new residential and commercial developments, something that many other Colorado cities charge, to help defray the cost of expanding city services. 

  • Input from meetings will help shape Clement Park master plan

    Foothills Parks and Recreation District will host the first of three public meetings on July 22 to help shape the new master plan for Clement Park.

    The 25-year-old Clement Park needs an estimated $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the district. Much of the park’s facilities and equipment, including the irrigation system, are original and need repair or replacement. 

  • A call to service

    Some families you’re born into, bound to each other by blood.

    Others you earn your way into with blood, sweat and sacrifice.

    After 20 grueling weeks of training, testing and a lot of pushups, 25 new members were welcomed into the metro area’s firefighting family on Friday when they earned their badges. 

    The new firefighters will work at the Littleton, West Metro, South Metro and Cunningham fire departments.

  • Parking recreational vehicles — know the rules

    Curbside parking of recreational vehicles and trailers has posed a problem for some Jefferson County neighborhoods in the last several months. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing the parking ordinance. The ordinance does not prohibit the parking of recreational vehicles and trailers outright. It simply limits the amount of time such vehicles may be legally parked on the street to 28 days in a year’s time.

    Recreational vehicles and trailers