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Today's News

  • 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

  • Looking at 2014 congressional races

    What a difference a congressional election cycle can make! Two years ago, before the congressional district boundaries had even been finalized, Democratic candidates were off and running in the 2012 elections for three of the four congressional seats Republicans held in Colorado. Only Doug Lamborn, from the reliably Republican 5th Congressional District that is dominated by Colorado Springs, didn’t have an announced challenger.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    She hates her little dog, too

  • Sports briefs

    LITTLE LEAGUE
    Ken-Caryl boys win district title,  advance to state tournament
    AURORA
    — Ken-Caryl Little League’s U-12 major league baseball team won its first District 5 championship with a 13-2 victory over The Academy Little League on July 13 at Mission Viejo Park.

  • Column: Decker jacked up for camp, ’13 season

    LITTLETON — Eric Decker is excited. That may not necessarily be the norm for an NFL player with training camp a little more than a week away, but the 26-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver has plenty of reasons to be excited.
    He married country music singer Jessie James last month, he’s got a reality TV show set to debut later this summer on the E! network, and his team is pegged to be a Super Bowl contender by everyone. What’s there not to be excited about?

  • Summer 7-on-7 offers learning experience for area teams

    The sweltering heat beats down on the players. For the 12 teams at Dakota Ridge High School’s annual 7-on-7 football tournament July 11 it was another day in the dog days of summer. It was also another chance for those teams, such as Columbine, to work on team building with the regular season a mere six weeks away.
    “We’re just working hard. That’s what we came out to do. Work hard, run routes, do all the things you’re supposed to and win,” Columbine senior Zack Smith said.

  • Decker, Thomas give back to kids

    One look at 7-year-old Paolo Tafoya and you can tell that the Fox Creek Elementary School student loves football. On one side of his Mohawk-shaved head is the number 87. On the other, the number 88. One number is orange, the other is blue to represent Denver Broncos wide receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

  • Unincorporated Jeffco now under stage 1 fire restrictions

    Due to recent rainfall, the stage 2 fire ban in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County was lifted last Friday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Unincorporated areas are still under stage 1 fire restrictions, which allow recreational fires within a permanent fire grate in a park, campground, residence or picnic area.

    Fireworks that leave the ground and/or explode are prohibited, and smoking must be done in areas cleared of combustible material.