Today's News

  • League champions crowed at season-ending tourney

    Ken Caryl Little League concluded its 11th season on July 4 with an end-of-season celebration at Ken Caryl Community Park West. Twenty-seven teams and more than 400 family members and friends gathered for a final tribute to the season.

  • KCLL teams excel at Liberty Blast tournament

    Ken Caryl Little League entered four teams in four brackets at the annual Littleton Liberty Blast baseball tournament. 

    KCLL teams representing the 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U divisions played teams from across the Denver metropolitan area in a tournament dedicated to the men and women in our armed forces.  

    Three of the four teams reached the title games for their respective brackets. 

  • Pick up where your dog leaves off

    The number-two business is picking up.

    At least that’s what local groups are hoping dog owners will do once Fido pulls off the trail and says howdy to a patch of grass.

    The Jefferson County sheriff’s Animal Control Office, in conjunction Jeffco Open Space, Foothills Park & Recreation, Prospect Recreation & Park District and Jeffco Planning and Zoning, has kicked off its Poop Fairy campaign to ask dog owners to pick up after their pooches in parks, on trails and in neighborhoods.

  • Tradesmart to open in South Jeffco, offering media, sports items

    A new 40,000-square-foot South Jeffco emporium slinging everything from skateboards and paintball guns to secondhand DVDs and video games is slated to open Aug. 1.

    Tradesmart, a new concept store from the Amarillo, Texas-based Hastings Entertainment company, is banking on the idea that customers remain hungry for hard copies of media in an increasingly digitized world.

  • Senior spot

    Three months after the Seniors’ Resource Center opened a branch in Southwest Plaza, residents have trickled through its doors at the mall, though the organization expects use to pick up and stabilize as word about the new location spreads.

    For services ranging from computer training to yoga instruction, customers don’t necessarily need to make appointments at the small studio, and walk-in traffic is common. Often, clients drop in for the first time, sipping on coffee and talking about available services as spouses or family members shop.

  • Fired Jeffco employee files discrimination suit

    A former Jeffco information technology worker filed a discrimination lawsuit last month against the county, alleging her 2010 firing came in retaliation because of a formal complaint she made about her supervisor.

    The employee, Westminster resident Kim Foote, said she was frequently the brunt of the supervisor’s jokes and snide remarks, including “gimp and bubble baby,” made in reference to her physical disability and frequent injuries.

  • Eco-development group developing new brand

    The Jefferson Economic Council launched a re-branding campaign last month, a move the organization has cited as a means to distance itself from the county that currently provides more than half of its funding.

    The nonprofit, now officially dubbed the Jefferson County Economic Development Corp., is also seeking increased contributions from private businesses, a move designed to reduce the percentage of its funding from government entities.

  • Denver Democrat plans to challenge Coffman

    The November 2012 election is not likely in the forefront of prospective voters’ minds, but Denver Democrat Joe Miklosi is already rolling out a campaign in hopes of unseating incumbent Republican Mike Coffman in Congressional District 6.

    Miklosi, who currently serves as a representative in state House District 9, said he would focus his efforts in the congressional office on job growth, particularly for the middle class.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Arrest ends search for man with gun

    A manhunt in South Jeffco ended on the evening of July 7, when police arrested a 50-year-old man in Lakewood who was suspected of brandishing a handgun hours earlier outside the The Edge Ice Arena.

    Charles Belter was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including attempted kidnapping, felony menacing, stalking and violation of a protective order, the Sheriff’s Office said.

    “This whole thing stemmed from an incident with his estranged wife. … They were in the parking lot at The Edge,” sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said.