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Today's News

  • Staunton State Park gets finishing touches

    The finishing touches are being put on Staunton State Park before its long-awaited debut on May 18.

    “There’s still so much to do,” park manager Jennifer Anderson said of the five weeks leading up to the opening. “Planting trees, hanging signs, (painting) the roads and parking lots — but all the hard work is worth it.”

  • Running for his life

    Bob Stromberg offered the best of reasons for joining the 2,500 people who ran the Platte River Half Marathon & Buckhorn Exchange Relay on Sunday: He isn’t dead. 

    Last April 4, the Parker resident was in Marin, Calif., on a family vacation. While trying to get in a run before he and his family returned to Colorado, the 44-year-old triathlete suffered a heart attack.

    “I was running along the boardwalk, I stopped for a second and then I just dropped dead,” Stromberg said. 

  • Littleton council ponders sales tax on marijuana

    While the state legislature is deciding how to tax the sale of recreational marijuana and at what rate, Littleton wants to make sure municipalities will have a share of any revenue generated. 

    Littleton City Council member Jim Taylor wants the city to send a letter to the state voicing a strong desire for municipalities to retain the right to levy sales taxes on recreational marijuana. 

  • Controversy follows DeGette back to Colorado

    Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette spent time in her Colorado district last week — including the newly added South Jeffco areas — and she brought plenty of controversy with her.

    DeGette fielded issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to federal budget cuts, but gun control, which has been a hot topic at the federal level and at the Colorado statehouse, dominated the week’s headlines.

  • Honoring a monumental act

    In the summer of 1898, railroad engineer William "Billy" Westall saw that his train was hurtling at top speed toward a section of track that had been washed away in a flash flood.

    Westall had just enough time to leap from the locomotive and save himself — but he didn’t. Instead, he stayed on board and slowed the Denver, South Park and Pacific train enough to save the lives of 450 passengers and crew. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    The Troubles

  • Suspect arrested in attempted sexual assault

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has arrested a South Jeffco man in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault on Thursday afternoon.

    Xavier Sebastian McDaniel, 20, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree burglary and attempted sexual assault causing serious bodily injury.

    McDaniel is accused of walking through an unlocked apartment door in a complex where he lives near West Bowles Avenue and South Simms Street about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. A teenage girl who was home alone reportedly was the subject of an attempted sexual assault.

  • Nugent named executive director at Life Care Center of Littleton

    Michael Nugent was recently appointed executive director at Life Care Center of Littleton, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.
    “We have an exceptionally qualified staff here,” said Nugent, “and the building itself is beautiful.”
    Nugent comes to Life Care Center of Littleton from San Diego, Calif., where he served as executive director at a skilled nursing facility. Prior to that appointment, he was executive director at a skilled nursing facility in Hot Springs, Mont.

  • Funny business

    Working without a net poses a certain amount of risk — but also can provide a visceral thrill. A class in improv acting at Chatfield High School is teaching 25 students to trust their instincts and the ability to think on their feet.  

    “It’s definitely challenging,” said Wren Schuyler, a Chatfield senior. “You have to have a bunch of ideas flowing through your mind at a million miles a minute at every moment.”

  • Library's new website ends 'webmaster bottleneck'

    Starting Wednesday, it’s a whole lot easier to get a real-time recommendation for a good book in Jeffco. 

    The Jefferson County Library’s new website goes live today, and the changes are anything but superficial. 

    The new website has been created with one goal in mind, said Jeffco Library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning. That is to make the expertise of all the librarians instantly available to patrons, even outside of operating hours.