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Today's News

  • Council OKs zoning changes for Breckenridge Brewery

    Littleton is officially poised to join the world of craft beer. 

    On March 19, the Littleton City Council unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Breckenridge Brewery to build a 12-acre facility at South Santa Fe Drive and Briarwood Avenue next to the South Platte River. The brewery, which should be completed by the fall of 2014, will include a distribution center along with a restaurant and gift shop.

    Breckenridge has described the project as a destination brewery, one easily accessed by bikers from the nearby Mary Carter Greenway Trail. 

  • Shhhhh! Alamo Drafthouse has arrived

    It’s going to be a whole lot easier now to go out for dinner and a movie in Littleton.

    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened in Aspen Grove this week, marking the Austin, Texas-based company’s first foray into Colorado. And the chain is bringing its unique brand of movie-going experience.

    The concept of the Alamo is simple enough: dinner and a movie all rolled into one. Yet it’s in the execution that Alamo distinguishes itself. 

  • Jail prisoner who committed suicide identified

     

    The prisoner found dead in his cell at the Jefferson County jail has been identified as Eric Vasquez, 24. 

    Vasquez had been transferred by the Colorado Department of Corrections to Jeffco for a hearing on an identity-theft charge, said Katherine Sanguinetti, spokeswoman for the DOC. Vazquez had previously been convicted of possession of a controlled substance and had been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

  • Hours changing at Littleton post offices

    Littleton’s five post offices will adjust their hours starting April 1 as part of a metro-wide review of postal operations.

    The reductions are part of a normal review of the post office’s retail operations, said David Rupert, the U.S. Postal Service’s Colorado spokesman.

  • RTD conducts tour of west light-rail line, with opening on the horizon

    After almost four years of construction, the grand opening of RTD’s west light-rail line is just a month away. 

    The 12.1 miles of new track, set to open April 26, will connect Golden and the West Sixth Avenue corridor to downtown Denver and the rest of RTD’s light-rail system. The line represents the first completed stage of light-rail expansion as part of RTD’s FasTracks program, a $6.4 billion, voter-approved expansion of commuter and light-rail lines in the Denver area.

  • Open Space at 40

    When development threatened to turn their paradise into parking lots, the people of Jefferson County decided to preserve the beautiful landscapes they treasured before open land became subdivision material.

    Nov. 7, 2013, will mark the 40th anniversary of the day Jeffco voters agreed to enact a 0.05-cent sales tax to fund a program that would preserve some of the scenic peaks, outcrops, meadows and streams that define our county from the mountains to the plains.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Chargers stymie Arapahoe to start off 2013 season at 2-0
    Nick Low and Nick Chamberlain combined to throw a five-hitter and Sean O’Dell drove in two runs as Chatfield improved to 2-0 with a 6-2 win over visiting Arapahoe on March 20.
    Low allowed two runs on five hits through four innings, while teamming with Chamberlain to strike out 10.
    O’Dell went 1-for-2 with a two-run single. Race Fenimore had two hits, including a double.

  • Rebels impose their will in rout

    LAKEWOOD — Make no bones about it: The Columbine Rebels won’t be creeping up on teams in 2013. Not like last year, when they worked their way into the boys lacrosse state semifinals. This year, it’s going to be the opposite, and Columbine expects as much.

  • Chatfield proves worth in defeat

    The scene, with Cherry Creek players rushing the field at Deer Creek Middle School at the conclusion of the Lady Bruins’ 12-9 girls lacrosse victory over host Chatfield on March 22, said a lot. It showed that not only is this year’s Chatfield team, which was ranked fourth in the state entering the contest, not a fluke, but that it has come far and proven worthy of such a high distinction early in the 2013 season.

  • Democrats prevail on two key issues

    When Democrats claimed control of both houses of the Colorado General Assembly in last November’s elections, there was little doubt that two priority issues would be enacted once the legislature convened. Just over halfway through the 120-day session, bills to establish civil unions and to allow illegal immigrants who matriculated at Colorado high schools to receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in our state have passed.