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Today's News

  • Littleton council hires law firm

    The search for Littleton’s new city attorney is over. 

    The City Council reached an agreement with Ken Fellman from the law firm of Kissinger and Fellman to provide legal services for the city. Fellman will replace former city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned in February. 

    Council member Bruce Stahlman said he thought Kissinger and Fellman’s experience with both the public and private sector would serve the city well.

  • Littleton voters will be asked to approve lodging, marijuana taxes

    Voters in Littleton will decide in November whether the city may tax marijuana sales and hotel stays.

    The City Council voted June 11 to put the two sales-tax proposals on the Nov. 5 ballot. It is considering asking voters to set the rates at 3 percent, but it will study the issues further to determine the final proposed tax rates. 

    While the marijuana sales tax was put on the ballot by a unanimous vote, the proposed lodging tax was approved 4-3.

  • EDC seeks to ‘borrow’ county employee

    The Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has officially launched its $3.9 million Forward Jeffco initiative to bring more businesses to the county — and with it came another new pitch to the Jeffco commissioners for more support.

  • Dirty Dash is all about filthy fun

    The superhero team had become one with the mud.

    Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man and Wonder Woman were covered in muck as they crawled across the finish line. 

    “I’m not Wonder Woman,” Amanda Carlson corrected as she pointed to her chest. “I’m Supergirl.”

    Carlson’s Supergirl insignia was barely distinguishable because of the thick layer of ooze she had accumulated over the 5-kilometer course. Only her bright red boots somehow managed to maintain their luster. 

  • Motorcycles have limits — know them

    By Sheriff Ted Mink
    When you earn your motorcycle endorsement, the letter “M” is stamped on your driver’s license right next to height, as if “motorcycle” was just another part of your physical characteristics, or maybe a mental condition. You see, cars deceive us into thinking we’re safe and in control. The air-conditioning fans murmur a sense of tranquility. Motorcycles tell us we are small and exposed, and probably moving too fast for our own good, but that’s no reason not to enjoy every minute of the ride.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    He left no plastic stone unturned

  • County commissioners enact moratorium on retail marijuana shops

    Jeffco has decided to put the brakes on retail marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county.

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 on June 18 to prohibit any retail marijuana businesses from setting up shop. The ban includes retail sales and growing operations, along with testing and packaging facilities.

  • Sports briefs

    DIVING
    Chatfield diver Hobbs named All-America by NISCA

    Chatfield sophomore diver Averly Hobbs, who placed second at the 5A state girls swimming and diving championships in February, has been chosen as one of four divers from Colorado to be named an All-American.
    The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association announced the list earlier this month. There were 100 female divers on the list.

  • 5A all-conference track & field

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
    FIRST TEAM

  • Rogers joins twin in the pros

    Tyler Rogers was sitting on the couch in his brother’s apartment in Fort Myers, Fla., watching the webcast of the annual Major League Baseball amateur draft. It was late on June 7, with just a handful of picks left in the 10th round and his name yet to be called.
    Rogers, who had watched the broadcast all day, shut his computer down but still had it up on the TV. He didn’t think he would be drafted, at least not on this night. Then the 6-foot-4, 190-pound right-handed reliever heard his name called as the 312th selection overall by the San Francisco Giants.