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Today's News

  • Jeffco voters reject bid for term-limit extensions

    Jeffco voters soundly rejected the idea of letting elected officials run for three consecutive terms.

    Allowing every elected official in Jeffco besides the county commissioners to run for three consecutive terms instead of the current two was broken into two questions on the Nov. 3 ballot. The district attorney's position was listed by itself, and voters rejected that proposal by nearly 20 percentage points, with 58 percent of voters saying no and 41 percent approving.

  • RTD, county still at odds on light-rail issue

    RTD and Jefferson County are still trying to resolve a sticking point in the agreement concerning the light-rail line being built to serve the Taj Mahal.

    Construction work has become very visible along West Sixth Avenue during the past several months on the west corridor light-rail line — which will run between downtown Denver and the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building. But one issue remains on the table: What would happen to the station and the parking garage if light-rail service were to end for some reason.

  • Term limits have their own limits

    The bloom of term limits in Colorado seems to be off the rose.

  • Dakota dropped by Heritage

    LITTLETON — Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to your opponent and say ‘job well done.’

    Dakota Ridge was trounced by Heritage 56-24 in its final game of the 2009 season on Nov. 7 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort.

    Dakota Ridge tried everything it could to slow down Heritage wide receiver, Shane Opitz, but the 6-foot-2, 181-pounder was just too big and too fast.

  • Area survives what is now just a melting memory

    Schools and law enforcement agencies were generally pleased with their response to the massive snowstorm that hit Jefferson County last week.

    The season’s first major snowstorm is but a melting memory now, but the onslaught shut down schools for two days and forced many South Jeffco residents to miss work.

    Other than the inconvenience, though, the area fared pretty well.

  • What next for the world's nukes?

    Hannah Hayes

    When Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who directed the Manhattan Project, witnessed the first atomic explosion, he quoted a line from the Bhagavad-Gita, “I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” The military smiled, and the rest of us started worrying.

  • Telling the stories of nursing home residents

    Nursing home residents have held a special place in my heart since my grandmother passed away in a long-term care facility three years ago.

  • Man fatally shot by SWAT Team after five-hour standoff

    A five-hour standoff in a South Jeffco home ended in death Oct. 23 as a man pointing a gun at Jeffco SWAT Team members was fatally shot.

    The standoff started when a woman called police to her home at 11345 W. Crestline Drive at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, saying her adult son was upset and had fired a gun in the house, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Deputies could hear additional gunshots from inside the home when they arrived. Reverse 911 was used to call 175 homes in the area and request that residents stay inside their homes and away from windows.

  • Foothills Features: A BOO-rific event for the community

    Celebrate Halloween this year with Foothills Park & Recreation District in a safe, fun and indoor environment at our new BOO-rific Bash & Splash event on Friday, Oct. 30.

  • More than just cookies

    The Girl Scouts have knocked on their last door. Though door-to-door cookie sales came to a halt more than a week ago, boxes of the revered snacks will soon be on sale outside stores into March. Boxes will be shipped. Sweet teeth will be satiated.

    Last year, Littleton’s Troop 2107 made $1,607 through cookie sales. The money has paid for camping trips, aquarium tours and community projects, among other activities.