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Today's News

  • Algae reappears in Johnston Reservoir

    The blue-green algae that caused the Johnston Reservoir at Clement Park to close last summer is making an appearance again. 

    The algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. Last August, the algae became so pervasive that the Jeffco Public Health Department prohibited wading, fishing or contact with water in the reservoir. 

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District recently found the algae blooms.

  • Striking the right note

    Music is freedom. 

    Music can mean freedom from the pain and misery of a broken heart, or the feeling of freedom that new love brings. 

    For Donavan Ariza, 16, music has meant freedom from the stress, pain and loneliness of fighting cancer.

    “It was everything. It brightened me up when I was down,” Donavan said. “It helped me out so much.”

  • Back to the drawing board for Broadstone

    Littleton’s City Council has sent the controversial Broadstone at Littleton Station development back to the planning board for reconsideration after the developer offered to reduce the size of the project. 

    The council decided 6-1 to hold off on a final vote after the developer, Alliance Residential Co., offered modifications to its proposed development just hours before the meeting. Councilman Jerry Valdes voted no because he said he wanted the council to proceed and if Alliance wanted to make changes, it could bring them before the council at a later date.

  • Jeffco selected for alternative fuel pilot program

    Jefferson County has been selected by Refuel Colorado Fleets to pilot a project to help reduce petroleum use and save money using alternative fuel vehicle options.

    Jefferson joins Larimer, Routt, Boulder, Adams, Garfield, Mesa, Montezuma and La Plata counties in the pilot project.

     “Jefferson County’s selection means that we’ll be working with fleets in the area to identify opportunities where alternative fuels may help save money and improve air quality,” said Tyler Svitak, one of four Refuel Colorado Fleets coaches.

  • Building goes green

    LONG Building Technologies Inc. announces its headquarters building at 5001 S. Zuni St. in Littleton was recently awarded LEED (for commercial interiors) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    The LEED rating system, developed by the council, is the internationally accepted standard for energy efficient, sustainable and high performing buildings, and provides building owners a framework for designing and implementing green building design and operations. Gold is the second highest in LEED’s four levels of certification.

  • Wiens named to the dean’s list

    Holden Wiens, a photography major from Littleton, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Columbia College Chicago. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade-point average or higher for that semester.

  • Kane named to the dean’s list

    Benjamin Kane of Littleton was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.4 or greater.

  • Mitton graduates

    James Mitton of Littleton earned a bachelor’s degree  in transformational leadership from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., this spring. He is the son of Paul and Janelle Mitton of Littleton.

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    From the ‘man-bites-dog’ file

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Pre-tryout camp set for Dakota Ridge High School

    Dakota Ridge High School will host the 2013 Gold Crown pre-tryout camp for students in grades 5-8 on Aug. 10, 17 and 31.
    Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three dates.
    For more information and to register, visit www.dakotaridgesports.org. You can also e-mail Dakota Ridge head coach Nicki Kneuer at drhsvolleyball@gmail.com.

    Tryouts scheduled for the 2013 Lady Chargers