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Today's News

  • Congress needs to hear citizens’ voices

    By Jim Rohrer
    Is there anyone who is not fed up with Congress? We have a government shutdown, and a more serious crisis looms if Congress doesn’t come to some agreement about extending the debt limit.

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  • PTA president appointed to school board

    Jefferson County PTA president Michele Patterson has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Jeffco school board.

    Board president Lesley Dahlkemper made the appointment after the school board deadlocked in trying to name a replacement for Robin Johnson, who resigned from the District 1 seat in August after moving out of the county.

    Patterson's stay on the board will be short — the District 1 seat is up for election next month, along with two other seats on the five-member board. 

  • School board deadlocks on filling vacant seat

    The District 1 seat on the Jeffco school board remained vacant after board members failed to select from among five applicants last Thursday evening.

    At its Oct. 3 meeting, the board interviewed and discussed the five applicants for the vacant seat. After the interviews, board members discussed their top two candidates — Michele Patterson and Dan Green.

  • School board divisions erupt at meeting

    Recent divisions in the Jeffco school district related to data-storage technology led to charges of “blackmail” and a brief physical confrontation at last week’s school board meeting.

  • Crawling with zombies

    Littleton is known for its genteel small-town ways — even the walking dead obey the traffic laws.

    About 300 zombies weaved their way through downtown Saturday, led by a Dixieland jazz band playing a funeral dirge, as part of the fourth annual Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast. 

    While most zombie hoards tend to cause mayhem and destruction, this band of undead stuck to the sidewalks and obeyed the traffic lights. 

  • Point of light douses pumpkin pilferer

    Students at Montessori School at Ken Caryl have learned the hard way that sometimes Halloween can be more about tricks than treats. 

    A 40-pound pumpkin that the students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten had grown in hopes of raffling off to raise money for classroom activities was vandalized in mid-September.

  • Neighbors criticize plan for volleyball center at Jared's Nursery

    A co-owner of Jared’s Nursery in South Jeffco wants to turn 6 acres on the northwest corner of the nursery's property into an indoor sand volleyball center and restaurant.

    However, neighbors attending the first community meeting on the proposal Oct. 3 were concerned about traffic, parking and lighting issues.

  • Slash collection still a hot topic

    Despite the damp summer and fall, wildfire mitigation and the resulting slash remain hot topics in the mountain area, but Jeffco residents are seeing changes in the county’s approach to the issue.  

    County Commissioner Donald Rosier recently announced that plans for a controversial slash-burning operation on county property at Shaffers Crossing have been scuttled, and the county is looking at other options for handling the endless summer surplus of slash.

  • City Council set to vote on 2014 budget

    Littleton is projecting it will continue to see an increase in revenue in 2014, but the city is also predicting that expenditures will soon outpace revenues. 

    The City Council will vote on the proposed budget during its 7 p.m. Oct. 15 meeting.

    While Littleton has seen better-than-expected revenues this year, it is still projecting that rising expenses will necessitate finding a new revenue stream.