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Today's News

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."

  • Track meet raises funds for marathon victims
  • Motorcycle-car collision leaves one dead

     An accident late Sunday morning at South Santa Fe Drive and Aspen Grove left a motorcyclist dead and a passenger on the bike injured.

    The accident, involving the motorcycle and a car, occurred just before noon. The motorcycle driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

    The accident closed northbound Santa Fe at Mineral Avenue and southbound Santa Fe at Bowles Avenue for several hours. 

    The accident is currently under investigation. Charges haven’t been filed in the incident. 

  • Littleton joins nonprofit's anti-obesity campaign

    Littleton is breaking new ground as the first city to sign on to LiveWell Colorado Healthy Eating/Active Lifestyles Cities and Towns campaign.  

    The HEAL campaign encourages cities in Colorado to focus on promoting healthy living through polices and outreach. The goal is to help reduce the state’s obesity rate, which has been climbing over the last several years.

  • Sunrise, sunset - in harmony

    When people from different generations discuss music, discord is often the result. It’s a rare teenager that enjoys Lawrence Welk’s version of “Moon River,” and no one bought her grandmother a Jay-Z album for Easter. 

    But an orchestra that has come together for Front Range Christian School’s performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” includes ninth-graders and 50-year-olds, and they are making beautiful music together.

  • Website offers discounted deals while supporting local schools

    For student clubs and teams, trying to raise money for activities can be a frustrating, time-consuming and sometimes-futile effort. And, families and friends often find their supplies of gift-wrap and chocolate bars overflowing.

    But what if friends and family could donate money to help pay for student activities and actually get something they want or need in return?

  • DA seeks more security for office

    Jeffco District Attorney Peter Weir has asked the county commissioners to help increase security for the attorneys and citizens working with his office. 

    Weir referred to the recent slaying of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements along with the killings of two Texas prosecutors as indications that the criminal justice system is experiencing a heightened level of risk. 

    “We’re in a dangerous business,” Weir said. “Recent events have highlighted that danger.”

  • Three Area principals joining team to improve district schools

    The Jeffco school district has tapped three area principals to take new achievement director positions at the district level.

    They are Mike Freeman from Powderhorn Elementary, Terry Elliott from D’Evelyn High and Wanda Hamilton from Red Rocks Elementary. Searches already are under way to find new principals.

    “(The principals’) strengths, skills and knowledge will help (the district) be better overall,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

  • Promotions bittersweet for principals

    For the three South Jeffco principals leaving their schools next year to become achievement directors for the Jeffco district, one word sums up their feelings: bittersweet. 

    Powderhorn Elementary’s Mike Freeman, D’Evelyn High’s Terry Elliott and Red Rocks Elementary’s Wanda Hamilton will begin serving in the new positions next school year. Each will work with 10 to 12 schools to provide support and coaching for administrative staff and teachers. 

  • Lessons born on the battlefield

    It was a melding of old and new as students from Coronado Elementary School and Littleton Academy helped re-enact the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Saratoga on Friday at Bear Creek Lake Park.

    The old: Students marched in formation wearing costumes of 18th-century British and American soldiers, participating in battles, firing their mock weapons and pretending to die on the battlefield.