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Today's News

  • Chatfield’s offense always on the go

    LAKEWOOD — If you go to a Chatfield Chargers football game in 2013, there are a couple things you need to know. One, they’re going to run a lot of plays. And, two, they’re going to run them fast.
    It’s not quite the Denver Broncos, the Philadelphia Eagles or the rage of the NFL, but the Chargers’ no-huddle spread offense, reminiscent of that run by 2011 NAIA national champion St. Xavier (Ill.), is go, go, go all the time.

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    Rapunzel lets her hair down

  • Summerset Festival canceled

    The massive rainfall last week forced the first ever cancellation of the Summerset Festival. 

    Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation, said the decision to cancel the festival was made due to the condition of Clement Park after the week's incessant rains and the forecast for more.

  • Teacher receives DAR award for work with blind students in Africa

    For the past three summers, Evergreen resident Nancy Knight has traveled to a remote area of Sierra Leone, where she has worked with blind students at a school in the impoverished country.

    As a teacher of visually impaired students at Heritage High School in Littleton, Knight said she has had many memorable experiences. However, working with students in a remote African village has been incredibly rewarding, she said.

    “It’s a huge gift to me,” she said. “We feel like we are really making a difference.”

  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board

    Five residents have submitted applications to fill the Jeffco school board’s vacant District 1 seat, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the school board.

    The five applicants are Dan Green, Samantha Hockenbery, John M. Horan, Beverly McAdam and Michele Patterson.

    Neal said the board will discuss interview questions for the applicants and set a decision date at the board’s next meeting Sept. 19. The board has until Oct. 10 to fill the vacant seat.

  • Foothills exterminates prairie dogs at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District exterminated prairie dogs Sept. 4 in the southern part of Clement Park. 

    The rodents were killed on 3 acres of the park as a result of complaints from a homeowner association in the Windermere Square Subdivision, said Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp. 

    “The issue is, they are getting to the backyards of the individuals on the south border of the park,” Hopp said. 

  • End of the road for Broadstone apartments

    The long journey of the Broadstone at Littleton Station project, a proposed 225-unit apartment complex at the corner of Bemis Avenue and Littleton Boulevard, has come to an end. The City Council voted 6-1 to reject the latest version of the development.

    After an extensive presentation by the developer, Alliance Residential Co., on its vision for the project and hours of public comment, most of which was opposed, the council voted after 2 a.m. Sept. 4 to reject the rezoning request. 

  • The sun sets on another summer

    As fall approaches, it’s time to say goodbye to summer.

    And what better way to do that than by taking part in a South Jeffco tradition that’s entering its 29th year? 

    The Summerset Festival, which takes place at Clement Park this Friday through Sunday, has become a yearly ritual for many area residents. The three days of activities offer something for everyone, said Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation.

  • The climb to independence

    A fly fisherman who’d been working a river at Eldorado Canyon State Park watched a group of beginner climbers slowly work their way up the rock as he walked back to his truck. 

    “Are those kids blind?” he exclaimed.

    Of the dozen and a half people on the four established climbing routes, almost all were visually impaired. The climbers were students of the independence training program at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton. 

  • City Council performs pot pirouette

    The Littleton City Council has changed course and will now vote on a resolution banning retail marijuana sales, after giving initial support to the idea. 

    During the end of the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, which lasted until just before 3 a.m. Sept. 4 due to the contentious hearing on the Broadstone at Littleton Station development, Mayor Debbie Brinkman proposed changing a proposed ordinance allowing retail marijuana sales to an ordinance banning sales of retail marijuana.