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Today's News

  • DeAngelis announces plans to retire from Columbine

    Goodbyes can be bittersweet.
    As he enters his 35th year at Columbine High School, including 18 years as principal, Frank DeAngelis has announced he will retire after the upcoming school year.

  • Rimes rocks Clement Park audience

    Maybe we know too much about our stars.
    The price for being successful in the music business often means that every imperfection and mistake will be out in the open for the public to see. The stress of fame, especially when it comes at a young age, can destroy careers and psyches.  

  • Western Welcome Week wows Littleton residents

    Littleton has a lot to offer.
    And most of it is on display this week as Western Welcome Week gets into full swing.

  • Inmate at Jeffco jail dies

    An inmate at the Jefferson County jail was reported to have died Sunday morning.

    The man, who had been arrested by Lakewood police on Saturday, was found in his cell about 11:15 a.m. by a Jeffco sheriff's deputy during lunch service. The deputy tried to revive the unresponsive man with CPR and called for medical assistance.

    The man was pronounced dead 40 minutes later.

    The death is under investigation, but the Sheriff's Office said it had ruled out any second-party involvement.

  • West Nile virus found in Jefferson County

    Jefferson County Public Health has received positive test results for West Nile virus from several mosquito pools in areas of the county, including the City of Golden. There are no reports of any human cases at this time.  

    Mountain areas of Jefferson County, including Evergreen, are not tested for West Nile virus because the climate is too cool for the species of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus to flourish, said Kodi Bryant, Jeffco health information specialist. 

  • Prosecution granted more time to prepare case against Littleton cop

    Federal prosecutors have been granted more time to prepare their case against Jeffrey Johnston, the Littleton police officer accused of buying $1,300 worth of Ecstasy.

    Federal Magistrate Kathleen Tafoya gave the prosecution an additional 10 days – or until Aug. 19 -- to bring its case before a federal grand jury. 

  • Littleton City Council to discuss recreational marijuana taxes

    Proposals to tax recreational marijuana and hotel guests will get public hearings on Aug. 20 before the Littleton City Council decides whether to put them on the Nov. 5 ballot.

    The council also is expected to make its decision at the Aug. 20 meeting, which is set to start at 7 p.m. in Littleton City Hall. Both tax proposals must go to voters for approval thanks to the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights. 

  • Some Rimes and reasons

    It’s been more than 17 years since LeAnn Rimes first made a name for herself as a 13-year-old singer with a voice that sounded like it was channeling country great Patsy Cline. 

  • 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.”