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Today's News

  • A ‘silent angel’: Local couple determined to raise awareness about daughter’s disorder

    Tatum Moore is a beautiful 3-year-old girl. She and her older sister Tanner are very similar: silky blond hair, striking blue eyes and enough frenetic energy to power an 18-wheeler.

    But there's something different about Tatum. Her parents call her a "silent angel," a term used lovingly to describe their daughter's lack of communication skills. She likes to play like any normal child but can't always make her hands do what she wants them to.

    Tatum Moore has Rett syndrome.

  • Crash in Arizona kills Littleton woman

    A spring break car accident in Arizona killed two area young people, one of them from Pine, and injured two others, one from Bailey.

    Damon Johnson, 19, of Pine, and Katelyn Henning, 20, of Littleton, died in the early-morning rollover accident on March 13 west of Kingman, Ariz. The driver, Andrew Schall, 20, of Bailey, was injured; he was treated and released. A third passenger, Nichole Franco, 19, of Littleton was injured and flown to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • High Country Health: Preventing migraine is key to treatment

    If you don’t suffer from migraines, you likely know someone who does. The prevalence of migraine headaches is high, with attacks occurring in 17 percent of women and 6 percent of men each year. Many people with recurrent headaches actually have migraine without realizing it. Migraines are often very debilitating and adversely affect the quality of life of those that suffer from them. Despite this, there are many things that can be done to help treat migraines.

  • Haitian dance troupe puts recovery in motion in visit to South Jeffco

    Bill Nathan was seven stories above the ground when Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake struck the small island country. Nathan fell, slamming into another building, before coming to rest 80 feet below. He broke ribs, fractured vertebrae, bruised his liver and tore a patellar ligament.

  • Foothills to lower tax rate south of Hampden

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District will be lowering mill levy rates in 2011 for the majority of residents in its service area. The district refinanced some existing debt and expects to save more than $1.3 million over 10 years, and those savings are being passed on to taxpayers.

    Residents of Subdistrict A, which is south of Hampden Avenue, will receive the mill levy reduction. The refinanced debt includes bonds approved in 2001 to cover the cost of building The Ridge Recreation Center, Weaver Hollow and Deer Creek pools, athletic fields and other projects.

  • Average start not hitting the mark for Eagles

    For head coach Damon Smerchek and the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ girls soccer team, a 3-3 start is not what they had in mind.

    “The season has not started out as I hoped. We dropped a few games I thought we could win; the Legacy game specifically,” Smerchek said.

    The Legacy game Smerchek is referring to was the Eagles’ 2-1 loss that was the first of the year for Dakota Ridge, and gave the Lightning its first, and to this point, only win of the young season.

  • Caucus numbers healthy but don't approach throngs of '08

      More South Jeffco residents seemed to make their way to the caucuses than in many prior years, but attendance was nonetheless tepid compared to the politically electric caucuses of 2008.

    Active members of the party camps gathered at local schools March 16 to informally vote on candidates in their respective parties. Residents also selected precinct delegates for county assemblies and spoke about important issues they want their parties to address.

  • Forget Me Not: Organization lets seniors help seniors

    I want to live in a world where seniors don't have to live in nursing homes and are able to spend their last days surrounded by the comforts of their own homes.

  • Healthy Pets: Keep your furry friends safe during the holidays

    While we’re making plans for the holidays, there are several steps pet owners can take to help ensure that the celebrations are pleasant and safe for furry friends.

    Beginning with Thanksgiving and continuing with Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and New Year celebrations, the holidays are a time for giving and sharing. From holiday decorations to seasonal plants and the stress of guests in your home, your plans for the season should include some thoughtful preparation and sharing with your pets.

  • Book by South Jeffco mom helps parents deal with teens’ obsession with cell phone

    LOL. OMG! BRB. TTYL.

    That means: “Laugh out loud. Oh my gosh! Be right back. Talk to you later.”

    The above translation can offer help for parents trying to fathom their teens’ obsession with cell phones and texting. And when those same teens are baffled by their elders’ objections to between-course correspondence at the dinner table, they too can benefit from a little cross-generational translation.

    Enter South Jeffco resident Michelle Cimino, author of “Cell Phone Etiquette: Observations from a Mom.”