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Today's News

  • Funny business

    Working without a net poses a certain amount of risk — but also can provide a visceral thrill. A class in improv acting at Chatfield High School is teaching 25 students to trust their instincts and the ability to think on their feet.  

    “It’s definitely challenging,” said Wren Schuyler, a Chatfield senior. “You have to have a bunch of ideas flowing through your mind at a million miles a minute at every moment.”

  • Library's new website ends 'webmaster bottleneck'

    Starting Wednesday, it’s a whole lot easier to get a real-time recommendation for a good book in Jeffco. 

    The Jefferson County Library’s new website goes live today, and the changes are anything but superficial. 

    The new website has been created with one goal in mind, said Jeffco Library spokeswoman Rebecca Winning. That is to make the expertise of all the librarians instantly available to patrons, even outside of operating hours.

  • County OKs chicken coops, beehives in residential areas

    A proposal to allow chicken coops and beekeeping in Jeffco has soared over its final hurdle. 

    The county commissioners voted 3-0 to allow citizens in unincorporated residential areas to keep up to six chickens and two beehives on properties of at least 4,000 square feet. 

    Originally, the proposal would have allowed one hive for every 4,000 square feet, but the planning staff made the change after feedback from several beekeepers. 

  • Littleton weighs options for legal services

    Littleton is weighing options for rep lacing city attorney Kirsten Crawford, who resigned Feb. 1, citing personal reasons.

    Earlier this month, the City Council heard a report from City Manager Michael Penny on the options for obtaining legal services. The city contracted with outside counsel for an analysis of its legal services and needs. 

    The report said one option is to hire an outside law firm, as opposed to hiring a full-time city attorney. Penny told the council members they should bring in law firms for interviews. 

  • Man charged in threat left on lawmaker's phone

    A man has been arrested and charged after a threatening voice message was left for state Sen. Andy Kerr, D-South Jeffco.

    David Cassidy has been charged in connection with a voice message left on Kerr’s cell phone March 4 saying he and the rest of the Democrats working on gun-control legislation would regret their action, and, “either by ballots or by bullets, we’re going to get you out of office.”

    Kerr said he reported the message to the Colorado State Patrol.

  • PLAN Jeffco a grassroots organization from its inception

    PLAN Jeffco, a private, nonprofit advocacy group, was founded in 1972 to propose and campaign for a ballot referendum establishing the half-cent sales tax and the Jefferson County Open Space program. 

    The first chair of PLAN Jeffco was Mike Moore of Evergreen, who also served as the campaign manager in the open-space sales-tax campaign. 

  • Demonstrators show up at Taj to protest Odom no-shows

    A small group of protesters with a one-man band and a bugler gathered March 26 in front of the Jeffco government building to protest what they see as the unethical behavior of former county commissioner John Odom.

    After losing the District 2 seat in last November’s election to Democrat Casey Tighe, Odom stopped attending meetings. Starting after the Nov. 15 regular meeting of the commission, Odom missed up to six meetings. 

  • The faithful celebrate Easter at Red Rocks

    Sunday marked the 66th annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison.  

  • Jeffco Open Space at 40: Second era of acquisition doubles Open Space lands

    The first 26 years of the Jefferson County open-space sales tax and three successful referendums at the ballot box proved that voters value open lands. In 1998 they showed how much by passing a measure that helped double the amount of scenery and public land in Jeffco’s Open Space park system.

  • Body found on Hogback near C-470 and Bowles

    A skeleton was found by a hiker early Tuesday morning near the Hogback.

    The bones were found about 5:30 a.m. in open space west of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue. The remains were not near a trail and were in an area that isn't subject to routine traffic, said Jacki Kelly, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Because of the remote location, authorities had to wait until daybreak to travel to the site. No gender, identity or cause of death had been determined.