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Today's News

  • What next for the world's nukes?

    Hannah Hayes

    When Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who directed the Manhattan Project, witnessed the first atomic explosion, he quoted a line from the Bhagavad-Gita, “I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” The military smiled, and the rest of us started worrying.

  • Telling the stories of nursing home residents

    Nursing home residents have held a special place in my heart since my grandmother passed away in a long-term care facility three years ago.

  • Man fatally shot by SWAT Team after five-hour standoff

    A five-hour standoff in a South Jeffco home ended in death Oct. 23 as a man pointing a gun at Jeffco SWAT Team members was fatally shot.

    The standoff started when a woman called police to her home at 11345 W. Crestline Drive at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, saying her adult son was upset and had fired a gun in the house, said Jeffco sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Deputies could hear additional gunshots from inside the home when they arrived. Reverse 911 was used to call 175 homes in the area and request that residents stay inside their homes and away from windows.

  • Foothills Features: A BOO-rific event for the community

    Celebrate Halloween this year with Foothills Park & Recreation District in a safe, fun and indoor environment at our new BOO-rific Bash & Splash event on Friday, Oct. 30.

  • More than just cookies

    The Girl Scouts have knocked on their last door. Though door-to-door cookie sales came to a halt more than a week ago, boxes of the revered snacks will soon be on sale outside stores into March. Boxes will be shipped. Sweet teeth will be satiated.

    Last year, Littleton’s Troop 2107 made $1,607 through cookie sales. The money has paid for camping trips, aquarium tours and community projects, among other activities.

  • Pedaling a plan: Jeffco planning staff seeks to create approach to bicycle-pedestrian paths

    Planning and zoning officials say Jeffco needs an overall approach to dealing with the county’s 210 miles of bicycle and pedestrian paths.

    “We have some discussion points found in the major thoroughfare plan, but no real focus on how bicycle and pedestrian paths exist and can be accommodated in the county," reads a memo from Development and Transportation Director Tim Carl.

  • Low-cost addiction assessment clinic opening June 1 in Jeffco

    Rand Kannenberg knows what it takes to beat addiction.

    The 49-year-old has spent more than half his life working full time in addiction counseling. He's authored two books on the subject and has lectured in every state in the country. His work has taken him beyond the U.S. borders, with lectures in Puerto Rico, Italy and South Africa.

    Now, as Kannenberg plans to open the low-cost Jeffco Addiction Assessment Clinic on June 1, he says his experience overcoming alcoholism is one of his strongest tools in helping people overcome their addiction demons.

  • Commissioners launch 'citizen input meetings'

    The Jefferson County commissioners launched a series of public meetings last week dubbed "citizen input meetings," aimed at interacting with the public and allowing for extensive question-and-answer sessions with county officials and staff.

    The first stop on the tour was The Peak Recreation Center in South Jeffco, where the commissioners hosted about 20 area residents.

    "We just want to keep you up to date on what we have going on in the county," said Commissioner Kevin McCasky. "We really want to get your feedback."

  • District says no decisions made on school closures

    Despite rumors to the contrary, Jeffco Public Schools says no final decisions have been made on possible school closures or changes to high school articulation areas.

    The district's Facility Usage Committee — made up of 33 community members, district employees, union representatives and others — has been meeting since March to find ways to save money with more efficient use of district buildings, said district spokeswoman Lynn Setzer.

  • Mr. Biggs owner promises improvements

    A new owner of Mr. Biggs wants the community to know that despite incidents associated with some of his past properties, Mr. Biggs will be a family-oriented destination with public safety as a top priority.

    “There will be no negativity to this property whatsoever,” said Art Cormier. “This is a family-oriented fun center.”

    Concerns about the new direction of Mr. Biggs were raised when an electrical outage during an Oct. 10 concert attended by 1,500 resulted in more than a dozen Jeffco sheriff’s deputies responding.