Today's News

  • Grads will leave an empty place behind

    “As soon as you walk out of our door … everything’s going to change, and it won’t change back. Not to the way it is now. I am so happy for you … and I am so proud. … Sometimes I want my sweet little (child) back. I’m going to miss you a lot.”
    — from the TV show “Glee”

  • The politics of the power play

    In the waning hours of the legislative session earlier this month, leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives used procedural delaying tactics to kill a civil-unions bill that otherwise had the votes to pass. In a special session less than a week later, the same bill was assigned to a different committee, resulting in it being killed a second time — again, when it had the votes to pass the whole House.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Evidence of what, exactly?

  • Whole Foods coming to former Circuit City location

    Whole Foods Market has applied to the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Division to open a retail store in the former Circuit City building at 5155 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

    The owner of the building is listed as DCL Wadsworth, and the applicant is Jushua MacTaggart, according to the Jeffco planning and zoning website.

    The building has 33,000 square feet and is zoned commercial.

    Attempts to reach a person in management at the Whole Foods Rocky Mountain Regional Support Center in Boulder were unsuccessful.

  • Former Foothills board member seeks appointment

    Although he has already been elected twice and served nine years on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, business executive and fitness fanatic Mike Whetstone, 54, has applied to be appointed to the vacant seat from Ward 2.

  • West Quincy Avenue project under way

     West Quincy Avenue from West Radcliffe Place to Nelson Street was closed to through traffic May 8 to realign and widen the two-lane road to four lanes, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The work is scheduled to be completed Nov. 4.

    The $3 million project covers 1 mile of Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Parkway to South Simms Street. It is funded by the Southeast Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax program.

  • Nunes seeks second term on Foothills board via appointment

     Jill Nunes, chairperson of the Foothills Park & Recreation District board for the last three years, has submitted her name for the open seat created when her term expires this year. Nunes opted not to run for re-election from Ward 2 in the May 8 election.

    Since there were no candidates on the ballot in Ward 2, the position must be filled by a board appointment.

  • Littleton's 4x400 girls relay team top in state again

    LAKEWOOD — Littleton's 4x400 girls relay team did what it has done now four years running. It went out a winner at the 5A state track and field championships.
    The Lady Lions of Rosa Hardarson, Grace Brittan, Dana Gaetani and Kaela Edwards held off Loveland for a third straight year en route to a victory in 3 minutes, 46 seconds on May 19 at Jefferson County Stadium. The winning time was a mere 0.31 seconds off of Littleton's state-winning time of a year ago.

  • Disaster training drill happening Saturday

    A large-scale disaster-training drill involving a simulated tornado catastrophe is taking place Saturday, May 19, at the Metro Fire Training Academy in Littleton and the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy at Stapleton in Denver.

    More than 100 local Community Emergency Response Team members and other search-and-rescue volunteers will be assisted by professional responders from the North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region. The exercise goes from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Park district to interview board hopefuls

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, to interview potential candidates for the Ward 2 vacancy on the board.

    After the interview session, there will be a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. The topic of "board appointment" is on the second meeting agenda. Both meetings are at The Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 Ward St. The meetings are open to the public.