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Today's News

  • Jefferson County talks diversity, inclusivity

    Nearly 300 people gathered last week to discuss ways to carry the topic of diversity and inclusivity to the forefront of conversation in Jefferson County and beyond.

    Hosted by Jeffco Human Services, Jeffco Human Resources, Jeffco Public Library, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and Boulder County, the One Community Summit, held Oct. 19 at the Arvada Center, featured a keynote speaker and various breakout sessions centering on diversity, inclusivity and equity.

  • World’s Scariest Haunted House lives up to the hype

    Nestled behind Jared’s Nursery on West Bowles Avenue is the World’s Scariest Haunted House, and according to many of its actors, it lives up to its name.

    “I’ve had a couple of fetal position scares,” said actor CJ Mitchell of Littleton. “People just lay on the floor.”

    Although it typically takes 15 minutes to make it through the haunted house, some make it out in much less.

  • Paltry turnout shows for Foothills mill levy increase presentation

    A presentation by the Foothills Park and Recreation District on its bid for a mill levy increase drew just three people, including one person who soon realized she didn’t live in the district.

    Foothills executive director Ron Hopp said Thursday’s group was the smallest showing at any of the mill levy presentations put on by the district, but those in attendance were disappointed with the lack of taxpayer turnout.

    “It’s just unfortunate you don’t get more people,” said Pam Horiszny, a Foothills resident.

  • JCSO’s detention deputies graduate

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.

    After a long day of classes at the Jeffco Sheriff Office’s detention deputy academy, recruit Casey Buell-Schoenman was excited to go to his son’s karate class with his wife Ari.

    For the Buell-Schoenman family, who live in the Lakewood area, the 10-week academy has gone by fast.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Kid stuff

  • Not immune to the fires

    Just because we’ve dodged some bullets over the years here in Evergreen, we’re not immune to fires. Fires like we’ve just seen in Northern California. Fires that flatten everything in their path. And kill people in the process. This year, they were out west. Next year, they could be in our own backyards.

  • Let’s give the president some credit

    If you’ve read my articles you know I’m not a big fan of the president. My objections are much more about character issues than policy. I just don’t believe he has a high level of integrity. However, recently he began to move in a new direction. I’m determined to keep an open mind and, like an umpire, call them as I see them.

  • Jeffco’s 2018 proposed budget raises concerns

    Jeffco has proposed another budget in which its expenditures are outpacing its revenues, which the commissioners stressed is not sustainable.

    “Do we forego long-term stability for short-term gain?” Commissioner Don Rosier asked Tuesday morning at a Jeffco Board of County Commissioners formal hearing on the 2018 proposed budget. “Everybody needs to be on that same page when we go through (the budget).”

  • Election 2017: 5 questions with Jeffco school board candidate Erica Shields

    Littleton resident Erica Shields was a late-comer to the 2017 race for three Jeffco school board seats. Filing the required signature petitions just before the Sept. 1 deadline, Shields is challenging incumbent Susan Harmon in District 2 and counts herself a newcomer to public office. The mother of four Jeffco students, Shields is perhaps most recognizable from her reign last year as Mrs. Colorado America 2016, as well as her participation in the Littleton Leadership Academy.

  • MAKING A STATE-MENT: Chatfield's Holmes wins 5A state tennis title

    DENVER — Chatfield’s junior tennis star Christian Holmes surpassed expectations on Saturday, not only winning the 5A state tennis tournament at No. 1 singles, but also being the first player at a singles position to win state in Chatfield school history.

    It was also the first time a Jeffco player had won the title in the largest classification (5A) since 1996 and the fifth time ever since state tennis first began in 1927.