Today's News

  • Powered by Griebel

    LAKEWOOD — There is no truth to the rumor that Columbine junior Mikey Griebel mowed and helped paint the field Oct. 16 at Jeffco Stadium, but he sure did about everything else imaginable on the football field.

    Griebel carried the ball 11 times for 222 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He had three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Griebel forced a fumble and a key interception that led to the game-winning touchdown in a 42-35 victory for the Rebels over Pomona.

  • Southwest Plaza searched after bomb threat

    A search of Southwest Plaza spurred by a telephone bomb threat Monday evening turned up nothing suspicious, and the mall’s doors were reopened to customers.

    Patrons were barred from entering the mall while the search took place, though customers inside weren’t evacuated.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office announced on its Twitter account at 8:14 p.m. that nothing was found during the search.

  • Suspect in attempted murder is apprehended

    A suspect in an attempted homicide has been taken into custody, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office. 

    Zachary Zuchowski, 21, was arrested in connection with allegations of attempted murder, robbery and menacing, the Sheriff's Office announced via its Twitter account at 11:57 p.m. Friday. The Sheriff’s Office and other agencies had searched for Zuchowski since Thursday night after an incident that apparently stemmed from a disagreement about money.

  • Deputies searching for suspect in attempted homicide

    Law enforcement is searching an area in South Jeffco for a suspect in an attempted homicide.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are searching for Zachary Zuchowski, 21, in relation to an incident that apparently stemmed from a disagreement about money.

    The Sheriff’s Office said Thursday night via its Twitter account that deputies were searching an area near the 6500 block of West Frost Drive, near West Ken-Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street. They were unsuccessful in locating Zuchowski.

  • Brush fire near C-470 now 100 percent contained

    Fire crews made significant progress Friday in battling a brush fire after it spread rapidly Wednesday and shut down the southbound lanes of C-470 near West Bowles Avenue.

    West Metro Fire announced at midafternoon Saturday that the 35-acre blaze was 100 percent contained. More than 74 firefighters were working to put out the flames Friday, and they continued to mop up Saturday.

  • Criminal justice career day planned at ACC

    Those interested in a career in law enforcement and criminal justice have a chance to hear directly from potential employers at Arapahoe Community College on Oct. 21.

    The college is planning a criminal justice career day at the Littleton campus, with representatives from more than 17 law enforcement agencies talking with potential recruits about what makes a desirable candidate and what it’s like to work for their agencies.

    The college will also have its own police force on hand, along with representatives from ACC’s Law Enforcement Academy.

  • County still trying to get reimbursed for some flood-related costs

    Jeffco continues to be frustrated by the reimbursement process from the federal government for funds spent to repair damage from the September 2013 flooding.

    The county’s infrastructure sustained about $6 million in damage, repair costs for which were eligible for state and federal assistance. For expenses approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal government pays 75 percent, the state government pays 12.5 percent, and the county pays the remaining 12.5 percent.

  • Littleton residents’ opinions on parks, trails sought

    Littleton residents are being given a chance to directly shape the future of the city’s parks, trails and recreational options.

    The city and the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District are scheduled to host three public forums and three focus groups that will help craft the city’s first parks and recreation master plan. The three focus groups will concentrate on youth sports, golf and tennis, and senior citizen issues.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter names Strickland as new executive director

    Foothills Animal Shelter welcomed aboard a new chief of veterinary services along with a new executive director last week.

    The shelter has named Jennifer Strickland executive director, while Dr. Emily Hays is Foothills’ new chief veterinarian. Strickland, who has worked at Foothills for eight years, was most recently the shelter’s media coordinator. Hays has more than 15 years of experience in animal welfare.

    Strickland replaces Heather Cameron, who recently left to become executive director at the Anchor Center for Blind Children in Denver.

  • City approves development on Littleton Boulevard

    Littleton has approved a new mixed-use development that will include 160 age-restricted apartments across the street from the city’s historic courthouse.