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  • Lavender fields forever: Third annual event at Chatfield Farms celebrates the popular purple plant

    It doesn’t take long for Kim Cherie to come up with a reason for loving lavender.

    “The intoxicating fragrance,” she said. “It makes most people very calm.”

    Cherie, who owns a botanical spa retreat in downtown Littleton, taught a couple of classes last Saturday during the third annual Lavender Festival at Chatfield Farms — one on soap making and another on do-it-yourself skincare.

  • SeaQuest served cease and desist letter

    SeaQuest Aquarium in Southwest Plaza was served a cease and desist letter Monday from the Colorado Department of Agriculture for reportedly operating without a license, which is required of operations with 30 or more birds.

    “We ordered them to cease and desist from operating with more than 30 birds because we denied their license because they failed inspections,” said Hollis Glenn, divisions director of inspections and consumer services with the state agriculture department.

  • Heavy rain, hail cause flooding in South Jeffco

    An urban and small stream flood advisory is in effect in south metro Denver until 7:45 p.m.

    According to information from the National Weather Service in Boulder, poor drainage associated with heavy rain and thunderstorms can lead to flooding of streets, intersections and bike paths along small creeks and streams.

    In addition to heavy rain, the severe storm produced hail up to 1-inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

  • Charges filed in June 13 shooting in Lakewood

    Official charges have been filed against two people accused of shooting a man near a convenience store in Lakewood on June 13, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
    On Thursday, Quartez Smith, 18, and a 13-year-old juvenile male were each charged with numerous felonies. Smith was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and eight violent crime counts.

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  • Commercial lot near Coal Mine, Kipling to be subdivided

    A 3-acre commercial lot on the northeast corner of Coal Mine Avenue and Kipling Parkway has been subdivided into two commercial lots.
    The lot is planned to be the Columbine Car Care Center, including a gas station operated by Murphy Oil USA Inc. The applicants are still going through the site development plan process, which has yet to be approved by the county.

  • Bicyclist dies after collision with vehicle

    A 67-year-old Littleton man died Wednesday night after his bicycle was hit by a car in South Jeffco earlier that day. 

    Mark Shafer was crossing West Coal Mine Avenue in an uncontrolled area on Wednesday afternoon when a red Pontiac Trans Am traveling east collided with his bicycle, according to Trooper Gary Cutler with Colorado State Patrol. Shafer was transported to Littleton Adventist Hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. 

  • Stapleton picks Sias as running mate on GOP ticket

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton has tapped state Rep. Lang Sias, R-Arvada, as his lieutenant governor running mate.

    Sias, 59, a former U.S. Navy pilot and TOPGUN instructor, is a moderate Republican who has represented House District 27 in Arvada and Wheat Ridge since 2015 after a vacancy committee appointed him to replace Libby Szabo after she resigned to fill a then-empty seat on the Jeffco board of commissioners.

  • A tradition for many: 24th annual Colorado Irish Festival takes over Clement Park

    A chilly air blanketed Clement Park on Sunday morning, offering a welcome relief from the warm, sunny days prior and a cloudy sendoff to the annual Colorado Irish Festival.

    As the multi-day event neared a close, many agreed the festival — held July 13-15 — is an important tradition for the area’s Irish community. Indeed, rekindling friendships is the reason many attend the festival, and it’s certainly a weekend favorite for Bill Fetherston of Louisville.

  • The land of Legos: Bricks & Minifigs caters to young and old alike

    Lego enthusiasts are sure to love a new store in Littleton dedicated solely to the colorful bricks, mini-figurines and themed Lego sets.

    Bricks & Minifigs, which opened in December in Bowles Marketplace, is the largest toy store of its kind, according to the franchise’s website. And it’s one that Tom and Lindsey Hayden thought could contribute to the South Jeffco business community. This particular location was the first Bricks & Minifigs in the state. A second shop opened in Loveland in May.