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  • Changes OK’d for Littleton Village project

    The developer of the Littleton Village project on the old Marathon Oil property has received the initial go-ahead from the Littleton Planning Board to make changes to make the project more economically viable. 

    The Littleton City Council is set to vote on the proposal on Aug. 6.

    The project, located on 77 acres on the northeast corner of South Broadway and Dry Creek Road, was approved for development in 2006. But after the economic downturn in 2008, the project has been dormant.

  • Delegation from Bega, Australia, to visit Littleton area in August

    Littleton is changing a street name to honor its sister city, Bega, Australia.

    A delegation from Bega will be in town Aug. 14-24, so the City Council last week approved changing the name of the block of South Rio Grande Street between Main Street and Alamo Avenue to Bega Street.

    The name change will be in place when the city hosts a welcome reception for the Down Under delegation in Bega Park on Aug. 15. 

  • Littleton council debates whether to allow retail marijuana shops

    The Littleton City Council has begun a discussion on whether to allow retail marijuana stores within city limits, and the prospects for pot shops are looking up. 

    During a July 9 study session, five council members expressed a desire to at least move forward with potentially allowing retail marijuana establishments in the city. Only Mayor Debbie Brinkman and Councilman Bruce Beckman voted against further consideration of retail marijuana shops. 

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  • Littleton police officer free on bond in drug case

    A Littleton police officer who was arrested on suspicion of buying Ecstasy from an FBI informant is free on $100,000 bond.

    The FBI arrested Jeffery Johnston at his home in Parker on July 19. According to the complaint against him, Johnston is suspected of purchasing about 16 grams of the drug MDMA, commonly referred to as Ecstasy, from an FBI informant for $1,300.

  • Bicyclist injured in accident on Pierce Street

    The Colorado State Patrol responded to an accident last Wednesday afternoon involving a 24-year-old man on a bicycle and a 2005 BMW driven by a 30-year-old male, according to Trooper Nate Reid.

    The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. on South Pierce Street between West Portland and Coal Mine avenues. The bicyclist, Eric Rooney, was transported to Littleton Adventist Hospital with moderate, non-life threatening injuries, said Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis. The driver of the BMW was not injured.

  • Jeffco seeks land swap for inmate home

    Jeffco is working on a land deal that would exchange the county’s current home for Community Corrections for a new one.

    The deal involves swapping the Community Corrections headquarters at Kendall Street between 16th and 17th avenues, commonly referred to as the New York Building, and 4 acres at West Colfax Avenue and Wild Acres Road in unincorporated Jeffco next to Lakewood.

  • Littleton considers assessing impact fees on new development

    Littleton is growing — and with that growth comes a need to expand the city’s services and infrastructure. 

    The question is: Who’s going to pay for it?  

    The city is considering implementing impact fees on new residential and commercial developments, something that many other Colorado cities charge, to help defray the cost of expanding city services. 

  • Input from meetings will help shape Clement Park master plan

    Foothills Parks and Recreation District will host the first of three public meetings on July 22 to help shape the new master plan for Clement Park.

    The 25-year-old Clement Park needs an estimated $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the district. Much of the park’s facilities and equipment, including the irrigation system, are original and need repair or replacement. 

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