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  • Littleton council schedules hearing on Broadstone apartments

    The Littleton City Council will hear arguments on July 30 for and against the contested Broadstone at Littleton Station development, a 250-unit apartment complex proposed for the southwest corner of South Bemis Street and Littleton Boulevard.

    The development received approval from the city’s planning department, but the Planning Board voted unanimously not to recommend approval of the necessary rezoning. 

  • Rec district selects firm for Clement Park study

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District has chosen Stanley Consultants, an international consulting and engineering firm with an office in Centennial, to help develop a master plan for Clement Park. 

    The park, built in 1987, needs $7 million to $8 million in repairs and upgrades, according to the district. Foothills, which leases the park from Jeffco Open Space, has been in discussions with the Open Space Division about the park’s future needs.

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  • Hikers find body on Lookout Mountain

    A body was found on Lookout Mountain by hikers on Sunday afternoon.

    The remains were found in a remote location and appeared to have been there for some time, according to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office.

    The coroner and the Sheriff's Office are investigating. Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff's Office at 303-277-0211.

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  • Gunman shot during standoff with SWAT team

    A standoff between an armed man in his home near Morrison and the Jeffco sheriff’s SWAT team on Friday ended with the suspect being shot and taken to a hospital.
    The standoff began Friday morning when the Sheriff’s Office received a call about alleged domestic violence in the 1200 block of West Grand Drive. A woman in the home was taken to the hospital for examination, while a man, who hadn’t been identified by press time, barricaded himself inside.

  • Fire extinguished at Columbine High School

    A fire in a ceiling at Columbine High School late Wednesday afternoon was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

    Welders installing a metal door on the north side of the school noticed smoke coming from the ceiling and called 911, said Littleton Fire Department spokesman Doug Ireland.

    Firefighters found some insulation and wood had ignited and were producing a large amount of smoke. Ireland said firefighters from Littleton, West Metro, South Metro and Englewood responded and extinguished the fire quickly.

  • Fire reportedly under control at Columbine High School

    At least four fire departments responded Wednesday evening to a report of a fire at Columbine High School.

    An information officer at the scene said the blaze was under control and that firefighters were checking to be sure the flames had not spread to other areas in the school.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office said earlier that welders had been working at the school on Wednesday.

    Firefighters from the Littleton, Englewood, West Metro and South Metro fire departments responded.

  • Foothills Animal Shelter to offer July 4 adoption special for cats

     

  • Littleton Election Commission rejects 'approval voting'

    Littleton’s Election Commission has decided to pass on implementing “approval voting” starting in the city’s 2015 elections.

    The Election Commission voted 2-1 against the change. Yet despite the “no” vote, the commission left open the possibility of revisiting the issue in the future. 

    Unlike the current system, in which a voter can choose only one candidate, “approval voting” allows endorsement of one, some or all of the candidates. The candidate with the most total votes still would be the winner.

  • Jefferson County Planning Commission approves creation of taxing district

    Jeffco’s Planning Commission has approved creating a metropolitan district for a proposed 50-home luxury development for seniors and empty-nesters at South Kipling Street and West Coal Mine Avenue.

    The Silver Leaf Metropolitan District, if approved by the Jeffco commissioners, will allow developer Skyland Meadows to assess property taxes on homeowners in its development to pay for $3.6 million in infrastructure.