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  • Littleton city attorney receives double severance pay

    When Littleton City Attorney Kirsten Crawford resigned in February after initially requesting a leave of absence, she received a severance package worth six months of her salary, along with benefits. 

    As city attorney, Crawford made $133,428 a year plus benefits.  

    The six months of salary, about $66,700, was twice as much severance pay as had been agreed upon between Crawford and the City Council when she was hired in March 2012. 

  • West rail line opens with fanfare, fun

    Nothing says mass transit like drum circles and muscle cars.

    With the grand opening of RTD’s west light-rail line on Friday, RTD partnered with municipalities along the 12.1-mile track that connects Union Station in Denver to the Jefferson County government center to put on two days of fun.

  • Front Range Christian hosts discussion on immigration

    In the debate on immigration reform, much of the discussion focuses on the politics and economics of potential changes to the system. 

    The G92 group thinks the debate also should include what faith says about immigration.

    Front Range Christian School hosted a conference by the evangelical Christian organization Friday and Saturday to educate parents and students about the issue of immigration and what the Christian faith has to say about it.

  • Jeffco considers ban on openly carrying firearms in some county buildings

    It could soon be illegal to openly carry a firearm into certain Jefferson County buildings. 

    The Sheriff’s Office has asked the county commissioners to institute the ban in certain county buildings and properties. The ban would not prohibit a person with a concealed-carry permit from bringing a concealed weapon into county buildings.

  • Education veteran announces run for school board

    With three of five seats up for election and at least one incumbent not running, this year’s campaigns for positions on the Jeffco school board promise to be hotly contested.

    With the November election still six months away, longtime South Jeffco resident and education veteran Alonzo “Al” Rodriguez has announced a bid in District 5.

    “I have a vested interest in Jeffco schools,” Rodriguez said. “I have a son who is a junior at Columbine High School, and 13 of my grandchildren attend Jeffco schools.”

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  • Littleton announces pick for new police chief

    Littleton has a new chief of police. 

    On Friday, the city announced that Denver police Capt. Douglas Stephens will be the city’s new police chief. Stephens had been with the Denver Police Department since 1991 and most recently served as captain of the gang unit.

    The Littleton position came open earlier this year when Heather Coogan announced her retirement on Jan. 18. Division Cmdr. Gene Enley had been acting as the interim chief since April, when Coogan’s retirement took effect.

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    Brawl in the family

  • Sheriff addresses hot issue with ‘joke’

    Sheriff Ted Mink is characterizing as “a joke” his comment that “we could have a fire” if a government agency requested access to his records on concealed-carry permits for handguns in Jefferson County.

    Mink made the remark while speaking along with Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener to a March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party. In response to a question from the audience about another government agency gaining access to those records with a warrant, Mink said: "We could have a fire. I mean, it happens."

  • Motorcycle-car collision leaves one dead

     An accident late Sunday morning at South Santa Fe Drive and Aspen Grove left a motorcyclist dead and a passenger on the bike injured.

    The accident, involving the motorcycle and a car, occurred just before noon. The motorcycle driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

    The accident closed northbound Santa Fe at Mineral Avenue and southbound Santa Fe at Bowles Avenue for several hours. 

    The accident is currently under investigation. Charges haven’t been filed in the incident.