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  • After seven months of travel, Lockheed Martin celebrates successful InSight landing

    Apprehension filled the air at Lockheed Martin on Monday, as employees, family members and friends eagerly awaited InSight’s landing on Mars.
    The tension was palpable at Lockheed’s Waterton Canyon campus, which was one of many locations across the country hosting a viewing party, and the nerves certainly made sense when considering the time and effort that went into making Monday’s mission a reality. It took seven years of planning; nearly seven months of travel time from Earth to Mars; and seven minutes for InSight to land.

  • Annual Candlelight Walk signals the start of the holiday season

    When a colorful dancing Christmas tree appears in downtown Littleton, it just might be the start of the holiday season.
    “Are you a tree hugger?” Bill Coleman of Denver, dressed as “Shiny the Dancing Christmas Tree,” posed this important question to several youngsters.
    In fact, Coleman asked pretty much anyone in sight on Littleton’s Main Street last Friday for the 35th annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting event. Coleman has attended the Littleton holiday favorite in costume for some 15 years. He enjoys it every time.

  • Initial work plan in process for Jeffco Planning and Zoning

    As 2018 comes to a close, the Jeffco Planning and Zoning department is working to prioritize projects for 2019.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It’s a wash

  • Sentencing pushed for former guard

    A sentencing hearing for the guard accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor at Betty Marler Youth Services Center was continued until later in December.
    According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the defense requested a continuance so the case can be screened by the community corrections board. Sandy Fisher, 25, was initially scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, but he’ll now return to court Dec. 21.

  • Charges expected in Shiloh House fire

    The Littleton clinical building at Shiloh House caught fire Friday morning, and staff is currently displaced while searching for temporary office space for the employees who worked in the organization’s West Coal Mine Avenue location.

  • Morrison holding off on comprehensive plan decision

    Morrison Town Board is taking some more time to think about whether or not it wants to move forward with a comprehensive plan amendment and potentially rezone property in the northwest portion of town.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Zig Zag zilch

  • Brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club extinguished

    West Metro firefighters put out a brush fire near Red Rocks Country Club at the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 in South Jeffco on Wednesday morning.
    The call came in around 10:21 a.m., and firefighters had it mostly extinguished by 11:20 a.m., according to Ronda Scholting, spokeswoman with West Metro Fire Rescue.
    Although West Metro is still mopping up and could find some hot spots, Scholting said the department is “saying it’s out.” An investigator is on scene to determine a cause.

  • Foothills working to refill Beer Sisters Reservoir after dam work

    The Beer Sisters Reservoir at Blue Heron Park is on its way to being filled up, but it’s hard to say when it will reach full capacity.

    The project to reconstruct a dam, which was completed in August 2018, caused some controversy when neighbors realized the project was finished but the reservoir was not full. Some 640 residents signed a petition urging officials to refill the water in the reservoir.