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  • A Little Help connects seniors with neighbors

    Age may bring wisdom, but it can also bring challenges. Luckily, a local nonprofit organization is here to provide “a little help.”

    A Little Help, an organization that connects seniors with neighbors, began in Denver in 2005. Recently, however, it started moving into southern Jefferson County. Volunteers provide rides, conversation and help around the house.

    While rides to appointments are certainly important, the social aspect is arguably even more valuable.

  • Participants decorate rocks to spread kindness

    Recently, while perusing the shelves at a library in Denver, Lisa Fladung found a rock decorated with a thoughtful message.

    It made her day.

    Ultimately, she discovered the rock was part of the Kindness Rocks Project, and Fladung, a patron experience associate at the Columbine Library, decided to host a rock-decorating event at her library so she could reciprocate the kindness she received and involve the community in the process.

  • Swimmers raise nearly $200,000 for cancer research at inaugural event

    A gleam of sunshine reflected off Chatfield Reservoir on Sunday morning as swimmers dashed into the water on the count of 10.

    It didn’t matter whether the swimmers were participating in the 5K, mile or half-mile. After all, Sunday wasn’t a race. It was a fundraiser for cancer research.

  • Dog dies after truck submerges in Chatfield Reservoir

    One dog died Friday afternoon after being trapped inside a submerged truck at Chatfield Reservoir.

    Firefighters and the dive team with Littleton Fire Rescue arrived at the north boat ramp at Chatfield State Park just before noon Friday after getting reports of the submerged truck. The driver of the truck and a second dog made it out of the truck uninjured. 

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  • Black Bear Trail opens to public

    Hikers and bikers can now traverse two Jeffco Open Space parks via the Black Bear Trail.

    The newly opened trail, which connects Hildebrand Ranch and Deer Creek Canyon Park, is 6.3 miles and rated as difficult, largely due to its length and exposure.

    “Once you start the trail, it’s pretty much a one-way trip unless you turn around,” said Jason Crum, trails lead for the southern region of Jeffco Open Space.

  • CDOT looking for funding to make WestConnect improvements happen

    Now that a study of traffic improvements along C-470 is complete, the Colorado Department of Transportation is working through its next obstacle — finding funding for the recommended projects.

  • Art gallery provides affordable art — with Red Rocks Amphitheatre as a backdrop

    It doesn’t take long for Jamie and Scott Jasper to explain how much they love Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. It’s the place where they met and later got engaged.

    “Oh man, I love everything about it,” Jamie said. “ … Hearing the music outside, being with 10,000 people outside, that’s what I love about Red Rocks.”

  • Husband-wife pair opens running store at former Red Rocks wedding chapel

    A love for running brought Deb Spence and Ken Pliska together.

    Though the pair lived just a few miles apart in Colorado, they met while competing in the Boston Marathon. Not long after, they were married at the finish line of the race.

  • News briefs

    Chatfield teen raising money for homeless fundraiser

    A South Jeffco student has coordinated two fundraisers to raise money for Bagging Homelessness.

    The initiative — created by Max Heupel, a Chatfield Senior High School student — raises money for Denver’s homeless community through the purchase of everyday necessities.

    Those interested can support the effort during one of two fundraisers:

    • Aug. 28, 5 to 9 p.m., at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 12512 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Unit C.