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Today's News

  • Mane event: a show of solidarity

     It wasn’t charity. It was a sign of solidarity.

    Throughout the halls of Dakota Ridge High School last week, sign after sign delivered the message: Everyone is affected by cancer. It’s a fact students and faculty at Dakota Ridge know all too well.  

  • Giving shelter from the cold

    Local faith organizations, nonprofits, governments and law enforcement agencies are partnering to provide cold-weather lodging for the area’s homeless population.

    The initiative — called the Tri-county Severe Weather Shelter — brings together the resources of the Human Services Department of Jefferson County, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, The Action Center, Love Inc., the Homelessness Awareness Task Force: South Metro, Heading Home, Mean Street ministries and five southwest community churches. 

  • A lifesaving delivery

    Littleton Fire Rescue and the City Council honored a local letter carrier last week with the John P. Cernich Lifesaving Award.

    Postal worker Louise Devers noticed last summer that an elderly man on her route had not checked his mail for three days. Devers, fearing the man was in trouble, talked to a neighbor, who called 911.

  • Littleton council to vote on master-plan update in January

    The Littleton City Council will vote on the city’s newly revised comprehensive plan next year.

    The council announced it will hold a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 during its regular meeting. The city’s Planning Board approved the plan last month on a 7-0 vote. 

  • Foothills waiving fee for ID card during December

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is giving residents a holiday present again this December. 

    Foothills has waived the $5 fee for district ID cards during December. The ID cards enable patrons to get the in-district rate at Foothills facilities, including the golf courses. 

  • Online sign-up now required to speak at school board meetings

    Parents and community members who wish to speak during the public-comment portion of Jeffco school board meetings now must sign up online.

    The change comes after the board’s Nov. 21 meeting, when newly elected board members Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk announced their desire for the board and its meetings to be more accessible to parents.

    It’s the latest in a series of changes, as meeting times have been moved from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and meeting locations have been moved to different high schools to increase community engagement.

  • Lights, cameras, celebration at Hudson

    Walking in a winter wonderland took on a whole new meaning over the weekend as people braved the frigid temperatures to take in a Hudson Christmas at Hudson Gardens. 

    The light show drew holiday revelers despite temperatures that hovered near zero during the evenings. But the cold weather was actually part of the appeal for some.

  • Stakeholders remain outspoken on Bowles bike plan

    South Jeffco residents got a glimpse last week at what proposed bike lanes along West Bowles Avenue would look like and how they might affect traffic flow. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would add bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard. Jeffco’s Dec. 4 open house featuring the plan at Dakota Ridge High School drew a large crowd despite the frigid temperatures.

  • All-conference football

    The following is the football all-conference teams for the 2013 season for the 5A Super 6 and 4A Plains conferences:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM

  • New-look Rebels searching for their identity early on

    Time just may be the Columbine Rebels’ best friend this season. Clay Thielking’s boys basketball team will need it to get its feet underneath itself after graduating six seniors, including five starters, from last year’s 18-6 squad.