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Today's News

  • Non-stop race to November is upon us

    And then there were two. We’ve now narrowed the field from almost 30 people who filed paperwork with the secretary of state to run for governor as major party candidates to eight who qualified for primary ballots of the two major parties to the final nominees.  Colorado’s next governor will be either Democrat Jared Polis or Republican Walker Stapleton.

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  • Polis taps former state legislator Primavera as running mate

    Congressman Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for Colorado governor, has selected former state legislator and cancer foundation executive Dianne Primavera as his lieutenant governor running mate.
    Announced last Monday, Polis’ selection of Primavera — recently the CEO of Susan G. Komen Colorado, the local branch of the largest breast cancer organization in the United States — reiterates Polis’ campaign promise to prioritize health care in Colorado as the race to the general election intensifies.

  • One dead, three seriously injured after Saturday night car accident in Littleton

    A 19-year-old Lakewood man died in a single-car crash on July 7 in Littleton.
    Christopher Lemley, who was a passenger in the 2004 Audi sedan at the time of the crash, died on Saturday night.

  • Proposed Jeffco arts school postponed until 2019-20

    A controversial proposal by Jeffco Public Schools to launch a dedicated arts school was officially tabled last month in favor of improving district support of arts education in Jeffco, as well as expanding arts-related opportunities for both teachers and students over the next three years.

  • JCOS, Boulder plan to acquire property near county line

    Jefferson and Boulder counties are planning to acquire 442 acres along the county line for open space.

    Sale of Lippincott Ranch, which is south of Eldorado Springs, has been negotiated for $7.75 million — split evenly between Jeffco and the City of Boulder. The price would either be paid in full at closing, or over a 20-year finance period with a 3.5 percent interest rate.

    The current owners, the Lippincotts, are leaning toward the 20-year financing option, Jeffco Parks Director Tom Hoby said, noting that the interest would go to the Lippincotts.

  • Joining the professional Boys of Summer ranks

    Growing up, many young athletes dream of the day their name gets called in a professional sports draft to play at the highest level.

    A few weeks ago, that dream became a reality for D’Evelyn graduate Grant Witherspoon when the Tampa Bay Rays took a chance on him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft with the No. 120 pick.

  • Local gym organizes memorial workout in honor of Littleton soldier who died in combat

    Hours before the barbecues, parades and family fun kicked off, 303 Strength and Conditioning in Littleton celebrated the Fourth of July in a much different way.

    More than 20 people paid their respects to a fallen hero while sweating it out in a special workout. The workout, which includes 10 rounds of pull-ups, push-ups, kettlebell swings and a 200-meter run, honors Danny Dietz, a Navy Seal from Littleton who died in 2005 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan. Dietz is one of the soldiers featured in the 2013 film “Lone Survivor.”

  • A cut above the rest: After years of military service, Navy veteran turns to woodworking

    Wood shavings fly through the air at Ben Blakeley’s woodworking shop, illuminated by the glowing beams of evening sun that peep through the open door.

    “Speed is your friend,” Blakeley said, while shavings from his nearly finished wine stopper fell from his whirling lathe and piled on the floor.

    At least three days a week, the Littleton woodworker visits his spot at the Chatfield Mini-Shops. Often, there are tunes playing; and sometimes, he’s joined by his 4-year-old son, Tobin, for whom his newly opened shop was named.

  • New JCPL executive director won’t have to travel far

    For Donna Walker, there’s just something special about a library.

    She was first drawn to libraries as a kid. They became a familiar place to spend time with a good book. As a young adult and mother, libraries became an accessible place filled with important resources.

    Now, as the newly hired executive director for Jefferson County Public Library system — the third-largest in Colorado — she continues to recognize the important role libraries play in a community.