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Today's News

  • Plea deal makes sense for Holmes

    It’s time to make a deal with James Holmes.

    As we approach the year and a half anniversary of the tragedy of the Aurora theater shootings and as the pretrial hearings continue (and continue and continue!), it looks less and less likely that Holmes will ever be executed. It would be in the public interest to get some kind of plea in place that assures Holmes will spend the rest of his life in custody, to achieve final resolution and to put this ordeal to bed once and for all.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A father’s pain

  • Jeffco sheriff warns of threat to drivers along C-470 and U.S. 285

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to be on the lookout after receiving several complaints about car windows being shattered while motorists are driving along C-470, U.S. 285 and I-70. 

    The first incident, on July 24, involved a vehicle traveling east on C-470 at Alameda Parkway.

    The most recent incident, on Nov. 19, happened while a woman was driving west on C-470 at Alameda.

  • Comic-book artist spawns inspiration

    Some people define success not by the presence of monetary gain but by the absence of constraints — in other words, the freedom to pursue their dreams. 

    For Todd McFarlane, legendary comic book creator and owner of McFarlane Toys, success has meant the freedom to work without the constraints of others’ limitations. 

  • Commissioners reject higher fees for Planning and Zoning

    Jeffco’s county commissioners balked at a proposed increase in fees charged by the county’s Planning and Zoning Department. 

    The rejected fee boosts were intended to recoup more expenses related to processing applications and permits in the county. Jeffco recovered about 13 percent of those expenses in the last year, putting the county near the bottom among area governments.

  • County gauges support for adding bike lanes on Bowles Avenue

    The county’s Transportation and Development Department is reaching out to South Jeffco to gauge support for adding bicycle lanes along West Bowles Avenue. 

    The proposal, included in the 2012 county-wide bicycle-pedestrian plan, would put bike lanes along West Bowles from C-470 to the county line at Grant Ranch Boulevard.

    While Bike Jeffco, a local bicycle advocacy group, hasn’t issued an opinion, several members were in support of the plan after a county presentation on Nov. 12. 

  • Berry brings boisterous approach to bid for Jeffco sheriff

    John Berry wants to be the face of the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. 

    Berry, a Republican running in 2014 to replace Ted Mink as sheriff, said a change in philosophy is needed in the department. And he says that change starts with the sheriff himself. 

  • All the buzz: urban beekeeping

    It might seem counterintuitive, but for many beekeepers, taking care of a hive isn’t just about the sweet reward. 

    Instead, it’s born of a fascination with a creature that so much of our daily sustenance depends upon. 

    Bees, along with other insects and birds, pollinate 35 percent of the world’s food crops. Yet the number of bees in the world has dropped drastically in recent years.  

    The decline made Joanie Bock want to put a beehive in her Littleton backyard. 

  • District residents grill Inter-Canyon board in wake of embezzlement

    Citizens fired questions at the Inter-Canyon Fire District board on Nov. 13, demanding answers in the wake of recent theft and embezzlement charges filed against former fire chief Dave MacBean.

    It was the first board meeting since the Oct. 17 indictment of MacBean, who is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon.

  • 5A All-Jeffco softball, gymnastics

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:
    SOFTBALL, FIRST TEAM