Today's News

  • Teacher receives DAR award for work with blind students in Africa

    For the past three summers, Evergreen resident Nancy Knight has traveled to a remote area of Sierra Leone, where she has worked with blind students at a school in the impoverished country.

    As a teacher of visually impaired students at Heritage High School in Littleton, Knight said she has had many memorable experiences. However, working with students in a remote African village has been incredibly rewarding, she said.

    “It’s a huge gift to me,” she said. “We feel like we are really making a difference.”

  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board

    Five residents have submitted applications to fill the Jeffco school board’s vacant District 1 seat, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the school board.

    The five applicants are Dan Green, Samantha Hockenbery, John M. Horan, Beverly McAdam and Michele Patterson.

    Neal said the board will discuss interview questions for the applicants and set a decision date at the board’s next meeting Sept. 19. The board has until Oct. 10 to fill the vacant seat.

  • Foothills exterminates prairie dogs at Clement Park

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District exterminated prairie dogs Sept. 4 in the southern part of Clement Park. 

    The rodents were killed on 3 acres of the park as a result of complaints from a homeowner association in the Windermere Square Subdivision, said Foothills Executive Director Ron Hopp. 

    “The issue is, they are getting to the backyards of the individuals on the south border of the park,” Hopp said. 

  • End of the road for Broadstone apartments

    The long journey of the Broadstone at Littleton Station project, a proposed 225-unit apartment complex at the corner of Bemis Avenue and Littleton Boulevard, has come to an end. The City Council voted 6-1 to reject the latest version of the development.

    After an extensive presentation by the developer, Alliance Residential Co., on its vision for the project and hours of public comment, most of which was opposed, the council voted after 2 a.m. Sept. 4 to reject the rezoning request. 

  • The sun sets on another summer

    As fall approaches, it’s time to say goodbye to summer.

    And what better way to do that than by taking part in a South Jeffco tradition that’s entering its 29th year? 

    The Summerset Festival, which takes place at Clement Park this Friday through Sunday, has become a yearly ritual for many area residents. The three days of activities offer something for everyone, said Laura Knowlton, executive director of the Foothills Foundation.

  • The climb to independence

    A fly fisherman who’d been working a river at Eldorado Canyon State Park watched a group of beginner climbers slowly work their way up the rock as he walked back to his truck. 

    “Are those kids blind?” he exclaimed.

    Of the dozen and a half people on the four established climbing routes, almost all were visually impaired. The climbers were students of the independence training program at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton. 

  • City Council performs pot pirouette

    The Littleton City Council has changed course and will now vote on a resolution banning retail marijuana sales, after giving initial support to the idea. 

    During the end of the council’s Sept. 3 meeting, which lasted until just before 3 a.m. Sept. 4 due to the contentious hearing on the Broadstone at Littleton Station development, Mayor Debbie Brinkman proposed changing a proposed ordinance allowing retail marijuana sales to an ordinance banning sales of retail marijuana.

  • Five seek appointment to vacant seat on school board
  • School board candidates trade views

    The races for three open seats on the Jeffco Board of Education officially started at Monday’s candidate forum at Green Mountain High School.

    More than 100 people packed the school’s auditorium to listen to school board candidates and their plans for Colorado’s largest school district.

    “I’m really glad I came out tonight,” Jeffco parent Connie Potter said after the forum. “I heard some really good things on some key issues.”

  • Sports briefs

    Holmes, Overholt carry Chatfield past D’Evelyn
    — Lee Holmes scored twice and Ben Overholt added a penalty kick goal as Chatfield held off D’Evelyn 3-2 in the third-place game of the South Jeffco Invite on Sept. 7 at Lakewood Memorial Field.