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Today's News

  • Johnson resigns from school board

    Robin Johnson resigned from the Jeffco school board on Monday night, said Helen Neal, chief of staff for the board.

    The resignation is a result of Johnson moving out of the county. Johnson represented District 1, which covers the northern part of Jefferson County.

    “I didn’t hear anything about it until Monday night … when Johnson sent a letter to each board member,” Neal said.

  • Council OKs changes in development at Broadway and Dry Creek

    The Littleton City Council has given unanimous approval to several changes to a previously approved development plan for the long-dormant Marathon Oil site.

    The Littleton Village Development had originally been approved by the council in 2006 for 77 acres on the northeast corner of South Broadway and Dry Creek Road. Yet the new developer, WIP Littleton Village LLC, wants to make changes to the overall layout and increase the density on the western portion of the property.

    The property is currently under contract by WIP Littleton Village. 

  • Jefferson County Open Space to host public meetings on master plan

     Jefferson County Open Space is hosting a second round of interactive meetings related to its master plan update. At these gatherings, a short presentation will occur about 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by group discussion. Ideas and suggestions may be submitted through comment cards or by e-mail using the subject “Master Plan” to trock@jeffco.us.

    A review draft of the master plan update will be provided on the “Open Space Master Plan” webpage at jeffco.us/parks.

    The meetings schedule:

  • Foothills Animal Shelter takes over pet-licensing program

    As of July 20, Foothills Animal Shelter has taken over the pet-licensing program in Jefferson County.

    Since 2007, licensing funds collected by Jeffco have been used to pay down debt from construction of the new shelter next to the Jeffco Fairgrounds. The facility, which opened in 2010, has 46 staff members and 400 volunteers.

    Foothills Animal Shelter has also launched a new interactive website that offers a number of features and resources for pet owners, said Jennifer Strickland, spokeswoman for the shelter.

  • County creates two new taxing districts in South Jefferson County

    Jefferson County has approved the creation of two new metropolitan districts with taxing powers in South Jeffco despite county policy that discourages such districts as a way to pay for infrastructure.

    The Reserve at the Meadows Metropolitan District, 19.5 acres on the southwest corner of Simms Street and Ward Street, and the Silver Leaf Metropolitan District, 57.3 acres at the southwest corner of Kipling Parkway and Coal Mine Avenue, will now be able to finance construction of the necessary infrastructure for two future developments.   

  • County commissioners are cold to smoking ban

    The county health department has been working on a way to increase restrictions on public smoking in unincorporated Jeffco. 

    Yet given the department’s last presentation to the county commissioners, the agency still has a lot of work to do before the commissioners agree to any new restrictions. 

    The health department made its third presentation to the county commissioners since March 2012 on possible ways to augment the statewide smoking restrictions passed in the Colorado Clean Air Act of 2006. 

  • Sheriff's Calls

     

    Ordure on the court!

  • Sports briefs

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian duo break free-throw record
    Former Front Range Christian girls basketball player Katherine Oosthuizen and her coach, Mike Anderson, combined to make 33 free throws in one minute to break the world record by a mixed pair.
    The duo set the mark on Aug. 2 at West Bowles Community Church. Witnesses, a referee, scoreboard operator, scorekeepers, a camera operator, rebounding staff and line judges were on hand to witness the feat.

  • 2013 boys golf capsule previews

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Tim Capra
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2012 recap: Columbine placed third at regionals with a 236 team total and sent four to the 5A state tournament. Two of those players return in 2013, while the Rebels graduated long-time golfers Billy Ramsey and Logan Smith. Columbine placed eighth at state with a 480 total.
    Players to watch: Greg Shelton, Sr.; Michael Tait, Jr.; Ashton Opperman, Sr.; Evan Tooley, Soph.

  • Rebels' Tait ready for the next level

    Michael Tait knows that his schedule is going to be tough. How could it not be, considering the Columbine junior golfer is also hoping to start at quarterback for the Rebels’ varsity football team?
    He is going to be limited as to what he can do. He won’t practice golf much during the year because of his other commitments, but he’ll get there when he can. That said, considering he’s coming off a season in which he placed 20th at the 5A state tournament, his golf game seemingly is in pretty good shape.