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Today's News

  • City Council elects Cernanec as Littleton’s new mayor

    Littleton has a new mayor. 

    The City Council voted 7-0 to make Councilman Phil Cernanec the new mayor Nov. 19. Cernanec, from District 3, has served on the council since 2009 and ran unopposed in his bid for re-election this month. 

  • Littleton gives OK for small breweries, distilleries, wineries

    Littleton could become the new small-craft adult beverage capital of Colorado. 

    The city will now allow small breweries, distilleries and wineries in commercially zoned spaces. Previously, those businesses were allowed only in industrially zoned areas. 

    The city has already heard from businesses in all three fields interested in opening up shop in Littleton, said Community Development Director Glen Van Nimwegen.  

  • Balancing outdoor recreational needs with wildlife preservation

    Getting outdoors in wide-open spaces can have health benefits for people. However, converting wild, unspoiled lands into recreational venues for humans can have a questionable impact on wildlife 

    Finding a balance between outdoor recreational needs and wildlife protection was a focus of the PLAN Jeffco conference on Nov. 16 in Golden.

    “Can wildlife survive in these areas humans tend to develop?” Dr. Mat Allredge, wildlife researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, asked during his presentation. “Will all wildlife be tolerated?”

  • Assistance still available for flood victims

    Jeffco’s Colorado Spirit flood support team wants residents of mountain communities affected by September’s flooding to know a variety of assistance is still available. 

    And that includes emotional support. 

    The three-person support team, funded for a year by a grant from FEMA, has worked its way through the county door to door offering help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the flooding.

  • Thinking big by buying small

    While the madness of Black Friday will play out at big-box retailers this week, small businesses in South Jeffco want residents to remember that bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to holiday shopping. 

    Saturday is national Small Business Saturday, an event started in 2010 by American Express to give local businesses their own Black Friday sales day. The event calls on shoppers across the country to forgo the big retail chains and spend their money at locally owned and operated stores. 

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys soccer, volleyball

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys soccer and volleyball:

    BOYS SOCCER
    FIRST TEAM
    Shazz Heale, Arvada West; Drew Bender, Arvada West; Brett Bender, Arvada West; Cruz Marquez, Arvada West; Alex Gamsen, Bear Creek; Ben Overholt, Chatfield; Robert Simpson, Chatfield; Lee Holmes, Chatfield; Nate Dunning, Columbine; Devon McAllister, Lakewood; Dillon Fee, Pomona; Alexander Makic, Ralston Valley; Peter Hendricks, Ralston Valley; Kyler Fowkes, Standley Lake; Cody Calcagno, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • 2013-14 ice hockey capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty
    Conference: Foothills
    2012-13 record: 8-11-1
    Players to watch: Tyler Seltenreich, Sr., forward; Brian Vits, Sr., forward; Nick Dawkins, Sr., forward; Alec Thompson, Jr., forward; Brett Thompson, Jr., defenseman; Stuart Shanley, Jr., defenseman; Cody Trujillo, Jr., goalie
    Key loss: Bryce Kuschel

  • 2013-14 wrestling capsule preview

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Russ Holt, Matt Yaden, Jordan Bybee
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    2012-13 recap: “It was an up-and-down season for us. We lost tough league duals to Bear Creek and Lakewood, but had great finishes at the league tournament,” Peronard said. Those finishes included Wilson George placing first, Jake Thayer second and Zach Lowe third. Thayer took fifth at state. Lowe and George just missed out on qualifying for state.

  • 2013-14 girls basketball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coach: Paul Quinlan
    2012-13 record: 11-14
    2012-13 recap: Chatfield reached the 5A state tournament after ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak. That, however, is something of an unfortunate trademark, Deutsch said, because that means the Lady Chargers were 5-13 before the streak. Chatfield’s defensive pressure helped its offense get in sync late in the season.

  • Five story lines for the upcoming girls basketball season

    The following are just five story lines to follow as the high school girls basketball season gets ready to commence: