Today's News

  • Blessed are the piecemakers

    Once a month, usually on the first Saturday, members of the Scraps to Treasure quilting club gather at WaterStone Community Church to create creative and colorful quilts that will warm the hearts of people in need. 

  • County plans third Power of Partnership Conference

    The Jefferson County Department of Human Services will soon host its third Power of Partnership Conference, which brings together representatives of churches, government, nonprofits and businesses to address issues throughout the county.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St.

  • Littleton strikes agreement with West Metro Fire on two subdivisions

    The Littleton City Council has approved a financial agreement for the West Metro Fire Protection District to provide emergency services to the TrailMark and Loch Moor subdivisions.

    Previously West Metro had been providing emergency services for the subdivisions for free. Yet due to budget constraints, West Metro can no longer subsidize the coverage of emergency services for the two subdivisions.

  • Cat burglars target four South Jefferson County homes

    Cat burglars struck four homes on the weekend of Feb. 2-3 in the Powderhorn, Westridge and Meadow Ranch subdivisions in South Jeffco. In three of the incidents, residents were home at the time.

    A news release from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office said the perpetrator or perpetrators entered the homes through unlocked rear doors or windows. Item taken included wallets, purses, jewelry and cash.

  • Nibbles and Sips fund-raiser planned on Feb. 23

    It’s about to be red-carpet season in Littleton. 

    This year’s Nibbles and Sips, Inter-Faith Community Services’ massive gala fund-raiser, is being given a Hollywood makeover. The Feb. 23 event will offer attendees the full Tinseltown experience, with red carpet and photo line, said Tim Esterdahl, director of communications for Inter-Faith Community Services. 

  • Flood of comments delays report on Chatfield Reservoir expansion

    Jeffco will have to wait until the end of the year before it can see an Army Corps of Engineers report on the proposed expansion of Chatfield Reservoir. 

    The controversial expansion would raise the reservoir by 12 feet and flood 600 acres to help meet the area’s rising water needs. The corps’ report was originally due at the end of 2012 but was delayed due to the extensive public comment on the project. 

    Monique Farmer, a senior spokeswoman for the corps, confirmed that the public unleashed a barrage of opinions about the plan.

  • Littleton council OKs Nevada Place changes

    The Littleton City Council has approved a contentious measure that will allow the second phase of the Nevada Place residential development to be built. 

    The council voted 4-3 to let Camelback Development modify its plan for a new building at Nevada Street and Powers Avenue, changing the number of living units from 37 two-bedroom apartments to 72 one-bedroom apartments. The council’s approval was needed because the change drops the number of parking spaces per bedroom below the city’s standard requirement.

  • Sports briefs

    Mann’s 3-point shooting helps Chatfield to 16th straight win
    — Brenden Mann scored a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, as Chatfield won its 16th straight game 76-52 over host Bear Creek on Feb. 6.
    The Chargers improved to 18-1 overall, 12-0 in the 5A Jeffco League.
    Hank Dickey and Alec Wray added 11 points each for Chatfield.

  • Chatfield’s George rules at 182

    LAKEWOOD — Wilson George liked his chances early on at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling tournament, but the Chatfield 182-pounder also understood that winning a conference title would be tough at the same time. He also knew that while a league championship would be nice it’s just a warmup for what lies ahead at regionals.
    “Next week is work, work, work,” George said.

  • Rebels hold off valiant Eagles

    Everywhere you looked Feb. 8 there was pink. Even the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ basketball team donned pink socks to show their support in the fight against breast cancer as they faced the Columbine Rebels.
    But Columbine may have left the Eagles feeling a little blue after sneaking out a 63-61 nail-biting victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The last time the teams met Columbine (14-4 overall, 9-2 5A Jeffco League) won by only seven points — 60-53 — so the Eagles were ready for the Rebels to bring a big game. And they did.