Today's News

  • Ballots due May 8 in Foothills election

    While three positions were up for election this year on the Foothills Park & Recreation District board, the only contested seat is in Ward 5, where incumbent Terri Maulik is facing off against challenger Clarence Kissler.

    The May 8 election involves mail ballots, which were sent to active, registered voters in Ward 5 the week of April 16. Elections for Wards 1 and 2 have been canceled.

  • Foothills seeks to appoint board member for Ward 2

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District is looking for people interested in joining the board of directors as an appointed member.

    No one had volunteered by the deadline to run as a candidate from Ward 2 in the upcoming May 8 election.

    Prospective board members from Ward 2 should contact Richelle Riley, executive assistant and board liaison, at 303-409-2108 or richeller@fhprd.org

  • Bill paving way for Jefferson Parkway on hold

    Draft legislation that would have granted the power of eminent domain to build the Jefferson Parkway through Golden has been put on hold so the parties can return to the negotiating table in hopes of reaching a friendly agreement.

    The legislation could be introduced at the beginning of next year's session.

    Nicknamed BEEP, or Beltway Economic Enhancement Project Act of 2012, the draft bill was praised by Jeffco authorities as a way to relieve traffic congestion and promote business by completing the highway loop around Denver.

  • Website now available to confirm emergency-notification information

    Great minds think alike.

    Or maybe I should say, Ask and you shall receive.

    Last week, I wrote a story saying the only way to check whether your phone numbers were in the Jeffco emergency-notification system was by calling the FirstCall Network directly and how frustrated I was that I couldn’t do the verification from a website.

    That was true when I tried to verify that my numbers were in the system on April 20.

    That was then; this is now.

  • Sheriff seeks motorist who threw cat from vehicle

    Someone in a car headed west on C-470 near the Alameda interchange threw a live cat out the window of the vehicle on April 5 and then headed west on Interstate 70.

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office reported that the cat did not survive, and people in the vehicle are being sought in connection with animal cruelty charges. The incident occurred about 2:20 p.m. and was witnessed by another motorist.

  • Shadow Ridge residents oppose development on open space

    A developer’s plan to build 67 houses and 48 townhomes on land being purchased from the Foothills Park & Recreation District drew criticism April 19 from residents of the Shadow Ridge neighborhood.

    Locals, some of whom have vocally opposed the district’s planned sale of several open-space parcels for the better part of a year, contended that the project will decrease their property values.

  • Littleton Fine Arts Guild turning 50

    The Littleton Fine Arts Guild is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month with exhibits and events at the historic Depot Art Center.


    The guild formed in 1962 as a place for community members to meet weekly and learn to paint. Membership in the guild is now open to all Littleton adults, pending approval of artwork by a panel of current members.

  • Lazaroff, Centaurus deny Columbine

    LAKEWOOD -- Columbine found out in a hurry just what it's up against as the regular season winds down and with the state playoffs right around the corner. Centaurus made sure of that.
    Emma Lazaroff, Carley Dvorak and Sarah Brown led a one-two-three punch unlike anything the Lady Rebels have seen all season en route to a 21-9 victory April 24 at Trailblazer Stadium. The win sewed up at least a share of the Jeffco League title for the Lady Warriors, who had lost three of four. Columbine had its six-game winning streak snapped.

  • Eagles, Chargers fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — Twice, Chatfield fell behind by a goal and twice, it came back to tie the game.
    Megan Selanders’ goal in the 71st minute capped the Lady Chargers’ second comeback of the game as Chatfield played rival Dakota Ridge to a 2-2 tie on April 19 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Chatfield (2-7-2, 1-4-1 5A Jeffco League) snapped a three-game losing streak.

  • Carter shatters invite records as Chargers place second at Meyers

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys’ swim and dive team took second place at the Jeffco Invite, hosted by Arvada West at Meyers Pool, on April with 20-21, finishing with 267 points overall. Arapahoe took first place with 402 points.
    “I think today was a good test,” Chatfield head coach Ron Johns said. “Obviously, there were some great swims by a couple of the guys and were still making some mistakes, but I think this is a good test (for them) so they know what they are capable of as well as what the other people are capable of.”