City’s show puts spotlight on local officials By Peter Jones “A lot of folks may think the Littleton City Council is dull and boring,” Mayor Debbie Brinkman says to the television camera, speaking words patently confirmed during four-hour meetings on land-use issues. “But there’s a whole ‘nother side to us.” Such words of introduction launch [...]
By Peter Jones Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan waived his right to preliminary hearing on March 5. His arraignment was set for April 3. Sullivan, 69, faces felony drug charges related to a bust during a police sting operation conducted last November. The onetime law enforcement official is accused of attempting to trade methamphetamines [...]
Arapahoe County, Littleton stay in house for new hires By Peter Jones Arapahoe County and the city of Littleton both hired from within their respective offices last week when they appointed their new legal counsels. Kirsten Crawford, who has served as Littleton’s acting city attorney since last fall when her then-boss Suzanne Staiert was fired, [...]
Watson says Democrat Kagan out of touch By Peter Jones Greenwood Village businessman Brian Watson says the choice could not be clearer in the state House District 3 race this November, as the first-time candidate seeks to unseat Democratic Rep. Daniel Kagan, who Watson says is out of touch with voters.
The Cherry Hills Village Police Department has selected its final six applicants for the position of police chief. The department received 98 applications for the position. The Assessment Center portion of the selection process takes place this Friday, March 9, at the Colorado Community Church. The Assessment will be conducted by Morrison Group, LLC.
By Peter Jones Two years ago, Julie Lyons and Ann Lantz biked from southern California to Durango in the annual Race Across the West. As grueling as that may sound, the Arapahoe County women weren’t satisfied after they finished the 800-mile bike ride through the mountains, deserts and potholes of the American West. “Quite honestly, [...]
By Peter Jones La Quinta Inn and Suites in Greenwood Village was evacuated for several hours on Feb. 28 after hotel guests found what was described as a suspicious fluid dripping from a bottle placed on an elevated area in an unoccupied room. Preliminary tests on the liquid indicated it contained neither explosive nor amphetamines, [...]
By Tom Barry Walmart will be opening a new prototype grocery store around the Fourth of July in the former Albertsons structure at Bowles Avenue and Platte Canyon. Currently, Walmart is rebuilding the interior from the dirt up. “Originally, this corner was the location for Littleton’s PigglyWiggly grocery store and the colorful Horney Toad lounge,” [...]
By Peter Jones Centennial District 2 City Councilman Keith Gardner will serve as the city’s mayor pro tem for the next 12 months. The council elected the two-term city official unanimously on Feb. 22. He will take office on March 5 per the city charter. The mayor pro tem leads council meetings and otherwise fills [...]
By Peter Jones A man killed by Englewood Police in a Walgreens parking lot last week was a known white supremacist who spent 12 years in prison for his accessory role in the high-profile 1997 murder of an African immigrant. Jeremiah Barnum, 38, died at Swedish Medical Center on Feb. 23 after being shot multiple [...]