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More homes evacuated as Deer Creek Canyon Park fire continues to burn on 13.5 acres in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — Crews are still battling a 13.5-acre wildfire near Deer Creek Canyon Park, officials said.

CodeRed evacuation notices were sent to 314 homes in the area, according to Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District.

Homes in the White Deer Valley and Deer Creek Mesa neighborhoods are affected, as well as the area near Samson Road, Mill Hollow Road, and Sunburst and Hunter’s Ridge neighborhoods.

Why do you LOVE Littleton? {video}

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Did you know that the City of Littleton has a YouTube channel?

Here’s one of our favorite videos from their channel.

What’s Up Littleton also has a YouTube channel. We’re planning on doing a lot more video this Fall. Subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss a thing.

New simulator helps West Metro firefighters train for fiery crashes

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A packed interstate in Lakewood, in the middle of rush hour traffic, became a day that will live with paramedic and firefighter Nick Zeman forever.

“As we were driving toward the scene, we started reading call notes. Five vehicles, ten vehicles, 20 vehicles, explosions, cars on fire,” Zeman remembered. “That’s when you get that knot in your stomach and you realize this is the call that you never want to go on but this what you always train for.”

A semi-truck, unable to stop, had just crashed into multiple vehicles. Many drivers and passengers were trapped in their cars.

Zeman and his partner were on triage. They said a prayer, and got to work.

Continue reading @9News.com.

South Metro Fire Rescue swears in comfort dogs to help first responders with PTSD

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. – South Metro Fire Rescue is trying something it says is “fairly revolutionary” among fire departments.

Monday night, SMFR officially swore in two dogs to the department. Champ and Molson even have their own badges.

“It really, truly solidified them as an employee and gives them the ability to be a part of the department the same that way I am or anybody else,” Molson’s handler, paramedic supervisor JP Piche told FOX31.

Continue reading @KDVR.

A 3-Day Summer Tour of Littleton

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The Colorado.com website is the official of Colorado Tourism.  It’s filled with useful information and resources about places and events throughout the state of Colorado.  If you are looking to take a vacation anywhere in the state it can help you find things to do, places to stay, local events, trip ideas ad special offers. If you are looking to have a staycation, right here in Littleton, they’ve put together an itinerary for A 3-day Summer Tour of Littleton.

Get the full itinerary @Colorado.com.

Neighbors upset over new high school football field lighting in Littleton

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Students at Heritage High School in Littleton will be welcomed back this school year to a new athletics field and for the first time, lighting — but neighbors are threatening to sue.

“We feel the neighborhood has been transformed from a nice sleepy little neighborhood into something right next to a stadium,” said neighbor Scott Hannum.

The field is not a stadium. It doesn’t have a grandstand, sound system or concessions. But it has been improved along with several other schools thanks to a $298 million bond measure residents voted for in 2018.

Continue reading @TheDenverChannel.

71 low-income residents in Littleton could soon need a new place to live

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Dozens of low-income residents living in Littleton could be looking for a new place to live soon if a proposal by South Metro Housing Options goes through.

The plan would allow South Metro to sell some of the low-income homes, possibly at a below-market rate, and demolish others.

The proposal first needs to be approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through an application process, which South Metro is hoping to file by next month.

Continue reading the story @TheDenverChannel.com

TLC Meals on Wheels finds a new home: Las Delicias

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First, the good news: TLC Meals on Wheels has a new home.

TLC, a nonprofit that provides healthy meals, companionship and other services to seniors and homebound adults, finally landed a new headquarters, months after finding out they’d have to vacate the old Ames Elementary School in Centennial ahead of the building’s demolition.

The not-so-good news: That new home is the former location of Las Delicias, Littleton’s well-known Mexican restaurant, which closed abruptly in early July.

Continue reading @Englewood Herald.

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