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  • Jail inmate who suffered stroke awarded millions

    A former Jeffco jail inmate who was left untreated for 16 hours after suffering a stroke in 2012 has been awarded $11 million by a federal jury.

  • School district must work out details of pay plan, HR chief says

     The details of Jeffco Public Schools’ recently approved performance-based pay structure for teachers need to be hammered out, and soon, district human resources director Amy Weber told board members last Thursday. 

    The board needs to address issues such as how to pay teachers with advanced degrees, an equitable method of hiring new teachers, and how to pay for additional workdays for staff members like teacher librarians, Weber said.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

    The vehicle, a black Jeep, matched the description of a vehicle involved in a triple homicide earlier Wednesday in Adams County. Two people, a male driver and his female passenger, were arrested.

  • Gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • City, county at odds over farmland in urban renewal plan

    Arapahoe County notified Littleton last week that it is formally objecting to the inclusion of agricultural lands in the city’s urban renewal plan for the South Santa Fe corridor.

    The parcels, referred to as the Ensor properties, are at the southwest corner of West Mineral Avenue and South Santa Fe Drive. While the land was zoned by the city in the early 1980s for planned development, it still is classified by the Arapahoe County assessor as dry farmland.

  • Cyber attack disrupts video streaming of council meeting

    People hoping to watch the Littleton City Council’s Dec. 2 meeting online missed the early action as a result of fallout from a global cyberattack.

    Once the outage was noticed, the city immediately contacted Granicus, which provides the online video, and the problem was corrected before the meeting adjourned, said city spokeswoman Kelli Narde.

  • Foothills asks county for $1 million grant for Clement Park

    Clement Park is nearly 30 years old and looks tired, said Ron Hopp, executive director of the Foothills Park and Recreation District, which manages the property for Jeffco Open Space.

    To fund repairs and redevelopment at the park, Foothills has asked Jeffco Open Space for a $1 million grant to help cover $2.35 million in projects, most of which would go to replace the malfunctioning irrigation system and pump station, Hopp said.

  • Littleton council hires full-time city attorney

    The Littleton City Council has decided to hire a full-time city attorney after about a year of contracting for legal services with an outside lawyer.

    The council approved the promotion of Deputy City Attorney Kristin Schledorn to the full-time city attorney position on a 6-1 vote during its Dec. 2 meeting. Schledorn has been with Littleton since 2012.

  • Authorities seek man who robbed South Jeffco bank

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who robbed the 1st Bank at South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue earlier Tuesday.

  • West Metro Fire set to approve reductions in 2015 budget

    The West Metro Fire Protection District board was set to approve a 2015 budget at a meeting Tuesday that includes shutting down a fire engine in the Ken-Caryl area and reducing the number of on-duty firefighters.

    The cuts are part of a budget-balancing effort after voters rejected a 3-mill property-tax increase last May that would have raised taxes on a $300,000 home by $72 annually. The cuts represent about $2 million in savings in the 2015 budget.