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Local News

  • Kerr’s bike bill rolls to a stop

    A bill by state Sen. Andy Kerr was defeated in the Senate Transportation Committee last week, but the South Jeffco Democrat says he plans to continue educating and spreading awareness in the hopes of reintroducing it in the future.

  • Youthful entrepreneur marketing the write stuff

    It’s a warm Saturday afternoon in early February, and Vyjay Harris walks door to door in his South Jeffco neighborhood with a pile of papers in his hand.

    At 9 years old, Vyjay already has an eye for business. An avid writer and reader, the Belmar Elementary fourth-grader recently began writing and selling his books to neighbors.

  • Jeffco delays grade shuffling, school closures

    Two weeks after proposing the closure of five elementary schools to free up funds for teacher compensation, the Jeffco school board voted early Friday to close just one school — Pleasant View Elementary in Golden — and to delay plans to shuffle sixth-graders to middle schools. 

  • South Jeffco native appears in Trump’s inaugural parade

    Despite being some 24 hours away from Washington, D.C., Littleton was well represented in the Jan. 20 Inaugural Parade.

    Patricia Ormond, 21, a 2013 graduate of D’Evelyn High School and a first classman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, marched with her school’s band company, leading the way and calling commands for the marching officers behind her.

  • Becoming restaurateurs

    A chaotic buzz permeated TNT Country Kitchen last Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-graders from Red Rocks Elementary zoomed about the Morrison restaurant.

    Students acted as waiters, bus staff and hostesses for the evening, moving hastily from the kitchen to the dining tables, balancing plates of piping-hot spaghetti, trays of baked goods and glasses of ice water.

  • Figure class a mix of technique, stamina, emotion

    Elevated on a stage in the center of a room, illuminated by the harsh glare of a spotlight, stands a figure.

    He clutches a staff, props his foot on a chair, lengthens his torso.

    Beep. Beep. Beep.

    A timer on the corner of the stage signals it’s time for a change. The man stretches a bit and contorts himself into another position, giving a varied perspective of the human form.

  • Sheriff’s Office welcomes CHEEZO unit at swearing-in ceremony

    The members of Jeffco’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit, better known as CHEEZO, completed their transition to the Sheriff’s Office from the district attorney’s office on Feb. 2 during a news conference and swearing-in ceremony.

  • Foothills district to host job fair on Sunday

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District announced this week it will host a job fair Sunday to recruit for its part-time and seasonal summer positions.

  • Longtime Seniors’ Resource Center head Zabawa retiring

    John Zabawa can recall a time many years ago when he went before Jeffco’s county commissioners to urge preparation for a growing population of seniors.

    “I felt like I was Paul Revere sounding the alarm,” Zabawa said. “The seniors are coming! The seniors are coming!”

  • Noise limits tightened at Red Rocks

    In an effort to address Morrison residents’ concerns about noise, Red Rocks Amphitheatre will enforce new sound-level rules during the upcoming concert season.

    There also will be new rules governing the required end time for concerts and pyrotechnics. 

    “We’ve been working with them (Red Rocks), and we’ll continue to work with them,” said Morrison Mayor Sean Forey. “We request a lot and get a little, but at least we get a little bit.”