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  • 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.

  • Local group looks to unite businesspeople in South Jeffco

    In an effort to connect South Jeffco business professionals, the West Chamber of Commerce organized a monthly group called the South Jeffco Corridor Professionals.

    Entering its second year, the group aims to create and develop relationships and networking opportunities among public and private business sectors.

  • 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.

  • Ken Caryl student p-r-e-v-a-i-l-s at area spelling bee

    Spelling is the one subject Noah Dolan doesn’t mind studying.

    “I read a lot, so I just like words,” he said.

    That certainly proved true Tuesday night, when the Ken Caryl Middle School seventh-grader placed first in the Columbine Area Spelling Bee. Held at Columbine High School, the bee included the top two performers from the school-wide bees at Columbine Hills Elementary, Dutch Creek Elementary, Governor’s Ranch Elementary, Ken Caryl Middle School, Leawood Elementary and Normandy Elementary.

  • 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!”

  • School board president undecided about whether to seek re-election

    The president of Jeffco’s school board, Ron Mitchell, says he is undecided about running for re-election when his term expires later this year.

  • 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.” 

  • DA forms rapid-response team for sex assault cases

    The Jeffco DA’s office recently unveiled a new rapid-response team to deal with cases of sexual assault. 

    Funded by a $191,838 federal grant through the Violence Against Women Act, the unit — officially dubbed the Sexual Assault Rapid Response Team — consists of a group of experts that will work collaboratively with law enforcement and use research-based practices to strengthen the response in sexual assault cases.