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  • School board votes to censure Boggs

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs was censured by the board Dec. 16, the first time such an action has been taken in district history.
    The censure, on a unanimous vote, came after board members characterized Boggs’ behavior as erratic, disrespectful and inconsistent. District Superintendent Cindy Stevenson accused Boggs of “attacking the school district that she was elected to protect” during a conversation between the two.

  • One-car accident kills South Jeffco man

    A South Jeffco man was killed in a single-car accident early Monday on South Kipling Parkway near U.S. 285, closing the road for several hours as emergency workers cleared the scene.
    Alamo Onak, 37, was headed south on Kipling when his SUV struck a median, a Lakewood police spokesman said. The vehicle went through the intersection at West Girton Drive, eventually colliding with a street lamp.
    Onak, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 3 blind residents injured, one fatally, when car goes out of control

    Three blind Littleton residents were hit by a car Nov. 17 when a driver lost control of her vehicle, killing one man and seriously injuring two women as they waited for a bus.
    David Alan Nanney, 47, died at Littleton Adventist Hospital from injuries suffered in the accident, which occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. near West Mineral Avenue and South Utica Drive. Nanney and the two women were on their way to a Christmas party at the Colorado Center for the Blind; all were students at the school.

  • Company facing OSHA fines in videographer's fall from lift

    A California racing-oil company is facing $91,000 in fines from the federal Department of Labor, following a Lakewood videographer’s deadly fall from a modified lift at a June 25 motocross event.
    Stuart Keene, 57, fell about 20 feet from the platform on an elevated lift that had its guardrails removed, said an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Keene was setting up equipment to film the Thunder Valley Nationals, a motocross event held at the Morrison track.

  • Benefit concert to be held for Dakota Ridge student injured in crash

    A group of Dakota Ridge High School students studying sports and entertainment marketing have prepared a benefit concert for student Dallas Vosburg, who was hit by a truck in a crosswalk by the school in October.

    The Capture the Dream concert will feature You Tube crooning sensation Graham Stookey, as well as students Chris Fairbank and Michael Vigil.

  • Colorado’s civil rights icon

    A Colorado governor whose courageous support of civil rights during World War II is now honored with a tall, rose-colored monument on Kenosha Pass.

    Some 264 miles of U.S. 285 was officially renamed the Ralph Carr Memorial Highway on Sunday in honor of the former governor, who opposed the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • Sassy savings

    South Jeffco resident Tobi Reetz is attempting to create a high-end fashion boutique in an unlikely locale.

    Among a mishmash of neighboring tenants — a dog-grooming salon, a jiu-jitsu studio and a defunct marijuana dispensary — is Sassy Seconds, a women’s consignment store, where a pair of lightly used $900 jeans might sell for a 10th of their retail price.

  • Little opposition to approval of 2011 Deer Creek Challenge

    Opposition to Jeffco’s approval of the second annual Deer Creek Challenge bicycle tour was almost nonexistent Dec. 7, compared to the vehement objections from canyon residents at last year’s public hearing.

    The ride, with three courses ranging from 33 miles to 106 miles, is scheduled for Aug. 21, 2011, a day before the start of the highly anticipated Quizno’s Pro Challenge, a week-long bicycle race covering 600 miles in Colorado.

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  • Library board rejects attempt to head off Monday closures

    A last-ditch effort to spare all Jefferson County Library branches from Monday closures in 2011 was overwhelmingly rejected Dec. 9, after two newly appointed trustees moved for a vote to reconsider the cost-saving measure.