.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Andy Kerr holds campaign event in new district

    House District 26 Rep. Andy Kerr brought his Democratic state Senate campaign to South Jeffco for the first time Feb. 16, meeting with local residents in the recently redrawn district that is up for grabs in November.

    Though four candidates are registered in the race, including incumbent Tim Neville and House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, both Republicans, only Andy Kerr and Republican House District 22 Rep. Ken Summers live within the district’s new boundaries.

  • Democrat will challenge Odom for commission seat

    Democrat Casey Tighe has the lofty goal of unseating Jeffco Commissioner John Odom in November, and the Colorado Department of Transportation audit director is ending his 24-year career to focus completely on his campaign.

    Tighe, a longtime Golden resident who filed his candidate affidavit on Jan. 27, said he does not foresee a highly charged, partisan race for the District 2 seat, which in recent years has been dominated by Republicans.

  • A simpler but entertaining era

    In updating Alan Jay Lerner’s classic musical “Brigadoon,” a story about an early 19th-century Scottish village that appears to the rest of the world every 100 years, director Chris Willard sprinkled in a few modern lines, such as references to global positioning systems and Twitter.

    Though modernizing a play about a 200-year-old village might seem unusual, the effect is arguably in synch with Lerner’s intentions — luring a perpetually distracted audience with the charms of a simpler time.

  • Authorities cite driver whose bus hit 3 teens

    The driver of the Jeffco school bus that struck and injured three Summit Ridge Middle School students Feb. 21 in a South Jeffco crosswalk has been cited by police.

     

    The students, all 14-year-old girls, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Lakewood at 3:09 p.m., a State Patrol spokesman said. The accident occurred last Tuesday afternoon at South Simms Street and Brandt Avenue.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Card game

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Saab story

  • Columbine High students attacked with hammer

    Two Columbine High School students received medical attention Monday after a freshman allegedly attacked them with a hammer in a girls’ bathroom.

    Police arrested a 14-year-old female student, who the Sheriff’s Office said will likely be charged with first-degree assault.

    The injured students, both sophomores, a male, 16, and a female, 15, were sent to the Swedish Southwest emergency room. Though they sustained serious injuries, both are expected to fully recover.

  • Littleton council weighs parking-sign rules

    A lack of consistency in parking signage on private property and a “predatory” towing culture in Littleton have the City Council considering a measure to standardize private-parking signs.

    In several recent instances, cars have been towed from one parking lot with a “no parking” sign positioned about 12 feet high, a notice council members seemed to agree was inadequate.

  • Jeffco libraries keeping a few best-sellers available on the shelves

    Author Robert Crais’ latest Elvis Cole suspense mystery novel, “Taken,” amassed 165 Jefferson County Library reservations, with patrons claiming their spots online for one of 45 copies.

    For Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was recently made into a film, 154 people parked in the online queue for any of 33 circulating copies, potentially waiting weeks for the book.