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  • Link between schools, home values debated

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property tax increase.

    Advocates and opponents of a proposed tax increase for Jeffco schools disagree on the measures’ possible effects on home values in the district.

  • On the trail of cooperation

    By Alison Mahnken / For the Courier

    Manners matter.

    That was a message at the Share the Trail event at Matthews/Winters Park on July 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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    Mr. Wilson strikes back

  • Saturday evening concert to feature cannon booms

    The Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival Cannon Concert sponsored by Foothills Park and Recreation District will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Clement Park in South Jeffco.

    The concert will feature four bands and 16 civil war cannons performing "The 1812 Overture." The Sheriff's Office wants the public to be aware this promises to make a lot of booming noises that could cause concern for residents who live in the area but is nothing to be worried about. 

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    Blue Star Blues Fest slated Aug. 4

    The second annual Blue Star Blues Festival, a benefit for Blue Star Connection, will be Aug. 4 in Clement Park. The headliners include New Orleans guitarist Tab Benoit, Randy Scott, Trampled Under Foot, Kate Moss, Bart Walker Band, Robert Wilson, Austin Young and more.

  • Auto dealership proposed for business park off Kipling and C-470

    A developer is seeking to rezone 8.5 acres south of C-470 and Kipling Parkway to allow an auto dealership, but some neighbors in Chatfield Bluffs South and the Chatfield Bluffs Condominiums aren't interested in kicking the tires.

    The property consists of vacant land on the east and west sides of Toller Drive and is bordered on the south by West Ute Trail, which leads to the nearby Deer Creek Canyon Open Space Park.

  • Wearin' of the green at Clement Park

    Shaughnessy McDaniel, of The Stubby Shillelaghs, plays the mandolin while Andy Mithun sings during the first day of the Colorado Irish Festival on July 13 at Clement Park. The three-day event included Irish culture, music, dancing, food and beverages, kids activities and entertainment.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    It ain’t easy, being Sneezy

  • Chapman plans to re-apply for trustee job

    After resigning along with nine other public trustees, Jefferson County public trustee Margaret Chapman is planning to re-apply for the position, saying she has been an exemplary employee and was well qualified to be a manager when she was appointed in 2007.

    County Administrator Ralph Schell said he's never seen anything other than excellent, quality management from Chapman's department and her employees.

  • Couple sent to prison in child-abuse case

    A Jefferson County district judge sentenced Randal and Christine Arnold to 18 and 22 years of imprisonment, respectively, after they were convicted April 18 of multiple counts of child abuse with serious bodily injury involving their adopted son. Both are expected to file appeals.

    At the end of the 90-minute hearing on July 13, Judge Lily Oeffler said that based on the evidence she heard during the trial, she did not believe the boy's injuries were self-inflicted. Nor did she believe the boy was starving himself.