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  • Liquor license hearing for Mr. Biggs rescheduled for Feb. 18

      The liquor-license hearing for Mr. Biggs scheduled for Feb. 4 has been rescheduled for Feb. 18 at 9 a.m.

    The hearing comes two months after a fashion show at the South Jeffco entertainment center that led the sheriff’s office to file multiple charges against owner Art Cormier and manager Larry Crook. About 45 women, some allegedly topless and having their bodies painted, were found behind a curtained-off area at the Dec. 18 event, the sheriff’s office said.

  • An offering for Shiva

      Rajesh Kaul knelt, preparing an abundance of vibrant flowers, as head priest K.C. Upadhyay led a prayer. The fresh petals, sprinkled gently into a silver bowl, were an offering to lord Shiva.

    Feb. 12, “the night of Shiva,” is considered a particularly auspicious evening on the Hindu calendar, and it’s one of the most important holidays in the religion. Hindus call it “Maha Shivaratri.”

  • School board renews contracts of four charter schools

      The Jeffco school board approved five-year contract extensions Feb. 4 for Montessori Peaks Academy and three of the 13 other district charter schools up for renewal.

    The board voted unanimously in favor of the contracts, which also included Rocky Mountain Deaf School, Lincoln Academy and Free Horizon. The board also voted 5-3 to approve a 20-year electricity purchasing agreement with CEI Roofing LLC, which would place solar panels on up to 30 Jeffco schools.

  • Jeffco wants residents to stand up, be counted in census

      Jefferson County is taking steps to ensure all of its 570,000 residents are counted in the upcoming 2010 census.

    The county is operating an informational census website and will be setting up a handful of assistance centers throughout the area staffed by U.S. Census workers.

  • Golden neighborhood suing Foothills over ward voting

      Residents of a Golden neighborhood are suing the Foothills Park & Recreation District over the district’s new ward voting system and are attempting to gain control over an area park currently owned by the district.

    The HOA is also encouraging its residents to sign petitions to secede from the rec district and is seeking an injunction to scuttle the ward voting system.

  • Fire destroys Jeffco kennel; nine dogs die

      Nine dogs died in a fire early Monday that destroyed a kennel about 6 miles west of Roxborough State Park.

    The fire, which burned the Pampered Pets and Doggie Dude business at 13906 Kuehster Road, was reported around midnight and was not completely extinguished until 4 a.m.

  • Cub Scouts collecting food for Jeffco Action Center

    A yellow and blue score of Cub Scouts marched out into neighborhoods Jan. 30 and delivered empty grocery bags to area homes. Pack 554, which is based at Normandy Elementary school, will be returning to the same homes Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. with hopes of collecting thousands of bags filled with nonperishable goods to be donated to the Jeffco Action Center.

  • Dog beloved by U.S. soldiers found safe

      Heidi, the expatriate Iraqi pooch who was missing since Tuesday in South Jeffco, has been reunited with her new family.

    The dog, a white-and-black speckled mixed breed, was adopted last year by Spec. Shawn Flint, 24, who is finishing a year-long tour with the Army National Guard in Iraq. Heidi was found about noon Saturday, having been spotted the night before by a local resident.

  • Jeffco backs legislation requiring maintenance of ‘distressed properties’

      Jefferson County recently crafted state legislation that would make foreclosing banks and other real estate owners responsible for maintaining distressed properties in their possession.

    House Bill 1118, sponsored by Rep. Jim Kerr and Sen. Evie Hudak, was introduced Jan. 15 and has not been amended by the House.

  • Jeffco schools could face personnel cutbacks

      Jeffco Public Schools could cut 344 teachers and staff over the next two years to help reduce the district’s operating costs in the face of a massive budget shortfall.

    A draft by the budget advisory committee recommends an 8 percent reduction in spending in the general fund, out of which most teaching positions are funded. The district could also cut about 94 full-time jobs in support services, 16 in the division of instruction and others in various departments.