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  • 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.

  • Former Ken Caryl Middle School teacher arrested on Internet luring charge

      A former South Jeffco middle-school teacher of 34 years recently was arrested on suspicion of propositioning an undercover police officer who was posing online as a 14-year-old girl.

    Lawrence Haverland, who began teaching at Ken Caryl Middle School in 1970 and retired from the school in 2004, was arrested Nov. 5 by Pueblo police. The former teacher allegedly initiated the online liaison with the undercover officer on Sept.

  • Jeffco settles suit in death of jail inmate

      Jefferson County last week settled a lawsuit surrounding the 2005 death of an inmate in the jail.

    An unspecified amount will be given to plaintiff Kathie Sims, whose son Anthony was found dead in the jail on Nov. 1, 2005. Anthony was in custody and facing charges related to sexual assault on a child at the time of his death.

    The Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation and ultimately determined Anthony’s death was a suicide, said spokeswoman Jacki Kelley.

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    Our apologies to customers and readers of the Courier who were unable to reach us this morning via phone or e-mail. Our technical difficulties have been addressed, and you can now call 303-674-1036 for general assistance or 303-674-1039 to reach the news room. Our standard e-mail addresses are also back up and running.

  • Sheriff honors two men for preventing DUI

    Two men who followed an intoxicated man to a pub’s parking lot and pulled the key out of his car’s ignition were honored last week by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.

    Capt. Patricia Woodin awarded Jefferson County commemorative coins to Q’s Pub & Grille, customer Mike Vanselow and Rich Rice, an off-the-clock bartender.

    “This person was clearly in no condition to drive,” Rice said. “He would’ve hurt himself or someone else.”

  • A gargantuan task: Big-time sculptures being installed at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

      Several of the gargantuan bronze works of celebrated British sculptor Henry Moore have arrived at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    “Draped Reclining Mother and Baby,” an abstract piece from 1983 that weighs 4,400 pounds, and “Large Two Forms,” a curvy two-piece installation that totals 6,000 pounds, will be on display from March 8 until Jan. 31, 2011.

  • Lessons in giving

    Brady Sullivan was watching a news broadcast when he learned about Haiti’s cataclysmic earthquake. And the 9-year-old student at Shaffer Elementary School was quick to take action and do more than his share to help.

    “I thought, ‘Is there something I can do to help? Can I do anything?’ ” Brady said.

  • Two teens arrested in rash of thefts from vehicles

      Two teens are accused of stealing electronic devices and other items Jan. 21 from at least seven unlocked cars in the Friendly Hills area.

    The pair were arrested at 1:30 a.m. that day. They face felony charges punishable by thousands of dollars in fines and possible prison time.

  • Jobs that count available through the census bureau

      The U.S. Census Bureau is counting on you.

    At the beginning of each decade, the U.S. government surveys the American population to count how many people are living in the United States.

    The census day is April 1, 2010. 

    The questionnaires will be mailed out in mid-March. The census bureau recently initiated an advertising campaign to educate citizens about the census and encourage people to fill out the 10-question form and mail it back to the bureau.

  • Mr. Biggs owner face charges over topless fashion show

      The owner of Mr. Biggs is facing charges of violating a county ordinance after a fashion show at the business involving topless women.

    Meanwhile, Art Cormier, who purchased a share of the South Jeffco entertainment facility in October 2009, says he was in a coma at the time of the alleged incident.