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  • Centenarian cherishes memories — and her life at MorningStar

     By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    A star shined at MorningStar Senior Living in Littleton on a recent Saturday afternoon. Her name is Kay Lazarus, and she was the star of the show celebrating her 100th birthday.

    A dozen family members, some of whom journeyed from as far as Boston, joined dozens of friends, fellow residents and staff to fete the centenarian, who turned 100 on Nov. 7.

     

  • Clear sledding: Sled hockey provides a competitive outlet for disabled athletes

    Robynne Hill played competitive soccer until the age of 12, when she developed a nervous system disorder that causes intense pain in her legs. But four years later, she is thrilled to be part of another competitive sport: sled hockey. 

    Now 16, Hill catches a ride from Colorado Springs with her mom for practices and games at The Edge Ice Arena, where she has been playing with the Colorado Avalanche Sled Hockey Team for just over a year. 

     

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  • School district hails passage of tax increase

    Proponents of two property-tax increases that will enable Jeffco Public Schools to avoid sizable budget cuts were happy that the measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

    “I’m ecstatic,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “I’m thrilled, and I think it was teamwork and integrity (that won the election). … We told the truth. We said, ‘This is about kids. This is what’s going to happen.’ ”

  • Englewood, Littleton study merging fire departments

    The cities of Englewood and Littleton staged a community forum Nov. 7 to get citizen reaction to an emerging study of potential cooperative fire and medical services between the Englewood Fire Department and Littleton Fire Rescue.

    The forum at the Littleton Center attracted about 35 people and about half a dozen fire service personnel. During the public comment period, one person spoke in favor of the proposed merger in glowing terms, while two others were against the proposal.

  • South Jeffco marijuana dispensary loses legal appeal

    The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the Jeffco Board of Adjustment’s 2010 decision to prohibit the owner of Footprints Health and Wellness from operating a marijuana dispensary in a South Jeffco shopping center.

    The ruling was announced in a written decision by a three-judge panel on Nov. 1. Judges Robert M. Russel and Jerry N. Jones concurred with the opinion written by Judge Daniel M. Taubman.

  • Jeffco unveils design for second phase of West Quincy upgrade

    About 130 people turned out for an open house on Nov. 7 to look at plans for the widening of a 1.5-mile stretch of West Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Street to South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    The meeting was held in the cafeteria of D’Evelyn High School from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • School district hails passage of tax increase

    Proponents of two property-tax increases that will enable Jeffco Public Schools to avoid sizable budget cuts were happy that the measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

    “I’m ecstatic,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “I’m thrilled, and I think it was teamwork and integrity (that won the election). … We told the truth. We said, ‘This is about kids. This is what’s going to happen.’ ”

  • Suspect arrested in 'threats' that led to ACC evacuation

    Buildings at Arapahoe Community College were evacuated Tuesday evening because of "threats against the school."

    An ACC spokeswoman said later that a man had been arrested off campus in connection with the threats. She said he was not an ACC student.

    School officials and security personnel canvassed the campus at 7 p.m., telling everyone they needed to evacuate immediately. A woman whose daughter was in the pool for swimming lessons said parents were told to evacuate as quickly as possible without taking time to let the kids change.

  • Search launched for missing woman, 83

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public in finding a missing 83-year-old woman, Bobbye Benham. The South Jeffco woman was believed to have been driving to a nursing home in Denver to visit her husband, but never arrived.

    Benham has short-term memory loss and difficulty hearing. When visiting her husband, she normally wears black slacks and a black jacket and carries a medium-size black purse. She wears glasses, which are not seen in the photo.