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  • Jeffco superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.

  • Sheriff’s Office graduates detention deputies

     The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office graduated its first class of department-certified detention deputies Friday afternoon at the county courthouse in Golden.

    Thirteen deputies graduated from the nine-week academy. They will receive 10 more weeks of practical field training at the Jeffco jail. The graduates’ duties will be exclusive to the detention function.

  • Fire ban lifted in Jeffco

     The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has lifted the temporary fire-restriction order for Jefferson County.

    Weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire, however the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to remain vigilant and use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lit cigarettes, and using open flames.

    "Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition," a release from the Sheriff's Office stated.

  • Mirada Fine Art opens exhibit, receives award

    A new collaborative exhibit at Mirada Fine Art Gallery in Indian Hills aims to provide solace and connectivity in the wake of a tense election season.
    Each piece in the exhibit, called “Calm in the Storm,” demonstrates the artist’s personal interpretation of calmness and peacefulness.

  • Bail project deemed a failure

    Many of Jeffco’s top law enforcement officials think the county’s bail project and the 2011 implementation of unsecured bonds in the 1st Judicial District is a bust, and they’re not hiding their feelings from colleagues located throughout the country.

  • Working his magic

    Rob Hansen knows how to entertain a crowd.

    That was certainly evident as screams and cheers of delight echoed through the Bemis Library on March 28.

    “Magic is my most favorite thing to do,” the magician animatedly told a packed room.

  • McMinimee hired as charter system superintendent

    Former Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been hired as the new superintendent of New America School-Colorado, a network of public charter high schools that serve academically underprivileged students, including English language learners and new immigrants.

    Announced to NAS staff Tuesday morning, McMinimee will replace the organization’s longtime superintendent Dominic DiFelice, who is retiring from the role after 11 years.

  • District accountability committee members divided on teacher wage boost

    Jeffco Public Schools’ plan to put up to $25 million in its budget next year for employee compensation boosts has drawn ire from three District Accountability Committee members, who believe the school district is being financially irresponsible.

    However, the majority of the committee supports the proposal, DAC chair Deb Guiducci told the school board March 23.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.