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  • Tancredo ponders his future after Congress

    Littleton Republican Tom Tancredo, who announced last week that he would not seek re-election to the U.S. House, is pressing on with his presidential campaign and his crusade against illegal immigration.

    Tancredo said he has done what he can in Congress, and it’s time to move on.

  • Barnes, Thomas headed for school board seats

    Jane Barnes and Dave Thomas have apparently been elected to the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education, and voters Tuesday also voided an obsolete measure tying additional taxes to student performance.

    The outcome of two education board seats and the fate of Jeffco's “performance promise” were decided in some of the only countywide ballot issues on this year's ballot.

  • 'Don Vito found guilty of sex assault on a child

    Vincent Margera — widely known as Uncle Don Vito from MTV’s “Viva La Bam” — fell to the ground and screamed profanities in a Jeffco courtroom after he was found guilty last Wednesday of two counts of sexual assault on a child.

  • District breaks ground on Dakota Ridge expansion

    Only a decade after opening its doors, Dakota Ridge High School is beginning a new chapter, as Jeffco Public Schools officially broke ground Oct. 23 on an $8 million expansion to the school.

    The new portion of the school will increase student capacity from 1,250 to 1,750 students when it is completed next year. The ceremony began in the school’s library before moving outside, where district officials, board members and Dakota Ridge students and staff took part in loosening the soil on the school’s east side.

  • 'Don Vito' found guilty of sex assault on a child

    Vincent Margera — widely known as Uncle Don Vito from MTV’s “Viva La Bam” — fell to the ground and screamed profanities in a Jeffco courtroom after he was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of sexual assault on a child.

  • Ballot measure eliminates irrelevant tax issue

    Among the countywide items on this year’s November ballot is a measure to repeal what the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education considers an extraneous and under-utilized tax.

    The district says a “yes” vote on 3A will have no financial impact on voters.

    “We don’t gain or lose; voters don’t gain or lose,” said Cindy Stevenson, Jeffco superintendent.

  • Color guard coach arrested on sex assault charges

    A color guard coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault involving female students from Arvada, Alameda, D’Evelyn, Jefferson and Lakewood high schools, the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

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  • Congrove unsure about running again

    Jeffco Commissioner Jim Congrove is unsure whether he will run for re-election next fall, and is currently weighing various factors in making a decision he believes will come by April.

    Congrove was vague on what factors will go into his decision.

    “Just everything,” Congrove said in a phone interview. “If there are any factors that have anything to do with making that decision, all of them will be evaluated.”

  • RTD, Jeffco eye deal on west light rail

    Jefferson County and the Regional Transportation District are close to a deal that would restore some cuts previously made to the West Corridor light-rail project, but the deal relies on external funding and is far from a sure thing.