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  • Bemis exhibit promotes women artists

    Artwork from the Colorado chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art will be on display throughout November at Bemis Library in celebration of the group's 25th anniversary.
    The group, open to women and men, focuses on the contributions of female artists and promotes their work. About 30 artists, both past and present members, are represented in the exhibit at Bemis, said Diane Mayer, a Denver resident and the Colorado chapter’s representative to the national group.

  • Suspects still at large in bank robbery, carjacking

    Two suspects remained at large almost a week after a bank robbery and crime spree in South Jeffco on Nov. 18 left two people shot and several others hurt.

    One suspect was arrested last Wednesday after three men robbed the First Bank at South Kipling Parkway and West Jewell Avenue about 11 a.m. and left the employees locked in the vault, according to Lakewood police spokesman Steve Davis. One bank employee reportedly was physically assaulted.

  • Hearing date set for campaign finance complaint

    The state has set a hearing date for a complaint filed by a Colorado Springs-based watchdog organization accusing groups involved in instigating the recall of three Jeffco school members of violating state campaign finance laws.

  • Student performance on PARCC test falls short of expectations

     More than half of the Colorado third- through 11th-graders who took the controversial PARCC exams last spring did not meet expectations in math and English language arts, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Education.

  • Blind students get beneath the surface of science

    The Colorado Center for the Blind and Arapahoe Community College again partnered to give sight-challenged students from the Front Range a chance to get hands-on science experience — by dissecting sharks.

    The center hosted about 40 students Friday for the class, taught by ACC biology professor Terry Harrison since 2005. Students who are visually impaired or blind participate in a part of science class they’d otherwise miss: dissection.

  • Deputies respond to report of suicidal man at Mount Falcon

    The east and west entrances to Mount Falcon Park were closed for several hours Tuesday morning while the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to a man in the park who reportedly was suicidal.

    The Sheriff’s Office was contacted Tuesday morning by a family member of the man, said spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. Both the east and west entrances to the park were closed during the incident.

  • Attorney hired by school board’s conservative majority resigns

    Jeffco school board attorney Brad Miller, who was hired by the ousted conservative majority after they gained control of the board two years ago, has resigned, according to a letter he submitted Monday.

    Miller, who was hired in December 2013 to provide independent legal counsel to the school board, wrote that he’d learned from incoming board member Ron Mitchell that the newly elected board didn’t intend to retain him.

  • Rash of mailbox thefts reported in South Jeffco, mountain areas

    Numerous mailbox break-ins in South Jeffco and the mountain areas in early November are believed to be related, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

    The perpetrators targeted clusters of mailboxes such as those at apartment complexes or for a group of homes in more remote mountain areas, said Deputy Gordon Neuenfeldt.

  • IREA customers complain of scammers

    Customers of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association have notified the electric co-op that an automated calling service has been claiming that their bills are past due.

    The call, which says electric service will be cut off in 30 to 45 minutes, instructs customers to make payment arrangements by calling an 888-prefix number, IREA says.

  • Hundreds attend dedication of Veterans Monument

    After months of fund-raising and work by volunteers from across the country, the Veterans Monument at Ken-Caryl Ranch was officially presented to the community on Saturday, just in time for Veterans Day.