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  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Public Library hosting community meeting about Columbine remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library announced it is hosting a community meeting to provide information about the upcoming Columbine Library remodel.

  • Yo ho! A pirate’s life for them

    Not many can put professional pirate on their resume — but Michael and Sarah Sheridan of Littleton are two of the few.

    The couple met in costume at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival, and a love for pirate garb, antiques and other “old, beat-up, dirty things” led to their creation of The Castaway Trading Co., an Etsy shop “chock full of strange and exotic creations for the urban adventurer.”

  • Liquor license approved for 2017 Revel Rockies

    In preparation for the 2017 Revel Rockies marathon, the Morrison town board approved a special event liquor permit for Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer, the beneficiary of the June race.

    Revel Rockies includes a half marathon, which begins in Evergreen and concludes at the downtown Morrison Park, and a marathon, which begins on Squaw Mountain and concludes in Morrison. It is one of four Revel races around the country, which seek to maximize the time runners spend running in canyons, forests, state or national parks and so forth.

  • Hitting the High Notes

    Plain Faraday’s plan is pretty simple: just go with the flow.

    For the indie folk band from Littleton, it’s not so difficult to do. Recently, it wrapped up a recording project at The Spot, a studio in Lakewood. It has several shows slated in the upcoming months and a newly released single, “Porcelain Fine.”

    Life is good.

  • ‘Everyone loves dogs’

    At last Saturday’s 5-K9 for a Cure, people and their pups raced to the finish line at Chatfield High School.

    Organized by Zach Valdez and Haley Skarulis, Chatfield juniors, the dog-friendly race serves as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life, the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. A May Relay for Life event is slated at Chatfield.

  • Jeffco schools receive prestigious honors

    Thirty-one Jeffco schools have been awarded prestigious education awards by the state, including the Colorado Department of Education’s John Irwin Award, which recognizes “excellent academic achievement” as measured on a three-year school performance framework, as well as the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, which is given to schools that demonstrate “exceptional student growth.”

  • School district to pay McMinimee $27,000 bonus

    Jeffco Public Schools will pay former superintendent Dan McMinimee $27,000 in additional performance pay when his contract expires later this year as part of an agreement approved last Thursday that formalizes his demotion from superintendent to an advisory role for the remainder of his contract.

  • West Metro crews contain early morning Ken-Caryl fire

    A 3-acre highway grass fire ignited early Saturday morning in Ken-Caryl Ranch, but the flames were fully contained within five hours.

    Around 1:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported visible flames near the Hogback at Ken-Caryl and C-470. Crews from West Metro Fire Rescue checked the highway and ultimately discovered the blaze on the west side of the Hogback.

    Firefighters attacked the flames for several hours, controlling the fire by 3 a.m. but remaining on scene until 5 a.m., according to information from 5280 Fire’s social media account.

  • Area senior citizens get lessons in firearms safety

    Seniors from Jefferson and Gilpin counties received a lesson in gun safety last week.

    The session was a part of the district attorney’s Triad program, a partnership among those in the criminal justice system, community groups and volunteer senior citizens designed to prevent the victimization of older adults while providing with them with law enforcement services.

    George Mumma, a senior investigator with the Jeffco DA’s office, shared information about various types of guns and rehashed Colorado’s gun laws to a filled conference room.