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  • School board to end agenda-setting through e-mail

    The Jeffco school board is halting its practice of holding e-mail discussions to develop agendas, a member told the Columbine Courier following an investigative review of the board’s recent e-mails.

  • Jeffco elections division moving to Laramie Building

    Jefferson County on Feb. 27 is relocating its elections division offices to the Laramie Building from its current location in the County Courts and Administration Building.

    The move will consolidate the offices with the county’s ballot-counting center, which is already in the Laramie Building.

    The office will be closed Feb. 24 in order to allow the move. The office will reopen the following Monday at the new address, 3500 Illinois St., Suite 1100, in Golden.

    For more information about the elections division, visit www.votejeffco.com.

  • Jazzercise teacher delivers

    Pregnancy and exercise do mix.

    Those words could not be truer for Littleton resident Katherine McDonald, who gave birth to her daughter Macy on Feb. 13. McDonald’s labor was short, and the most interesting part is how it all came about.

    McDonald, 34, is a Jazzercise instructor at the Littleton Jazzercise Center. She’s been teaching for about a year, and the 9:15 a.m. class on Feb. 13 was going to be her last because her baby was due on Feb. 24.

  • Andy Kerr holds campaign event in new district

    House District 26 Rep. Andy Kerr brought his Democratic state Senate campaign to South Jeffco for the first time Feb. 16, meeting with local residents in the recently redrawn district that is up for grabs in November.

    Though four candidates are registered in the race, including incumbent Tim Neville and House District 28 Rep. Jim Kerr, both Republicans, only Andy Kerr and Republican House District 22 Rep. Ken Summers live within the district’s new boundaries.

  • Democrat will challenge Odom for commission seat

    Democrat Casey Tighe has the lofty goal of unseating Jeffco Commissioner John Odom in November, and the Colorado Department of Transportation audit director is ending his 24-year career to focus completely on his campaign.

    Tighe, a longtime Golden resident who filed his candidate affidavit on Jan. 27, said he does not foresee a highly charged, partisan race for the District 2 seat, which in recent years has been dominated by Republicans.

  • A simpler but entertaining era

    In updating Alan Jay Lerner’s classic musical “Brigadoon,” a story about an early 19th-century Scottish village that appears to the rest of the world every 100 years, director Chris Willard sprinkled in a few modern lines, such as references to global positioning systems and Twitter.

    Though modernizing a play about a 200-year-old village might seem unusual, the effect is arguably in synch with Lerner’s intentions — luring a perpetually distracted audience with the charms of a simpler time.

  • Authorities cite driver whose bus hit 3 teens

    The driver of the Jeffco school bus that struck and injured three Summit Ridge Middle School students Feb. 21 in a South Jeffco crosswalk has been cited by police.

     

    The students, all 14-year-old girls, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Lakewood at 3:09 p.m., a State Patrol spokesman said. The accident occurred last Tuesday afternoon at South Simms Street and Brandt Avenue.

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  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

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