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  • Rezoning request for Coal Mine Ave. Brewing company approved

    A local couple received this week the green light to move forward with their plans to open a dog-friendly craft brewery in south Jeffco.
    On Tuesday, Manuel and Erica Baca appeared before the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners seeking final approval of their rezoning request for a craft brewery at 9719 W. Coal Mine Ave. The 11,000 square-foot site occupying a corner lot at the Meadows Shopping Center, which previously housed a daycare center, was already zoned for similar uses, such as a restaurant or a tavern.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The truth is self-evi-dent

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.
    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.
    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.
    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Ken-Caryl, Plains metro districts settle lawsuit

    The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District settled a 13-year lawsuit with the Plains Metropolitan District last Friday to the tune of $3.5 million in recreational amenities.

    All of the funds are available to be used by Ken-Caryl for the sole purpose of design and construction of:

    • One or more new, refurbished or renovated swimming pools.

    • One or more new, refurbished or renovated tennis courts.

    • One or more new, refurbished or renovated ball fields.

  • A celebration of language

    On Saturday, Rocky Mountain Deaf School celebrated 200 years of American Sign Language with a day full of history and art.

    Students, faculty, families and other community members packed a dark auditorium at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School to learn about the history of ASL and to watch various ASL performances.

    “ASL is a beautiful language,” said Linsay Darnall Jr., an ASL historian. “That’s the reason we’re all here today celebrating ASL.”

  • Morrison looks to put utilities underground in the next year

    The town of Morrison is moving forward with a plan to put the overhead utility lines underground in its downtown area.

    As of now, the planning and budgeting phase of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2017 with construction beginning in early 2018. The goal is to have the project fully completed by spring of 2018 to “minimize impact to the community during summer,” reads a report created by TTG Engineers for Morrison board members.