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Today's News

  • Jeffco holding sixth annual holiday bazaar

    Jeffco government announced it is hosting its annual holiday bazaar on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the courthouse in Golden.

    Now in its sixth year, the bazaar was created to provide Jefferson County employees an opportunity to sell their handmade gifts to the public ahead of the holidays, said Julie Story, the county’s digital marketing manager. A variety of gifts will be for sale, including festive handmade crafts, baked goods, cards, jewelry, woodworking and even name-brand goods.

  • Residents still can participate in the county’s Giving Tree

    Gift tags featuring holiday wishes are still hanging on Jeffco’s holiday Giving Tree, which means there’s time for residents to purchase a gift for a local child in need.

    The Giving Tree has been standing since mid-November in the atrium of the Jeffco courthouse. The tree was originally decorated with about 300 tags featuring gift wishes from local Jeffco children.

  • School board discusses teacher pay in wake of ballot failures

    Following the failure of Jeffco schools' ballot initiatives 3A and 3B — which would have resulted in a $535 million bond issue and generated $33 million annually in increased property taxes — the district says its top priority is keeping the teachers it has by improving compensation. 

  • Morrison board hears results of survey on Rooney Valley development

    The Morrison town board last week viewed an updated plan for development in the Rooney Valley that includes the results of a recent survey of Morrison and Lakewood residents.

    Morrison town planner Carrie McCool said approximately 282 online surveys were completed, and the results indicated support for some major development if views and open space are preserved.

  • Public input sought on possible C-470 upgrades

    Public input is now being sought on potential improvements to C-470 from Kipling Parkway to Interstate 70.

    After completing the beginning stages of an 18-month study, CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition want to know what motorists and residents think about possible future improvements to the highway.

    The “planning and environmental linkages” study is designed to develop short- and long-term transportation alternatives, help reduce traffic congestion, and improve safety for all users.

  • Columbine Kiwanis Club sees growth in ’16

    As the Columbine Kiwanis Club wraps up another year, its members reflect on the growth experienced in 2016, as well as the many service projects accomplished.

    The 69-member club, which was formed in 1978, added nine members in 2016 and donated $18,000 to various groups, including the the Jeffco Action Center; the Outdoor Lab Foundation, which supports the Jeffco Public Schools program that provides hands-on learning in an outdoor setting; and more.

  • Students fling frozen fowl for a fine cause

    Cheers erupted across the cafeteria as Falcon Bluffs Middle School principal Tom Burns knocked down every pin in the school’s makeshift bowling alley.

    But this was not a typical game of bowling. Instead of bowling balls, students launched frozen turkeys down the alleys, attempting to knock down pins that were decorated to look like Thanksgiving birds as well.

  • High lead levels found in water at over 100 schools

    The number of Jeffco schools affected by unsafe levels of lead in drinking water from at least one sink or water fountain has risen to 109.

    According to documents posted to the district’s website, approximately 7,500 samples have been taken from 144 schools since June 3, and more than 500 of those samples showed lead levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable level, which is 15 parts per billion.

  • Jeffco library receives grant of $131,272

    The Jeffco Public library announced last week it has received a state grant that will be used for the purchase of educational materials.

    The grant, which totals $131,272, was awarded by the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act. The funds will be budgeted as 2017 revenue and will be used to purchase books for the library’s childhood literacy programs, a Jeffco Public Library news release stated.

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