Today's News

  • ‘It’s a great tradition’

    In the early dark, chilly hours of Easter, thousands of people filed into Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre for the venue’s annual sunrise service.

    Spotlights illuminated three on-stage crosses, casting shadows on the rocks behind the stage and welcoming those to the venue for worship.

    Some were quiet, heads bowed in prayer in honor of the holiday. Others shared a smile or a kind word with their friends, families and neighbors. But all were bundled in coats, hats, gloves and blankets, waiting patiently for start of the service and the colorful sunrise.

  • ‘Understand their entire world’

    Walk through the front doors of Rocky Mountain Deaf School, and it strikes you — silence.

    In the classrooms. In the halls. And save for a few joyful yelps here and there, on the playground.

    But despite the quietness, in-depth communication is happening in every inch of the school. It is simply happening through ASL or American Sign Language.

  • Jeffco Schools to pay $34,000 for superintendent search

    Jeffco Public Schools is paying Ray and Associates slightly less than what it paid the executive search firm in 2014 to find a new superintendent.

  • Jeffco superintendent candidates to be kept confidential

    Jeffco voters will likely have no further opportunities to provide input about Jeffco Public Schools’ search for a new superintendent after several candidates requested confidentiality during the hiring process.

    According to Chief Human Resources Officer Amy Weber, most of the candidates that have applied for the job have asked the district not to publicly disclose their names and professional backgrounds and the district wants to respect that.

  • 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.

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  • Columbine Library renovations approved

    In an April 12 hearing, the Jeffco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for renovations at the Columbine Library.

    Architects and library representatives came before the commission seeking site approval to allow for parking improvements and exterior renovations of the library.

  • Inter-Canyon to add new firefighter driver engineer position

    As firefighters age, the health and safety risk of entering a fire increases. Oftentimes, a firefighter’s comfort level changes, too.

  • Inter-Canyon to host BBQs

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.

    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”

    Information will be available to help district residents prepare for wildfire.

    The barbecues kick off Saturday and run through May 21. The schedule is as follows:

    • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Inter-Canyon Station Two, 10591 S. Deer Creek Canyon Road.

  • National babysitting app looks to grow

    A national app launched recently in South Jeffco and now hopes to expand its reach in the area.

    Bambino Sitters modernizes the way parents find, book and pay trusted local babysitters. It enables parents to find sitters who are connected to them through friends and neighbors.