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Today's News

  • Ex-school board member questions Jeffco's bond, tax hike at forum

    Jeffco Public Schools faced some staunch opposition last week to the bond and mill levy it hopes voters will approve on Election Day in November. 

    At an election forum held at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen on Sept. 27, former school board member Laura Boggs highlighted what she sees as long-term financial ramifications of the proposed $535 million bond issue and $33 million property-tax increase intended to go toward facilities upgrades, compensation and other needs in the district.

  • Preschool event celebrates cultures around the world

    “On the count of three, I want everyone to say aloha!”

    “ALOHA!” the crowd yelled in return, preparing to learn the hula dance of Hawaii with snow cones melting down their hands and sticking to their smiling faces.

  • Funds sought for repairs to Columbine Memorial

    The Columbine Memorial Foundation is raising funds to help repair parts of the memorial at Clement Park.

    Though fund-raising efforts are ongoing, replacement of the buckling concrete on the inner part of the circle at the memorial entrance is the top priority of Columbine Memorial Foundation president Alan Cram.

    “We are trying to get an endowment set up to care for the facility long term,” he said. “(But) my view is a little shorter term. We’ve got an issue that we’re trying to get resolved.”

  • Chatfield band orchestrates a notable win

    Members of the Chatfield Senior High marching band agree that “shocking” would be the best word to describe their first-place finish at the Colorado West Invitational competition.

    “These two, their mouth dropped on the front sideline,” said band director Andy Michaud, gesturing toward drum majors Sabrina de la Garza and Maggie Michaud, both of whom play the clarinet.

  • Program designed to prevent sexual abuse of children

    Kim Lakin-Creger is on a mission to prevent sexual abuse of children Colorado.

    As someone who was sexually abused as a child, Lakin-Creger knows the warning signs and the long-lasting effects that abuse can have. She wants to ensure that what happened to her does not happen to others.

  • Inter-Canyon installs AEDs at all five fire stations

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District last week installed automated external defibrillators at each of its five fire stations.

    An AED corrects a life-threatening, irregular heartbeat by administering a controlled electric shock to the chest of a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Early application of an AED and CPR offer the best possible chance of survival, said Daniel Hatlestad, spokesman for Inter-Canyon.

  • HD 25 hopefuls debate budget, ballot items

    In addition to hearing from candidates for the Jeffco commission, residents who attended an election forum Sept. 27 at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen also heard from Tim Leonard and Tammy Story, who are vying for the state House District 25 seat.

  • Foothills announces reopening of Lilley Gulch pool

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District announced last week it is reopening the Lilley Gulch pool on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    The announcement comes about one month after Foothills officials were forced to close the Lilley Gulch pool, at 6147 S. Holland Way, because of a shortage of lifeguards. Following the closure, more than 150 people signed up for district’s lifeguard training course, according to a statement on the Foothills website.

  • Candidates for county commission debate land use, affordable housing

    Weighing economic development versus affordable housing needs, addressing Jeffco’s rapidly increasing population and moving to 100 percent renewable energy were some of the topics raised Sept. 27 during an election forum at Center/Stage Theatre in Evergreen.

  • Touching them all: Adaptive baseball program brings sport to those with special needs

    In Diane Lundy’s house, few mornings are greeted with more anticipation than Saturdays.

    For seven weeks during the fall and spring, Lundy travels with her three children to South Jeffco from Denver to spend an hour at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Schaefer Athletic Complex. It’s one of those rare occasions when she can kick back and watch her 9-year-old son, Caden Hoff, really be a kid.