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Today's News

  • Polis tackles variety of issues in local appearance

    From the Syrian refugee crisis to the San Bernardino terrorist’s cell phone to Colorado’s caucus-versus-primary debate, Congressman Jared Polis’ question-and-answer session with the Mountain Area Democrats on Saturday covered myriad current events and issues.

    Polis, who is up for re-election this year, told area Dems that November’s results will be pivotal for the party at all levels, and that control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Commissioner slams RTD over Golden light-rail crossing

    County Commissioner Don Rosier on March 22 expressed outrage about the light-rail crossing at West Sixth Avenue and Johnson Road near the county courts building, which he described as dangerous.

    Rosier said he has sent e-mails to the Regional Transportation District about the crossing, where he says the train often crosses Johnson Road even when oncoming traffic has a green light.

  • County’s battle with Comcast in reruns

    Jeffco’s battle continues with Comcast over finalizing a change in how the company pays to use its cable lines on county-owned property, with commissioners threatening to temporarily raise access fees until a new deal is signed.

  • GOP picks Teunissen to challenge Tighe

    Delegates chose Frank Teunissen as the GOP candidate for Jeffco commissioner in the District 2 race at the at the Jefferson County Republican assembly on Saturday.

    And Jeffco Commissioner Libby Szabo accepted the nomination as the District 1 Republican candidate.

    If elected, Teunissen said he would serve as “a new conservative commissioner.”

  • Three Dems in contention to challenge Szabo for commission seat

    Jeffco Democrats saw some unusual action at their March 19 county assembly when the names of five county residents were put forward to run for the county commission seat in District 1 against incumbent Republican Libby Szabo. 

  • District encounters a bumpy road maintaining bus driver staff

    The Jeffco school district faces a classic economic quandary when it comes to maintaining its staff of bus drivers: high demand, low supply.

    Facing pressures from increased demands on drivers’ time, a booming economy that depletes the pool of qualified employees, and a school district that doesn’t offer competitive wages, transportation chief Greg Jackson is working to improve one element of the equation: motivating current drivers to show up for work.

  • COUNTY BRIEFS

    Inter-Canyon Fire cancels board election

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District has canceled May’s election for two seats on its board of directors, as no challengers stepped forward to run.

    Ralph Dreher and Jennifer Volkman each will serve another four-year term on the board of the Morrison-based district.

  • Jeffco school board reviewing Stevenson’s separation agreement

    Jeffco school board members plan to renegotiate the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson to allow her to volunteer at district schools.

  • Ending performance pay would cost $3.5 million

    Ending the controversial policy that links teacher pay to performance evaluations — a hallmark of the conservative school board majority that was recalled last November — would initially cost $3.5 million, the Jeffco school district’s human resources chief said last Thursday.

  • Magic Moments production features local performers

    More than 150 actors were polishing their performances at Waterstone Community Church last weekend as they prepared for the opening of “It’s All Greek to Me,” a musical produced by Magic Moments Inc.

    The show features an inclusive blend of people ages 5 to 75, some of whom are professional actors working with talented amateurs. Other performers include developmentally challenged people — a tradition of the Magic Moments theater group.