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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Columbine, other Jeffco libraries increase hours, services through additional funding

    The Jeffco Public Library is expanding hours of operation at the Columbine branch and all other libraries within it system beginning April 4.

    The larger libraries, including those in Columbine and Evergreen, will be open 65 hours a week, adding 14 hours to their current weekly schedule. The smaller libraries, including Conifer, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge, will be open to patrons 48 hours per week beginning next month, a 7.5-hour weekly addition.

  • One of three board seats contested in Foothills election

    Of the three board seats up for election this May in the Foothills Park & Recreation District, only Ward 2 offers a contested race.

  • Trader Joe’s holds grand opening in South Jeffco

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is celebrating the opening of its store in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center this Thursday.

    The company has leased a 13,000-square-foot space for the store near the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue where a Staples formerly was located.

  • Chargers cool under pressure

    LITTLETON — Believe it or not, Chatfield’s baseball team is well ahead of where it was at this point last season.

    Yes, the Chargers advanced all the way to the Class 5A state championship game before falling short in the title game against Rock Canyon. However, Chatfield didn’t win its third game of the 2015 season until April 20. A rough 1-8 start before Chatfield’s remarkable late-season run is something that still sticks with this current group of Chargers.