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Today's News

  • Commissioner Griffin to run for clerk’s position again

    County Commissioner Faye Griffin is planning to run for Jeffco clerk and recorder — a position she held previously — two years before her current term on the commission ends in 2016.  

    If elected once again to the clerk job, the Republican said, she would step down as a commissioner. In that event, a GOP vacancy committee would appoint a person to serve the final two years of Griffin’s term.

    Current Clerk and Recorder Pam Anderson is term-limited, so that office will be up for grabs in the 2014 election.

  • Jeffco Public Health campaigning against teen tobacco use

    Jefferson County Public Health has launched an education campaign titled “What’s in Store for Our Kids,” which highlights the ways in which the tobacco industry is targeting youths.

    The program is the brainchild of Jeffco Public Health and the Tobacco-Free Jeffco Alliance. The campaign is designed to educate residents about how the tobacco industry is targeting kids in Jefferson County, and will encourage youth and adults to get involved in local tobacco prevention efforts.

  • Littleton residents approve new restrictions on City Council

    A new Littleton City Council will go about its business under a new set of rules, thanks to the results of the Nov. 5 election. 

    Littleton voters approved two changes to the city charter: one restricts when the council can go behind closed doors for an executive session, and the other makes it more difficult to rezone property. 

  • Commissioners still debating property-tax increase

    As the final vote on the county’s budget approaches, questions remain about the fiscal future of Jeffco, and whether the commissioners will support a property-tax increase. 

    County Commissioners Casey Tighe and Don Rosier got into a heated exchange over whether the proposed 2014 county budget represents a step forward in solving Jeffco’s fiscal woes during a final budget meeting Nov. 8. 

  • Sheriff's Office warns of police impersonator in South Jeffco

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a suspected police impersonator.

    About 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29, a woman driving north on Wadsworth Boulevard from C-470 was pulled over by a man claiming to be an officer. The man tried to lure her into a secluded neighborhood, according to sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer.

  • School board votes to scrap inBloom pilot

    The Jeffco school board voted unanimously last Thursday night to scrap plans to test and implement the inBloom system for storing student information.

    “It was such a great sense of relief to hear that our voice was heard and that our concerns were recognized,” said Jeffco parent Rachael Stickland.

    The district’s controversial plan to test the system was a prominent issue in the campaign for the Nov. 5 school board election, in which three conservative candidates won seats on the five-member board.

  • Stevenson to retire as superintendent of Jeffco Schools

    After more than a decade as head of Jeffco Public Schools, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her plans to retire at last Thursday night’s school board meeting, two days after a slate of conservatives won election to the board.

    “Working with Jeffco as superintendent has been the best 12 years of my life,” Stevenson said at the board meeting. “I’m taking this opportunity to thank the people here tonight and our community that have given me incredible support.”

    Stevenson’s last day will be June 30, 2014.

  • Littleton residents approve new restrictions on City Council

    Littleton’s City Council has a new member to go along with new restrictions on how it operates. 

    The city's voters re-elected Councilmen Bruce Stahlman and Bruce Beckman to their at-large seats. The two incumbents overcame challenges from John Watson and James Dean.

    In the final unoffical count, Beckman had received 4,318 votes; Stahlman, 4,002 votes; Watson, 2,755; and Dean, 2,342. 

  • Conservatives take control of Jefferson County school board

    Three conservative candidates were victorious over a slate of three progressives in the race for open seats on the Jeffco school board, dramatically changing the board’s political orientation.

    Fallout from the results in the Nov. 5 mail-in election was swift: The existing school board voted to scrap plans for the controversial inBloom data-storage system. Meanwhile, district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her retirement effective in June 2014.

    In final, unofficial results, with about 174,373 ballots counted:

  • The kindest cut

    Usually people don’t get in line to go bald.

    Yet several dozen people packed the Great Clips at Ken Caryl Avenue and South Simms Street on Sunday night, waiting to forsake their follicles for a good cause.

    The assortment of students, parents, teachers and coaches from Chatfield, Dakota Ridge and Columbine high schools who lined up to get their hair buzzed were there to support Todd Glasser.