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Today's News

  • The rise of a great American icon: Sears

    Jim Rohrer

  • Bail project deemed a failure

    Many of Jeffco’s top law enforcement officials think the county’s bail project and the 2011 implementation of unsecured bonds in the 1st Judicial District is a bust, and they’re not hiding their feelings from colleagues located throughout the country.

  • Working his magic

    Rob Hansen knows how to entertain a crowd.

    That was certainly evident as screams and cheers of delight echoed through the Bemis Library on March 28.

    “Magic is my most favorite thing to do,” the magician animatedly told a packed room.

  • McMinimee hired as charter system superintendent

    Former Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee has been hired as the new superintendent of New America School-Colorado, a network of public charter high schools that serve academically underprivileged students, including English language learners and new immigrants.

    Announced to NAS staff Tuesday morning, McMinimee will replace the organization’s longtime superintendent Dominic DiFelice, who is retiring from the role after 11 years.

  • District accountability committee members divided on teacher wage boost

    Jeffco Public Schools’ plan to put up to $25 million in its budget next year for employee compensation boosts has drawn ire from three District Accountability Committee members, who believe the school district is being financially irresponsible.

    However, the majority of the committee supports the proposal, DAC chair Deb Guiducci told the school board March 23.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Military workshop provided glimpse at post-school options

    It’s not often that soon-to-be high school graduates have the opportunity to experience a workshop dedicated solely to the military and protective services.

    But recently Columbine High School provided just that to Jeffco students and their families when the school partnered with Generation Schools Network, representatives from each branch of the military and members of local protective service education programs.

  • Morrison police officer, son recognized for spotting fire

    When Josh Hunter’s 4-year-old son said he saw smoke in the distance on a chilly morning in early December, the Morrison police officer shrugged it off. That’s because, typically, the “smoke” turns out to be steam coming from pipes on cold mornings.

    But Derek Hunter insisted.

    As Josh glanced over his shoulder, expecting to confirm his initial thoughts, he realized his son was right.

  • New car wash hopes to bring a different experience

    Chad Roach and Aaron Voorhees might own a car wash, but they like to say they’re in the people industry instead.

    “We just happen to wash people’s cars,” Roach said.

    Their latest venture, Living Water Car Wash, opened Monday in South Jeffco. It is a project nearly three years in the making.

  • Chargers, Eagles and Rebels tee off in Jeffco Tournament

    Three local teams were in action Monday in the 5A Jefferson County League golf tournament. Columbine finished third, trailing tournament winner Ralston Valley and runner-up Arvada West. Dakota Ridge placed seventh as a team while Chatfield finished eighth.

    Columbine was led by junior Tess Mitchell, who finished with a team-low score of 93 to finish ninth out of 40 competitors.