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Today's News

  • School district’s ‘cloud’ storage plan criticized

    The Jeffco School District’s plan to test a “cloud” storage system for student data has some parents concerned that vital information about their kids would be vulnerable to hackers and security breaches.

    More than 35 concerned parents gathered at Normandy Elementary School on May 22 to voice their disapproval of the district’s plan to pilot “inBloom” — software developed by an Atlanta-based nonprofit that would centralize mountains of student data and store it off site.

  • Jeffco sheriff gets authority to prohibit openly carrying guns in county buildings

    The Jeffco county commissioners approved an ordinance Thursday that allows the sheriff to prohibit openly carrying firearms in designated county buildings despite Commissioner Don Rosier’s concern that the ordinance left too many questions unanswered.

    The ordinance, approved on a 2-1 vote with Rosier dissenting, directs the sheriff to conduct yearly vulnerability assessments of county buildings and to decide whether the open carrying of firearms should be banned.

  • Taking a stroll

    Ashley Piniazkiewicz leads a group of women on a brief run during a program called Stroller Strides on May 23 at Clement Park. The group meets regularly to exercise and enjoy camaraderie with other mothers.

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp June 3 to July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge and online at the school’s website at  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Eagles’ Merchant ties for 3rd place

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor
    The Tiara Rado Golf Course, home of the 2013 5A state girls golf championship, did its job. It played tough and hard with a lot of roll to it.
    But the Grand Junction course also played fair. That’s all Dakota Ridge’s Sydney Merchant and Gillian Vance could ask for as the Lady Eagles’ duo peaked at the right time, each finishing in the top 10 on May 21 at the conclusion of the two-day tournament.

  • Saye gives it his all

    LAKEWOOD — It was supposed to be offseason training, a getaway from the Colorado winter. Littleton’s Tucker Saye was rounding the track on his 2013 Staman’s Motorsports Suzuki 450, chasing down the second-place rider as part of the five-race Texas Winter Series. It was the last moto of the day, and he was off to a good start.

  • 4 arrested as deputies thwart robbery at South Jeffco coin store

    Four people were arrested early Thursday when Jeffco deputies thwarted a robbery at a South Jeffco coin store.

    A silent alarm at World of Coins, 7735 W. Long Drive, was triggered about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they saw that the store’s front glass door had been smashed and that a silver Subaru was parked out front.

  • Littleton council decides not to charge admission at museum

    Admission fees won’t be charged at the Littleton Museum anytime soon, though the City Council still wants to continue looking for ways to raise money to support the facility.

    The council decided not to impose admission fees at the museum after hearing six fee-structure options it had requested in January. Museum director Tim Nimz suggested options that would raise anywhere from $7,500 to $157,000 yearly but warned the fees likely would reduce attendance.

  • Law requiring reporting of elderly abuse signed in Jeffco

    Colorado has made it a crime to not report suspected abuse of elderly people, and the law took effect with a signing ceremony in Jefferson County. 

    Senate Bill 111, which was signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 16 at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Wheat Ridge, makes it a crime if those in professions such as home health care, law enforcement and nursing do not report suspected physical abuse of people 70 and older within 24 hours. 

  • Staunton is a stunner

    Staunton State Park’s much-anticipated opening weekend didn’t disappoint.

    “It’s been crazy getting ready for this, but seeing people happy has made all of the blood, sweat and tears worth it,” said Jennifer Anderson, the park manager. “I couldn’t have asked for the weekend to be better.”