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Today's News

  • SHERIFF'S CALLS

    Like taking candy from a baby

  • School district hails passage of tax increase

    Proponents of two property-tax increases that will enable Jeffco Public Schools to avoid sizable budget cuts were happy that the measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

    “I’m ecstatic,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “I’m thrilled, and I think it was teamwork and integrity (that won the election). … We told the truth. We said, ‘This is about kids. This is what’s going to happen.’ ”

  • Food for Thought: Advance prep is key to stress-free Thanksgiving

  • Englewood, Littleton study merging fire departments

    The cities of Englewood and Littleton staged a community forum Nov. 7 to get citizen reaction to an emerging study of potential cooperative fire and medical services between the Englewood Fire Department and Littleton Fire Rescue.

    The forum at the Littleton Center attracted about 35 people and about half a dozen fire service personnel. During the public comment period, one person spoke in favor of the proposed merger in glowing terms, while two others were against the proposal.

  • South Jeffco marijuana dispensary loses legal appeal

    The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the Jeffco Board of Adjustment’s 2010 decision to prohibit the owner of Footprints Health and Wellness from operating a marijuana dispensary in a South Jeffco shopping center.

    The ruling was announced in a written decision by a three-judge panel on Nov. 1. Judges Robert M. Russel and Jerry N. Jones concurred with the opinion written by Judge Daniel M. Taubman.

  • Jeffco unveils design for second phase of West Quincy upgrade

    About 130 people turned out for an open house on Nov. 7 to look at plans for the widening of a 1.5-mile stretch of West Quincy Avenue from South Kipling Street to South Wadsworth Boulevard.

    The meeting was held in the cafeteria of D’Evelyn High School from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • School district hails passage of tax increase

    Proponents of two property-tax increases that will enable Jeffco Public Schools to avoid sizable budget cuts were happy that the measures were approved by voters in the Nov. 6 election.

    “I’m ecstatic,” said district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. “I’m thrilled, and I think it was teamwork and integrity (that won the election). … We told the truth. We said, ‘This is about kids. This is what’s going to happen.’ ”

  • Suspect arrested in 'threats' that led to ACC evacuation

    Buildings at Arapahoe Community College were evacuated Tuesday evening because of "threats against the school."

    An ACC spokeswoman said later that a man had been arrested off campus in connection with the threats. She said he was not an ACC student.

    School officials and security personnel canvassed the campus at 7 p.m., telling everyone they needed to evacuate immediately. A woman whose daughter was in the pool for swimming lessons said parents were told to evacuate as quickly as possible without taking time to let the kids change.

  • Fall all-conference teams

    The following is a list of 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the fall sports season released by the conference:

    SOFTBALL
    FIRST TEAM

  • Accardi concludes Mines career, looks toward future

    GOLDEN — Taylor Accardi was never a punter first. It’s just something he’s done since he was little. He did it off to the side. But for the past four years it’s what the 21-year-old did exclusively for the Colorado School of Mines, and he’s done it well.
    Real well.