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Today's News

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  • Reject public funding for private schools

    By Randy Brown

    Let’s start with the most obvious problem: the math.
    Meet Mr. Smith, who has four children that he is sending to the private school of his choice. With public funding of private schools, his children will cost the taxpayers an estimated $4,000 for schooling per year. The actual numbers will be negotiated and argued about for years by proponents of school choice, but the concept will not change.

  • State’s budget writers in bind

    2011 will be one tough year for legislative budget writers in Colorado. To begin, they will face one of the toughest budget years in our state’s history. Add to that the fact that split control of the legislature means the Joint Budget Committee will be made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. And if that’s not enough of a challenge, the six members of the JBC will have three cumulative years of experience on the budget panel.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Not a scrap of innocence

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  • Smartco closing Colorado stores

    Smartco Foods, a bargain grocery chain that opened five stores in Colorado this year, is closing its Colorado outlets after only three and a half months.

    The five stores in the Denver area, including one in Littleton, employ about 100 people. Up to 500 workers in Colorado could be unemployed following the closures, which California-based parent company Smart & Final announced Nov. 15. The decision was made following months of disappointing sales, a news release from the company stated.

  • Access period to Waterton Canyon cut

    The already brief period of public access to Waterton Canyon this winter was cut in half last week, when Denver Water announced a delay in the assembly of dredging equipment.

    Construction crews will be working two weeks further into December and for the entire month of February, allowing recreational access to the trail from Dec. 18 through Jan. 30. The previous dates open to the public spanned from Dec. 4 through Feb. 27.

  • Reward offered for info on memorial vandalism

    Ken Caryl residents are offering a $1,500 reward for information regarding the October vandalism of a memorial dedicated to United Airlines flight 93 Captain Jason Dahl, who lived in the community with his family.

    The memorial, a bronze eagle resting atop a granite block located at Tamarade Drive and Valley Parkway, was found Oct. 14 with the wings broken from the statue. The memorial has since been repaired.

  • Jeffco schools detail possible budget cuts

    The proposed cuts to the 2011-12 budget for the Jefferson County School District will involve core services, the district’s chief financial officer said.

    The district is estimating at least $26 million in cuts, and it will mean cutting even more positions than last year.

    “We’re already stretched pretty thin,” said Lorie Gillis, the district’s chief financial officer. “This time we’re not trimming the edges (of the budget). We will be cutting some services we provide.”

  • Inter-Canyon EMT wins statewide recognition

    If a serious accident or medical condition makes it necessary to call 911, Morrison resident Debra Denny is ready to respond — and she’s just the person you want to handle the situation.

    Denny is passionate about being an emergency medical technician and sees her job as an important responsibility. In short, she loves being a volunteer and her work.

    “As volunteers, we’re an integral part of the community,” Denny said. “We save lives.”