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Today's News

  • Simon says, ‘Set a record!’

    By Emile Hallez
    Staff Writer
    Hopping up and down, touching toes and quacking like a duck aren’t unusual pastimes for very young children — but it is a rare sight to see 64 students engaging in the activities in unison.

  • Chargers' Berry captures 5A regional golf crown

     

  • Walmart slated to open in former SmartCo Foods location

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    A Walmart grocery store is scheduled to open next fall at the former SmartCo Foods location at 3615 W. Bowles Ave.

    Walmart, which purchased the 43,700-square-foot building for $2.9 million in May, plans to hire 95 workers for the “neighborhood market” store, a new format being introduced in Colorado.

  • Local shop amped about new electric motorcycle models

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    A local motorcycle dealership is first in the state to carry a new line of electric hogs — street-legal bikes that don’t sip a drop of gasoline.

    Beginning last week, Littleton’s Grand Prix Motorsports began selling a small stock of Zero Motorcycles, plug-in two-wheelers that can reach speeds of 70 mph and travel up to 35 miles on a single charge.

  • Citizens Budget Academy trains volunteers to help balance school district budget

    Jeffco Public Schools’ Citizens Budget Academy teaches volunteers the ABC’s of running the largest school district in Colorado.

    The academy is a series of six classes that started in early September, taught by district leadership. About 75 citizens learn about every aspect of the district in the hope that they can come up with viable solutions to budget problems. Their feedback will help structure Jeffco Public Schools’ 2012-13 and 2013-14 budgets.

  • Elite hockey academy proposed for Foothills land

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    An elite hockey academy for high school athletes could open in South Jeffco as early as 2013, and programs for soccer and lacrosse could follow.

  • Schools’ new pay structure will be tied to student performance

    By Emile Hallez

    Staff Writer

    A Jeffco Public Schools panel is working to draft a new compensation plan for teachers, and the Board of Education instructed it on Sept. 15 to initially dream big and spare no expense.

    A new pay-for-performance compensation structure will eventually need to be implemented to make the district compliant with Senate Bill 191, legislation passed last year that ties teacher evaluations to student performance.

  • Election pivotal for school district

    When Laura Boggs was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education two years ago, it caught a lot of people by surprise. It looked like incumbent Sue Marinelli was headed for re-election in an uncontested race until Boggs pulled and returned candidate papers just before the deadline. Running under the radar, Boggs upset the incumbent and has been a controversial and polarizing member of the school board in her first two years.

  • Carney adds Liberty Bell to accolades

    Don’t get Danny Carney wrong. He was happy to win the 2011 Liberty Bell Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 16 at Heritage High School. After all, the prestige in itself is worth the victory. But the Dakota Ridge senior has bigger fish to fry.
    Coming off a season in which he won the 5A Jeffco League and a regional championship before finishing second to Columbine’s Woody Kincaid at state, the stars definitely seem to be lining up for Carney this year.

  • Dakota Ridge uses 8-run third inning to pounce on Columbine

    Nothing seemed to cooperate with the Columbine Lady Rebels’ softball team last week. Not the weather and certainly not the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles.
    Rain forced their game to be played a day later than scheduled at Columbine. But home-field advantage wasn’t exactly on the Lady Rebels’ side.