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Today's News

  • School district enacts partial hiring freeze

    Effective immediately, Jeffco Public Schools has instituted a hiring freeze on almost all non-classroom positions, and all new hires will have to be approved by a district cabinet consisting of 11 people.

    According to chief human resources officer Amy Weber, the cabinet last week discussed the hiring freeze, which will exclude grant-funded positions and essential positions such as teachers, para-educators, bus drivers and food service employees.

  • A lock for solidarity: Students cut their hair for a cause

    Laurie Lawless sat clutching a ponytail of her recently cut hair in her hand, her shock palpable to the 1,500 or so onlookers who filled the Dakota Ridge High School gymnasium.

    The Dakota Ridge mathematics teacher had not had a haircut in nine years — since the school held its very first Shave for the Cure event.

  • Foothills looking to sell 3-acre plot for development

    Representatives of the Foothills Park & Recreation District met with Jeffco’s county commissioners on Tuesday to discuss options to sell two parcels of land in South Jeffco for development.

  • Jeffco commissioners approve slightly modified ’17 budget

    Jeffco's county commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the county's 2017 budget, which had changed slightly since a draft was presented in October.

  • D’Evelyn girls pulls away from Conifer

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The Jekyll and Hyde elements of D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team were on display Dec. 5 in a non-league game against Conifer.

  • Lady Rebels intend on learning from loss

    Be it the anemic foul shooting, the 56 total fouls between the teams or Columbine’s relative inexperience — the team doesn’t have a single senior on this year’s roster — the Lady Rebels have no shortage of things to address. Especially after the finals of the Rebel for a Cause tournament on Dec. 3 at Columbine High School.

  • Jaguars’ varsity inexperience no problem

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Success at the junior varsity level one year doesn’t necessarily correlate to the same the following season on varsity, but don’t tell that to the D’Evelyn boys basketball team. 

  • Rebels finding their footing

    Jesse Thuerk was nervous for weeks and rightfully so. The Lakewood High junior, playing goalie for the Columbine Rebels, was set to face the program — Ralston Valley — that he grew up following when he played midget hockey in Arvada. Now he found himself in net — in the 2016-17 season opener at that — against the Mustangs.

    But the tension that he had been feeling was non-existent Dec. 1. He was, as he said, unusually calm.

  • Jeffco holding sixth annual holiday bazaar

    Jeffco government announced it is hosting its annual holiday bazaar on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the courthouse in Golden.

    Now in its sixth year, the bazaar was created to provide Jefferson County employees an opportunity to sell their handmade gifts to the public ahead of the holidays, said Julie Story, the county’s digital marketing manager. A variety of gifts will be for sale, including festive handmade crafts, baked goods, cards, jewelry, woodworking and even name-brand goods.

  • Residents still can participate in the county’s Giving Tree

    Gift tags featuring holiday wishes are still hanging on Jeffco’s holiday Giving Tree, which means there’s time for residents to purchase a gift for a local child in need.

    The Giving Tree has been standing since mid-November in the atrium of the Jeffco courthouse. The tree was originally decorated with about 300 tags featuring gift wishes from local Jeffco children.