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Today's News

  • Jeffco school board reviewing Stevenson’s separation agreement

    Jeffco school board members plan to renegotiate the separation agreement of former superintendent Cindy Stevenson to allow her to volunteer at district schools.

  • Ending performance pay would cost $3.5 million

    Ending the controversial policy that links teacher pay to performance evaluations — a hallmark of the conservative school board majority that was recalled last November — would initially cost $3.5 million, the Jeffco school district’s human resources chief said last Thursday.

  • Magic Moments production features local performers

    More than 150 actors were polishing their performances at Waterstone Community Church last weekend as they prepared for the opening of “It’s All Greek to Me,” a musical produced by Magic Moments Inc.

    The show features an inclusive blend of people ages 5 to 75, some of whom are professional actors working with talented amateurs. Other performers include developmentally challenged people — a tradition of the Magic Moments theater group.

  • Columbine, other Jeffco libraries increase hours, services through additional funding

    The Jeffco Public Library is expanding hours of operation at the Columbine branch and all other libraries within it system beginning April 4.

    The larger libraries, including those in Columbine and Evergreen, will be open 65 hours a week, adding 14 hours to their current weekly schedule. The smaller libraries, including Conifer, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge, will be open to patrons 48 hours per week beginning next month, a 7.5-hour weekly addition.

  • One of three board seats contested in Foothills election

    Of the three board seats up for election this May in the Foothills Park & Recreation District, only Ward 2 offers a contested race.

  • Trader Joe’s holds grand opening in South Jeffco

    Trader Joe’s, a specialty grocery store with its own food brands, is celebrating the opening of its store in the Bowles Crossing Shopping Center this Thursday.

    The company has leased a 13,000-square-foot space for the store near the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Bowles Avenue where a Staples formerly was located.

  • Chargers cool under pressure

    LITTLETON — Believe it or not, Chatfield’s baseball team is well ahead of where it was at this point last season.

    Yes, the Chargers advanced all the way to the Class 5A state championship game before falling short in the title game against Rock Canyon. However, Chatfield didn’t win its third game of the 2015 season until April 20. A rough 1-8 start before Chatfield’s remarkable late-season run is something that still sticks with this current group of Chargers.

  • Plenty of grit for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — There will be growing pains for Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    A handful of costly errors kept the Eagles (0-2 record) from winning their season opener against Chaparral on March 14 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Rebels’ strength in pitching numbers

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If it’s a dog-eat-dog world, then it’s no wonder why after slipping from a 19-2 record in 2014 to a 9-11 mark last season, Columbine’s baseball team has high hopes for 2016.

     “All our guys were puppies last year, and we’ve grown up a little bit. We should be right there in the hunt,” Columbine’s longtime coach Chuck Gillman said of the Class 5A Jeffco League championship.

  • EV Studio selected to design Clement Park improvement project

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board on March 8 selected EV Studio to design a major improvement project at Clement Park.

    The Evergreen firm will provide architectural, engineering and landscape design services for the new core building, plaza and fountain area at a cost capped at $211,802.

    “Our top priority is to build a new core building to replace the old building, which was closed due to unsafe conditions,” said Colin Insley, Foothills’ director of parks planning and construction.