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Today's News

  • Jeffco Schools finalizes budget recommendations

    Jeffco Public Schools is making the final adjustments to its proposed budget for the 2017-18 academic year after receiving final recommendations from the Jeffco school board May 4.

    The proposed $951 million budget accommodates $24.7 million in district-wide compensation increases; a 0.5 percent increase to required Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) contributions; and an $80,000 boost to the base superintendent salary.

  • Jeffco finalizes Glass hiring

    Jeffco Public Schools has hired Jason Glass as its next superintendent.

    After a unanimous vote Tuesday evening that approved both Glass’ hiring and a three-year contract, the school board said it felt it picked the right candidate for the job and was satisfied with the process by which Glass was selected and ultimately hired.

  • No. 4 D’Evelyn tops Ponderosa

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn sophomore Kiera Hess received plenty of hugs from teammates after the Jaguars’ 3-2 victory over Ponderosa on Saturday.

  • Dakota Ridge makes history

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Emotions were flowing for Dakota Ridge’s girls lacrosse team after making history Friday.

    The Eagles’ 11-10 overtime victory against Palmer Ridge advanced Dakota Ridge into the state quarterfinals for the first time in the program’s history.

  • Chargers, Rebels find success in the water

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    ARVADA — It wasn’t the ending to their high school swimming careers that Chatfield’s Payton Sage and Tucker Rivera envisioned before the start of their senior season. Ideally, that would have come at this week’s 5A state meet.

  • D’Evelyn captures 3A state crown

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports Editor

    First-year head coach Woody Oliver has set the bar high at D’Evelyn.

    Not only was this his first season, but the Jaguars’’ moved to Class 3A, the first year of its classification. 

    Another first was in the cards on Saturday at Greeley as the Jags won their first state championship in girls tennis by just three points.

  • Dakota Ridge High teacher under investigation for throwing a chair

    A teacher at Dakota Ridge High School is facing disciplinary action after throwing a chair in frustration during a study hall class.

    “No students were injured, but the incident was quite alarming,” said Jim Jelinek, principal at Dakota Ridge, in a letter sent home to parents. “This sort of behavior by a teacher is unacceptable. (The teacher) is facing disciplinary action and will be apologizing to the class (Thursday).”

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Idaho-based Stinker Stores buys Bradley

    Idaho-based Stinker Stores has acquired 41 stores from Bradley Petroleum, including the gas station in Morrison and Evergreen.
    In a board meeting last week, the Morrison town board, which also acts as the town’s liquor licensing authority, approved a liquor license transfer to the new owner of the downtown Morrison gas station.
    Though there was some discussion about the dates of application and official transfer, the board passed unanimously the motion.

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