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  • Morrison approves budget for 2019

    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved its 2019 budget, a more than $2.8 million spending plan that requires a transfer from the town’s reserves.
    Overall, the town has budgeted for $2.45 million in revenue, and approximately $2.87 million in expenditures thus leaving the town with a $416,403 deficit. After transferring money from reserves, Morrison will have just under $4 million remaining in its general fund balance.

  • Trial set for trio accused in the murder of D’Evelyn graduate

    The three suspects in the murder of a D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School graduate pleaded not guilty on Dec. 5 to a number of charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated robbery.   

  • Jeffco achieves gold on AHA workplace index

    Jefferson County’s human resources department was recognized during a Dec. 4 meeting for receiving a gold award on the American Heart Association’s 2018 workplace health achievement index.
    According to information from the American Heart Association, the workplace health achievement index is a self-assessment scorecard. In addition to measuring the quality of a company’s workplace health program, it also looks at the overall heart health of its employees. In doing so, it asks a series of yes or no questions and utilizes three performance measures.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison to allow commercial coffee roasting as special use
    Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an ordinance that includes commercial coffee roasting as a special use in the town’s commercial zone district.
    According to minutes from the Nov. 6 board meeting, the town directed Town Attorney Gerald Dahl to look into the matter after receiving a request to open a coffee roasting business in town.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Oh no, a BOLO

  • Note to our readers
  • Drumming up the sun: Crowd rings in winter solstice at Red Rocks

    A fiery sunrise blanketed the towering monoliths at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in a warm bath of light on Friday morning.

    But prior to the rising of the sun, a crowd gathered in the pitch black to celebrate the winter solstice and welcome in the light that starts the shortest day of the year. As the sun made its slow ascent, the sound of drum music and joyful chants and cheers echoed through the amphitheater. People danced, embraced and shared in the bliss of the sun.

  • Jeffco Public Schools conducting transportation survey

    Jeffco Public Schools is exploring district transportation, and in doing so, plans to examine ways to increase bus ridership in the district and to decrease the number of bus accidents and breakdowns.

    The district transportation department is conducting a survey among parents regarding bus ridership fees and more. The goal is to gauge interest and insight, and from there, the district will likely form focus groups to further delve into the issue. Depending on results, it may devise a plan to meet one or both of the transportation goals.

  • A tip of the Hatz: D’Evelyn senior, Paralympian making a name for herself

    On a windy December day, Beatriz Hatz braved the cold to change into her royal blue Team USA uniform. Within minutes, she was flying down the track at D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School.

    This is typical of Beatriz. Nothing — not cold temperatures or naysayers or a below-the-knee amputation — can hold her back. Just look at a photo of Beatriz running or watch her competing in a meet; the pure tenacity is palpable.

  • Education briefs

    Initial bond issuance expected to generate $375 million

    After ballot initiative 5B passed in the November election, Jeffco Public Schools has issued general obligation bonds that will generate approximately $375 million for district-wide improvements.

    “This is a great day for Jeffco schools,” said Steve Bell, Jeffco’s chief operating officer, in a Dec. 13 board meeting.