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  • Bill to prohibit teacher strikes pulled

    A bill that sought to prohibit teacher strikes in Colorado and punish participants with jail time and fines was lost in committee on April 30 after primary sponsor state Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, withdrew the bill on grounds that there wasn’t enough time left in the session to debate the issue properly.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Outdoor Lab schools land thousands in donations

    Jeffco Public Schools’ Outdoor Education Lab Schools were recently the recipients of more than $400,000 in donations and building assistance from the Outdoor Lab Foundation for the construction and upkeep of permanent greenhouse-classrooms at both Windy Peak Outdoor Lab in Bailey and Mount Evans Outdoor Lab in Evergreen.

  • Cap and gown bound: Chatfield senior knows who he is and what he wants

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series honoring impressive graduates across South Jeffco. Throughout May, we will profile one senior a week from Dakota Ridge High School, Chatfield Senior High School, D’Evelyn Jr/Sr High School and Columbine High School.

    When Aaron Abai transferred to Chatfield Senior High School the second week of his freshman year, he walked into his counselor’s office and matter-of-factly said: “I’m Aaron Abai, and I’m going to Harvard.”

  • Runners remember Columbine victims

    Runners took off from the starting line outside of Columbine High School on Sunday morning but not before taking a moment to honor the 13 lives lost in the 1999 shooting at the school.

    The Run for Remembrance, now in its 13th year, continues to serve as fundraiser for the Frank DeAngelis Foundation, Columbine Memorial Foundation and Craig Hospital Foundation. The Englewood hospital treated patients nearly 20 years ago in the aftermath of the shooting.

  • Summer farmers market on the way to Morrison

    A new summer market is on the fast track to opening after the Morrison Town Board unanimously approved an application for a special use permit — contingent on a few details — at its May 1 meeting.

    The market, organized by VFW Post 3471 of Morrison, will be held 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from June to September. It will be housed in the parking lot on Bear Creek Avenue next to the gas station.

  • Feeley returns to West Metro board after landslide win

    Mike Feeley will serve as the District 3 representative on the West Metro Fire Protection District board of directors after a landslide victory in Tuesday’s special district election.

    According to unofficial election results, Feeley received 251 votes, while opponent Joe Margotte received 18. District 3 primarily covers Lakewood and Morrison and is bounded by Alameda Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east. This district extends a bit west of C-470 and a bit south of U.S. 285.

  • James holds onto seat on Foothills Park board

    Incumbent Tim James has retained his position on the Foothills Park and Recreation District board of directors, according to unofficial election results released Tuesday evening.

    Of the 1,917 votes cast in the Ward 3 election, James garnered 1,282 votes. His opponent, Sheila Lieder, received 635 votes. Only those living within Ward 3 were eligible to vote. Ward 3 is bounded by C-470 on the west, Belleview Avenue on the north and Kipling Parkway on the east.

  • Restoring faith in body, mind and soul

    In a dimly lit room with soothing music playing in the background, three people stretch, lengthen and breathe, moving their bodies in ways they forgot they could.

    For one hour, the yogis ditch wheelchairs and prosthetics, slowly but surely restoring faith in their bodies with each pose. This is the beauty of adaptive yoga, according to instructor Ashley Curran, who leads the class at Southwest Plaza’s Yoga Joy studio.

    “The mind-body relationship is so powerful,” she said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A farewell to arms

  • Jeffco Sheriff's Office dedicating unit to family crimes

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, in addition to increased response from its victim advocates, has established a Family Crimes Unit.

    Sheriff Jeff Shrader presented the first-quarter 2018 Law Enforcement Authority report at the Board of County Commissioners’ May 1 hearing, stating that the unit became fully functional in January. It has four investigators and a sergeant dedicated to handling crimes involving domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault by a family member or acquaintance, human trafficking and elder abuse.