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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Too much holiday punch

  • Search for suspect leads to temporary lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary

    A police search for a criminal suspect resulted in a lockdown at Fort Logan Elementary School on the afternoon of Jan. 17.

    Sheridan police Lt. Paul Wszolek said officers were attempting to locate a suspect inside a building close to the school.

    The lockdown at Fort Logan started about noon and ended after 2:30 p.m. once the suspect was apprehended, Wszolek said.

  • School board discusses process for hiring superintendent

    The Jeffco school board envisions a lengthy and deliberate process to replace retiring Superintendent Cindy Stevenson.

    At last Thursday’s study session, the board discussed the process for selecting a new leader for Colorado’s second largest school district. It will take six weeks just to find the professional search firm that will identify top candidates for the job.

    Stevenson announced her retirement in November, shortly after three new members were elected to the board; her last day will be June 30.

     

  • Heroes among us

    This week the Jeffco Schools Foundation recognized two students and one teacher from the South Jeffco area with Hero Awards.

    The award recognizes students who have overcome long odds and persevered to pursue an education, and teachers who have impacted their students and other teachers in a positive way.

    Thinking of his ‘brothers’

    Mark Leon was talking with one of his heroes. And all he could think about was his brothers.

  • Commissioner Tighe signs Jeffco5 petition

    Jeffco Commissioner Casey Tighe was the first county resident to sign a petition to let voters decide if the Board of Commissioners should be expanded from three members to five. 

    Tighe signed the petition during a news conference by the Jeffco5 group outside the Golden Library on Jan. 11. 

  • Fitness experts urge an end to ‘treadmill of excuses’

    It’s one thing to make a new year’s resolution to get in shape. It’s another for that resolution to last until the end of the year, let alone the end of January.

    Keeping that resolution isn’t about just willpower and self-control — you have to find a way to enjoy working out, said Tami Adams, fitness supervisor for the Foothills Park and Recreation District. 

  • Inter-Canyon Fire plans special meeting on finances

    Members of the Inter-Canyon Fire District board have scheduled a special meeting to discuss the district’s financial forecast and the current status of the department.

    “We feel we need to get back to strategic planning and take a look at our financial plan moving forward,” board President Michael Reddy said at the Inter-Canyon board meeting last Wednesday.

    The special meeting comes in the wake of accusations that former chief Dave MacBean embezzled approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve fund from 2010 to 2012.

  • After 35 years, Light of the World Church about to see worship space take shape

    Light of the World Roman Catholic Church hopes it is less than a year away from completing a plan started almost 35 years ago. 

    The church, on West Bowles Avenue at South Oak Street, is set to break ground on an expansion that will provide a permanent worship space for parishioners. The current worship space, which seats about 700, is in a room originally designed to be a multipurpose area with no permanent seating or altar space. 

  • Open Space sets goals for repairs to flood-damaged parks

    With help from volunteers, Apex Park may be partially open to hikers and bikers by this spring, according to a timeline established by the staff at Jeffco Open Space.

    The park in Golden has been closed since September, when flooding caused extensive trail damage. Other parks in the Jeffco Open Space system, which also were severely impacted, are slated for repairs in the coming months.

  • Open Space acquires Deer Creek Canyon property

    The 160-acre Deer Creek property south of Deer Creek Canyon Road is among land acquisitions finalized by Jeffco Open Space.

    Meanwhile, recommended grant recipients include the cities of Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, which collectively could receive the lion’s share of more than $800,000 from the Jeffco Open Space sales tax fund.

    Golden sought a $234,000 grant to construct the West 44th Avenue trail, which Jeffco Open Space Director Tom Hoby said needs to be done all at once, rather than in sections.