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Thanks to the boost by voters in November, the 2016 Jefferson County libary budget has $8 million more to spend to expand branch hours of service, update its technology and provide more high-demand items. Earlier this month, the Library Board of … more
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert stood with 70 of his counterparts inside the jam-packed rotunda in the state Capitol on Jan. 11, urging legislators to untangle what Ewert calls the “Gordian knot” that is school finance in … more
Shortly before the gavel sounded in the newly refurbished Senate chamber, Linda Newell's eyes unexpectedly welled with tears. "It's hard to leave something that I love so much," she said of the … more
Cheri Jahn, SD20, Democrat What does your first round of bills look like? I will carry two bills that I actually introduced last year. One of them has to do with reclassifying RVs in respect to storage and what property tax is assessed. Currently, if an individual rents a storage space to store an RV, for instance, they are assessed at a commercial rate. more
Local leaders say they received little notification before the federal announcement that the Federal Center in Lakewood will temporarily shelter about 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America because of the daily dangers in their home … more
With Colorado’s legislative session set to start this week, the main agenda item for Gov. John Hickenlooper seems dead on arrival, a sign that the state’s partisan divides and unorthodox spending limits will continue to paralyze it in … more
It was a year of booms and busts for Wheat Ridge. Most of the booms came in the housing sector, as the city has continued to see new housing developments pop up. The city’s biggest “bust” was also development-based, as the city’s voters … more
Wendy Aiello first met Penny Parker when Parker was working at the Rocky Mountain News covering retail, tourism, restaurants and advertising. They became fast friends. “She was smart and funny,” said Aiello, a public relations executive in … more
A golden thread, more than 150 years in the making, connects the city with the past. With the help of a six-member committee comprised of local historians and longtime residents, the Golden History Museums is creating a master timeline of the … more
Breckenridge Brewery is being sold to Anheuser-Busch, but Breck's founders want folks in Littleton to know that they're not deserting the city so soon after celebrating its grand opening last summer. “Of course, the same great team who helped … more
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