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The Jefferson County Board of Education voted on the following legislation at its special meeting June 19. Board members in attendance were President Ken Witt, First Vice President Julie Williams, Second Vice President Lesley Dahlkemper, Secretary … more
The board voted 3-2 (Newkirk, Williams, Witt) to adopt the 2014-2015 budget. During the public hearing, the board heard concerns surrounding teacher compensation, free full-day kindergarten, responsible board practices and transparency. During … more
The board heard an update from the Choice Steering Committee regarding the final recommendations for the district’s Choice Enrollment program. The 32-member committee spent the last school year devising eight recommendations surrounding the … more
The board heard a presentation from district’s chief financial staff regarding the third quarter financial report. The report stated the district has increased revenue compared to prior years, through both ownership taxes and state funding. … more
The investigation of the Leann “Annie” Meyer was a big case for Wheat Ridge police, and the lead investigator has been recognized by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) for his work. Detective Mark Slavsky was awarded the … more
Turhan Robinson is in custody again after escaping Inmate Services during a prison transfer on June 20. He was captured by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies in Mount Olivet Cemetery near W. 44th Avenue and Youngfield Street. At … more
Gun control advocates say they were not taken aback by comments from Gov. John Hickenlooper that initially indicated a back-peddling of support for a key piece of gun legislation enacted last year. “Words are one thing, but I’m … more
New approaches to standardized testing in Colorado have ample support, but the implementation and volume of the new system raise concerns among some parents and teachers throughout Jefferson County. This academic year, Colorado educators have … more
Arvada’s kicking off summer in style with the annual summer beach festival, Sand in the City. A sand sculpture contest, Sand in the City will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 28-29, at Ralston Recreation Park, 6201 Quail St. The event will feature 10 … more
The Fourth of July holiday is one week away and fire restrictions have been lifted in Jefferson County. As a reminder, any device that explodes or leaves the ground is illegal in Colorado which includes firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, … more
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