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Lab mix attacks woman on Hiwan Drive

By Vicky Gits

A tan and white Labrador mix bit a Hiwan Hills woman five times on the backs of her legs and charged a couple of deputies before authorities could capture the dog and remove him from the scene.

The woman was walking on the street by a home at 2957 Hiwan Drive about 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, when the dog attacked her, according to a Jefferson County deputy’s report.

The injured woman told the Canyon Courier on May 26 she was recovering from her wounds and she expected to obtain some restitution for her medical bills.


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Passing the buck: Cervi Ranch has provided generations of gyrating beasts for the Evergreen Rodeo

By Emile Hallez

Sparse patches of brush and dry grass dot the nearly featureless horizon of Sterling, where a hint of the Old West remains untainted from decades of development and technological progression. It may not seem like the ideal place to find a modern, world-class athlete, but rodeo man Binion Cervi would disagree.


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Man has close encounter with coyotes

By Vicky Gits

A man walking in Alderfer-Three Sisters Park on May 13 was stunned to see a coyote attempt to lure his two dogs into what he thought was a three-against-two ambush.


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LARASA helping Latinos apply for food stamps in Jeffco

By AJ Vicens

A Denver-based Latino advocacy organization is helping Latino residents apply for food stamps in Jefferson County, and the county says the project has been a huge help.

The Latin American Research and Service Agency recently was awarded a federal grant to help low-income Latino households apply for food stamps in Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder and Denver counties.

The nonprofit group initially planned to use the money to encourage more Latinos to apply for benefits but after meeting with county officials, it became clear the mission had to change.


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County awarded $213,000 in suit over investments

By AJ Vicens

A district judge awarded Jefferson County more than $213,000 after ruling that investments made by former treasurer Mark Paschall were unlawful.

The county sued Ohio-based Capital Securities of America Inc. in 2007 after two of its brokers sold then-Treasurer Mark Paschall four collateralized mortgage obligations worth more than $114 million.


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Jeffco teachers union at an impasse with district over pay

By AJ Vicens

The union representing Jeffco Public Schools' teachers has voted to declare an impasse in negotiations with the district over pay increases.

However, both sides say they want to resolve the pay issues so the teachers have a contract and are willing to go to a state negotiator if necessary.


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County releases first quarter 2009 financial numbers: Revenues down slightly, expenditures up over 2008 first quarter

By AJ Vicens

Jefferson County's general fund maintained a healthy balance in the first quarter of 2009, but it reflects some of the country's economic woes when compared with the first three months of 2008, according to a recent presentation by the county's top budget official.

The county's general fund is doing fine, even though revenues are down or flat and expenditures are up, County Administration and Services Director Todd Leopold told county commissioners May 19.


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Jeffco teachers union at an impasse with district over pay

By AJ Vicens

The union representing Jeffco Public Schools' teachers has voted to declare an impasse in negotiations with the district over pay increases.

"The major sticking point in the negotiations is the fact that while our workload has continued to increase, the district is not willing to add a cost-of-living adjustment to the salary schedule," JCEA president Kerrie Dallman said in a May 19 interview. "They prefer instead to give a one-time stipend."


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Green Ridge residents enjoy the gift of time

By Stephen Knapp

When the hard-working timepiece in the lobby finally tolled its last hour about three weeks back, hard-working Green Ridge Meadow Apartments resident Wendy Lockwood didn’t waste a second.

“I called in a little ad that said the complex needed a clock with chimes,” said Lockwood, a friendly woman with snowy hair and a perpetual grin. “We got quite a few responses. There are a lot of good people in this world.”


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Resident sees art center in empty Albertsons

By Vicky Gits

The former Albertsons supermarket on Stagecoach Boulevard might look like an abandoned big-box store to most, but to Russ Campbell, the 51,000-square-foot structure has the makings of the arts and community center that some have been dreaming of for years.

Campbell came up with the idea about a month ago and has been promoting it to arts groups. The proposed project, which would be privately funded, is still in very preliminary stages.


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