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  • Jeffco to allocate millions for middle school classrooms

    Jeffco Public Schools is considering reallocating more than $27 million from its reserves and 2016-17 underspend to build classroom additions at four middle schools that will be affected by the district’s decision to move sixth graders from elementary school to middle school.

    Discussed at Thursday’s school board meeting, the proposal calls for the school board to approve funding $27.5 million in capital construction projects at Creighton Middle School in Arvada, Drake and Dunstan middle schools in Lakewood, and Ken Caryl Middle School in Littleton.

  • Six candidates singled out for superintendent job

    Jeffco Public Schools has narrowed its pool of finalists for the job of superintendent to six after the school board screened candidates during an executive session held after a special board meeting last Thursday.

    Disclosed over the weekend, the decision came after executive search firm Ray and Associates recommended 11 top candidates to the board, including individuals from Colorado, Florida, Illinois and six other states.

  • Body of missing man recovered from Wellington Lake

    The body of a man reported missing after a canoe accident at Wellington Lake last month was recovered Friday by Jeffco sheriff's deputies following an exhaustive search.

    Henry Wendel, 66, and his wife, Janice, of Bailey, were canoeing at the lake early on March 22 when the canoe overturned. While his wife was able to swim to shore and was later airlifted to an area hospital with severe hypothermia, Henry Wendel was not immediately located.

  • Man charged with second-degree arson in North Turkey Creek Fire

    The Jeffco District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against a man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22.

    Andrew Askins, 18, has been charged with two class-4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jeffco was in a stage-2 fire ban. A warrant was issued for his arrest, but Askins was not yet in custody as of Thursday afternoon.

  • Threat probed at Conifer HS

    Officials at both Jeffco Public Schools and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat of violence made against Conifer High School last week.

    According to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jenny Fulton, a threat written on a bathroom surface was discovered on April 17 and lead to an increased law enforcement presence at the school the next day.

  • Plans moving ahead to rebuild retaining wall in downtown Evergreen

    The damaged retaining wall in front of the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru in downtown Evergreen is on the road to getting fixed.
    Red Rocks Union Construction, which owns the triangular parking lot there, is asking for the minor variances necessary to rebuild the retaining wall and paint it gray.
    The retaining wall was damaged in the flood in September 2013 that made water overflow Evergreen Lake, damaging some downtown businesses.

  • Inter-Canyon hosting community barbecues

    In an effort to connect district residents and firefighters, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is organizing a series of neighborhood barbecues for the second consecutive year.
    This year’s theme is “preparing for evacuation in wildfire.”
    “Residents of the district can meet their volunteer firefighters, EMTs and paramedics,” said Inter-Canyon spokesman Dan Hatlestad in an email. “(They also can) learn more about evacuation and enjoy a BBQ lunch.”  

  • Bill would give Parks and Wildlife more control over license, park fees

    Colorado lawmakers last week introduced a bill aimed at providing Colorado Parks and Wildlife greater control over how the agency sets fees for a variety of outdoor recreation activities.

  • Jeffco participates in ‘move over’ traffic enforcement campaign

    Two Jeffco law enforcement agencies participated last week in a statewide operation to provide stepped-up enforcement of Colorado’s Move Over law.

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