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  • School board votes to censure Boggs

    Jeffco school board member Laura Boggs was censured by the board Dec. 16, the first time such an action has been taken in district history.
    The censure, on a unanimous vote, came after board members characterized Boggs’ behavior as erratic, disrespectful and inconsistent. District Superintendent Cindy Stevenson accused Boggs of “attacking the school district that she was elected to protect” during a conversation between the two.

  • Indian Hills boundary won't change

    Indian Hills students will continue to go to Conifer for middle school and high school, the Jeffco school board decided last Thursday, basing its decision primarily on the cost of bus transportation.

    The board, ending a year-long debate, voted 4-1 not to change the existing boundary because it said transportation costs would be $17,000 less to bus Indian Hills students to Conifer rather than to Evergreen. Board member Laura Boggs was the dissenting vote.

  • School board won’t change Indian Hills boundary

    The debate over whether to send Indian Hills students to Conifer or Evergreen schools is over after the Jeffco school board voted 4-1 on Thursday not to change the existing boundary.
    This means students from Indian Hills will go to Conifer for middle school and high school, and they will be provided bus transportation. Students will still be able to attend Evergreen for middle school and high school, but they will need to provide their own transportation.

  • Company facing OSHA fines in videographer's fall from lift

    A California racing-oil company is facing $91,000 in fines from the federal Department of Labor, following a Lakewood videographer’s deadly fall from a modified lift at a June 25 motocross event.
    Stuart Keene, 57, fell about 20 feet from the platform on an elevated lift that had its guardrails removed, said an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Keene was setting up equipment to film the Thunder Valley Nationals, a motocross event held at the Morrison track.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Library board rejects attempt to head off Monday closures

    A last-ditch effort to spare all Jefferson County Library branches from Monday closures in 2011 was overwhelmingly rejected Dec. 9, after two newly appointed trustees moved for a vote to reconsider the cost-saving measure.

  • Little opposition to approval of 2011 Deer Creek Challenge

    Opposition to Jeffco’s approval of the second annual Deer Creek Challenge bicycle tour was almost nonexistent Dec. 7, compared to the vehement objections from canyon residents at last year’s public hearing.
    The ride, with three courses ranging from 33 miles to 106 miles, is scheduled for Aug. 21, 2011, a day before the start of the highly anticipated Quizno’s Pro Challenge, a week-long bicycle race covering 600 miles in Colorado.

  • Local author shares advice on job preservation

     Evergreen consultant Jim Rohrer has written the perfect book for anyone in a down economy who has a job and wants to keep it, but needs a few fresh ideas.

    From 2008 to 2010, Rohrer watched the drumbeat of news about job losses and got the idea of helping people become so valuable they can enjoy their jobs instead of worrying about losing them.

    "Never Lose Your Job: Become a More Valuable Player" is the compendium of a lifetime of successful business experience as an executive in the work world.

  • Evergreen says goodbye to popular outdoors lover

     Friends and family members described Mike Strunk as a person who was constantly in motion, almost always outdoors, bouncing around the badlands in his Jeep and shooting pictures everywhere he went.

    Photography could be his undoing. One time Strunk was in Utah, where he was documenting the famous Outlaw Trail until late in the day, said friend Mel Andrew, a former member of the board of directors of the Mountain Area Land Trust.

  • Couple to discuss North Korea

     Sam Jaffe and Myung Oak Kim, an Evergreen couple who have visited North Korea will speak at a lecture Friday, Dec. 17, at Judaism in the Foothills, 3959 Ponderosa Lane, across from Safeway.

    Jaffe is a former business journalist who works as a consultant in the alternative energy industry. He co-authored a book, "Jewish Wisdom for Business Success" with Rabbi Levi Brackman of JITF. Myung is a former investigative journalist for the Rocky Mountain News. She is communications director for Gov. Bill Ritter.