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Today's News

  • Making science skyrocket

    Marshdale Elementary fourth-graders were rocket scientists for a day on Monday when they used their scientific-inquiry skills to make and launch rockets from soda bottles.

    They had help from real rocket scientists from Centennial-based United Launch Alliance, who told them about rockets and satellites, then helped them with their rockets.

    ULA, a joint subsidiary of Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co., launches a variety of government and commercial payloads using Atlas and Delta rockets.

  • County planners OK senior living facility at El Rancho

    The El Rancho area may get a state-licensed senior group living facility.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the county commissioners allow the property owner, George DeMarsico, a special-use permit for a 96-bed facility at 1055 El Rancho Road. The commissioners are expected to conduct a public hearing and vote on the issue at their March 25 meeting.

  • Five candidates vying for three open seats on EPRD board

    Evergreen residents will choose among five candidates for three seats up for election on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board in the May 6 election.

    Park board member Peter Lindquist is the only incumbent among the candidates, which include new and familiar faces. Evergreen native John Ellis is joining Lindquist in the race, along with 12-year resident Peg Linn, Tim Kimber and Monty Estis, who are relatively new to the area.

    Board members Mark Footer and Kit Darrow decided not to seek re-election this year.

  • Local rabbi's pursuit of purpose growing older

    By Carol McKinley

    For the Courier

    Evergreen Rabbi Levi Brackman believes he can save a generation of baby boomers from feeling bored and useless during the transition to retirement. His Fountain of Youth retirement plan can be described with one word: purpose.

    “(Purpose is) what makes me get out of bed at 4:30 every morning,” says Brackman. “You’re happier and satisfied with life because you feel good about yourself.”

  • Fire district won’t need spring election

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District will not have a spring board election because there are no contested seats.

    Instead, Colorado election laws allow the fire district to cancel the election and declare the four candidates for the four available positions elected. The fire district will save about $80,000. The four will take over the positions in May.

  • Search process begins for new superintendent

    Ray and Associates has begun the process of searching for Jeffco Public Schools’ new superintendent.

    Bill Newman of the Iowa-based search firm said at the school board meeting March 6 that he had interviewed all the board members and was getting an idea of what they are looking for in a new leader for the 85,000-student district.

    The board finalized some details so that Ray and Associates can start recruiting candidates.

    $280,000 salary

  • MacBean's motions hearing delayed

    The motions hearing for former Inter-Canyon fire chief David MacBean, who is charged with felony theft and embezzlement, has been moved to April.

    MacBean’s motions hearing, originally scheduled for March 14, was moved to April 7. MacBean is expected to enter a plea next month, and a jury trial is scheduled for July 7-11.

    MacBean is accused of stealing approximately $643,000 from Inter-Canyon’s reserve funds from 2010 to 2012. 

  • Four candidates running for three Inter-Canyon board seats

    Four candidates, including three incumbents, will vie for three four-year terms on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board in May's election.

    Kerry Prielipp turned in a self-nomination form and will challenge incumbents Leslie Caimi, Karl Firor and Michael Reddy.

    Another seat up for election on the Inter-Canyon board with a two-year term had only one candidate, incumbent Joe Marcus, and so he will remain on the board, said Dana Retterer, Inter-Canyon’s election official. Board member Ralph Dreher’s seat is not up for election.

  • 250 demonstrate for 'fair' negotiations with teachers

    More than 250 people, mostly teachers, showed up at Golden High School last Thursday to urge the Jeffco school board to conduct fair and pleasant employee negotiations.

    “We wanted to give our members a chance to make a positive statement that we are standing together and holding our school board accountable,” said Ami Prichard, president of the Jefferson County Education Association, the teachers union.

  • Developers’ concerns spur addition to open space master plan

    Responding to concerns from developers about property with commercial potential, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on March 6 approved an addition to its master plan. The addition states that the agency will negotiate only with willing sellers, and will not pursue a property that has an active development proposal with Jeffco Planning and Zoning.