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  • Indian Hills fire board members facing two challengers in May election

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein and resident Timothy Robbins will be challenging three incumbent board members in the May election for the Indian Hills Fire Protection District.

    The terms of fire district board members Marc Rosenberg, Ron Walton and Kelley Lehman are expiring this year. All three have decided to seek re-election, according to information from Dana Retterer of Toussaint, Nemer and Coaty, designated election official for the fire district.

  • Class sizes, teacher pay top parents’ priorities

    Keeping class sizes low and increasing pay for teachers and staff were the top two priorities of about 100 mountain area parents, teachers, administrators and community members as they considered what should be included in the Jeffco Public Schools 2014-15 budget.

    Also high on the list were early literacy programs, elementary math instruction, infrastructure in schools to operate necessary technology, and elective classes.

  • Park district planning neighborhood meetings for residents

    “We’ve begun to discuss the concept of neighborhood meetings to get some information out,” said Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    The meetings with residents are designed to inform them about new park rules and regulations and provide an overview of events planned in coming months, Robson told EPRD board members on Feb. 25. The gatherings also would offer a forum for discussing issues such as the level of use of Evergreen Lake Park, he added.

  • Planning Commission approves brewpub for Evergreen Conference Center site

    While Evergreen is a step closer to having a brewpub at the former Evergreen Conference Center, neighboring residents hope they still can persuade the Jeffco commissioners that it doesn’t make sense to have a restaurant in a residential neighborhood.

    The Jefferson County Planning Commission on March 5 unanimously recommended to the county commissioners that the rezoning be approved. The commissioners will conduct a public hearing before making a decision March 25.

  • Inter-Canyon Fire board discusses youth program

    The Inter-Canyon Fire board on Saturday discussed whether the district’s Patrol program, a youth organization, poses unacceptable risk for injury and liability.

    Inter-Canyon has offered the youth program since 1958 to recruit future firefighters; youths ages 16 to 18 get the chance to train and even respond on calls under the supervision of firefighters. The program currently has 16 members.

    Board members talked about safety concerns for participants and whether Inter-Canyon can afford to continue the program.

  • Inter-Canyon board president talked out of resigning

    Inter-Canyon Fire board president Michael Reddy was talked out of resigning Saturday by fellow board members in the wake of the district’s financial difficulties.

    Reddy started the board meeting by offering to step down amid criticism over five years of overspending and the disappearance of $643,000 in district funds. 

  • Stevenson gets $204,194 in separation agreement

    Former Jeffco schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson received $204,194 in her separation agreement with the district after her last day Feb. 21.

    On Nov. 7, two days after the new conservative majority was elected to the school board, Stevenson announce she would retire effective June 30. On Feb. 8, she said she wasn’t trusted by the new board majority and asked the board to approve an earlier exit.

  • School board doesn’t appoint interim superintendent

    Jeffco Public Schools’ core leadership team will continue to act as superintendent for the rest of the school year as the Board of Education moves forward with its search for a successor to Cindy Stevenson.

    After discussion at the board’s meeting last Thursday, no change was made to the previous week’s decision not to appoint an individual to serve as interim superintendent. 

    On Feb. 18, the board voted 3-2 not to make a temporary appointment, with the agreement that the board would discuss the topic again Feb. 27.

  • Driver, 83, arrested in accident that killed Jeffco sheriff’s sergeant

    The 83-year-old involved in a wreck that killed Jeffco sheriff’s Sgt. David Baldwin has been arrested.

    Kenneth Martin Hosch of Golden was arrested Monday in connection with the Jan. 26 wreck on Colorado 93 near West 68th Avenue. He was charged with vehicular homicide and criminally negligent homicide.

    According to the charges, Hosch was driving in the southbound lane on Colorado 93 at a high rate of speed when he passed a driver in front of him, reportedly in a legal passing zone.