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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County seeks volunteers for marijuana task force

    Jeffco is accepting applications for volunteers who would like to serve on a marijuana task force that will report on retail pot sales in the county’s municipalities.

    The county enacted a moratorium through February 2015 on marijuana sales in unincorporated areas but wants to know about effects on public safety, health and business communities, said Jeanie Rossillon, Jeffco’s director of development and transportation.

  • Rosier in nation’s capital to lobby on local issues

    County Commissioner Don Rosier was in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying Congress on local issues such as funding for social programs and storm-water regulations.

    Rosier went to the U.S. capital as part of the National Association of Counties’ legislative conference from March 1-5, where 2,000 county governments from across the country lobby U.S. lawmakers on issues that local governments face every day.

  • 10-month-old bitten by bulldog still in critical condition

    A 10-month-old boy bitten by an American bulldog last week still is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital, and the dog has been euthanized.

    Details about the boy’s injuries are not being released, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley, but there was some improvement in his condition over the weekend.

  • Early playoff exit for Cougars

    PALISADE — Bobby DeSantis scored a team-high 10 points and seventh-seeded Palisade pulled away from No. 10 Evergreen 53-44 on Feb. 26 in the first round of the 48-team 4A state boys basketball tournament.
    Senior Lucas Weidner led Evergreen (11-13) with 15 points. Junior James Morrato added eight and senior Jack Curtis scored seven. Evergreen had reached the Sweet 16 the past two seasons, but graduated four of its top five scorers from the 2012-13 season and five seniors in all.

  • Cougars’ reserves disarm Wizards

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Emily Elmgreen was in foul trouble; so was Samantha Kisiel. Not to worry, though: Evergreen had plenty of backup — namely, Annie Trimarco and Hannah Orr.
    Trimarco, a starter, and Orr, back after missing two weeks due to a concussion, scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to help the fifth-seeded Lady Cougars thwart fourth-seeded Windsor 42-32 on Feb. 28 at Sand Creek High School.