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Today's News

  • Indian Hills eatery is pro-pasta

    Indian Hills’ latest restaurateurs believe in the transcendent power of macaroni.

    Which makes sense, because their new eatery on Parmalee Gulch Road has been dubbed Mac Nation Café.

    The philosophy at Mac Nation is simple: Everybody loves macaroni.

    “You can hit everybody’s palate with it and warm their soul,” said chef Anthony Saxon.

    The restaurant, which features squashy couches and bright colors, will open for business April 1.

  • Study groups take over in teacher contract talks

    Jeffco Public Schools and the teachers union have agreed to take part of their current contract negotiations behind closed doors.

    The sides agreed early on to form small groups made up of representatives and experts to examine several priority topics. The smaller groups will meet to come up with options before the full bargaining teams gather again to hammer out a final agreement. The next public negotiations are slated for April 13.

  • School board approves salary guidelines for newly hired teachers

    The Jeffco school board has unanimously approved salary guidelines for teachers hired this year who have teaching experience in other districts, have master’s degrees, or are working in hard-to-fill positions.

  • Principal charged in sexual assault case

    Steven Weigum, the principal of Ute Meadows Elementary School arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault on a minor, was officially charged March 17. 

    Weigum, 55, faces counts of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and sexual assault by a person in a position of trust as a pattern, all felonies. An additional charge of invasion of privacy, a misdemeanor, was filed after Weigum’s first court appearance.  

  • Investigation continues into jail death

    An investigation into the death of a female inmate at the Jeffco jail is awaiting the findings of an autopsy report. 

    The Sheriff’s Office has completed interviews in its investigation and is awaiting the coroner's report on Jennifer Lobato, 37, said sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley. That report could take several more weeks to complete.

  • Block party: Wilmot students embrace cubism in Rubik’s competition

    Rubik’s Cubes are back.

    The popular 1980s cube-manipulation game is seeing a resurgence, so much so that Wilmot Elementary conducted a Rubik’s Cube competition last Friday among a dozen fifth-graders.

    The competition was not an official event at the school. Rather, principal Matt Cormier organized it after he saw several students working with Rubik’s Cubes — and they were solving the puzzle pretty quickly.

  • Accident on westbound I-70 kills motorist

    One man was killed early Monday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 that snarled westbound traffic for several hours near the Lookout Mountain exit.

    The 59-year-old male driver of a 2006 Lexus SUV died at the scene, said State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. The driver was from Littleton. No other information about the driver or the crash was immediately available.

  • Hillary’s e-mail mess a public mistake

    So, why did she really do it? What was Hillary Clinton’s real reason for running her public e-mail through a private device and with a specially installed private server in her home while she was secretary of state?

    Public business is the public’s business. It shouldn’t matter whether someone uses and pays for a personal device; the public policy remains the same. If a record is made, kept or maintained for a public purpose, the public deserves access to that record unless there is a specifically delineated exemption provided for in the law.

  • Glass artists’ partnership a successful fusion

    The partnership of artists David and Danna Cuin goes beyond a love of glass. The couple, both of whom have professional backgrounds in technical specialties, jumped into the world of art in 1998 and have never looked back. This month, the Cuins are approaching retirement from their second careers, as artists. After showing their work in galleries throughout the world, the Cuins will bring their entire collection of glass pieces home to the Evergreen Gallery.

  • Evening of short plays is provocative, poignant

    Many dictionaries define “reality check” as “an assessment to determine if one’s circumstances or expectations conform to reality.” In the Evergreen Players’ latest evening of short plays, “Reality Check,” the actors and audience members alike will find themselves transported to four distinct and wonderfully warped worlds, each of which makes us question what reality truly is.