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  • Jeffco voters to see a TABOR-related ballot measure in November

    Jefferson County voters will be asked in November to decide whether to allow the county to retain property tax funds that exceed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits.

    Called “de-brucing,” the proposal would allow Jeffco to retain funding instead of returning the money to taxpayers. However, the county would still be required to go to the voters if it wanted to raise property taxes. 

  • Horse healing: Resqranch, West Wind Stables partnership helps people learn how to care for horses

    Jena Questen hopes to reinvent the relationship humans have with animals.

    As part of that goal, Questen, the owner of Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital in Conifer, created a program called Hike with Horses and Horses 101, both of which aim to teach people of all ages about horses. And while learning about rescue horses, participants learn more about training dogs, cats and other animals, too.

  • Jeffco leadership kicks off school year

    A new school year is fast approaching, and Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass has charged district leadership with continuing its focus on the student experience and deeper learning. 

    “We’re keeping the main thing the main thing, and that is learning,” he said.

  • New MRC CEO brings years of experience

    Sarah Kinzer understands the nonprofit sector, considering she’s been working in it since 1992. 

    She’s worked at the Mayfair Women’s Center in Aurora as well as the Mental Health Centers of Boulder and Denver and most recently as vice president of The Gathering Place in Denver, where she oversaw budgeting, programming, fundraising and more.

  • Commissioners deny residential rezoning at U.S. 285 and C-470

    The Jeffco commissioners unanimously denied a proposal to rezone some 10 acres near the intersection of C-470 and U.S. 285 for 69 single-family detached units.

    The property, currently zoned commercial and planned development for non-residential units, is located at 4277 S. Eldridge St., near the Home Depot in unincorporated South Jeffco. The applicants believed the project would fill a need for housing in the area.

  • Conifer tiny home rezoning proposal draws mixed reactions

    A potential rezoning proposal on Eagle Cliff Road has Conifer residents asking: What happens when an applicant proposes something currently unregulated in Jefferson County? 

  • Woman facing multiple charges after shooting

    A live-in manager at the Arrowhead Manor Bed and Breakfast allegedly shot her husband during a domestic dispute at the establishment early Sunday morning.

    Marguerite Herb, 53, was arrested in connection with the shooting. She faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and menacing with a deadly weapon. She'll return to court on Friday.

    James Herb, her husband and co-manager of the bed and breakfast, was shot in the upper right arm and ultimately transported to St. Anthony Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Missing teenage girls found safe in Wheat Ridge

    The two 16-year-old girls who went missing from a home in Pine Junction on July 7 have been found safe in Wheat Ridge.

    Anna Frankman and Emma Stokes aren’t related, but they were living together in a foster home off Mount Evans Boulevard in Pine Junction. They reportedly have significant mental health issues that were being treated in the home, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Extreme Makeover: Dome Edition

    It might be summer vacation, but Bailey’s Deer Creek Elementary School was abuzz last week as volunteers worked to build a geodesic dome behind the school. 

    The dome, some 26 feet in diameter, will next year house garden beds to be used for all grades in the school’s science curriculum, and it’s a good choice for a mountain school due to its long lifespan and ability to withstand harsh climates and conditions.