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  • Parks briefs

    Jeffco set to allocate annual funds to Beaver Ranch

    Jeffco Open Space plans to allocate money annually to the Beaver Ranch Community through its Conservation Trust Fund.

  • Venue executive director brings a wealth of theater knowledge

    For Lora Haimes, there’s just something special about watching kids gain confidence through theater.

    “I love watching them come in and how they progress and develop through the experience,” she said. “I’ve just seen kids who come in, you know, looking at their shoes.

  • IHFR working toward hardship policy

    After a request following a patient transport, Indian Hills Fire Rescue is moving toward adopting a financial hardship policy.

    According to board president Scott Kellar, the decision to look into financial hardship policies began after a patient requested the district waive a portion of the cost of an ambulance transport by Indian Hills.

    If a procedure is ultimately approved by the board of directors, Indian Hills would have a uniform way to handle such requests.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Love on the rocks

  • Sumner announces retirement from CAE in December

    Steve Sumner, Center for the Arts Evergreen’s executive director for 12 years, is retiring at the end of the year to make time for creating his own art, traveling and spending more time with his family.

    “I want to have the time to make some important art that has been rumbling around in my head,” Sumner, 78, said of retirement. “What I hope I can come up with is a nice balance of being able to sequester myself (to make art) and also continue to do significant work in arts organizations.”

  • On the Move: Strength training 101

    By Deb Brown
    On the Move Fitness

    Both Dave and I absolutely love what we do for a living. One of my favorite parts of the job is to educate people regarding the proper way to train as they are working out.

    Invariably, most people are surprised to learn that there is more to it than just “lifting weights.” If you are looking to start strength training, or even if you have been doing it for a while, here are some important things you need to know:

  • Crime briefs

    Suspect arrested in connection with death of Littleton man headed for arraignment
    It didn’t take long for 18-year-old Blake Quinlan to disclose his role in the murder of Joseph Michael Brinson.

    At least that’s how Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Investigator TJ Woodin explained it to the court during a July 19 preliminary hearing.

  • Jeffco Schools nix proposal to rebuild Columbine HS

    Jeffco Public Schools asked and the community answered: Columbine High School will remain at its spot near the corner of South Pierce Street and West Bowles Avenue in South Jeffco.

  • 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.