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  • District, PCSO reassure community that schools are safe

    Concerns in the Bailey community about a lack of school security in the Platte Canyon School District were recently met with reassurances from both district officials and Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener, as well as promises to provide more safety training for teachers, staff and other district employees.

  • Jeffco students say ‘never again’ when it comes to school gun violence

    They came in shirts bearing the phrase “Never Again” in block letters. They came in suit jackets with legislative name tags. They came in the shoes of their departed children. Teenagers, parents, teachers, politicians, survivors.

    Last Wednesday evening, hundreds of Jeffco residents gathered at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada to share in one message: No child should ever have to experience gun violence in school ever again.

  • Tempers flare over proposed Conifer housing development

    A proposed rezoning application that could bring more than 100 townhomes to property near the historic Yellow Barn in Conifer drew jeers, yelling and discontent from attendees at a community meeting on March 13.

    More than 100 people packed the cafeteria of West Jefferson Middle School to hear from property owner Josh McGibbon and representatives from Phelps Engineering about their development plans for a 25-acre swatch of land along Highway 73, and bounded by U.S. 285 on the south and Barkley Road on the north.

  • Platte Canyon school board to hold special meeting Monday

    The Platte Canyon school board will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss plans to search for a new superintendent. Members of the community will have the opportunity to provide input on the search and possible candidates. Randy Black, director of member relations with the Colorado Association of School Boards, will be presenting information to school board members about CASB's superintendent search process.

  • EHS students stand in solidarity with Parkland, Fla., students

    Solidarity.

    That was the reason why about 400 Evergreen High School students gathered on the school’s football field at 10 a.m. Wednesday for 17 minutes. They wanted to show their support for the school community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee across from Tiny Town in late January.

    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

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  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.
    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of a suspect from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes state Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • Proposed tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for P-12 education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.