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Today's News

  • Stevenson to retire as superintendent of Jeffco Schools

    After more than a decade as head of Jeffco Public Schools, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her plans to retire at last Thursday night’s school board meeting, two days after a slate of conservatives won election to the board.

    “Working with Jeffco as superintendent has been the best 12 years of my life,” Stevenson said at the board meeting. “I’m taking this opportunity to thank the people here tonight and our community that have given me incredible support.”

    Stevenson’s last day will be June 30, 2014.

  • Elk Creek voters approve property-tax increase

    Residents of the Elk Creek Fire Protection District overwhelmingly approved an increase in the district’s property tax in the Nov. 5 mail-in election.

    Measure 4A, which increases Elk Creek’s levy by 2.5 mills, won the approval of 58 percent of district residents who cast ballots, with 42 percent opposed.

  • Conservatives take control of Jeffco school board

    Three conservative candidates were victorious over a slate of three progressives in the race for open seats on the Jeffco school board, dramatically changing the board’s political orientation.

    Fallout from the results in the Nov. 5 mail-in election was swift: The existing school board voted to scrap plans for the controversial inBloom data-storage system. Meanwhile, district Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her retirement effective in June 2014.

    In final, unofficial results, with about 174,373 ballots counted:

  • Indian Hills fire board to examine options after bond failure

    In the wake of the failed bond issue for a new fire station in Indian Hills, Fire Chief Emery Carson and district board members say they are planning to consider other options in the coming months.

    “We’re looking at revisiting the issue after the end of the year,” Carson said in the wake of last week’s election.

  • Indian Hills residents reject bond issue for new fire station

    Indian Hills residents soundly rejected a bond issue to pay for a new fire station in their district, according to unofficial election results posted by the Jeffco Elections Division on Tuesday night.

    Nearly 80 percent of 471 residents who participated in the mail-in election voted against Bond Issue 5A, which was projected to double the present mill rate of 12.14 for the duration of the bond.

    For a resident with a home valued at $250,000, the increase in the annual tax bill would have been between $222 and $256, depending on the term of the bond.

  • Indian Hills residents reject bond issue for new fire station

    Indian Hills residents soundly rejected a bond issue to pay for a new fire station in their district, according to unofficial election results posted by the Jeffco Elections Division on Tuesday night.

    Nearly 80 percent of 471 residents who participated in the mail-in election voted against Bond Issue 5A, which was projected to double the present mill rate of 12.14 for the duration of the bond.

    For a resident with a home valued at $250,000, the increase in the annual tax bill would have been between $222 and $256, depending on the term of the bond.

  • Details on pet licensing in Jefferson County

    Residents of unincorporated Jefferson County have been required to license their dogs since 1994. In 2007, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Westminster and Arvada joined the county’s licensing program, and residents in those cities have been required to license their canines ever since.

  • Start fixing, just like Evergreen

    By Jim Rohrer

    So the beat goes on in Washington. Lawmakers and the White House continue to haggle. Now the main topic is the health-care website, but that’s just the latest thing to demonstrate that no one is thinking solutions. It seems more fun to bash the other party and blame them for all of what’s wrong.

  • Boisterous pygmy nuthatches visiting feeders

    November arrived with a few nice days, but it is definitely autumn with a real chill in the air. We have had so many nice autumns in recent years that I have become spoiled. I don’t like to see the cold weather come so early.
    There were a few warblers drifting through in October, but things have dwindled down now to little more than the local resident birds coming to the feeders.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Recounting error