Former City Council member files complaints claiming Mayor Bob Murphy failed to comply with requirements of Colorado’s Fair Campaign Practices Act. A hearing on the complaints has yet to be scheduled.
Suggestions springing from Employee Summit would spare Elementary music and other arts classes and would avoid teacher layoffs, according to Jeffco Schools officials. The proposed budget cuts also includes continuing two unpaid furlough days for all district employees.
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SUBMITTED BY: Sid Lucero, Lakewood
I wanted to tell everyone about my neighbor, Pete Roybal, who is running for election to Lakewood City Council. When Pete, his wife Betty and their three kids moved into the Martindale neighborhood 16 years ago, he noticed we all had to pay several hundred dollars a year in flood insurance premiums. This [...]
Ward 4 councilman persuades Council and developers to limit reduction of lot frontage sizes and eliminate attached single family housing with up to 10 units from one planning area of the Rooney Valley community.
National Civic League award based on three local projects: Colfax Urban Renewal project and its light rail components, ‘greening’ of local businesses and O’Connell Middle School-based Boys and Girls Club.
DA criticizes sentence, saying the crimes – involving 82 counts handed down by a Jeffco Grand Jury in November 2009 – should have resulted in a heftier sentence because Porter has a dozen previous convictions on similar charges.
Before approving pay raise, Council resolves question about compliance with City Code by changing the Code’s language regarding the time frame for reviewing and revising the pay of Council members and the mayor.
Plan to boost mayor’s pay after November’s election hits a snag when City Councilman raises questions about the effect of a City Code requirement that has not been met. City attorney says Council is not bound by the “letter” of the Code.
Police chief presents “tentative” figures indicating that medical marijuana facilities and nearby neighborhoods are not at increased risk of crime. Revised ordinance adopted Monday effectively caps number of facilities in Lakewood at the current level of 15.
Labor talks postponed after Jeffco’s Board of Education clashes over closing negotiations to observers. Both sides claim the tie vote backs their respective positions, leaving the issue ‘in limbo,’ superintendent says.
Taxable values in some areas of the county fared worse: Conifer posted a 7 percent decline and the drop was as much as 14.9 percent. But values increased in some areas, including Wheat Ridge and Edgewater.
County Commissioners table plans to purchase proposed relocation sites and sell other properties, including New York Building in Lakewood, as they scale back Capital Improvement projects. Move signals new direction in county policy.
Jeffco family’s frogs-in-winter video takes first place in nationwide contest, topping more than 180 other 30-second videos submitted in Primrose Schools’ Family Danceoff contest. Their win means $30,000 for Children’s Hospital and $5,000 for the family.
Firefighters achieve containment of wildfire that burned with a mile of Golden city limits. Investigators continue seeking information about anything or anyone that caused suspicion in the fire area on March 20. More than 400 firefighters were marshaled to fight the blaze, which scorched more than 1,500 acres. U.S. Highway 6, which was closed for days because of the fire, reopened Friday afternoon.
If the School Board approves, cuts would suspend Outdoor Lab program, close two elementary schools, eliminate 212 full-time jobs and reduce the number of days teachers work. The plan also would impose a transportation fee for students who ride school buses and increase athletic fees.
Former Alaska governor and Republican’s 2008 VP candidate will speak at Colorado Christian University’s “Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin” at the school’s Events Center in May. The event coincides with the first televised debate among GOP presidential hopefuls.