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“You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” by Dave Barry c.2014, Putnam $26.95 / $31.00 Canada 224 pages You never wanted to grow up to be a zookeeper. And yet, your home is filled with wildlife: monkeys on the furniture. Hyenas watching … more
Dueling versions of a bill aimed at creating stiffer penalties for those who commit sex crimes on children were heard in legislative committee hearings last week, but only one survived. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on … more
A Democrat majority House committee on March 5 killed Republican legislation to ease penalties on small businesses that break new state rules. House Bill 1033, sponsored by Rep. Libby Szabo, D-Arvada, would have allowed small businesses with 100 … more
A bill that does away with statute of limitations for crimes that accompany sex offenses is making its way through the Legislature with bipartisan support. Right now, sex crimes that involve a DNA sample are not subject to statute of limitation … more
A House committee on March 6 gave unanimous approval to a bill that creates tax credits for business personal property. House Bill 1279 – sponsored by Democratic Reps. Dave Young of Greeley and Dianne Primavera of Broomfield – creates a … more
Jefferson County Board of Education discussed the following issues at its regular business meeting, March 6. The meeting was inside the auditorium at Golden High School, 701 24th St., Golden. Board members in attendance were president Ken Witt, … more
During the meeting, the board discussed current goals, specifically increasing the reading scores of proficient to advanced third-grade students from 80 to 85 percent. Heather Beck, Jeffco’s chief academic officer, and her literacy team … more
The board also heard a presentation on the 2014-2015 budget from the minority and majority Strategic Planning and Advisory Council (SPAC) sub-committees. The purpose of this presentation is to open up the process for public comment prior to … more
The board heard an update from the Choice Enrollment Steering Committee and its current work. The committee is currently working on what CHOICE looks like for the district by researching school data and interviewing parents. They will continue to … more
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 5,811,546 visitors to Colorado’s national parks in 2012 spent $347.4 million and supported 4,991 jobs in the state. “From Mesa Verde to Dinosaur National Monument, the national parks of … more
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