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Jefferson County Colorado

The Attempts by the School Board of Jefferson County, Colorado to Erase Significant Chunks of Our Nations' History Has Not Gone Unnoticed

Stephen M. Sweeney | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Stephen M. Sweeney

History should not be rewritten or reinterpreted because of an ideological agenda. We want young people to learn the truth about our history. We learn from our history and it can guide us to do more and to do better.

Samantha Lachman

Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- "For the first time in my life, I will probably vote a straight Democratic ticket." That realization came as something of a surprise to n...

Colorado Students Renew Protests Over Proposed Curriculum Change

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Students, parents and teachers in suburban Denver vow to continue demonstrating against a school board's new conservative major...

Matt Ferner

Students Protesting Conservative Rewrite Of History Get Big Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

The organization that oversees the Advanced Placement curriculum, whose history course is being defended by massive, ongoing student protests in a Den...

Colorado Students Are Right: Your History Is Un-American

Jason Endacott | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Jason Endacott

I've been paying close attention to the events in Colorado in which students and faculty members of Jefferson County high schools have been protesting the formation of a curriculum review committee that would require students to learn a sanitized version of history that encourages blind patriotism and discourages any sort of protest.

JeffCo Fire Prompts More Than 900 Pre-Evac Notices

Posted 06.27.2013 | Denver

A fire burning in Coal Creek Canyon prompted pre-evacuation orders to be sent out to 920 phone numbers in the area around noon on Thursday. Fire in...

Fire Reported In Waterton Canyon

Posted 08.24.2013 | Denver

A small fire has been reported in Jefferson County's Waterton Canyon. 7News reports that the small fire is near Strontia Springs Reservoir in Jeffe...

BREAKING: New Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Homes

Posted 06.19.2013 | Denver

A new Colorado wildfire in Jefferson County has prompted a level-three evacuation for residents. Residents within a three-mile radius of the Chair...

Disturbing Image Found At Obama Office

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A swastika was found painted on the window of President Barack Obama's campaign office in a Denver, Colo., suburb late Thursday. The...

ACLU Settles Breastfeeding Case

Posted 09.19.2012 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced on Tuesday that it had won an confidential settlement in a discrimination case on behalf of t...

Mom, Stepdad Facing Sex Assault Charges On Daughter

Posted 08.23.2012 | Denver

Authorities say a stepfather and mother are facing sexual assault charges on their 12-year-old daughter, who may have suffered abuse for years. Ye...

Man May Have Impersonated Firefighter Before

Posted 06.22.2012 | Denver

The man arrested for impersonating a firefighter in the High Park Fire may have also done so during the Lower North Fork Fire in March, according to J...

PHOTOS: Rabbit Farmer Found Guilty On 35 Counts Of Animal Cruelty

Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Debe Bell, 59, a Colorado rabbit farmer who operated Six Bells Farm, has been found guilty on 35 counts of animal cruelty, The Denver Post reports. ...

PHOTOS: 200 Rabbits Seized In Animal Cruelty Case

Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver

Debe Bell, 59, former owner of 200 rabbits faces 25 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty after authorities raided her Six Bell’s Farm in Arvada last...

Life In Prison For Meth User That Shot Woman, Blew Up Her House

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.05.2011 | Denver

Britt Alan Cox, 42, was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years without the possiblity of parole for the robbery and murder of Bonni Gilbert Bergen ...

Foreclosed Jefferson County Homeowner In Standoff With Deputies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: KMGH is reporting that Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested David Rothe, the man who refused to leave his foreclosed house, on Tuesday...

Choose Your Poison

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Sure, Colorado Springs is known for its ultra-conservative politics. But did average citizens there have any idea what they were about to lose when they said no to a property tax increase?