Posted inEducation, News, Politics and Government

Sheridan School District is first in Colorado to pay its school board members

The school board in Sheridan, just south of Denver, voted Monday to allow compensation for board members, becoming one of the first in Colorado to do so. The five-member Sheridan board voted unanimously to allow its members to get paid $150 for a full day of board work — such as attending board conferences or […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Sheridan police use DNA to finally identify Israeli man killed in 1988

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado officials identified the victim of an unsolved 33-year-old homicide by using DNA analysis that traced the victim to relatives in Israel. The victim was identified as 36-year-old Akram Bada’an, who was killed in August 1988. His body was found in Sheridan, a suburb just south of […]

Posted inGrowth, Housing, News

Denver suburbs look to address homelessness as more camps move south and community tension builds

LITTLETON — Cyclists and joggers along the South Platte River Trail call police on a regular basis these days to report homeless campers. Residents also notify authorities when someone is sleeping on a sidewalk outside a storefront.  And then, while officers are responding to those reports of unauthorized camping or trespassing, other Littleton residents call […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, News

One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding

A superintendent over one of Colorado’s poorest school districts collected a nearly 20% raise this year, igniting a debate over spending even as enrollment is in freefall. Supporters of Pat Sandos’ raise — which increased his base salary 17% to $202,000 — call it a crook to keep him in Sheridan School District No. 2, […]

Posted inCulture, Environment, News, Outdoors, Water

How technology is turning the South Platte River into a wavy, whitewater hot spot

SHERIDAN — The dawn hasn’t yet dimmed the early morning headlights when Ocky Koa, a data analyst in his mid-40s, hops out of his pickup and strolls just past the bike path at River Run Park, where the day’s first recreational cyclists and commuters zip by along Sheridan’s stretch of the South Platte River. There, […]