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  • Conifer-area vets reflect on military service

    Veteran Allisha Cody was grateful that the 500 men and women in her Navy Reserve unit came back safely after they’d been deployed to Iraq in 2008.

    “I had a lot of friends that would be outside the wire for a week or two weeks, and you always hope and pray that everybody would come back safe,” Cody said. “There were no fatalities in my unit, which was a blessing.”

  • Up, up and away

    Fifth-graders at Bergen Valley Elementary School sent up trial balloons of sorts on May 17.

    The 100 students in groups of two and three tested tissue-paper hot air balloons by sending them floating into the air. Some balloons flew high over the ball field on the east side of the school, while others, well, not so much.

  • Jackknifed semi causes traffic detour on U.S. 285

    A jackknifed semi-truck caused traffic to be rerouted on southbound U.S. 285 for about two hours Thursday afternoon, and the highway has since reopened.

    Around 1:40 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol received a call about a jackknifed truck near Brookmont Road in Morrison, according to Trooper Josh Lewis.

    CSP troopers and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

    “We had to get the heavy wrecker to basically straighten it out and get it moved,” Lewis said.

  • Inter-Canyon considering cancer award program

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is considering participation in a newly established program that provides financial awards to firefighters diagnosed with one of five types of cancer — brain, skin, digestive, hematological or genitourinary.

  • Open Space seeking partnerships for new dog park

    A Jeffco Open Space official announced Tuesday the department is hoping to foster a partnership with at least one of the special districts in Evergreen to continue searching for a site for a new dog off-leash park.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    That can’t be all she’s smoking

  • Platte Canyon Schools to add a grant-funded social worker

    With flow-through grant funding from the Park County Department of Health and Human Services, Platte Canyon School District will be adding a part-time social worker next year.

    The social worker will serve as a resource for the district, providing mental health support for Platte Canyon students.

    “Park County has a pretty high student mental health need and students who are struggling … with suicidal tendencies,” said Superintendent Brenda Krage in a May 8 board meeting. “I’m really excited to be able to bring the support in.”

  • Jeffco finalizes Glass hiring

    Jeffco Public Schools has hired Jason Glass as its next superintendent.

    After a unanimous vote Tuesday evening that approved both Glass’ hiring and a three-year contract, the school board said it felt it picked the right candidate for the job and was satisfied with the process by which Glass was selected and ultimately hired.

  • Additional anti-Semitism allegations surface in Jeffco

    Jeffco Public Schools has confirmed that at least two more anti-Semitic incidents took place at mountain area schools over the last couple of years — this time in Evergreen.

  • District approves agreements with employee unions

    Jeffco Public Schools has reached and approved a contract agreement with its teachers union after several months of negotiations.