Local News

  • School district must work out details of pay plan, HR chief says

    The details of Jeffco Public Schools’ recently approved performance-based pay structure for teachers need to be hammered out, and soon, human resources director Amy Weber told school board members last Thursday. 

  • Genesee homeowner fatally shoots intruder

    A Genesee homeowner shot a 52-year-old male intruder to death about 8:30 a.m. Friday after the man entered his house through a doggie door.

    The dead man was identified as Garry Liebreth of Nebraska by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The adult male homeowner was not harmed, and will not be charged in the incident, according to a statement from the Sheriff's Office. Colorado's "Make My Day" law gives people the right to defend themselves with deadly force inside their homes.

  • Lighting of menorah planned Saturday at the lake

    The 10th annual menorah lighting at Evergreen Lake will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Chase ends south of Golden with arrests

    A chase Wednesday afternoon involving the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office ended when the suspects' vehicle was forced off Rooney Road south of Golden.

  • Holiday gift drive under way for CASA kids

    Local kids whose families are struggling with poverty and mental-health and substance-abuse issues still can receive a holiday gift that warms their hearts — with your help.

    Jeffco Human Services and the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties are collecting gifts for the Sponsor-A-Family Holiday Giving Program from now until Monday.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor at the Veterans Memorial

    Standing at the Veterans Memorial in Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon, Vern Stelzer of American Legion Post 2001 read the historic speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Dec. 8, 1941. Roosevelt delivered the speech the day after Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • Evergreen park district, Nature Center, seeking grants from Jeffco

    To assist with the bridge replacement at Evergreen Lake Park, the Evergreen park district is seeking a $40,000 grant from Jefferson County Open Space.

  • Early skating season at Evergreen Lake on thin ice

    The staff at Evergreen Lake Park has been keeping a close eye on the thickness of the lake ice with the hope of opening it soon for skating and hockey.

    At press time, however, only Mother Nature knew the opening date for the rinks on the lake, according to information on the website for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District. Unseasonably warm temperatures have delayed sufficient ice formation to make the lake safe for winter activities.

  • Merry moonlight on the Holiday Walk

    A glorious full moon appeared from behind the clouds as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at Evergreen Lake Park on Friday evening, and children cheered as the merry couple climbed down from the EFR fire engine.

    “Santa! Have I been naughty or nice?” shouted a youngster as the Kringles approached the awaiting crowd.

    As carolers sang traditional holiday songs, the large tree at the Lake Park came alive with lights to a chorus of cheers from those gathered around it. 

  • Two people fall through ice at Evergreen Lake

    Two people fell through the ice on Evergreen Lake late Tuesday afternoon but were able to get out of the water with the help of a third person who had a ladder, according to an Evergreen Fire/Rescue spokesman.

    An ice fisherman fell through the ice on the lake near the road, said EFR spokesman Doug Saba. A person on shore who went to the fisherman's aid also fell through the ice, Saba said. A contractor driving by stopped and took a ladder off his truck to extend across the ice to the two men, who then were able to climb out.