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  • JCSO searching for suspects in coffee shop arson

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects accused of lighting chairs on fire and shooting guns outside of Tomari’s Coffee across from Tiny Town in late January.

    The suspects were caught on surveillance video lighting furniture on fire outside of the Morrison coffee shop around 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Before putting out the flames, the video shows the men shooting their guns at the ignited furniture.

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  • Authorities arrest a second man in Pine Junction bar fight

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested a second man suspected of assaulting a father and endangering a 4-year-old in a January bar fight.
    Devon Lee Premer, 22, of Arvada was identified Tuesday after the JCSO released photos and videos of a suspect from the January incident on Monday and asked for the public’s help to identify him.

  • Bill to allow permitless concealed carry passes state Senate

    Roughly two weeks after state House Democrats rejected three gun control bills that would have allowed — among other things — concealed weapons in schools, the Republican-controlled state Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

  • Proposed tax increase could yield $1.6 billion for P-12 education

    Taxpayers across the state could see a $1.6 billion tax increase question on their November ballots this fall if backers of a new school funding measure are able to collect enough voter signatures between now and July 11.

  • PCSD superintendent leaving for job in Fremont County

    Platte Canyon Superintendent Brenda Krage has accepted a job as the new superintendent of the Florence-Penrose School District in Fremont County and will vacate her position with Platte Canyon Schools at the end of July.

    Announced to district staff Tuesday morning, Krage’s upcoming departure from Platte Canyon was made official Monday night after a unanimous vote by the Florence-Penrose school board during its regular meeting.

  • Long case lingers on with no end in sight

    March 10 marked 100 days since 17-year old Maggie Long was found murdered at her family’s home off County Road 43 in Bailey and despite a significant number of tips from the public, investigators are no closer to knowing who killed the Platte Canyon High School senior.

  • Evergreen chamber honors residents during annual celebration

    Evergreen residents who give back to the community were honored recently by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual Honoree Celebration.

    The winners are determined by a multi-pronged vetting process that includes online voting, nominee interviews and voting by a committee.

    Leader of 2017

    Eric Gill, owner of Bear Paw Rentals in downtown Evergreen, was named Leader of 2017 for his volunteerism with many organizations for 20 years.

  • Serving up some serious competition

    Badminton at Evergreen High School is definitely not a genteel sport.

    In fact, volleys between the doubles teams playing for the school championship on March 7 were fast and furious. Seniors Konrad LaDow and Charlie Wetzel won 2-1 at the 30-minute tournament and will move on to the Colorado State Badminton Association tournament in April.

    Evergreen has won the state tournament for the past two


    The duo beat seniors Jack Patterson and Brendan Maus for the title, a medal and bragging rights.

  • ‘Pippin’ at EHS teaches life lessons while entertaining audiences

    Evergreen High School’s production of the musical “Pippin” will take viewers through a journey to find their own corner of the sky, as the lead character sings.

    The show, which will be performed this weekend, has Prince Pippin, son of King Charlemagne, dealing with peer pressure and trying to decide what to do with his life.