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  • Jeffco student protests continue

    For the fourth school day in a row, protests in Jefferson County continued Wednesday as students from Chatfield, Dakota Ridge, Alameda and Bear Creek high schools walked out of class to protest the school board’s proposed curriculum committee to evaluate Advanced Placement U.S. History.

  • On the safe side

    Evergreen’s Safety Day on Saturday was a firefighter-wannabe’s dream.

     

    Every kid — no matter what the age — could ride in a fire truck, use a fire hose to spray a target, take a ride in a fire truck’s cherry picker high above the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building and meet real Evergreen firefighters.

    Two-year-old Tristan Roberts, dressed in his own red and yellow firefighter’s uniform, was excited to be at the annual event. He was wide-eyed at everything firefighter around him.

  • Evergreen residents help shape updated plan for their community


    Mixed-use development in Evergreen's downtown area and more senior housing were among priorities expressed by residents who attended a meeting on an updated community plan for the area on Sept. 16.

    During the meeting, about 20 residents who participated in the work session filled out cards stating the community's assets, growth opportunities and constraints to development.

  • Jeffco commissioners approve changes to county oil and gas regulations

    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners has approved changes to its oil and gas regulations to make them consistent with the state’s regulations.

    The amended Jeffco code adds planned development, special-use and agricultural 1, 2 and 35 zoning to Section 35 of the county resolution, which sets standards for the drilling and production of oil and gas.

  • A doggone good time for all

    Racing and Frisbee-catching dogs brought smiles to kids and adults attending Oktoberfest at Buchanan Park on Sunday afternoon.

    After Banzai the Wonder Dog chased and captured Frisbees in mid-air with other canine performers, the dog race began. Lined up in yellow-roped lanes, three wiener dogs of various sizes and ages were in place for the brief run.

  • Jeffco board member stands by her request for curriculum review

    School board member Julie Williams continues to stand by her request for a controversial curriculum review committee despite countywide walkouts and demonstrations by Jeffco students.

    “To be accused of censorship? Seriously? That is just ridiculous,” Williams said in a statement Tuesday morning. “I am advocating for just the opposite.”

  • Teachers held 'sick-out' to raise awareness for curriculum committee

    Teachers at Conifer and Standley Lake high schools who participated in a “sick-out” last Friday that closed both schools said they did it to raise community awareness primarily about the school board’s proposal to review the Advanced Placement History curriculum.

    Secondarily, the teachers have been protesting a compensation plan being implemented by the board that gives raises based on merit.

  • Jeffco Schools officials concerned 'sick-out' might continue Monday

    Jeffco Public School officials hope that similar protests that closed both Conifer and Standley Lake high schools on Friday do not continue next week.

  • Jeffco schools officials concerned 'sick-out' might continue Monday

    JeffcoPublic School officials hope that similar protests that closed both Conifer and Standley Lake high schools on Friday do not continue next week.

  • Conifer High closed Friday amid rumored 'sick-out' by teachers

    A rumored district-wide “sick-out” by teachers will close two schools and threatens to close more Friday morning in Jefferson County.

    Jeffco Public Schools confirmed Friday morning that classes at Conifer High School and Standley Lake High School in Westminster have been canceled Friday due to the high number of teacher absences.