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  • The art of the matter

    At Center for the Arts Evergreen’s 120 for $120 fund-raiser on Friday night, it’s all about the list.

    Each of the 120 participants had a system for ranking the 120 pieces of art on display at the gallery, and each participant took one home by the time the event was over

    In the 12th annual fund-raiser for CAE, 120 people paid $120 each to get a piece of art from a Front Range artist. Each participant received a number when he/she bought the ticket. Then 120 numbered tokens were put into a container and randomly drawn.

  • Joining together in peace

    Peace is a good thing.

    That was the message Marshdale Elementary School’s student leadership wanted to send to students, faculty and parents Friday as part of Day Without Hate.

    To commemorate the day, students created a group art project by putting their thumbprints on a black canvas with a peace sign on it. The rainbow colors filled the background, while student leadership members put their white thumbprints inside the peace sign.

  • Cut gas line forced home evacuations

    A gas line in Conifer was accidentally cut, forcing about 15 homes to be evacuated.
    According to the Jeffco Sheriff's Twitter account, around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, an unmarked gas line was cut near 30624 Kings Valley Drive. The Sheriff's Office and Elk Creek Fire Protection District worked to take individuals from the affected area to Elk Creek Fire Station 1.
    The Sheriff's Office reported that Xcel Energy was on the scene.

  • EPRD budget exceeds first-quarter projections

    The Evergreen Park & Recreation District exceeded projected revenues for the first quarter of 2017.

    Financial Controller Jason Leslie told the EPRD Board of Directors at its monthly meeting April 25 at Wulf Recreation Center that the district exceeded projected revenues by approximately $96,000. The district’s expenses also were below what was budgeted for the first quarter.

    Leslie told the board that this news “bodes well” for the district, as the busier months tend to fall in the second and third quarters.

  • Library, JCOS team up for self-defense class

    Evergreen Library was filled with shouts of “Get back,” “Get away from me,” and various grunts and yells as during a self-defense taught by Jeffco Open Space rangers.

    The 14 participants — 12 women and two men ranging in age from teenagers to seniors — took turns practicing palm-heel strikes, hammer fists, and elbow and knee strikes on the punching bags at the class on April 26.

  • Third-graders learn about Sand Creek Massacre

    As West Jefferson Elementary School third-graders took their seats in front of an assortment of Native American artifacts and instruments, local composer and historian Jonathan Skyler asked them why they should learn about history.

    Kevin Sanchez shot up his hand, and said they should “study history to be smart.”

    Bristol Diedrich added that it’s “so we don’t make the same mistakes.”

  • Jeffco names Glass as sole finalist for superintendent job

    Current Eagle County Schools superintendent Jason E. Glass has been named as the sole finalist for the Jeffco Public Schools' superintendent position.

    Voted on at a special meeting of the Jeffco school board Monday night, Glass was one of 11 candidates recommended by executive search firm Ray and Associates last month and one of six individuals interviewed over two days last week.

  • SUV crashes into garage of Morrison home

    An SUV smashed into the garage of a Morrison home Sunday night.
    Jessica Trujillo, 32, was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.
    “She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and taken to a detox facility and released to them,” Reid said.
    Nobody was injured in the crash.

  • Burglaries, vehicle crimes down compared to ’16

    Burglaries, motor vehicle thefts and vehicle trespasses all took a dip in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Authority quarterly report.
    Commissioner Don Rosier noted the steep declines across all three categories during the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, adding that it was a good sign following the first quarter of 2016, which experienced stark upticks in burglaries and crimes involving motor vehicles.

  • County’s slash program returns

    In an effort to help residents reduce the risk of a wildfire on their property, Jefferson County announced Monday the return of its summer-long slash collection program.
    The 2017 slash collection program takes place May 20 to Nov. 12, during which time slash collection sites  will be located at different locations throughout the county. A single load, which consists of a pickup bed full to the cab height or an 8-foot by 5-foot by 4-foot trailer, costs $20.