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  • Community gives thousands to area nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day

    Area nonprofits made out well on Dec. 6 — Colorado Gives Day — as Coloradans donated more than $3 million to entities in Jeffco and about $42,000 to those in Park County.

    According to Kayla Arnesen with the Community First Foundation, which organizes Colorado Gives Day in collaboration with FirstBank, about 11,000 donors contributed $3.43 million to 227 organizations in Jeffco and Parkco; the Coalition for the Upper South Platte and PeaceWorks Inc. were among the nonprofits that received the highest number of donations.

  • Special-needs dog finds new home after family’s house is destroyed

    Christmas Eve in the mountains conjures images of snow, cascades of conifers, fireplaces lit with care and loved ones nearby. At Evergreen Animal Hospital, Christmas Eve offered a picture of hope as Bailey, the special-needs dog in need of a new home after her family’s burned, was adopted by local restaurateur John D. Wallace and his fiancée, Shantelle Stephens.

  • Public meetings planned on health, safety concerns at dog park

    The Elk Meadow off-leash area in Evergreen is facing a growing list of health and safety concerns, and Jeffco Open Space officials will host a series of public meetings to inform dog owners about steps they can take to ensure the park remains open.

  • Time well spent: Parmalee students participate in Hour of Code

    A class of Parmalee Elementary School first-graders received a lesson in computer coding recently when the school for the first time participated in the Hour of Code.

    The initiative, hosted by nonprofit code.org, aims to expand access to computer science and broaden interest in the field. For Parmalee, participation in the Hour of Code was a natural next step after the school organized a well-attended early-morning coding club in 2014.

  • Jeffco DA agrees to suspend investigations of online child sex predators

    Jeffco District Attorney Pete Weir has agreed to suspend his office’s investigations of online child sexual predators following an ethics complaint by a Denver defense attorney.

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Jeffco EDC names new president

    The board of directors of the Jeffco Economic Development Corp. has appointed Sam Bailey as the EDC's new president and chief executive officer.

    "I am thrilled to carry on Jeffco EDC's legacy as a leading community organization,” Bailey said in a news release. “Working in partnership with the EDC's board, investors and stakeholders, Jefferson County is well‐positioned for significant growth.”

  • Evergreen Fire OKs 2017 budget

    The Evergreen Fire Protection District finalized its 2017 budget on Jan. 13, cementing salary and wage increases and boosts in capital spending.

    Under the 2017 spending plan, the district’s communications, fire operations, fire prevention, administration, maintenance, and emergency medical services divisions will share in more than $200,000 allocated for wage and salary increases.

  • Elk Creek Elementary to launch preschool

    After years of discussion, Elk Creek Elementary will finally join other area elementary schools in welcoming 3- and 4-year-olds when it opens its preschool program next year.

    Announced earlier this month, the move comes after a feasibility study revealed interest from more than 80 area families. According to Elk Creek principal Ryan Lucas, the preschool will be a boon for area parents who frequently have to drive 20 minutes or more to preschools at other schools, as well as for Elk Creek staff, who are excited to work with more kids.