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Local News

  • Inter-Canyon Fire looking to purchase new apparatus

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is looking into possibly purchasing a new tactical tender truck.

    The truck could better navigate mountain roads, thus providing better protection for much of the district — particularly in a wildland fire. If purchased, it would likely be housed at station two on South Deer Creek Road in the midst of the district’s wildland urban interface.

  • Craig Levy joins Indian Hills Water District board of directors

    Craig Levy has become the fifth member of the Indian Hills Water District’s board of directors.

    One position on the board was left vacant when former secretary Jay Rosenfield stepped down earlier this year. Levy, a resident of Indian Hills for 16 years, was approved unanimously by the board.

    Levy told the board at the water district’s meeting last Thursday that he has been on several boards before, though none of a political nature.

  • Open Space launches e-bike pilot program

    Mountain bikers will now be able to use e-bikes at any Jeffco Open Space park.

    The agency announced Tuesday night at its annual Trails Talk Forum, which addresses e-bikes and four other topics, that it will be launching its e-bike pilot program through the rest of 2018. The program will evaluate the impact of class 1 e-bikes on both the trails and other park-users, and then Open Space will determine how to address their usage into 2019 and beyond.

  • Community shows gratitude for Sheriff’s Office on Valentine’s Day

    The Evergreen community joined together on Valentine’s Day to show its appreciation and love for Jeffco sheriff’s deputies by bringing Valentines, food and beverages to the mountain precinct.

    The effort came together through a simple post on Facebook on Feb. 7 from Alex Hawley, who wanted the community to show its appreciation for the deputies, especially after the killings of three members of law enforcement in Colorado since New Year’s Eve.

  • Drive starts to fill area food banks

    Even though the holidays are in the rear-view mirror, it’s still time to help fill area food banks for the less fortunate.

    “It’s a lull-in-donation time for us,” said Nancy Judge, who manages the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank. “Everyone is so keyed in over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we are so appreciative of the support. But once we get back into our normal everyday routines, donations do dip.”

  • Castles & Kitchens teaches cooking and technique classes

    Whether you’re a cooking novice or pro, Castles & Kitchens provides classes to help you learn new techniques. If you like to travel, Castles & Kitchens can help you add a culinary component to your trips.

    For Fran Arniotes and Tom Becker, it’s all about food — and preparing it to bring enjoyment whether you’re at home making a daily meal or traveling the world.

  • Colo. superintendents endorse new funding formula for schools

    More than 170 superintendents across Colorado, including those at Jeffco Public Schools and Platte Canyon Schools, have backed a legislative proposal that could dramatically alter how the state funds its schools — namely by changing the formula that determines how funding is distributed to school districts.

  • Small Evergreen grass fire caused by blown transformer

    A small grass fire that burned just under a half acre of land and threatened a home on Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen last Tuesday was started by a blown transformer.

    According to Stacee Martin, spokeswoman for Evergreen Fire/Rescue, the department received a report of smoke and fire in the grass at 4:24 p.m. Feb. 13 and found a fire burning within 30 feet of a home. Xcel Energy workers who were already on scene responding to the blown transformer were credited with helping contain the fire after they used fire extinguishers to help put it out.

  • Glass given ‘high’ rating by Jeffco school board

    Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass has received high marks in his first performance evaluation by the Jeffco school board since being hired last July.

  • Climbing the wall: Kids get lateral with a new fun-filled apparatus at DCES

    It’s one of those things you don’t expect to see in an elementary school. In fact, you don’t really expect to see a climbing wall in any mountain area school — and yet, there it is: Eight feet tall, 21 feet long, and covered with painted mountains and lots of children clamoring with amusement and glee.

    Fully installed in mid-January, Deer Creek Elementary’s new traverse climbing wall was four years in the making and the dream of physical education teacher Shawn Flores.