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  • Long family tentatively set to close businesses in Pine

    The family of Maggie Long is tentatively expected to close its businesses in Pine at the end of 2017. According to staff at the Derrick Thai restaurant last week, the family will close both the restaurant and the adjacent Long’s Liquors on Sunday in light of the loss of their daughter earlier this month.
    While a manager who asked not to be identified confirmed those plans, he said the family may change its mind and instead continue operating the businesses into the New Year.

  • Morrison contemplating roundabout near Red Rocks Elementary

    Though the idea is in the preliminary stages, the town of Morrison is weighing the pros and cons of installing a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 74 and 8.

    Town board and community members had mixed feelings about the issue at a Dec. 19 board meeting. Some were in support, while others questioned the safety of a roundabout, particularly because the intersection is near Red Rocks Elementary School.

  • Failed exhaust pipe caused Stagecoach structure fire

    Evergreen Fire/Rescue investigators have determined that the cause of a Dec. 27 structure fire at a residence in the 34000 block of Stagecoach Boulevard was a failed exhaust pipe that dried out the surrounding log structure, EFR spokeswoman Stacee Martin said on Tuesday.

    All the occupants got out safely, and there were no injuries among the occupants or firefighters.

    The fire started engulfing an outbuilding attached to the home around 11:40 a.m., and once firefighters were on the scene, they were able to contain the damage to the outbuilding, Martin said.

  • Debating the Constitution

    Should American voters be required to take literacy and civics tests before being allowed to vote?

    This question was among the topics debated by Clear Creek Middle School eighth-graders at the annual mock congressional hearing on Dec. 19.

    The hearing, now in its 13th year, is a competition that eighth-grade teacher and organizer Kevin James has called the ultimate teaching tool. Students working alone or in small groups research and write speeches on their topics, then present their arguments in front of a panel of judges and their fellow classmates.

  • Barricaded Evergreen man taken into custody

    Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday morning ended a nine-hour standoff with an Evergreen man who had barricaded himself inside his home by storming the house and taking him into custody.

    The man, David Charles Roberts, 30, who reportedly injured three people, lives in the 29000 block of Pine Road near Evergreen High School. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the standoff, Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman for the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, confirmed.


  • Eighth-graders debate Constitution during mock hearings

    Should American voters be required to take literacy and civics tests before being allowed to vote?

    This question was among the topics debated by Clear Creek Middle School eighth-graders at the annual mock congressional hearing on Dec. 19.

    The hearing, now in its 13th year, is a competition that eighth-grade teacher and organizer Kevin James has called the ultimate teaching tool. Students working alone or in small groups research and write speeches on their topics, then present their arguments in front of a panel of judges and their fellow classmates.

  • Jeffco animal control supervisors help with hurricane relief

    Jennifer Dow and Christine Padilla said their three weeks in the U.S. Virgin Islands was an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

    But, unlike most visitors, the two weren’t there for vacation. Instead, they went to help with post-hurricane animal rescue.

    Dow and Padilla of Jeffco Sheriff’s Animal Control along with two other Denver-area animal control officers, were sent to St. Croix last month.

  • Backup plans in place for New Year’s lake events

    While the weather has been colder, organizers for Skate the Lake and the Evergreen Lake Plunge are unsure whether the lake will be frozen enough to host the annual New Year’s events.

    Thus, there are backup plans in place, in case it isn’t.

  • County proclaims day celebrating Mother Cabrini

    Exactly 100 years after she died, Jeffco honored Mother Frances Cabrini’s contributions to Colorado and the county by declaring a day in her honor.

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Friday, Dec. 22, as St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Day in recognition of her overall legacy and her shrine in Golden.

  • Sheriff's Calls

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